Turkey’s statistics department has said that Muhammad, Ali and Hussein are the most popular names for boys in the country.
According to ajib website, more than 15 million men in Turkey have been named after the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH).
After Muhammad and its variant spellings (especially Mehmet), Ali, Hussein, Ahmed and Mustafa are the most common names for boys and men in Turkey.
For girls, Fatima, with its variant spellings, ranks first in popularity, followed by Zeynab.
Islam is the main religion in Turkey where the majority of the population is Muslim.
According to some reports, the name of Islam’s Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) has become the most popular name in the world.
Spanish daily ABC reported last year that some 150 million people across the world are named Mohammad.
The report said that in addition to the Muslim countries, the name Mohammed enjoys a high frequency in numerous non-Muslim countries.
The name is said to be the most popular name for babies in some regions in France. It also ranks sixth among the most popular names in Spain and the UK, the report noted.