The most popular baby names in Ireland for 2019 have been revealed
The most popular baby names in Ireland for 2019 have been revealed.
Jack and Emily claimed the top spots once again when the Central Statistics Office (CSO) released statistics on Irish Babies’ Names 2019 on Friday.
These were followed by James and Grace, Noah and Fiadh, Conor and Sophie, with Daniel and Hannah rounding out the top 5.
Odhrán, Eli, Ruairí and Joey were new entrants into the top 100 for boys in 2019. The boys’ names with most growth in popularity in terms of rank between 2018 and 2019 were Odhrán, Eli, Kayden and Ruairí.
Meanwhile, there were two new entrants to the top 100 for girls: Doireann and Méabh. Alexandra, Heidi and Hollie were the girls’ names growing most in popularity with Alexandra moving up 25 places and Heidi and Hollie both moving 20 places in the rankings between 2018 and 2019.
Some less popular names for boys included Teidí, Saul, Dexter and Ruán. Less popular girls’ names included Féile, Jorja, Kyrah and Constance.
“Emily retains the top spot for girls, followed by Grace, Fiadh, Sophie and Hannah. These were the top five names of choice by parents for their newly arrived baby girls in 2019. Jack has retained the top spot as the most popular baby boys name in 2019, a position it has held since 2007 except for 2016, when James was the most popular choice. Jack was followed by James, Noah, Conor and Daniel as the first five most popular names for boys in 2019," Carol Anne Hennessy, Statistician, said as she commented on the findings.
Here are the top 10 baby names for boys and girls in Ireland in 2019.
You can read the report in full here.