Sep 22, 2018, 5:48 PM
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Mohammad, most popular name in British capital

London, Sept 22, IRNA - 'Mohammad' is the most popular name parents in the British capital, London, chose for their baby boys in 2017, new figures suggest.

The latest report released n Friday by the Office for National Statistics in the United Kingdom shows the name Muhammad, with multiple spelling variations such as Mohammed and Muhammad, is becoming popular not only in London but also in the central regions of England.

Figures also indicate that 'Oliver', 'Harry' and 'George' are the most popular baby boy names, and 'Olivia', 'Amelia' and 'Isla' are among the most popular baby girl names nationwide in England.

According to the report, Mohammad is among the top ten popular baby boy names in the UK. Last year, more than 3,691 newborns were given the name Mohammad.

In Muslim communities, the name Mohammad is very popular and it is traditional to name baby boys after Muslim Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) out of respect for him.

After Christianity, Islam is the second largest religion in Britain. According to the latest report by the Office for National Statistics in the UK, there are 3,372,000 Muslims living in the country.


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