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Most popular names

In the West the most popular male names are John and James. The most popular female name is Mary. But the most popular names given to baby girls in the last few years were Emily, Madison and Elizabeth. For baby boys they were Jacob, Michael and Matthew.

The most popular name in the world would obviously be of Chinese origin: Wei for males and Ying for females. If you had guessed the most common name in the world is Li (Lee) you are correct in meaning it is the most popular last name (surname) in the world.

No prizes for guessing that the most popular names in Islamic countries are Muhammad and Ahmad (or Amit).

The most popular names for dogs are Max, Lucky, Princess and Lady.

The most popular street name is 2nd Street – of which you’ll find a lot in towns called Fairview, the most popular town name in the United States.

09/15/2010. Category: trivia. Tags: , .

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