Most Popular Baby Names in Ireland
Emily is back up to top of the most popular Irish baby names for girls, she was in 3rd spot last year and has been popular now for many years.
Jack has continued on the top spot as the most popular baby boys’ name in 2022, a position it has held since 2007 except for 2016, when James was the most popular choice.
There were four new entrants to the top 100 for girls:
In terms of popularity, Éala rose fastest up the rankings in 2022, from 177th place in 2021 to 91st in 2022.
There were two new entrants to the top 100 for boys:
Jack and James have been in the top five boys’ names since 1998. Noah and James are the other two boys’ names which make up the top three in 2022.
Looking back 50 years, the most popular girls name at the time was Mary while for boys it was John.