Top 100 baby names in Ireland (2007)

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

According to the annual reports published by the Central Statistics Office of Ireland, Jack and Sarah were the most popular babies' names registered in 2007. Jack returns to the top position it last held in 2005 and Sarah retains the top position it held in 2006.

There were 1,073 boys named Jack in 2007, 108 more than the number of boys named Sean. There were 656 girls named Sarah, 24 more than the number of girls named Emma, the second most popular girls' name.

Four of the top 5 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 is a new entry to the top 5 at number 4 but has been ranked 6th from 2002 to 2006.

There has been more change in girls' names. While Emma and Sarah have been in the top 5 since 1998, Katie has only been in the top 5 since 2003, Sophie has been in it since 2006 and Ella is in the top 5 for the first time.

There were 6 first time entries to the top 100 for boys since 1998: Rhys, Oliver, Jayden, Louis, Lucas and Jacob. Also, Edward returned to the top 100 after a 2-year absence and Reece returned after a 3-year absence. The highest new entries were Rhys and Oliver. Rhys rose from 109th place in 2002 and 104th in 2006, and Oliver rose from 155th place in 2002 and 101st in 2006. The names rising the most places were Jayden (up 220 places), Louis (up 37 places) and Edward (up 33 places).

There were also 6 first time entries to the top 100 for girls: Brooke, Millie, Taylor, Muireann, Freya and Maya. Sara returned to the top 100 after a 2-year absence and Lara returned after a 4-year absence. The highest new entry was Brooke, which climbed from 289th place in 2002 and 133rd in 2006 to reach the 73rd place. The names rising the most places were Brooke (up 60 places), Millie (up 39 places) and Muireann (up 39 places).

In Ireland, girls are given a wider variety of names than boys are, with 42.3% of girls given a name not in the top 100, compared with 32.8% of boys.

Jack was the most popular boys' name in 7 of the eight Regional Authority areas: Border, Midland, West, Mid-East, Mid-West, South-East and the South-West. The only exception was the Dublin region where Sean was the most popular.

Sarah was the most popular girls' name in the Border and South-West regions. Emma was the most popular in the West and Mid-West regions. Ella was the first choice in the Mid-East and South-East regions. Katie was the most popular name in the Midland region and Sophie in the Dublin region.

These results are based on an analysis of the first names recorded on birth returns for registration and vital statistics, begun by the Central Statistics Office of Ireland in 1998.

Top 100 baby names in Ireland (2007)
Rank Baby Boys Baby Girls
1Jack (1073) +1Sarah (656)
2Sean (965) -1Emma (632)
3Conor (821)Ella (601) +5
4Daniel (725) +2Katie (566) -1
5James (713)Sophie (556)
6Adam (659) -2Ava (555)
7Ryan (553) +7Aoife (527) -3
8Luke (538) -1Emily (475) +3
9Cian (527) -1Grace (473) -2
10Michael (521) -1Kate (426) +13
11Dylan (516) +1Amy (415)
12Aaron (485) -1Ciara (410) -2
13Darragh (472) +2Hannah (407) +3
14Thomas (440) -1Lucy (404) -1
15Matthew (430) +2Chloe (388) -1
16David (418) +5Leah (364) -7
17Jamie (412) -7Caoimhe (361) -2
18Oisin (407) -2Niamh (340)
19Patrick (402)Rachel (323) -2
20Alex (401) +3Anna (316) +1
21John (392) -3Jessica (298) -1
22Cillian (377) +6Lauren (283) -1
23Evan (360) +2Molly (281) +2
24Eoin (354) +2Mia (275) +1
25Shane (343) -1Rebecca (267) -6
26Liam (339) +4Saoirse (247) +3
27Ben (336) -7Roisin (233)
28Jake (320) +1Lily (232) +14
29Joshua (311) -2Abbie (231) +2
30Mark (264) +1Megan (229) +2
31Harry (251) +10Ellie (227) -1
32Fionn (246) +7Holly (224) +1
33Joseph (242) +6Laura (224) -8
34Callum (239) -12Ruby (222) +7
35Samuel (225) -1Ellen (214) -1
36Charlie (221)Aisling (209) -8
37Nathan (215) -5Aine (203)
38Cathal (210) -3Nicole (200) -2
39Kyle (210)Clodagh (199) +1
40Robert (207) -3Erin (189) -6
41Ciaran (200) -8Eva (178) +3
42Ronan (200) +6Olivia (172) +13
43Andrew (189)Isabelle (167) +7
44Kevin (179) +4Caitlin (164) +2
45William (179) +6Abigail (162) -1
46Ethan (176) +8Tara (151) -8
47Tadhg (170) +17Katelyn (142) -4
48Rory (169) -3Amelia (141) +26
49Noah (163)Julia (140) +22
50Calum (159) -6Shauna (139) -11
51Brian (156) +1Eimear (137) -3
52Eoghan (154) -2Sophia (137) +18
53Cormac (153) -11Kayla (136) +6
54Finn (150) +12Zoe (135) -7
55Aidan (149) +10Kayleigh (126) +3
56Alexander (145)Robyn (125) +6
57Benjamin (145) +12Mary (124) -5
58Rian (139) +19Maria (119) +8
59Sam (138) -1Aoibhe (118) -4
60Stephen (131) -14Orla (118) -7
61Christopher (130) -8Alannah (117) -7
62Killian (130) -2Eabha (114) -2
63Josh (126) +4Elizabeth (110)
64Gavin (123) +11Aimee (108) -13
65Alan (121) +15Sinead (105) -4
66Peter (121) -3Isabel (101) +2
67Scott (119) -11Alexandra (98) +12
68Jason (117) -8Amber (96) -3
69Max (116) +3Cara (96) -1
70Lee (114) -15Sadhbh (95) +6
71Anthony (113) -1Shannon (93) -22
72Paul (111) -10Isabella (92) -8
73Martin (109) +3Brooke (87) +60*
74Tom (107) -3Eve (87) -16
75Leon (106) -2Abby (85) +18
76Niall (99) -16Orlaith (85) -2
77Oliver (99) +25*Victoria (83) +23
78Rhys (99) +28*Maeve (82) +10
79Dean (94) -10Alice (81) +1
80Dara (93) -3Zara (79) +10
81Oscar (89) +11Sara (76) +31*
82Colm (85) -9Aoibhinn (72) +2
83Diarmuid (85) +9Charlotte (72) -12
84Edward (85) +33*Clara (71) -4
85Jayden (83) +220*Jasmine (71) +3
86Christian (81) +13Millie (71) +39*
87Louis (81) +37*Faye (69) -13
88Oran (81) +11Hazel (69) +1
89Padraig (81) -6Isobel (68) +17*
90Charles (79) -7Taylor (68) +19*
91Leo (78) -4Aoibheann (67) -15
92Lucas (78) +28*Muireann (67) +39*
93Ross (76) -13Alisha (66) -11
94Cameron (75) -4Lara (66) +20*
95Jacob (75) +24*Jennifer (65) -23
96Kieran (75) +11*Alex (63) -14
97Brandon (74) -18Freya (62) +26*
98Ruairi (74) -13Jane (62) -3
99Reece (73) +3*Heather (61) -8
100Tomas (73) -7Maya (61) +38*
Source: Central Statistics Office, Ireland * new entry

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