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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:
Girl Names Boy Names 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
New to the top 10:
Girl names: Chloe (replaced Aoife, now ranked 13th)
Boy names: Michael (replaced 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
Irish Babies’ Names 2015 – CSO Image by NakNakNak from Pixabay
The most popular baby names in Ireland came out a few days ago.
According to the Central Statistics Office, the country’s top names are
Emily for girls and Jack for boys.
Here are the top 100 girl names and top 100 boy names of 2012:
New to the top 100 list are Isaac, Danny and Logan for boys and Evie, Amelie, Hanna, Maisie and Rose for girls.
Some of the specifically Irish names in the top 100 are…
Girls: Aoife, Caoimhe, Saoirse, Roisin, Ciara, Niamh, Aisling, Aine, Clodagh, Aoibhinn, Aoibheann, Sadhbh, Eabha, Aoibhe, Eimear, Meabh, Ailbhe, Laoise, Maeve
Boys: Liam, Oisin, Cian, Darragh, Cillian, Fionn, Rian, Eoin, Tadhg, Finn, Callum, Rory, Ronan, Eoghan, Cathal, Ciaran, Senan, Cormac, Donnacha, Ruairi, Odhran, Niall
Jack and Emily most popular baby names, Irish Babies’ Names – CSO
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Most of the names popular in Ireland today — names like Jack, Sarah, Adam and Emma — are easy to pronounce. But others can be tricky for non-Irish-speakers to decipher.
So, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here are some (rough) pronunciations of various popular Irish names like Aoife, Cian, Niamh and Cillian. Those that have popped up at least once in the U.S. data are linked to their U.S. popularity graphs.
Irish Girl Names
Ailbhe is pronounced AL-va. Aine (Áine) is pronounced AWN-ya. Aisling is pronounced ASH-ling or ASH-lin. Aoibhe is pronounced EE-va. Aoibheann is pronounced EE-vin. Aoife is pronounced EE-fa. Caoilfhionn is pronounced KEE-lin or KWEE-lin. Caoimhe is pronounced KEE-va or KWEE-va. Ciara is pronounced KEE-ra.* Clodagh is pronounced KLOH-da. Croia (Croía) is pronounced KREE-a. Eabha (Éabha) is pronounced EY-va. Eimear is pronounced EE-mer. Eithne is pronounced EHN-ya (just like Enya). Fiadh is pronounced FEE-a. Grainne (Gráinne) is pronounced GRAWN-ya. Laoise is pronounced LEE-sha. Liadan (Líadan) is pronounced LEE-uh-din or LEE-din. Meabh (Méabh) is pronounced mayv. Niamh is pronounced neev or NEE-iv. Roisin (Róisín) is pronounced ROH-sheen. Sadhbh is pronounced siev (rhymes with the number “five”). Saoirse is pronounced SEER-sha or SAYR-sha. Sinead (Sinéad) is pronounced shi-NAYD. Siobhan (Siobhán) is pronounced shi-VAWN (similar to “chiffon”) or shi-WAN. Siofra (Síofra) is pronounced SHEE-fra.
Irish Boy Names
Cathal is pronounced KAH-hul. Cian is pronounced KEE-an or keen.* Ciaran (Ciarán) is pronounced KEE-ran.* Cillian is pronounced KIL-ee-an.* Daithi (Dáithí) is pronounced DAH-hee. Domhnall is pronounced DOH-nul. Donnacha is pronounced DUN-uh-ka or DUN-uh-kha (the kh represents a guttural H-sound). Eoghan is pronounced OH-in. Eoin is pronounced OH-in. Odhran (Odhrán) is pronounced OH-rawn. Oisin (Oisín) is pronounced UH-sheen or OH-sheen. Padraig (Pádraig) is pronounced PAW-rik or PAW-drig. Páidí is pronounced PAW-dee. Ruairi (Ruairí) is pronounced ROR-ee. Seamus (Séamus) is pronounced SHAY-mus. Sean (Seán) is pronounced shawn. Senan (Senán) is pronounced sheh-NAWN. Tadhg is pronounced tieg (like the first three letters of “tiger”).
*In Irish, C’s are always hard (i.e., they make a K-sound, not an S-sound).
Please keep in mind that these pronunciations may not cover all dialects of Irish.
What other Irish names do you have a hard time pronouncing?
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[Latest update: March 2022]