Top Names in Northern Ireland – Jack, Katie, James, Grace

What were the top names in Northern Ireland last year? According to the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, they were:

Boy Names Girl Names
  1. Jack
  2. James
  3. Matthew
  4. Daniel
  5. Ryan
  6. Thomas
  7. Adam
  8. Joshua
  9. Dylan
  10. Ben
  1. Katie
  2. Grace
  3. Sophie
  4. Lucy
  5. Emma
  6. Ellie
  7. Sarah
  8. Erin
  9. Hannah
  10. Anna

NISRA also had this to say about the growing diversity of first names in Northern Ireland:

In 2007, there were approximately 1,900 girls’ and 1,400 boys’ names used; compared with 1,500 girls’ and 1,000 boys’ names in 2001.

Here are last year’s stats.

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