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Mohammad, Fatemeh most frequently used names by Iranians

Shahrekord, Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari Prov, July 7, IRNA-Iranian families tend to select Mohammad and Fatemeh for naming their children.

Deputy head of Registration Organization for Legal and ID Affairs, Saeed Aboudi said Mohammad and Fatemeh were most frequently used as names for Iranian boys and girls respectively.

Aboudi added Ali, Hossein, Mehdi (Mahdi), Reza and Abolfazl were next names chosen for naming boys among Iranian families.

According to him, Zahra, Maryam, Zeinab, Masoumeh and Mobina were welcomed more for naming girls.

"Names of religious figures, luminaries and flowers are most used by Iranians for naming their children," he said, adding compound names such as Amirali were also common in recent two years.

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