Top 100 baby names in Ireland (2003)

The rank of baby girl name Emma from 1998 to 2017 in Ireland
 

Sean and Emma were the most popular babies' names registered in 2003. There were 897 boys named Sean (3.1% of baby boys) and 791 girls named Emma (2.8% of baby girls).

The top five names for boys remained the same as last year, although the order changed slightly. Katie replaced Chloe in the top 5 for girls.

There were 8 new entries to the top 100 for boys: Cameron, Colin, Daire, Emmanuel, Karl, Max, Reece and Ruairi. The highest new entry was Colin (+29 places). First time entries to the top 100 are Ruairi, Emmanuel and Max.

There were 9 new names in the top 100 for girls: Alana, Amber, Aoibhe, Cara, Clara, Faye, Naomi, Sophia and Sorcha. The highest new entry was Clara (+22 places). Newcomers to the top 100 are Faye, Naomi, Aoibhe and Sophia.

The top 100 accounted for 61.5% of girls' names compared with 71.8% of boys' names.

Sean was the most popular name in five out of the eight regions: Midland, West, Dublin, Mid-East and South-West. Conor was the most popular boys' name in the Border and Mid-West regions, and Jack in the South East.

Emma was the most popular name in six out of the eight regions: Border, West, Dublin, Mid-East, Mid-West and the South-West. Sarah was the most popular girls' name in the Midlands and Aoife in the South East.

Over 93% of birth notifications in 2003 included baby's first name when the statistical return was sent to the Central Statistics Office of Ireland.

Top 100 baby names in Ireland (2003)
Rank Baby Boys Baby Girls
1Sean (897) +1Emma (791) +3
2Jack (800) -1Sarah (606) -1
3Adam (787)Aoife (571) -1
4Conor (705)Ciara (535) -1
5James (626)Katie (468) +2
6Daniel (617)Sophie (432) +3
7Michael (525) +1Rachel (431) +6
8Cian (501) -1Chloe (412) -3
9David (480)Amy (410) -3
10Dylan (478) +1Leah (395) +5
11Luke (474) -1Niamh (370) -3
12Ryan (425) +2Caoimhe (357) +8
13Aaron (411) -1Hannah (340) -1
14Thomas (375) +4Ella (327) +14
15Darragh (356) +9Lauren (311) -5
16Eoin (356) +1Megan (310) -5
17Joshua (352) +2Kate (295) +1
18Ben (348) +1Rebecca (295) -3
19Patrick (343) -6Jessica (292) -2
20Oisin (342) +5Emily (273) -1
21Shane (335)Laura (268) -5
22John (333) -7Anna (265) -1
23Jamie (327)Grace (258) +6
24Liam (316) +2Ava (255) +2
25Matthew (304) -8Ellen (253) -2
26Evan (303) +3Shauna (231) -4
27Mark (302) -5Roisin (222) -3
28Nathan (275) -1Holly (213) +7
29Alex (268) +6Aisling (203) -2
30Ciaran (244) -2Lucy (203) +7
31Jake (236) -1Caitlin (192) +7
32Joseph (218) +1Aine (183) +7
33Stephen (214)Abbie (182) +18
34Robert (204) -4Nicole (179) -10
35Kyle (200) +1Katelyn (173) +17
36Andrew (199) +5Saoirse (172) -5
37Samuel (193) +6Molly (163) -4
38Kevin (180) -6Ellie (153) +8
39Cathal (170) -1Sinead (153) -8
40Brian (169) -2Tara (147) -8
41Eoghan (158) +7Zoe (136) +2
42Dean (147) +2Erin (135) +6
43Lee (147) +4Jennifer (133) -9
44Ethan (141) +6Mia (131) +3
45Jason (140) -8Mary (128) -4
46Callum (138) +14Clodagh (125) -1
47Christopher (138) +1Eimear (125) -3
48Paul (137) -3Aimee (119) +18
49Alexander (136) +7Alannah (117) +6
50Peter (134)Robyn (117) +14
51Ronan (132) +3Elizabeth (116) +11
52Rory (130) +5Shannon (114) -15
53Benjamin (129)Orla (113) -13
54Niall (128) -14Abigail (102) +14
55William (125) -6Eva (100) -5
56Cormac (118) -4Eve (91) +2
57Harry (118) +12Louise (91) -8
58Josh (118) +6Maria (91) -3
59Scott (117) -1Kelly (90) -2
60Cillian (116) +6Abby (88) +5
61Jordan (114) -19Claire (84) -7
62Gavin (113) -7Jade (84) -19
63Craig (111) -4Kayleigh (80) +5
64Aidan (109) -2Lisa (76) -9
65Kian (106) +8Ruth (76) +4
66Fionn (102)Alanna (75) +14
67Killian (101) -2Jodie (75) +7
68Anthony (94) -4Grainne (74) +3
69Ross (94) +6Nadine (74) +21
70Sam (93) +1Jane (73) +8
71Alan (91) -11Catherine (72) -13
72Kieran (87) -3Charlotte (70) +19
73Colm (86) +3Olivia (70) -1
74Martin (86) +1Eabha (68) +25
75Finn (83) +13Lily (66) +10
76Brandon (80) -6Sadhbh (66) +19
77Connor (80) +14Maeve (64) -2
78Darren (80) -4Michelle (64) -16
79Charlie (79) +14Victoria (63) +4
80Oran (77) +14Clara (62) +22*
81Brendan (75) +3Fiona (62) -17
82Colin (75) +29*Leanne (62) -6
83Tom (74) +7Alice (61) -7
84Tadhg (73) -4Alison (61) -23
85Leon (71) -4Heather (61) +10
86Dara (70) +11Cara (60) +16*
87Edward (70) +3Danielle (60) -20
88Daragh (69) +7Alexandra (59) -10
89Padraig (68) -5Sorcha (59) +14*
90Jonathan (64) -8Stephanie (58) +4
91Keith (64) -11Andrea (57) -6
92Daire (59) +24*Faye (57) +32*
93Reece (59) +9*Naomi (55) +15*
94Ruairi (59) +11*Alana (53) +8*
95Cameron (57) +8*Amber (53) +14*
96Emmanuel (57) +12*Aoibhe (53) +37*
97Diarmuid (56) -20Courtney (53) -11
98Ian (56) -19Michaela (53)
99Karl (56) +13*Laoise (52) +1
100Max (56) +26*Isabelle (51) -23
    Siobhan (51) -13
    Sophia (51) +8*
Source: Central Statistics Office, Ireland * new entry

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