Indian name 'Aarav' the most popular in Britain

Tuesday 02nd December 2014 07:42 EST

The Indian name Aarav has become the most popular in the UK, competing with Mohammed which is currently on the top.

A list of top 100 baby names for 2014, collated by a website called BabyCentre reveals a surge in Arabic names and drop in popularity of George after the Royal baby's birth last year.

Aarav, which means peaceful, stood out as a popular Indian name for newborns. Sarah Redshaw, managing editor of BabyCentre, said, "Traditionally, Mohammed is often the name given to the first-born boy in Muslim families. "With the increase of other Arabic names plus Aarav, an Indian boys' name, the top 100 shows the ever-increasing diversity of the UK today."  

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