Muhammad remains the most common name in Israel overall
The most popular baby name in Israel in 2018 among Jewish boys was David, given to some 1,447 newborns, according to a report released by the Central Bureau of Statistics Tuesday.
The report also found that the second-most popular name in 2018 was Ariel, given to 1,323 children, 2% of which are Jewish boys.
The most common name among Jewish girls for the third year in a row was Tamar given to 1,289 girls in 2018. The name Noa dropped to fourth most popular and Maya rose to second.
The name Muhammad remains the most common name in Israel overall and especially among Muslim boys, the report said, but it is continuing a trend of decline. Among Muslim girls the most common name was Miriam with 523 girls named in 2018.
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