Ireland’s most popular baby names have just been released
Ireland’s most popular registered baby names for 2016 have just been released, and several names have made the top 100 for the first time.
The figures released by the CSO see James taking top spot for boys named in 2016, moving from second in 2015, while Jack slips from first to second place.
— CSO Statistics (@CSOIreland) May 31, 2017
Daniel, Conor and Sean make up the top five, while Noah, Adam, Oisin, Michael and Luke complete the top 10.
Emily remains the country’s favourite girls name for the second year running, while Grace moves to second from eighth in 2015.
Ava, Lucy and Amelia complete the top five, while Sophie, Emma, Mia, Hannah and Lily make up to the 10.
Muhammad enters the top 100 boy’s names for the first time in Ireland, jumping from 119th place in 2015 to 83rd in 2016, while Willow and Matilda come into the top 100 girl’s names for the first time.
In total, 3,456 different names for boys were registered in Ireland in 2016, while there were 4,526 different name registered for girls.
Some of the less common names registered include Anton, Brodie, Cruz, Feilim, Haris, Riain, Blake, Indigo, Lucia, Romy, Reidin, Peyton.
For more check out the CSO HERE.