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According to Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), the most popular baby names in the country in 2020 were
Maya and Mohammed.
The top baby names within each of Israel’s main religious groups were…
In Israel… Top girl name Top boy name Jewish population (74.2%) Tamar David Muslim population (17.8%) Maryam Mohammed Christian population (2.0%) Lin Charbel Druze population (1.6%) Mila Adam Overall Maya Mohammed
Among the Jews in Israel…
The top 10 girl names were Tamar, Maya, Abigail, Noa, Sarah, Ayalah, Adele, Yael, Shira, and Esther. The top 10 boy names were David, Lavi, Ariel, Yosef, Noam, Uri, Refael, Ari, Moshe, and Yehuda. Less popular girl names included “Ahava (Love), Alta, Herut (Liberty), Ya’ar (Forest), Alexandra, Dorin, Ortal, Pessele, Kayla, Ruthi, Shalhevet and Tamari.” Less popular boy names included “Avi, Yigal, Yaron, Yaniv, Eran, and Ram, with the most unusual ones being Lear, Shayel, Luka, Don and Tay.” “Among Ethiopian Jewish boys, the most popular names were Refael, Emmanuel and Noam.”
Among the Muslims in Israel…
The top 10 girl names were Maryam, Sham, Lin, Malek, Jori, Lian, Mila, Aline, Nur, and Marya. The top 10 boy names were Mohammed, Ahmad, Adam, Yusef, Omer, Ali, Abd, Amir, Ibrahim, and Mahmoud.
Among the Christians in Israel…
The top girl names were Lin, Maria, Sama, Celine, and Leah. The top boy names were Charbel, Jude, Niel, Elias, Liam, and George.
Among the Druze in Israel…
The top girl names were Mila, Ayalah, Lur, Lin, and Yasmin. The top boy names were Adam, Taim, Niel, Amir, and Jude.
The last set of rankings I posted for Israel were the
Most popular baby names of 2020: Mohammed, David, Tamar and Maryam, Muhammad and Maya top list of Israeli newborn’s names in 2020, Muhammad and Maya were Israel’s most popular baby names in 2020, Religion in Israel – Wikipedia
According to data released earlier this week by Israel’s Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS), the top three most popular baby names in the country
overall in 2015 were:
Mohammed Yosef (used for male babies — both Muslim and Jewish) Ariel (used for Jewish babies — both male and female)
The top baby names for Jewish babies specifically were
Noa and Noam:
Girl Names (Jewish) 1. Noa 2. Tamar 3. Maya 4. Avigayil/Avigail/Abigail 5. Talya/Talia 6. Adele 7. Shira 8. Ayala/Ayela 9. Yael 10. Sarah/Sara
Boy Names (Jewish) 1. Noam 2. David 3. Ori/Uri 4. Ariel 5. Eitan 6. Yosef 7. Itai/Itay 8. Yonatan 9. Daniel 10. Moshe
The CBS also reported that the boy names Dror, Yagel/Yigal, and Alroi/Elroi/Elroy each saw a sharp rise in usage in 2015.
The top baby names for Muslim babies specifically were
Maryam and Mohammad:
Girl Names (Muslim) 1. Maryam/Miryam/Mariam 2. Sha’im 3. Jana/Janah 4. Lin 5. Lian/Layan 6. Alin/Aline 7. Sa’ara
Boy Names (Muslim) 1. Mohammad 2. Ahmed 3. Yosef 4. Omar 5. Adam 6. Jud/Jod 7. Abed 8. Ali 9. Amir 10. Ibrahim
2012 rankings for Israel are pretty similar.
Mohammad & Noa 2015’s most common names for newborns, Most popular Jewish names: Noam for a boy and Noa for a girl, What were the most popular names for boys and girls in 2015?
Update, Oct. 2017: Here’s an interesting fact about Israel’s 2014 rankings (which I never wrote a post about): “Eitan soared in popularity to No. 5 from 10th place in 2014, a surge attributed to that year’s war in Gaza dubbed Operation Protective Edge, or Mivtza Tzuk Eitan in Hebrew.” (Source: Times of Israel)
Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority recently released decade-by-decade lists of the most popular Jewish baby names in Israel since the establishment of the state (in mid-1948).
Decade Top 3 Girl Names Top 3 Boy Names 1950s Esther, Rachel, Sarah Moshe, Yosef, Avraham 1960s Rachel, Esther, Ronit Yosef, Moshe, Avraham 1970s Michal, Keren, Merav Moshe, David, Yosef 1980s Michal, Adi, Moran Moshe, David, Roei 1990s Eden, Sapir, Adi Daniel, David, Moshe 2000s Noa, Shira, Yael Daniel, Itay, Uri 2010s so far Shira, Noa, Tamar Itay, Uri, Noam
5775, the top names for Jewish babies in Israel were Tamar and Ori (aka Uri).
Israel’s most popular names by decade
According to data from Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority, the most popular Jewish baby names in Israel for the Hebrew calendar year 5775 (September 25, 2014, to September 13, 2015) were
Tamar and Ori.
The other top names were…
Girl Names Boy Names 1. Tamar 2. Noa 3. Talia 4. Shira 5. Yael 6. Avigayil 1. Ori 2. Eitan 3. Ariel 4. Noam 5. David 6. Yoseph
The top Jewish names for the previous year,
5774, were Tamar and Yosef.
(This list doesn’t include the names of Muslim babies and Christian babies born in Israel.)
5775: How Many Were Born and What Are the Most Common Names?