Nur and Maryam Join Muhammad in List of Britain’s Top Baby Names

Daily Mail, December 1, 2014

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.

Sophia was the top name for baby girls but the year’s biggest riser within the girls’ top 100 was Maryam, while the highest new entries were Nur, Emilia and Gracie.

For baby boys, Teddy was the biggest climber within the top 100. The highest new entry was Kian.

Sarah Redshaw, managing editor for BabyCentre, said: ‘With the increase of Arabic names, the top 100 shows the ever-increasing diversity of the UK today.’

The Royal relegation continued with George falling a further five places. The name slipped out of the top ten to number 13 shortly after the future king’s birth last year. Other royal names–such as Harry and William–also continued to fall in popularity this year.

Miss Redshaw said: ‘Parents have also been influenced by celebrity name choices. The Beckhams and Simon Cowell have been big influences this year. Eric, the name Simon Cowell chose for his son, increased by 314 per cent.’

The names of David and Victoria Beckham’s offspring proved popular with parents. Harper is a new entry in the top 100 this year, while Romeo is up 67 per cent and Cruz is up 400 per cent.

Ariana entered the top 100 girls’ names for the first time, with singer Ariana Grande topping the charts this year.

Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke inspired new entry Emilia at number 53 and Piper was up 267 per cent, thanks to TV series Orange Is The New Black.

Breaking Bad also continued to influence parents, as Skyler, Jesse and Walter all increased in popularity.

But Miss Redshaw added: ‘Parents are wary of names associated with celebrities who exhibit bad behaviour, the controversial pop singer Miley Cyrus being a prime example.’

The name Miley has fallen, as have Amy and Nick, following the release of the mystery thriller book and movie Gone Girl.

Popular names from the 1970s seem to be making a comeback, with Emma, Sarah and Maria up 10, 32 and 12 places respectively. Angela, Joanne, Claire and Karen also all increased in popularity and John made it into the top 100.

This year’s more unusual names included Wren, London, Genisis, Blue, Hendrix, Braxton and Apollo.

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  • Ron Cheaters

    Too many Mohammeds in the world.

    • See The Future

      You ain’t seen nuthin yet

  • DaveMed

    These are the only numbers that matter. Those of the children.

    Now, I’m certain that Muhammed/Mohammed is among the most common Muslim names, while British names are likely more diverse, including William, George, John, and so on. So, it’s not like a one-on-one contest.

    But the situation is pretty damn bad.

    • The Dude

      Yes, the fact that Muslims disproportionately use that name kind of skews things. But still.

    • LHathaway

      I’d read, ‘Ali’ is the most common muslim boy name.

  • The Dude

    I read a couple of years ago that Nur was becoming the most popular female name in the Arab World, because of some soap opera character or something. Well, it appears that Britain is part of the Arab World.

  • JackKrak

    Am I supposed to draw no unflattering conclusions about a culture that can’t think of more than one name for boys?

    • IstvanIN

      I though the same thing. Actually Nur and Maryam are fairly common among the Muslims.

    • Kay

      Nonsense! There is an enormous diversity of Arabic boy names: apart from Muhammad, we’ve got Mohamad, Mohamed, Mohammad, Mohammed, Muhamad, Muhamed, Muhamet, Muhammed, Muhammet, and Mahammud.

      • The Dude

        Haha! Don’t forget Ahmed and Mahmood, which are mere variations of Mohammed.

      • Paleoconn

        Good point. So are we to assume that that name in all is iterations is even more popular than what this article states?

    • John Smith

      They also mostly marry within the family.

  • God save the Queen

    • IstvanIN

      And her subjects from “her” government.

      • See The Future

        She has lived a long and pampered life.

        You really have to wonder about the intelligence level of a person that presides over the extinction of an entire race and culture in a mere one hundred years.

        Without even a hint that something might be going wrong.

        • John Smith

          She can do nothing but watch. I’m sure she objects to the present path, but she knows that someone else always pays her bills and is on a short leash lest she and her family be fired by the Marxists in Labour someday.

    • See The Future

      In time, the history and memory of the Queen will be erased.

  • For a white youngster sitting in a classroom full of Mohammeds life could get very confusing. And for the teachers. “Class, let’s here what Mohammed has to say,” and then the room is abuzz with a dozen Mohammeds speaking broken English/Arabic or something.

