What is the most common first name in the world? – 2017

What is the most common first name in the world?




Muhammad

The most popular given names vary nationally, regionally, and culturally. Lists of widely used given names can consist of those most often bestowed upon infants born within the last year, thus reflecting the current naming trends, or else be composed of the personal names occurring most within the total population.





The name Muhammad is the most common name in the world. It is estimated that more than 150 million men and boys in the world bear the name Muhammad.




More than 7,400 boys were called Muhammad, Mohammed or Mohammad last year. Oliver, the name which officially took the top spot, was only given to 6,949 babies. Muhammad is thought to be the most popular name in the world, given to an estimated 150 million men and boys.

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