Angela Merkel Muhammed was born to refugees from Syria in Münster on August 16th, though she isn't the first baby named after Germany's Chancellor.

A spokeswoman from where the baby was born, Münster's St. Franziskus Hospital, shared the news on Monday.

"Angela is the first name and Merkel is the middle name of the child," said the spokeswoman. She added that the family chose the name out of their gratitude to the Chancellor.

In 2015, the Chancellor opened Germany's borders to asylum seekers who had been fleeing war in countries like Iraq and Syria, a move that won her much international praise.

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