Popular names for boys

Apart from Noam and David, the most popular names in Israel for Jewish boys were Ori or Uri, Ariel and Yosef.

By OMER YANIV
April 27, 2018 10:24
1 minute read.
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Babies (Illustrative). (photo credit: INGIMAGE)

 
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Congratulations! It’s a boy! What’s his name? If he was born in Jerusalem in 2016, there’s a good chance that his name is David, since that was the most popular name for Jewish boys born in that year, during which 287 boys were named David. Unlike in Jerusalem, the most popular name for Jewish boys in all of Israel was Noam, with David ranked in second place.

Among Muslim boys in Israel, the name Muhammad was the most popular, and it is also the most popular among all boys in Israel. The name Noam for a boy (it is also a girl’s name) was also the most popular name in several Israeli cities, such as Haifa, Beer - sheba and Rishon Lezion, while in Jerusalem Noam was in 16th place on the list of the most popular Jewish boys’ names. In Tel Aviv, the names Ori or Uri (which are spelled in exactly the same way in Hebrew) were the most popular.

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