Top 100 baby names in Ireland (2017)

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

According to the annual reports published by the Central Statistics Office of Ireland, Jack and Emily were the most popular babies' names registered in 2017.

Jack reclaimed the top spot for baby boys, a position it has held since 2007 with the exception of 2016 when James was most popular.

Emily was again the most popular name for baby girls, a position it has retained since 2011.

The top five boys' names (Jack, James, Daniel, Conor and Sean) have been the top 5 since 2007 with slight changes to their order.

Emily, Emma, Amelia, Grace and Sophie were the top 5 most popular names for girls.

Theo and Jackson were the new entrants to the top 100 for boys with the biggest rise in popularity, increasing 33 and 29 places respectively. Theo increased from 106th place in 2016 to 73rd place in 2017 and Jackson went from 128th place in 2016 to 99th place in 2017.

There were four notable first time entrants to the top 100 for girls: Aoibhin, Nina, Pippa and Esme. Aoibhin and Nina were the girls' names growing most in popularity. Aoibhin increased 82 places from 150th place in 2016 to 68th place in 2017. Nina increased 41 places -- from 140th place in 2016 to 99th place in 2017.

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. 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.

Top 100 baby names in Ireland (2017)
Rank Baby Boys Baby Girls
1Jack (685) +1Emily (459)
2James (619) -1Emma (393) +5
3Daniel (536) Amelia (371) +2
4Conor (472) -1Grace (371) -1
5Sean (453) Sophie (364)
6Noah (442) Lucy (349) -3
7Luke (420) +3Hannah (338) +2
8Harry (410) +3Mia (325)
9Adam (389) -2Ava (315) -6
10Michael (359) -1Chloe (304) +7
11Oisin (351) -3Olivia (294) +2
12Alex (347) +5Anna (293) +5
13Charlie (338) -1Lily (289) -3
14Fionn (314) +7Ella (286) -3
15Liam (312) -1Saoirse (281) -3
16Cillian (302) +6Kate (261) -2
17Darragh (300) -1Aoife (256) -2
18Patrick (300) +1Sophia (245) +4
19Cian (291) -6Sarah (244) -3
20Jamie (291) +7Ellie (243)
21Thomas (291) -4Fiadh (242) +3
22John (266) +3Sadie (224) +9
23Finn (265) -3Caoimhe (223) -4
24Ryan (260) -5Evie (212) +15
25Rian (257) +6Robyn (200) +4
26Matthew (256) +3Isabelle (197) +2
27David (255) Holly (195) -4
28Tadhg (254) +4Katie (193) -7
29Dylan (252) -6Freya (192) +7
30Oliver (249) Leah (192) +1
31Aaron (230) -7Zoe (189) -5
32Ben (204) -4Molly (185) -5
33Leo (193) +11Ruby (169) -1
34Nathan (187) +5Cara (162)
35Ethan (186) +6Alice (160) -1
36Alfie (184) +18Lauren (152) -11
37Jake (184) -3Roisin (151) -5
38Max (182) -3Jessica (150) +10
39Alexander (180) +10Eva (144) -2
40Ollie (179) +13Isla (143) +13
41Jacob (175) -4Ciara (139) -2
42Logan (175) +16Charlotte (138) +1
43Callum (171) +5Sofia (137) -1
44Oscar (168) +2Amy (136) +1
45Evan (167) -11Layla (135) -1
46Sam (165) -5Julia (133) +3
47Joseph (162) +4Niamh (132) -6
48Bobby (161) -1Isabella (130) +14
49Mason (158) -6Clodagh (129) +2
50Joshua (155) -6Eabha (125) -5
51Tom (155) -14Faye (125) -3
52Samuel (150) -14Sienna (122) +19
53Leon (140) +5Zara (117) +4
54William (139) -4Millie (115) +5
55Donnacha (136) +13Maria (112)
56Aidan (127) -4Harper (111) +9
57Senan (125) +1Alannah (110) +12
58Eoin (120) -3Erin (109) -20
59Lucas (120) +5Eve (109) -9
60Mark (119) +12Elizabeth (105) +5
61Cathal (114) +4Sadhbh (104) -4
62Jayden (114) +1Abigail (98) -10
63Kyle (114) -21Emilia (97) -4
64Danny (111) +6Laura (97) -9
65Odhran (111) -6Rebecca (96) +10
66Eoghan (110) +2Rose (96) +12
67Robert (109) -11Aoibheann (95) +13
68Tommy (106) -2Aoibhin (94) new
69Benjamin (105) -11Maisie (94) +7
70Martin (105) +18Kayla (93)
71Daithi (102) +10Aoibhinn (92) -8
72Rory (101) +2Maya (92) -16
73Theo (97) newClara (91) -8
74Billy (95) +3Annie (89) +7
75Ronan (95) -3Amber (85) -16
76Andrew (94) -4Meabh (81) +6
77Kai (90) +15Abbie (80) -12
78Ciaran (89) +12Willow (80) -5
79Louis (89) Ellen (79) -15
80Sebastian (88) +18Georgia (77) +7
81Anthony (87) +5Aria (76) +16
82Henry (87) -6Aine (75) -3
83Tomas (87) +2Heidi (75)
84Isaac (86) +14Hazel (71) new
85Shane (86) -20Lena (68) new
86Shay (86) -6Aisling (67) -9
87Muhammad (83) -4Megan (67) -13
88George (82) +5Rachel (67) -12
89Peter (82) newPippa (66) new
90Scott (81) -23Victoria (66) +1
91Arthur (80) newHanna (64) new
92Christopher (78) +1Lara (64) +2
93Dara (78) +6Mary (64) -7
94Hugo (78) -3Rosie (64) -4
95Kevin (78) -11Daisy (63) -6
96Ruairi (77) newEvelyn (63) new
97Cormac (75) -14Lilly (63) -11
98Tyler (75) -22Madison (63) new
99Jackson (74) newAilbhe (62) -8
100Archie (72) newEsme (62) new
   Mollie (62) -5
   Nina (62) new
Source: Central Statistics Office, Ireland * new entry

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