How popular is the baby name Emir in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Emir and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Emir.
According to the Turkish Statistical Institute, the most popular baby names in Turkey in 2015 were Zeynep and Yusuf.
Here are Turkey’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2015:
In the girls’ top 10, Defne replaces Yağmur. (Defne, in 25th place in 2014, was popularized by the Turkish TV show Kiralık Aşk according to Maybe it is Daijirō.)
In the boys’ top 10, Ayaz replaces Emir.
Source: Turkish Statistical Institute
According to data from the Turkish Statistical Institute, the most popular baby names in Turkey in 2014 were Zeynep and Yusuf.
Here are Turkey’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2014:
Miray and Eylül are new to the girls’ top 10. They replace Nisanur and Belinay.
In the boys’ top 10, Miraç replaces Emirhan.
Sources: Statistics on Child, 2014, Statistics on Child, 2013, Yusuf, Zeynep Turkey’s favorite baby names last year (Thank you to Skizzo for the Turkey list!)
Did Saudi Arabia really ban 51 baby names recently? I’m not sure.
Last week, the country’s Civil Affairs Department supposedly released a list of 51 unacceptable baby names — names that were either “not in line with social traditions,” “not appropriate in terms of religion,” or of Western origin.*
Over the weekend, though, a spokesperson from the Civil Affairs Department said that, while the department does regulate baby names, it didn’t release the list in question.
Here are the 51 (possibly) banned baby names:
Malak (“angel” in Arabic)
Abdul Nasser (“servant of the helper” in Arabic)
Emir (“prince” in Arabic)
Al-Mamlaka (“the kingdom” in Arabic)
Malika (“queen” in Arabic)
Mamlaka (“kingdom” in Arabic)
Basmalah (“in the name of God” in Arabic)
Rama (“pleasing” in Sanskrit; Hindu god)
Binyameen (Arabic form of Benjamin)
Abdul Rasool (“servant of the messenger” in Arabic)
Jibreel (Arabic form of Gabriel)
*The Gulf News believes some of the names were included for political reasons — Abdul Nasser because of Egypt’s second president Gamal Abdel Nasser, for instance, and Binyamin because of Israeli’s current prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Sources: Interior Ministry bans 51 baby names, Civil Affairs denies banning baby names, Why did Saudi Arabia ban 51 baby names?
Israel recently released three lists of popular baby names.
According to the Central Bureau for Statistics, the country’s top names last year were:
- Noam and Noa for Jewish babies,
- Mohammad and Maryam for Muslim babies, and
- George and Maria for Christian babies.
Here are more of the most popular baby names of 2012 within each religious group:
The Jewish names above were listed in my source article, but the Muslim and Christian names below (beyond the #1 names) I had to translate from Hebrew using various online tools/dictionaries, so they might not be perfect.
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A few years ago, a group of Israeli rabbis released a list of names they thought should be off-limits to Jewish children. Ariel, the 8th most popular name for Jewish baby boys last year, was on their forbidden name list. :)
Sources: Noa, Noam top baby names for 2012, Central Bureau of Statistics