You asked

Oliver is not the most popular boys name in the UK, is it?

Could you please supply me with the information for the most popular boys names in the UK when aggregating for spelling variations of Muhammed.

We said

Thank you for your enquiry.

We are responsible for baby name for England and Wales. National Records Scotland (NRS) and Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) are responsible for statistics pertaining to Scotland and Northern Ireland. They can be contacted at and respectively.

Baby name statistics are compiled from first names recorded when live births are registered in England and Wales as part of civil registration, a legal requirement. Statistics are based only on live births, as there is no public register of stillbirths. The baby name statistics are based on the exact spelling of the name given on the birth certificate. Some users request that similar names be grouped. We provide only statistics based on the exact spelling and do not group names, as some groupings are subjective and not straightforward.

Users can undertake their own groupings using the data we publish, as it contains all names where there are more than three recorded.

More information can be found in our Baby Names QMI, accessible via the following link: Baby Names QMI.

Information on baby boy names, including variations of the spelling of Muhammed, can be accessed in Table 6 of the following dataset: Baby names for boys in England and Wales.