Muhammad becomes the most popular name for boys in UK
By Khaama Press - Mon Dec 01 2014, 9:49 pm
The annual data by United Kingdom’s top baby names website – BabyCentre shows the name Muhammad at the top of the list of the most used boys’ name in 2014.
According to the research by BabyCentre, the name has risen 27 places from last year to claim the number one spot for the boys.
This comes as Oliver was the number one name until the spellings of 3,499 Muhammads, 2,887 Mohammeds and 1,059 Mohammads were combined, giving a total of 7,445 babies.
However, the latest research puts Oliver in to second place, Jack in to third place while Sophia took top spot for girls.
The managing editor of BabyCentre Sarah Redshaw said traditionally Mohammed is often given to the first-born boy in Muslim families.