Published October 28, 2010
Mohammed is now the most popular name for boys in Britain.
A total of 7,549 newborn boys were given 12 variations of the Islamic prophet Mohammed’s name last year, according to the Daily Mail U.K.
Here are variations of the name in order of popularity: Muhammad, Mohammad, Muhammed, Mohamed, Mohamad, Muhamed, Mohammod, Mahamed, Muhamad, Mahammed and Mohmmed.
Mohammed jumped two spots from third the previous year, overtaking Jack, which had topped the list for the past 14 years but was bumped down to third, reports the Daily Mail U.K.
The number of babies named Mohammed has increased by more than half since 1999, when the name was given to 4,579 newborns.
Looking back, the single spelling of Mohammed was ranked at number 73 in the list in 1964, and 87th in 1944.
There were 706,248 children born in England and Wales last year, reports the Daily Mail U.K.