Monday, December 1, 2014

For years Muhammad has been racing up the chart of Britain’s most popular baby names – and now he has been joined by his sisters Nur and Maryam

The two girls’ names have been among the most popular of 2014, according to website BabyCentre. The data shows a surge in Arabic names in Britain in 2014, with Omar, Ali and Ibrahim all entering the boys’ top 100 for the first time. For girls, Maryam has shot up 59 places to number 35, while Nur is a new entry in the girls’ top 100, jumping straight to number 29. And Muhammad has risen an astonishing 27 places compared to 2013 to claim the number-one spot for boys. The Royal relegation continued with George falling a further five places. The name slipped out of the top ten to number 13 shortly after the future king’s birth in 2013. Other royal names – such as Harry and William – also continued to fall in popularity in 2014.

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