The CSO has released statistics on Irish Babies’ Names 2018 with Jack and Emily being the most popular names registered last year.
Jack was followed by James, Noah, Conor and Daniel as the five most popular names for boys in 2018.
For girls Emily retains the top, with Grace, Emma, Sophie and Amelia also among the top five names for baby girls last year.
Commenting on the report, Carol Anne Hennessy, Statistician, said:
“This publication will for the first time, distinguish names registered in 2018 which contain the síneadh fada and other diacritics (see Editor’s Note)." Commenting on the trends in Irish baby names, Carol Anne Hennessy continued: "Emily retains the top spot for girls, and with Grace, Emma, Sophie and Amelia, were the top five names of choice by parents for their newly arrived baby girls in 2018. Jack has retained the top spot as the most popular baby boys name in 2018, a position it has held since 2007, except for 2016, when James was the most popular choice. Jack was followed by James, Noah, Conor and Daniel as the first five most popular names for boys in 2018''.
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