Life | 4 months ago

Is your name on the list?

Earlier this week, the Department of Foreign Affairs revealed that James and Emily were the most popular names for Irish girls and boys that were born in 2016. Over 17,000 passports were issued to children born in 2016, with 158 going to boys named James and 116 going to girls named Emily.

We have it on good authority that Mr McClean and Mrs Blunt were absolutely delighted to learn the news.

If you're expecting a baby in 2017, and you're looking for some inspiration, here are the names that proved to be most popular in Ireland during 2016.

While the following list applies only to those babies whose parents applied for a passport, it should prove to be a good indicator of the overall CSO information.

The 10 most popular names for boys

  1. James
  2. Daniel
  3. Jack
  4. Conor
  5. Finn
  6. Adam
  7. Noah
  8. Liam
  9. Oliver
  10. Luke

The 10 most popular names for girls

  1. Emily
  2. Amelia
  3. Olivia
  4. Grace
  5. Emma
  6. Anna
  7. Aoife
  8. Sophie
  9. Mia
  10. Saoirse
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Info via - Department of Foreign Affairs and The Journal

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