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Noa, Noam Most Popular Baby Names for 2013

Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics released its annual list of most popular baby names Monday

By: Daniel Koren
Published: December 3rd, 2013 in News » Israel
Baby boy and girl

Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics released its annual list of most popular baby names Monday, declaring that Noa (for girls) and Noam (for boys) were most popular.

We're proud to add that we saw this coming, at least for the girls; in August when we published our Jewish Top 10s: Baby Names list, we declared Noa the most popular name for baby girls in 2013.

But I digress.

After Noa, which means 'quaking' or 'trembling' in the bible, Shira, Tamar, Talia, and Maya make up the top five, with Yael, Sarah, Adele, Ayala and Michal following.

For boys, Noam (meaning pleasantness) came first, followed by Uri (or Ori), Itai, Yosef and David in the top five. Yehonatan (Johnathan), Daniel, Ariel, Moshe and Eitan closed off the top ten.

The Bureau has listed Noa as Israel's top baby name for girls since 2010. It also compiled lists for Muslims, where top names were Maryan for girls and Mohammad for boys, and Christian, where Maria and George were most popular.

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