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According to data from Ireland’s Central Statistics Office (CSO), the most popular baby names in Ireland in 2015 were Emily and Jack.
Here are Ireland’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2015:
1. Emily, 626 baby girls
2. Emma, 449
3. Ava, 421
4. Sophie, 407
5. Amelia, 400
6. Ella, 384
7. Lucy, 379
8. Grace, 367
9. Chloe, 362
10. Mia, 360
1. Jack, 752 baby boys
2. James, 697
3. Daniel, 617
4. Conor, 558
5. Sean, 530
6. Adam, 449
7. Noah, 438
8. Michael, 434
9. Charlie, 399
10. Luke, 382
Here are some quick comparisons between these rankings with the 2014 rankings…
New to the top 10:
- Girl names: Chloe (replaces Aoife, now ranked 13th)
- Boy names: Michael (replaces Harry, now tied for 14th with Cian)
New to the top 100:
- Girl names: Maisie, Annabelle, Mila, Rosie, and Eimear
- Boy names: Lorcan, George, Daithi, Brian, Edward, and Daire
Biggest increases within the top 100:
- Girl names (by rank): Mila, Fiadh, Maisie, Annabelle, and Alice
- Girl names (by raw numbers): Fiadh, Roisin, Robyn, Sadie, and Chloe
- Boy names (by rank): Ollie, Donnacha, Billy, Tadhg, and Brian/Daire (tied)
- Boy names (by raw numbers): Oliver, Michael, Fionn, Tadhg, and Finn
And finally, some of the “less common” (non-top 100) baby names mentioned in the CSO’s statistical release:
- Girl names: Paris, Nelly, Dakota, Kim, Pixie, and Sabina
- Boy names: Barra, Pauric, Zayn, Gus, Romeo, and Otis
Source: Irish Babies’ Names, 2015
According to data from Ireland’s Central Statistics Office (CSO), the most popular baby names in Ireland in 2014 were Emily and Jack.
Here are Ireland’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2014:
1. Emily, 619 baby girls
2. Sophie, 468
3. Emma, 441
4. Grace, 408
5. Ava, 404
6. Ella, 398
7. Amelia, 388
8. Mia, 370
9. Lucy, 369
10. Aoife, 364
1. Jack, 786 baby boys
2. James, 695
3. Daniel, 638
4. Conor, 581
5. Sean, 526
6. Adam, 493
7. Luke, 437
8. Noah, 434
9. Harry, 398
10. Charlie, 389
In the girls’ top 10, Mia replaces Sarah. (Also: Grace rises from 9th to 4th while Aoife falls from 6th to 10th.)
In the boys’ top 10, Luke and Charlie replace Ryan and Michael.
Of all the girl names in the current top 100, the ones that saw the biggest increases from 2013 to 2014 were…
- Evie, Amber, Sadie, Annie and Ailbhe (in terms of rank change)
- Sadie, Olivia, Amber, Evie and Lily (in terms of number of babies)
Of all the boy names in the current top 100, the ones that saw the biggest increases from 2013 to 2014 were…
- Ollie, Peter, Isaac, Danny, Billy and Lorcan (in terms of rank change)
- David, Luke, Callum, Peter and Ciaran (in terms of number of babies)
Kayden, the boy name that saw the biggest rank-change increase from 2012 to 2013, was one of the names that dropped out of the top 100 in 2014.
Here are the 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2007 rankings for Ireland.
Source: Irish Babies’ Names 2014 (CSO)
A reader named Susan wrote to me a few weeks ago. She’s trying to come up with a name for her third child, which will be a boy. She says:
[The name] can’t rhyme or start with the same letters as our first two kids, Carter and Eleanor, nor can it end in “-son”, since the last name is Henderson.
The name should be “somewhat unusual, but not weird,” and hopefully sound good with Gardener and/or Richard (the top contenders for middle name).
Susan’s shortlist currently consists of Dashiell, Graham, Owen and Jasper. Here are some more names that might be of interest:
What other names would you suggest?
Edit, 11/30 – Scroll down to the last comment to find out which name Susan chose!