(JNi.media) The most common name in Israel in 2014 was Mohammed, as 2,650 Muslim boys born in 2014 were given that name, according to a new release from the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics. The second most popular name was Noam, given to about 2,000 children, of whom about 1,600 were Jewish boys and about 400 girls. The third most common name in 2014 was Yoseph, given to about 1,350 Jewish newborn boys and 600 tiny Muslim boys. In fourth place came the name Ariel, given to both Jewish boys and girls, about 1,300 and 500, respectively. Other popular unisex names were Uri and Daniel.
Here are more name-related stats for 2014, courtesy of the CBS:
If the most popular name among for Jewish boys was Noam, given to 1,600 newborn males, the most common name for newly born Jewish girls was Noah, with 1478 given it, making Noah the most common name for Jewish women in 15 years.
The Mohammed or Ahmed choice was made for one in five Muslim boys, 2600 and 968, respectively.
Among Muslim girls the most common name was Mariam — 419.
In 2012 only 36 Jewish boys were named Ovadia. In 2013, the year Rabbi Ovadia Yosef passed away, 117 boys were given the name, and in 2014 209.
Eitan (Ethan) climbed from tenth to seventh place among Jewish boys—the increase taking place during Operation Tzuk Eitan (a.k.a. Operation Protective Edge).
Adele continues to be popular, and there has been an increas in the number of girls given this name.
Finally — the name Romy is on the rise, to No. 15 after being ranked 29th the year before.
Have a sweet new calendar year, and don’t forget to check on little Mohammed and little Noah before you turn off the lights.