- The Washington Times - Monday, April 15, 2013

For the first time in the state, “Mohamed” has made the top 100 baby boy names in Minnesota, according to the Social Security Administration’s 2011 list.

Seventy-three baby boys were named after the founder of Islam in 2011, making the name No. 98 on the list, the Minnesota Patch reports.

There are 317 people who practice Islam per 100,000 in Minnesota, according to a 2010 study by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. That means the state has the 18th largest Muslim population in the United States, behind Illinois (first) and Michigan (sixth), the Patch site reports.

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