What were the most popular baby names in Israel in 2019?

David, Tamar, Mohammed and Maryam were the most popular names.

Baby Boom: Shaare Zedek sees five pairs of twins born on same day. (photo credit: SHAARE ZEDEK MEDICAL CENTER)
Baby Boom: Shaare Zedek sees five pairs of twins born on same day.
(photo credit: SHAARE ZEDEK MEDICAL CENTER)
David, Tamar, Muhammad and Maryam were the most popular names given to babies babies in Israel in 2019, according to data released by the Central Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday.
Muhammad was the most popular name for babies in Israel, and among Muslim Israelis specifically, with 2,598. Nevertheless, last year marked another drop in the number of babies given the name.
Maryam was the favorite name for Muslim girls with 541.
David was the most popular name for Jewish boys in Israel in 2019 for the second year in a row with 1,488, followed by Ariel with 1,341.
Among Jewish girls, the favorite was Tamar for the fourth year in a row, with 1,233, followed by Maya with 1,208.
Among Christian Israelis, the top five names for boys were Charbel, Elias, Joud, Majed and Josef. The top five names for girls were Marya, Mila, Tia, Lin and Jouri.
Among Israeli Druze, the most popular names for boys were Adam, Ian, Joud, Sulaiman and Amir. Among girls, the most popular were Jouri, Lin and Mila.
Names given to both boys and girls included Ariel, Omer, Noam, Ori, Elya and Hallel among Jewish Israelis, and Nur, Joud and Malik among Muslim Israelis.
The names Yosef, Adam and Amir were shared by both Jewish and Druze babies. Lian, Alin and Mor were shared by Jewish, Muslim and Druze babies.
The name Moshe was most common among the lowest socioeconomic sector, while David was common in sectors two through four. Lavi was most common among sectors five through eight, and Eitan was most common among the ninth sector.
Sarah was most common among socioeconomic sectors one and two, Noa was most common among the third sector, Adele was most common in sectors four and five, and Maya was most common in six through nine.