Britain’s most popular baby boy’s name? Muhammad

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Muhammad has become the most popular name for baby boys in the UK, the website BabyCentre has claimed. While Arabic names are on the rise, TV shows such as Game Of Thrones have also inspired names for the next generation.

The list of the top 100 baby names of 2014 showed Muhammad has risen 27 places from last year to claim the number one spot for boys.

The baby names chart ranks the names chosen by 56,157 BabyCentre.co.uk members who gave birth in 2014.

There is a surge in Arabic names generally, with Nur a new entry in the girls’ top 100, jumping straight to number 29, and Maryam rising 59 places to number 35. Omar, Ali, and Ibrahim are new to the boys’ top 100.

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