    Apparently, for rag heads, diversity is not something that carries over to names.

  • dd121

    I bet you people in England feel blessed. No?

    • John Smith

      Self-sacrifice on the altar of multiculturalism.

  • NoMosqueHere

    By giving their children muslim names, muslim parents are making it easier for us to identify the enemy.

    • See The Future

      The enemy governs!

  • Caucasoid88

    It’s inevitable Muslims in Britain will be pushed into the Atlantic as Britons learn Islam is simply incompatible with deeply rooted English values. As an island nation, there seems to be no other alternative. War is on the horizon.

    • See The Future

      Brits are now weak both physically and in mind. Further they have no way to fight. They have allowed themselves to be disarmed. Muslims are organized and motivated to take England by sheer numbers. Immigration and birth leading to sufficient numbers to vote themselves into power. White Brits have the usual three choices, convert, die or pay.

      • saxonsun

        And their own government makes war on them. An example is the all-white school in England that was downgraded for being “too English.” That once-great nation will probably collapse completely. And as the Anglo-Saxon goes, so goes the world.

    • John Smith

      Good luck when most have been disarmed of both guns and edged weapons – you can bet muzzies are armed, though.

  • LeonNJ

    It appears that the native Britsh enjoy being cuckolds towards their own extinction.

  • Mary

    Muslim names and pop culture garbage. My British ancestors who arrived in America typically had names like John, Mary, Elizabeth, and William. It’s looking like names such as these will hardly be bestowed at all in the future, considering the utterly depressing demographic projections.

  • Fortunately most parents saw as too long and ungainly the name ‘Death to Western civilization!’

    I will say one thing for the Brits, however. They have a couple angry growing political parties, while we must listen to the zombie-like dronings of people like Boehner.

    • See The Future

      The white traitor police and politicians will not allow opposition.

      England is doomed to become Islamic. The Islamists have stated that as a goal.

      Let it be written……….let it be done.

    • Looking at the comments you make you have a deep obsession with dark skinned people. Why? I bet you’re one of those people who say something racist then call the person who called you racist a “race baiter” LOLOLOL

      • ElComadreja

        Define dark skinned.

        • people with dark skin….

          • ElComadreja

            Greeks? Spaniards? Italians? Where do you draw the line? I think what you really mean is non-Caucasian.

      • I can understand why psychologically you would need to believe that.

  • LACountyRedneck

    And the term “Sand N*****” has jumped from 18th place to number 1. Allah Snackbar.

  • See The Future

    London will not hold on to its name. It will be renamed to reflect the character of an Islamic state.

  • “‘With the increase of Arabic names, the top 100 shows the ever-increasing diversity of the UK today.’”

    No. I’m afraid it does not.

    It shows the increasing mono-culture in the UK.

    It shows the slow extinguishing/replacement of the indigenous demographic.

    It shows the route for extreme violence and warfare in the future from the inevitable Islamic ‘extremists’ pulling the same stunts they do everywhere around the world when demographics shift, even when it amongst themselves.

    • Itooktheredpill

      It gets tough. I think about this stuff on a daily basis. It gets extremely frustrating when you are surrounded by clueless lemmings. I really think this situation is going to be resolved with violence and death sometime this century. No way are we going to vote our way out of this. This was created by design.

  • WR_the_realist

    About 10 years ago “Juan” became the most popular name for boy babies in California. Now Mestizos outnumber whites in that state. So Britain’s demographic fate is sealed. Muslims will soon be a plurality Great Britain, and later a majority.

    • ElComadreja

      The funny thing is, Juan is a European Spanish name. If the Conquistadors had brought their own women here instead of miscegenating with Indian jungle trash and the occasional slave the mestizo would have never been created.

  • Who Me?

    And Muhammad has risen an astonishing 27 places compared to last year to claim the number-one spot for boys. The UK is done–stick a fork in it.
    The US isn’t quite that bad yet, just 9 out of every 10 girls born between 1978 and 1988 were named Jennifer or some variation thereof, followed closely by “Nevaeh” (Heaven spelled backwards, for Gawd’s sake!)

  • Paleoconn

    I dream of a day when Enoch becomes #1. That day, the Saxon will have learned to hate.