Published On: Mon, Dec 28th, 2015

Mohammed most popular baby name in Israel in 2014

650 more Mohammed than Noam, the most popular name among Jews for boys (1, 600) and girls (400).

 

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Among 2, 650 new baby born in Israel in 2014, the most popular name was Mohammed,  according to a report released by the Central Bureau of Statistics on Sunday. 650 more Mohammed than Noam, the most popular name among Jews for boys (1, 600) and girls (400).

Also making the list of the top 10 most popular names for Jewish boys : Ori and Uri, David, Yosef, Eitan, Itay, Ariel, Daniel, Yonatan, and Moshe.

The most popular Jewish name for a girl was Noa – which has remained one of the most popular names for a girl these past 15 years. Also among top 10 most popular names: Tamar, Shira, Maya, Yael, Adele, Talia, Avigail, Ayala and Sara.

The report also marks the most popular baby names for a girl by city: In Jerusalem the most popular baby name for a girl was Sara while in Tel Aviv and in Haifa the most popular name was Maya.

In Bnei Brak the most popular name for a girl was Esther while in Netanya, Ashdod, Ashkelon, and Beersheba the most popular name was Adele.

The report also found that one in every five Muslim boys is named Mohammed or Ahmed (14.5 percent and 5.4 percent of newborns, respectively). Also making the top ten list for most popular Muslim baby boy names: Yosef, Omar, Abed, Adam, Ali, Ibrahim, Mahmoud, Amir, and Haled.

“The most common name among those born in 2014 was Mohammed.” the CBS explain, “This name was very common among the population because it is given to one out of every seven Muslim boys. In comparison, the most common names among Jews and Muslim girls were given to one out of 40 children.”

The most popular name among Muslim girls was Miryam, followed by Jana, Lian, Malak, Aline, Lyn, and Nur.

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