Top 100 baby names in Ireland (2011)
Source: Central Statistics Office, Ireland * new entry
Popular baby names in Ireland: 2011
2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004
2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998
According to the annual reports published by the Central Statistics Office of Ireland, Jack and Emily were the most popular babies' names registered in 2011. Jack retains the top position it has held every year since 2007. Emily moved up one place to obtain the number one spot for the first time.
There were 840 boys named Jack this year, 44 more than the number of boys named James. There were 596 girls named Emily, only 14 more than the number of girls named Sophie.
The top five boys’ names have made up the top five since 2007. Four of the top five boys' names (Jack, Sean, Conor and James) have been in the top 5 since 1998, with only their order changing from year to year. Daniel entered the top 5 at number four in 2007, but had been ranked 6th from 2002 to 2006.
There has been more variation in the girls' top 5. While Emma have been in the top five since 1998, this is a first for Lily.
There were four first time entries to the top 100 for boys since 1998: Mason, Donnacha, Tommy and Zach. The highest new entry at number 70 was Mason, which rose 58 places. The names rising most in popularity in the year were Tommy (up 72 places) and Mason (up 58 places).
There was one first time entry to the top 100 for girls since 1998: Lexi, climbing from 102nd place in 2010 to 96th this year. The baby girl name with the highest gain was Michaela, up 86 places.
In general, these lists show that girls are given a wider variety of names than boys are. There were 4,810 girls' names, but only 3,801 boys' names registered in 2009. 55.7% of girls and 63.3% of boys were given a name in the top 100.
Notes: These results are based on the analysis of the first names recorded on birth returns for registration and vital statistics, begun by the Central Statistics Office of Ireland in 1998. All birth notifications in 2011 included baby's first name when the statistical return was sent to the CSO. Only the first name was used for this analysis. Names containing accents have been recorded without those accents and different spellings of a name have been treated as separate names.
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