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|
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 2015 rankings.
Sources: 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