Muhammad has replaced William in the top ten most popular boys' names in England and Wales.
The name has risen 35 places in the past decade, and now sits in eighth spot, with 3,908 boys born last year being given it.
But if different spellings of the moniker are accounted for – including Mohammed and Mohammad – the Arabic name is by far the most popular boys' name overall.
Among newborn girls, Olivia toppled Amelia from the top spot.
The list, released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), demonstrates that popular culture has had a significant affect on choices of baby names.
Siobhan Freegard, founder of parenting site ChannelMum.com, said: “The most popular new boys' names are from a galaxy far, far away. Both Finn – from the Force Awakens – and Ezra, from Star Wars Rebels, are double-digit climbers.” She added: “Meanwhile ethereal and natural names are the fastest-growing fashion for girls. Aria has been popularised by Game Of Thrones where it is spelt Arya, but given a modern twist by parents with a new spelling. Moon-inspired name Luna has leapt by a huge 52 places while Willow, Iris and Ivy all continue to creep up the chart.”
Honda Motor Company (Africa and Middle East Office) announces the launch of the All New Honda Odyssey.
Honda Motor Company announced the launch of the All New 2018 Honda Odyssey for the GCC region at an evening dinner event held at the Ritz Carlton, JBR in Dubai. With over 2.7 million units sold across 4 generations, the Odyssey is one of the most popular MPV’s globally. The fifth generation 2018 Odyssey brings to the GCC region a whole lot of features and worlds first technologies such as CabinWatch, CabinTalk, 10 Speed AT and Magic Slide 2nd row seats.
أعلنت اليوم شركة هوندا للسيارات عن إطلاق هوندا أوديسي 2018 الجديدة بالكامل في منطقة الخليج خلال حفل عشاء أقامته في فندق ريتز كارلتون، منطقة مساكن جميرا (JBR) في دبي. مع مبيعات تخطّت 2.7 مليون وحدة عبر أربعة أجيال، تُعتبر أوديسي واحدة من السيارات متعددة الأغراض (MPV) الأعلى شعبية في العالم. أما جيل أوديسي 2018 الخامس فيقدم لمنطقة الخليج الكثير من المزايا والتقنيات الأولى في العالم مثل CabinWatch، CabinTalk، ناقل حركة لـ 10 سرعات وصف مقاعد ثانٍ منزلق بشكل ساحر.
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