The most popular baby names in Ireland for 2019 have been revealed
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The most popular baby names in Ireland for 2019 have been revealed

THE MOST popular baby names in Ireland for 2019 have been revealed, and the old favourites have managed to keep the top spots.

The Central Statistics Office have released data showing that Jack and Emily are yet again the most popular boys' and girls' names for Irish children.

It is Jack's 16th time in the number one spot, while Emily has been Ireland's most popular girls' name for the 9th year in a row.

James, Noah, Conor and Daniel make up the rest of the boys' top 5, with Grace, Fiadh, Sophie and Hannah completing the girls' list.

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While the most popular boys' names doesn't include an Irish-language name in the its top 5, the name Odhrán, meaning 'little pale green one' was the biggest climber in 2019, jumping a massive 41 places since 2018.

James was a top 5 name fifty years ago, too, but not a single one of today's 10 most popular girls' names were even in the top 100 in 1969.

The difference between the top 5 names in 1969 and 50 years later is staggering, particularly for girls-- Mary dropped from 1st place to 97th place, and John dropped from 1st to 30th.

The top 10 names for newborn babies in 2019 are as follows:

Boys:

1 Jack

2 James

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3 Noah

4 Conor

5 Daniel

6 Adam

7 Liam

8 Tadhg

9 Luke

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10 Charlie

Girls:

1 Emily

2 Grace

3 Fiadh

4 Sophie

5 Hannah

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6 Amelia

7 Ava

9 Ellie

10 Ella

 

For the top 100 most popular names in 2019, as well as a county-by-county breakdown, you can visit the Central Statistics Office website here.

 

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