For the first time in US history, Muhammad is one of the top 10 most popular baby names for boys.
What We Know:
According to CNN, Muhammad ranks at No. 10, up four spots from last year. The name has been climbing steadily on BabyCenter’s rankings over the years and first entered the top 100 in 2013.
BabyCenter says its data comes from almost 600,000 parents who shared their baby’s name with the organization in 2019. Its rankings also combine names that sound the same but have multiple spellings (like Mohammad and Muhammad).
- Another Arabic-origin name, Aaliyah, ranked as this year’s 10th most popular name for American baby girls on BabyCenter.
Muhammad can be translated as “praised, commendable, laudable and is the name of the prophet who founded Islam in the 7th century.