48.8% of newborns in Jordan are females, mostly named Joory


Published: 2018-09-12 14:34

Last Updated: 2024-05-20 17:48

48.8% of newborns in Jordan are females, mostly named Joory
48.8% of newborns in Jordan are females, mostly named Joory

According to the yearly report issued by the Social Statistics Division of the Department of Statistics, the crude birth rate in 2017 concluded a 23.3 births per 1,000 population while the crude death rate concluded 6 per 1,000 population.

The data, which is based on numbers provided by the Jordanian Civil Status and passport Department, reflects an average number of 579.3 registered live births per day and an average of 75.4 daily registered deaths.

Compared to the year 2016, 2017 has marked a 5.7% increase in the number of registered newborns. Males secured a 51.2% of newborns while females got a 48.8% of the total number, marking a birth-gender ratio of 112.5 males for every 100 females, reported Sisterhood is Global Institute (SIGI).

Jordan’s Capital, Amman, witnessed the highest rate of birth with 40.9%, followed by Irbid governorate with 20.8%, Zarqa governorate with 12.2%, Mafraq governorate with 6.2%, Balqa governorate with 4.3%, Karak governorate with 3.9%, Madaba governorate with 2.5%, Aqaba governorate with 2.4%, Ajloun governorate with 2.1%, Ma'an Governorate with 1.8%, and Jerash governorate with 1.7%.

On the other hand, SIGI stated that the most common name given to newborn males in 2017 was "Mohammed" which was used 9782 times, followed by Ahmed, Omar, Amir, Yousef, Adam, Karam, Ryan, Abdulrahman, Abdullah, Ali, Zaid, Ibrahim, Rashid, Hashem, Jawad, Mahmoud, Jad, Hamza and Taym.

The most common name given to females –with a frequency that reached 4972 times– was “Joury", followed by Sarah, Jude, Salma, Jana, Layan, Zaina, Leen, Mariam, Mira, Hala, Ghina, Farah, Tala, Rafif, Ghazal, Tolein, Aya and Rital.

Crude Birth Rate:

A rate that indicates the number of live births occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear.