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According to the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA), the most popular baby names in Northern Ireland in 2018 were Grace and James/Noah (tie).
Here are the Northern Ireland’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:
- Grace, 221 baby girls
- Emily, 203
- Olivia, 178
- Sophie, 155
- Ella, 151
- Amelia, 140
- Isla, 135
- Anna, 128
- Lily, 125
- Lucy, 124
- Noah, 217 baby boys (tie)
- James, 217 (tie)
- Jack, 201
- Charlie, 191
- Jacob, 154 (tie)
- Daniel, 154 (tie)
- Oliver, 151
- Harry, 150
- Thomas, 142
- Leo, 137
In the girls’ top ten, Lily and Lucy replace Charlotte and Sophia.
In the boys’ top ten, Leo replaces Logan.
In the girls’ top 100, the highest climbers were Rosie, Sadie, and Saoirse.
In the boys’ top 100, the highest climbers were Tommy, Theo, and Hunter.
In 2017, the top names were Emily and James.
In the adjacent Republic of Ireland, the top names of 2018 were Emily and Jack.
Sources: Baby Names 2018 – NISRA, Disney, Moana and Storm – NI’s diverse baby names revealed
According to the Annual Statement published by Jersey’s Superintendent Registrar, the most popular baby names on the island of Jersey (the largest of the Channel Islands) in 2018 were Sienna and Leo.
Here are Jersey’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:
Because this is the first time the government has released an official set of single-year baby name rankings, there’s no direct antecedent for comparison. But we do know that the top names in Jersey from 2014 to 2016 were Emily and Oliver.
In 2018, a total of 933 babies were born on the island.
Sources: Jersey’s most popular baby names for 2018 revealed, Report reveals Jersey’s top baby names
According to Retraite Québec, the most popular baby names in Quebec in 2018 were Emma and William.
Here are the province’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:
- Emma, 612 baby girls
- Alice, 525
- Olivia, 490
- Léa, 473
- Charlie, 450
- Florence, 439
- Charlotte, 437
- Livia, 378
- Zoé, 346
- Béatrice, 331
- William, 739 baby boys
- Logan, 636
- Liam, 629
- Thomas, 601
- Noah, 568
- Jacob, 540
- Léo, 536
- Félix, 496
- Édouard, 488
- Nathan, 483
In the girls’ top 10, Livia (formerly ranked 21st) replaces Rosalie (now ranked 13th).
In the boys’ top 10, Félix (formerly ranked 14th) and Édouard (formerly 13th) replace Raphael (now ranked 12th) and Alexis (now 13th).
Here are some of the baby names that were bestowed just once in Quebec last year:
|Unique Girl Names||Unique Boy Names|
|Aoss, Bellanie, Cinsmaya, Daphnelia, Eva-Eve, Feberly-Aena, Grey Winter, Himalaya, Imallak, Jiverfa, Kandzy, Luthien Valkyrie, Mirberlie-Hendessa, Nerlandia, Om Shanti, Prindarella, Queency, Rymasse, Sarah Believe, Thrinity, Vireldis, Westerlyn, Yzis, Zulivia||Aliocha, Bienfait, Clovis Ludovic, Derda, Evanel, Flash Wilder, Gavner, Hollywood, Igor Rugwiro, Jelijah, Keo-Archibald, Ludwig-Thoddy, Myozion, Nash Yango, Onder, Pasko, Qalingo, Romerick, Seigneur, Smile, Surprise, Tommy Gunn, Valois, Wishley Jason, Yom Tov, Zyan Clyde|
(I usually limit myself to one name per letter, but there was no way I could choose between “Seigneur,” “Smile” and “Surprise” on the boys’ list.)
Possible explanations for some of the above:
- Himalaya, the mountain range in Asia (means “abode of snow” in Sanskrit)
- Om Shanti, the salutation/chant (shanti means “peace” in Sanskrit)
- Aliocha Schneider, Canadian actor (born Nicolas Schneider)
- “Bien faire,” French for “do well”
- Seigneur, originally a French title referring to a feudal lord
- Tommy Gunn, short for Thompson submachine gun
- Yom Tov, the Jewish greeting (shortened from yamim tovim, “good days,” referring to Jewish holidays)
(I posted more of Quebec’s unique baby names over on Patreon.)
In 2017, the top two names were the same.
Source: Retraite Québec – List of Baby Names
According to eHealth Saskatchewan, the most popular baby names in the province in 2018 were Olivia and Liam.
Here are Saskatchewan’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018:
- Olivia, 69 baby girls
- Emma, 62
- Harper, 55
- Ava, 48
- Sophia, 47
- Ella, 45
- Charlotte, 43
- Emily, 40 (3-way tie)
- Lily, 40 (3-way tie)
- Scarlett, 40 (3-way tie)
- Liam, 84 baby boys
- Oliver, 61
- Benjamin, 59
- Noah, 58
- Jacob, 55
- Lincoln, 54
- Jack, 50 (2-way tie)
- Logan, 50 (2-way tie)
- James, 47
- Hudson, 46 (2-way tie)
- Levi, 46 (2-way tie)
In the girls’ top 10, Ella, Charlotte, Lily and Scarlett replace Hannah (now 11th), Amelia (now 19th), Aria, and Chloe.
In the boys’ top 10, Logan, Hudson and Levi replace William (now 12th) and Owen.
In 2017, the top two names were the same.
Source: Most Popular Baby Names for 2018
Which boy names decreased the most in popularity from 2017 to 2018?
In this post we’ll answer the question two different ways: first by looking at the top absolute (raw number) drops, second by looking at the top relative drops.
Fastest Falling Boy Names: Absolute
- Matthew, -1,747 baby boys
- Logan, -1,662
- Jacob, -1,408
- Aiden, -1,324
- Aaron, -1,243
- Mason, -1,114
- Christopher, -1,024
- Michael, -1,019
- Andrew, -1,017
- Jayden, -981
Fastest Falling Boy Names: Relative
- Neizan, -78% (from 27 to 6 baby boys)
- Oseias, -74%
- Thierno, -74%
- Beren, -73%
- Franko, -72%
- Borna, -71%
- Germaine, -71%
- Jamien, -71%
- Jevin, -71%
- Fedor, -69%
(This second list only accounts for names that stayed in the data; I didn’t account for names that fell off the list in 2018.)
If you have any explanations for the name movement above, let us know in the comments!
P.S. Here’s the SSA’s table of baby names that decreased in rank from 2017 to 2018. The top boy names on their list are Aaden, Dilan, and Craig.