The list of Ireland's most popular names has some very surprising omissions 6 years ago

The list of Ireland's most popular names has some very surprising omissions

Where does your name rank?

During a recent discussion with my sisters about their pregnancies, the topic of conversation inevitably turned towards what my future nephews or nieces might be named.

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While my suggestions for them to use the monikers 'Zutroy' and  'The Hulk' weren't well received, it did get me thinking about those names that have become increasingly unpopular in Irish society.

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You may recall this list that revealed the most unpopular names in Irish society - bad news for anyone that's called Fergus, Bartholomew, Ronald, Carmel, Ursula, Nuala, Imelda, Dolores, Brenda or Brigid because not a single child was given those names in the last Census conducted back in 2014 - but the 100 most popular names in Ireland still has some very noticeable omissions.

Names like Paul, Carl, Tony, Eric and many more have all failed to crack the top 100.

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Where does your name rank in terms of popularity?

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