WASHINGTON

Muhammad has, for the first time, broken into the top 10 names given by parents to their male children in the U.S., according to data recently released by a parenting firm that tracks the information. 

Muhammad had long climbed in BabyCenter’s annual list, and its rounding out of the latest top 10 is due in part to the firm combining its variant spellings.

“While non-Muslim families have a seemingly limitless range of possible names to choose from, tradition is still very important for Muslim families, including the custom of naming a son after the Prophet,” BabyCenter said as it

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