Baby Names

Mohammed Top Boy’s Name in England

The most popular boy’s name in England last year was Mohammed. After counting different ways of spelling the name, CNN found that the most popular baby’s name was not Oliver, which appeared to top the list, but Mohammed, followed by Oliver, Jack, Thomas, Charles, Harry, William, and Daniel. The U.K. has about 2.9 million Muslims, or 4.6 percent of the population. Says Imam Abdullah al-Hasan of the East London Mosque: “The first reason why people keep the children's name Mohammed is because of their love of the prophet Mohammed, because they want to emulate him."