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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).
Top 3 Girl Names
Top 3 Boy Names
Esther, Rachel, Sarah
Moshe, Yosef, Avraham
Rachel, Esther, Ronit
Yosef, Moshe, Avraham
Michal, Keren, Merav
Moshe, David, Yosef
Michal, Adi, Moran
Moshe, David, Roei
Eden, Sapir, Adi
Daniel, David, Moshe
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
Which boy names increased and decreased the most in popularity from 2014 to 2015?
Here are two ways to look at it. The SSA’s way looks at
ranking differences and covers the top 1,000 boy names (roughly). My way looks at raw number differences and takes all boy names on the SSA’s list into account. Biggest Increases
Raw Numbers (all boy names) Rankings (top 1,000 boy names)
Oliver, +2,181 babies (9,411 to 11,592)
Matteo, +1,320 babies (835 to 2,155)
Grayson, +1,296 babies (6,556 to 7,852)
Mateo, +1,258 babies (3,729 to 4,987)
Lincoln, +1,150 babies (4,809 to 5,959)
Theodore, +895 babies (3,216 to 4,111)
Ezra, +893 babies (3,406 to 4,299)
Hudson, +779 babies (5,229 to 6,008)
Asher, +754 babies (4,305 to 5,059)
Wyatt, +750 babies (8,847 to 9,597)
Riaan, +1,360 spots (2,286th to 926th)
Huxley, +392 spots (1,354th to 962nd)
Wilder, +360 spots (1,324th to 964th)
Jaziel, +276 spots (1,215th to 939th)
Canaan, +271 spots (1,077th to 806th)
Kaison, +251 spots (981st to 730th)
Brixton, +212 spots (1,197th to 985th)
Ridge, +204 spots (1,136th to 932nd)
Omari, +198 spots (708th to 510th)
Jabari, +194 spots (1,139th to 945th)
Riaan was boosted by a celebrity baby born in late 2014 to Bollywood actors Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza.
Jaziel’s rise seems to be due to Jaziel Avilez, a young singer featured in the 2014 song “
Padre Ejemplar” [vid] by Mexican group Los Titanes de Durango.
Omari’s rise can be traced back to American actor Omari Hardwick, who has appeared in the TV shows
Being Mary Jane and Power lately, and Jabari’s to basketball player Jabari Parker, the second overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. Biggest Decreases
Raw Numbers (all boy names) Rankings (top 1,000 boy names)
Jase, -1,459 babies (3,737 to 2,278)
Jayden, -1,448 babies (12,923 to 11,475)
Joshua, -1,123 babies (10,843 to 9,720)
Andrew, -1,097 babies (11,124 to 10,027)
Michael, -1,079 babies (15,400 to 14,321)
Jacob, -996 babies (16,812 to 15,816)
Anthony, -974 babies (11,538 to 10,564)
William, -967 babies (16,776 to 15,809)
Jace, -965 babies (6,276 to 5,311)
Alexander, -902 babies (15,362 to 14,460)
Arnav, -666 spots (888th to 1,554th)
Jayse, -257 spots (910th to 1,167th)
Neymar, -240 spots (550th to 790th)
Rylee, -228 spots (879th to 1,107th)
Johnathon, -213 spots (915th to 1,128th)
Broderick, -195 spots (971st to 1,166th)
Brenden, -187 spots (711th to 898th)
Yael, -178 spots (913th to 1,091st)
Aidyn, -173 spots (925th to 1,098th)
Gavyn, -167 spots (944th to 1,111th)
I can remember Neymar
debuting in 2010 under the influence was Brazilian footballer Neymar.
2014, the big winners were Oliver and Bode, and the big losers were Jayden and Bently.
Change in Popularity from 2014 to 2015, Emma and Noah Once Again Social Security’s Most Popular Baby Names for 2015
U.S. Baby Names 2015: Most Popular Baby Names, Top Debuts: Girl Names, Top Debuts: Boy Names, Biggest Changes in Popularity: Girl Names, Biggest Changes in Popularity: Boy Names, First Letter Popularity, Name Length Popularity
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…
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?