UK: Mohammed most popular name.. or is it?
In 2006, there were 5,991 Mohammeds (adding togther 14 variations). In 2008, the Daily Mail counted 7,576, using just 8 variations.
This year, the Daily Mail counted 7,549 for 2009 with 12 different variations. This means there were less 'Mohammeds', but that it placed #1 as a block. The Guardian, on the other hand, only counted 6,255, adding Mohammed (16th place), with Muhammed (36th place) and Mohammad (62nd place), giving the combined 'Mohammeds' a top five spot. And yet.. I don't see how the Daily Mail and Guardian numbers match up, even when I compare the same exact spelling variations.
In other news: Mohammed tops the boys' list in the West Midlands, unaided by other spellings.