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According to data from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA), the most popular baby names in Northern Ireland in 2014 were Emily and Jack.
Here are NI’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2014:
1. Emily, 261 baby girls
2. Grace, 189
3. Sophie, 180
4. Amelia, 175
5. Ella, 172
6. Olivia, 152
7. Anna, 150
8. Lucy, 149
9. Sophia, 148
10. Eva, 146
1. Jack, 285 baby boys
2. James, 276
3. Daniel, 236
4. Charlie, 224
5. Harry, 193
6. Noah, 190
7. Oliver, 155
8. Ethan, 153
9. Jacob, 148
10. Thomas, 147
Olivia and Eva replace Aoife and Jessica in the girls’ top 10.
Thomas replaces Matthew in the boys’ top 10.
Two names that made big jumps into the top 100 were Kian (171st to 78th) and Aria (218th to 89th).
Finally, here are some of the unusual names that were given to only 1 or 2 babies in Northern Ireland last year:
Aoifrie, Cobhlaith, Cuisle, Deirbhile, Enfys, Ermioni, Ezraelle, Flossie-Bo, Ionagh, Ionela, Labhaoise, Loveday, Maoiliosa, Maureen-Nevaeh, Narbflaith, Rimgaile, Saorfhlaith, Saylor-Doll, Tsz, Vogue, Zinifer
Aodh, Benji-Beau, Caoilte, Cavani, Connlaoth, Davog, Dualta, Epaphroditus, Feidhlim, Goldberg, Grantas, Jecstonio, Jeef, Kal-El, Laochra, Laoghaire, Mjtba, Peanut, Seachlann, Stanex, Theo-Thaddeus, Tucgan
Earlier rankings for Northern Ireland: 2013, 2012, 2007, 2006.
Sources: NISRA – Demography, Most popular NI baby names for 2014 are Jack and Emily
I’ve always thought of mór (as in an Gorta Mór) simply as an Irish vocabulary word. So I was a bit surprised to learn that it was once used as a female name:
In the late middle ages, the name Mór (meaning great or big) was very popular for a woman. Although given the 21st century obsession with being skinny, it’s difficult to see that one making a comeback.
That quote comes from The Name Game by Bernice Mulligan, published in yesterday’s Irish Independent.
According to Irish Names by Donnchadh Ó Corráin and Fidelma Maguire, the following names were also popular in Ireland during the Middle Ages:
And I thought modern Irish names were intimidating.