Archive for March, 2007

Most Popular Israeli Baby Names

Friday, March 9th, 2007


Statistics published by the Central Bureau of Statistics in Israel have recently revealed the most popular names for boys and girls and also show that Israel has an extremely high population of children under 17. Some Israeli families are even sharing names between boys and girls. Popular names shared by boys and girls are Noam, Lior, Or, Shachar, Tal, and Osher.

In 2006, the most popular girls’ name in Israel was Noa. Maybe, due in part to the popularity of recording artist Noa, who currently tops the pop charts in Israel. Other popular girls names in Israel are: Roni, Yael, Adi, Sarah, and Hila.

The most popular name for boys in Israel was Uri. Followed closely by, Ro’I, Amit, Yosef, and Moshe.

One year prior to the Central Bureau of Statistics study of popular names in 2006, three percent of the Jewish girls who were born in 2005 were given the name Noa, while 2.1 percent of boys were named Uri.

Most Popular Country

Friday, March 9th, 2007

The British Broadcasting Corporation has just announced its results of a survey in which more than 28,000 people were polled in regards to their opinions and attitudes towards thirteen major countries around the world. The results are not startling due to so many countries currently pursuing military power around the world.

It should be noted that 1,000 people in other popular countries like the US, France, Germany, India, Egypt, Turkey, and Mexico were also involved in the survey.

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Israel is at present the least popular country in the world with a 56% negativity rating, while Canada ranks as the most popular with a positive percentage rating of 54%. Other rankings include the US and Russia in unpopular eight and ninth places with Japan, the EU and Canada rounding off the top three most popular countries in the world. India also deserves mention as this and similar polls show that the country is steadily improving its popularity around the world.

13 Countries Ranked by Public Opinion

1. Canada
2. Japan
3. EU
4. France
5. Great Britain
6. China
7. India
8. USA
9. Russia
10. Venezuela
11. North Korea
12. Iran
13. Israel

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