You can now check how popular your name was in Ireland each year 3 months ago

You can now check how popular your name was in Ireland each year

This is a very cool little tool...

The most popular baby names in Ireland for 2017 were released in Ireland recently by the Central Statistics Office.

It was revealed that James and Jack topped this list of the most popular baby names in Ireland last year, with the rest of the top ten male baby names below;

  1. Jack
  2. James
  3. Daniel
  4. Conor
  5. Sean

The top ten female baby names are as follows;

  1. Emily
  2. Emma
  3. Amelia
  4. Grace
  5. Sophie

But you may have been wondering, just how popular was your own name among baby names last year? How popular was little Leo, little Carl or Karl depending on your spelling (for reference, there were ten babies named Carl last year, and eight named Karl).

There were 852 boys' baby names used in 2017, and 1,107 girls' names.

We know this because the CSO have put together this handy little tool where you can check back between the years of 1964 and 2017 and see how many people were named a particular name.

You can try out the tool on the CSO website and check how the pendulum of names has changed since the time you were born.


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