Data compiled by the Irish Passport Office has revealed the most popular baby names in Ireland for 2016. Jack and Emily were the most popular names – is your child’s name on the list?
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Based on applications for infant passports, the Irish Passport Office has revealed the most popular boy and girl names in Ireland in 2016.
Traditional Irish names are a little out of favour for babies, with only 5 out of the top 20 boys names and 3 out of the top 20 girls names being Irish.
Emily continues to remain a firm Irish favourite, it was most popular name for girls in 2015 and 2014 also, followed by Sophie and Emma in #2 and #3 positions.
In 2015, the top 3 most popular boys names (in descending order) were Daniel, James and Jack. For 2016, they have moved around and Jack has now taken the #1 position.
Top 20 Boy Names 2016
Top 20 Girl Names 2016
The full list of 200 names is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade website.
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Over to you! Is your child’s name on this list? Let us know their name in the comments below.