Popular baby names on the Isle of Man, 2022

Flag of the Isle of Man
Flag of the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is a 227-square-mile island located in the middle of the Irish Sea, between Ireland and Great Britain.

Like Jersey and Guernsey, Mann is a Crown Dependency, and therefore not officially part of the UK. Despite this, residents are entitled to British citizenship.

Last year, the Isle of Man welcomed just 586* babies. What were the most popular names among these babies? Lily and Noah.

Here are the Isle of Man’s top 5+ girl names and top 5+ boy names of 2022:

Girl Names

  1. Lily/Lillie/Lilly, 8 baby girls
  2. Emilia/Emelia/Emiliya, 6 (3-way tie)
    • The similar name Amelia was given to 3 more baby girls.
  3. Olivia, 6 (3-way tie)
  4. Ella, 6 (3-way tie)
  5. Isla, 5 (tie)
  6. Isabella, 5 (tie)

Boy Names

  1. Noah, 10 baby boys
  2. Theo/Theodore, 7
  3. Jack, 6 (tie)
  4. Leo, 6 (tie)
  5. Alfie, 5 (4-way tie)
  6. Archie, 5 (4-way tie)
  7. Benjamin, 5 (4-way tie)
  8. Edward, 5 (4-way tie)

Here are Mann’s 2021 rankings, if you’d like to compare.

*A decade ago, the Isle of Man was welcoming 800-900 babies per year.

Sources: The most popular babies’ names in the Isle of Man, Lily and Noah most popular Manx baby names in 2022, Isle of Man Government, Isle of Man – Wikipedia

Image: Adapted from Flag of the Isle of Man (public domain)

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