The most popular name given to baby boys born England and Wales in 2009 was Muhammad, AFP reported late Wednesday.
The surprising announcement was based on official naming records kept by the United Kingdom. The names Oliver and Jack were the second and third most common first names given to boys, respectively. Until 2009, Jack had been the most common name given to boys in England and Wales according to the report.
For girls, the report indicated, the most common names in 2009 were Olivia, Robby, Emily and Sofie, in that order.