During 2009 there were 3,300 boys named Mohammed, 2,162 Muhammads, 1,073 Mohammads, and 980 called either Muhammed, Mohamed, Mohamad, Muhamed or Mohammod.
Olivia proved to be the most popular girls name followed by Ruby, Chloe, Emily and Sophie.
In 2009 figures from the Pew Forum, a US think-tank, showed that European Union countries including Britain can expect to see a large increase in the Muslim population by the middle of the 21st century.
It was estimated that increasing levels of immigration from Muslim countries and low birth rates among Europeans could bring the EU’s Muslim population up to 20 per cent by 2050.
One newspaper commentator called the situation a “demographic time bomb”.
Earlier in the year a survey found that 97 per cent of imams in British mosques were from overseas, with 92 per cent educated abroad, largely in Pakistan or Bangladesh.
The survey was carried out by the Quilliam Foundation, a Muslim group which seeks to combat Islamic extremism.