Mohammad was the most common name given to boys in Israel in 2015. Noah was the most popular name for girls, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) report.
At the same time the report found a stark increase in the number of boys named Dror, Yigal and Elroi in 2015, when compared with the past years.
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Ariel in third place is a name given to thirty percent of all Jewish children. Boys (1, 253) and girls (539). Twenty percent of boys and girls called by the name Noam, Uri/Ori and Daniel.
The unisex names such as Yuval, Maayan, Yaheli, Adi, Hadar and Shaked were sweepingly given to girls. But the names of Hillel, Ofir, Shahar and Shai were given in equal number to both genders.
The report also found which names are more common by cities:
In Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Ramat Gan, Modi’in the name was Uri or Ori
In Haifa, Netanya, Herzliya, Rishon LeZion and Petah Tikva the name was Itay
In Ashdod the name was Moshe
In Be’er Sheva, Ramat Gan, Rehovot, Ashkelon, Bat Yam, Holon the most popular name was Noah.
According the report one in every five Muslim boys is named Muhammad or Ahmed. Also making the top ten list for most popular Muslim baby boy names: Yosef, Omar, Adam, Jud, Abed, Ali, Amir, Ibrahim, Mahmoud and Haled.
The most popular name among Muslim girls was Maryam, followed by Sha’im, Janah, Lin, Layan, Aline and Sa’ara.