The world’s most popular name is Mohammad, according to 2013 findings. An estimated 150 million people worldwide are named Mohammad, after the Islam prophet. This is thought to be due to the increasing global population of Muslims, which grew from around 1.1 billion members worldwide in 1990 to over 1.6 billion in 2010. The name is also popular in countries where Islam is not the main religion. For example, in 2010, Mohammad was reportedly the most popular name for baby boys in the United Kingdom, as well as areas of France. A 2013 survey of small business owners in Milan also found that Mohammad was the most popular name for the adults in the surveyed segment.
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- The most common name amongst engineers worldwide is Ravi, while those in law enforcement are most likely to be named Billy.
- The name John has over 85 alternative spellings and related nicknames.
- Variations of the name Emily are among the top 10 most popular girl names in a wide range of countries including the US, Canada, England, Scotland, Australia, Chile, and Norway.