Muhammad makes list of top 10 baby names in the U.S. for first time
The parenting website BabyCenter released its annual list of 100 most popular baby names in the United States, revealing that Arabic names are on the rise. Muhammad and Aaliyah entered into the top 10 replacing Mason and Layla.
According to BabyCenter,
Muhammad is one of the most popular names in the world and has been a steady climber in our top names lists over the years. While non-Muslim families have a seemingly limitless range of possible names to choose from, tradition is still very important for Muslim families, including the custom of naming a son after the Prophet. In fact, the name is so popular that many Muhammads shorten their name to Md., Mohd., or Muhd. and go by a less common name.