Oslo (Bureau Report)
Muhammad was most popular among the male children in Oslo last year, a recent survey revealed.
According to the Norwegian Statistics department, beside popularity of name Muhammad in the capital Oslo, generally Sofie and Jakob were the most popular names in the country.
The name Mohammad is referred to the Muslim expatriates based in Norway and its shows that most of the Norwegian Muslims live in the capital city and their numbers in rest of the country are less.
Muslims in Norway are a religious minority but Islam is the second largest religion in the country after Christianity. Roughly 2.3% of the population of Norwegians were Muslims and 55% of them lived in the counties of Oslo and nearby region of Akershus.
Scholarly estimates regarding the number of people of Islamic background in Norway vary between 120,000 (2005) and 163,000 (2009). About 40,000 Norwegian Pakistanis are the largest groups among the Norwegian Muslims in Norway.