What do you believe is the most popular male name in the world? I am asking you now to give you some time to think about it. Yes, I will tell you later and then you can tell me if you were right or not.
How many times have you heard the saying, he's not just any "Tom, Dick, or Harry"? Back in my day, that was a very popular saying. Why did they pick those three names for that saying? Because they were the most popular male names at the time. In the western world they were the most popular but not all over the world. Yep, I am one of the big three, my name is Dick. Actually, my given name is Richard, but as long as I can remember, I have answered to Dick.
Here in the United States, the list of the most popular names is a little different than a world wide list.
Could you find yourself on that list?
OK, I have given you enough time to come up with what you think is the most popular male name in the world. Here is the answer:
Mohammed is the most common first name in the world.
According to the sixth edition of The Columbia Encyclopedia (2000), Muhammad is "probably the most common given name" in the world, including variations. It is estimated that more than 15 million people in the world bear the name Muhammad.
How many of you were correct? I used to be one of the big three, but it has been surpassed by the name Muhammad or one of its variations. Sort of gives us a hint to what is happening in this world today and most of what I see, I don't like. But please try to have a great day anyway, you hear?