Mohamed one of the most popular names for baby boys in Europe

UK

Mohammed has become the most popular name for newborn boys in Britain. It shot up from third the previous year, overtaking Jack, which had topped the list for the past 14 years but was relegated to third spot. (Daily Mail)

There is a surge in Arabic names generally, with Nur a new entry in the girls’ top 100, jumping straight to number 29, and Maryam rising 59 places to number 35. Omar, Ali, and Ibrahim are new to the boys’ top 100. (Guardian)

First seen in the top 100 boys’ names in the 1950s, Muhammad has taken the lead for the first time in the UK in 2014. (Al Jazeera)

Belgium

Mohamed most popular name in Brussels and Antwerp (Belgium). (HLN)

Norway

Also in Oslo, capital of Norway, Mohammed is now the most common name for men. Norwegian Muslims made up around 150,000 of Norway’s 4.5 million people already in 2012. (BBC)

Netherlands

Mohammed is most popular boy’s name in four biggest Dutch cities: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht. (Telegraph)