Most Popular Baby Name in Israel: Mohammed

Some 2,650 Mohammeds were born in Israel in 2014, 650 more than Noam, the most popular name among Jews – but not all of these Noams were boys; 400 were girls.

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A little over a year has passed since the Population Authority created a bit of a storm when it chose to keep Arab names off last year’s list of the most popular baby names in Israel. Last year’s list had...