Muhammad and Freya are among the most popular first time baby names on Irish passports in 2016, the Irish government has revealed.
The rise in Arabic names is a reflection of the increasing multicultural nature of Ireland and where new immigrants are coming from.
The 2011 census showed 50,000 Muslim migrants living in Ireland, up from 36,000 in the census taken in 2006.
Freya means “beloved” in Arabic, while Muhammad means “praiseworthy” and is also, of course, the name of Islam’s founder. They ranked at numbers 42 and 117, respectively.