Mohamed is the most popular name in the country for newborn boys in Belgium when all of the variations of the name are taken into account, the latest statistical release has revealed.
The official statistics, released by the Belgian government Statbel, list the name “Liam” as the most popular name for baby boys in Belgium in 2017 with 570 newborns receiving the name. The name “Mohamed” comes in at tenth place with 392 babies given the name that year; but when slight spelling variations of the same Arabic name are taken into account, they represent for a much higher number.
Along with “Mohamed”, the official list of male baby names from 2017 also lists the variations “Mohammed” (143 boys), “Muhammed” (72 boys), “Muhammad” (53 boys), “Mohammad” (42 boys), and “Mohamad” (16 boys) which add up to 718. This does not include other variations such as Mohammed-Ali and Mehmet that would take the number even higher.
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