Posted on September 26, 2018

Mohamed Most Popular Male Baby Name in Paris Suburbs

Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, September 26, 2018

The INSEE data from Seine-Saint-Denis looked at the top baby names from 2017 and extrapolated that the trend will likely continue into 2019 with Mohamed being the most popular male name in the district, broadcaster BFMTV reports.

Several other non-traditional French names also made it into the top ten male baby names for the suburbs including Ibrahim at number three, Rayan at number four, Amir at seven, Imran at eight, and Ali at nine. Gabriel, the most popular name in the city of Paris, did not even make it into the top ten for the suburbs.


In Germany, a report from the Gesellschaft für Deutsche Sprache (Society for German Language, GfdS) in January of this year noted the dramatic rise in the number of babies named Mohammed in Germany over the last several years saying that the name had gone from 97th place to 26th place in less than a decade.

As in the UK, the GfdS does not count all the variations of the spelling of Mohammed as one name and so the actual number has the potential to be much higher.