The Most Popular Baby Names in Ireland for 2018

Jill Holtz

June 20, 2019

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Data compiled by the Central Statistics Office has revealed the most popular baby names in Ireland for 2018. Would you believe that, yet again, Emily and Jack were the most popular names! Find out what other ones made the most popular 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 2018.

Traditional Irish names are still fairly out of favour for babies, with only 1 out of the top 10 boys names and 1 of the top 10 girls names being Irish.

Emily continues to remain a firm Irish favourite. It has been the most popular name for girls since 2011, followed by Grace and Emma at #2 and #3 positions respectively. Fiadh moves into the top ten at #10 spot.

Meanwhile for boys’ names, Jack has held the top spot since 2007, with the exception of 2016 when James was the most popular name. The top 3 most popular boys names were Jack, James and Noah, with Noah making his entrance to the top 3 for the first time. Charlie moves up into the top 10.

Top 20 Boy Names 2018

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  1. Jack
  2. James
  3. Noah
  4. Conor
  5. Daniel
  6. Harry
  7. Luke
  8. Michael
  9. Adam
  10. Charlie
  11. Liam
  12. Thomas
  13. Seán
  14. Fionn
  15. Oisín
  16. Alex
  17. Cillian
  18. Finn
  19. Patrick
  20. Tadhg

Top 20 Girl Names 2018

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  1. Emily
  2. Grace
  3. Emma
  4. Sophie
  5. Amelia
  6. Ella
  7. Ellie
  8. Mia
  9. Ava
  10. Fiadh
  11. Hannah
  12. Anna
  13. Lucy
  14. Olivia
  15. Lily
  16. Chloe
  17. Aoife
  18. Kate
  19. Sadie
  20. Saoirse

The full list of of popular baby names in Ireland is available on the CSO website.

Is your child’s name on this list? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

The Most Popular Baby Names in Ireland 2018


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Published On: June 20th, 2019 / Categories: For Parents / Last Updated: March 29th, 2021 / Tags: /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls

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