UK: Muhammad Now #1 Name For Baby Boys


uk-top-ten-namesWhat do British authorities think when they hear this news? What do they think Britain will be like in twenty or thirty years? Do they think that all these Muhammads will grow up to be upstanding, loyal British subjects with portraits of Maajid Nawaz on their walls? Does it ever occur to them that some of them might end up embracing the “extremism” that they are so confident that Muslims in Britain do not hold – despite the evidence of hundreds and hundreds of young Muslims leaving Britain to join the Islamic State?

Do David Cameron and Theresa May ever ponder the fact that nothing is being done, beyond cosmetic gestures and half-measures, to prevent young Muslims in the U.K. from becoming “extremists”? Do they ever consider the possibility that future generations of free Britons, if there are any, will remember the names of those who did this to their country?

For years Muhammad has been racing up the chart of the country’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 the UK this year, 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 last year to claim the number-one spot for boys….




  1. Muhammad is also the most popular name given to baby boys in Israel in 2013. One out of six Moslem boys born are named Muhammad, so although Moslem children are only 21% of all children in Israel, their choice of Muhammad for over 15.7% of Moslem male infants makes it the most popular name, compared to Noam which is 2.4% of the Jewish boys’ name. Do the math. The same would be true in England. Israel has just about as much chance of becoming a Moslem majority as Britian, if you only look at this statistic.

  2. This is not a big deal as it seems. The fact is that almost all Muslim families choose to name one of their children Muhammad. This can be compared to the prevalence of the name Menachem in Chabad (and perhaps Yoel in Satmar).

  3. Very alarming. However the same concerns can be raised in Eretz Yisroel, where the most common name was, you guessd it, Mohammed. From Haaretz:
    Psst! The most popular boy’s name in Israel in 5774 was really Mohammed. Names that were clearly Arab in origin were omitted from much-publicized list by population authority, which only included Hebrew names.
    Of course us Chareidim believe nothing printed in that antizionist anti yiddishkeit anti chareidi haaretz. Let us rather stick our heads in the sand