The top 40 most popular male names in Ireland in 1916 4 years ago

The top 40 most popular male names in Ireland in 1916

Popular names a century ago.

The people over at the Central Statistics Office (CSO) have been compiling lots of information about Ireland in 1916.

A finding that jumped out at us was the list of male names that were registered the most in Ireland exactly a century ago.

The CSO used the data from the closest census (1911) and found out the most popular names in the country at that time.

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Walter... but that name didn't make the list. Here are the top 40 in descending order.

40. Samuel
39. John Joseph
38. Mathew
37. Nicholas
36. Anthony
35. Lawrence
34. Micheál
33. Matthew
32. Stephen
31. Edmond
30. Philip
29. Maurice
28. Cornelius
27. Owen
26. David
25. Christopher
24. Henry
23. Pat
22. Andrew
21. Hugh
20. Bernard
19. Jeremiah
18. Charles
17. George
16. Robert
15. Francis
14. Timothy
13. Richard
12. Denis
11. Martin
10. Peter
9. Daniel
8. Edward
7. Joseph
6. William
5. Thomas
4. Michael
3. James
2. Patrick
1. John

Congrats to all your Johns out there, you've been popular for 100 years.