Top 100 baby names in Ireland (2020)

The rank of baby girl name Grace from 1998 to 2020 in Ireland
 

According to the annual reports published by the Central Statistics Office of Ireland, Jack and Grace were the most popular babies' names registered in 2020.

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

This is the first time that Grace has taken the 1st spot, climbing from 2nd place in 2018 and 2019. Emily had been the most popular name for baby girls since 2011 prior to this year.

Notes:

These results are based on the analysis of 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. Different spellings of a name have been treated as separate names.

Names containing accents have been recorded without those accents until 2017.

Since 2018, the Irish CSO publication includes the síneadh fada and other diacritics. This has an impact in the order of the popularity of some forenames. For example Sean (without the síneadh fada) has always been in the top 5 most popular names for boys. Now both spellings are treated as two separate names and thus it falls out of the top 5.

Top 100 baby names in Ireland (2020)
Rank Baby Boys Baby Girls
1Jack (597) Grace (410) +1
2James (495) Fiadh (366) +1
3Noah (447) Emily (329) -2
4Daniel (359) +1Sophie (328)
5Conor (345) -1Ava (297) +2
6Finn (331) +16Amelia (275)
7Liam (329) Ella (265) +2
8Fionn (323) +8Hannah (265) -2
9Harry (311) +3Lucy (261) +2
10Charlie (305) Mia (251)
11Cillian (302) +6Olivia (248) +3
12Adam (299) -6Lily (247) +1
13Darragh (299) -1Ellie (238) -6
14Luke (290) -5Anna (237) +5
15Rían (285) +5Emma (237) -2
16Oisín (277) -3Éabha (234) +13
17Michael (275) -3Chloe (233) -2
18Tadhg (272) -10Sophia (219) +1
19Thomas (271) -1Molly (217) -1
20Seán (266) +3Saoirse (214) +3
21Alex (256) -7Sadie (205) +4
22Patrick (236) -2Evie (195) +7
23Jamie (235) -4Kate (189) +1
24Cian (203) +8Aoife (179) -8
25Oliver (195) -1Freya (179) -2
26John (193) +4Isla (174) +8
27Bobby (185) +2Caoimhe (163) -10
28Dylan (182) -2Holly (156) -7
29Leo (182) +3Robyn (155) -3
30Ryan (181) -5Katie (148) -3
31Oscar (178) +12Sarah (148) +2
32Ben (171) -4Róisín (146) +8
33David (168) +8Alice (143) +2
34Mason (157) +12Ruby (142) -6
35Theo (157) +14Sofia (141) +6
36Tommy (154) +17Cara (135) -5
37Jacob (151) +1Ada (131) +20
38Callum (149) +7Eva (131) +1
39Matthew (148) -12Isabelle (128) -6
40Alexander (144) -4Sadhbh (128) -2
41Alfie (143) -1Bonnie (127) +31
42Max (140) -8Erin (127) -2
43Tom (137) -5Willow (126)
44Ollie (136) +3Zoe (125) -3
45Aaron (134) -12Millie (120) +5
46Jake (129) -9Clodagh (117) +4
47Donnacha (128) +9Leah (117) -10
48Ethan (128) -12Ciara (107) +1
49Evan (123) +7Charlotte (106) -4
50Benjamin (120) +25Emilia (104) +20
51Senan (118) -10Isabella (104) +2
52William (118) -1Rosie (103) +6
53Sam (117) -9Annie (102) +13
54Shay (117) +10Eve (99) -1
55Logan (115) +3Maya (99) +1
56Joshua (111) -2Layla (96) -1
57Nathan (110) +4Maisie (94) +2
58Kai (109) +7Sienna (94) +24
59Archie (107) +4Jessica (91) -12
60Joseph (107) -7Ailbhe (90) +15
61Jayden (106) +4Clara (90) -1
62Luca (106) -2Lauren (87) -16
63Billy (105) +12Harper (86) +3
64Arthur (103) +16Abigail (85) -5
65Danny (101) +3Faye (84) -18
66Theodore (100) +6Amber (80) +5
67Samuel (99) -7Aoibhín (79) +2
68Cathal (98) -7Mila (79) +5
69Lucas (98) -13Maria (78) -6
70Aidan (94) -22Zara (76) -27
71Freddie (93) +2Elizabeth (75) +11
72Rory (92) -1Rose (73) +7
73Robert (90) +7Aria (72) -8
74Eoin (87) Alannah (69) -8
75Frankie (85) +10Bella (69) +1
76Leon (85) -25Ivy (69) +4
77Muhammad (82) +1Daisy (68) +22
78Ruairí (82) +10Julia (68) -18
79Eoghan (81) newMéabh (68) +10
80George (78) -15Amy (65) -17
81Isaac (77) +8Lara (65) new
82Louis (77) -13Mary (64) +10
83Odhrán (77) +16Nina (63) new
84Sonny (77) newPenny (63) new
85Kyle (76) +2Mollie (62) new
86Rian (74) newLuna (61) new
87Shane (72) newNiamh (61) -32
88Henry (70) -5Evelyn (60) +8
89Sean (70) newLaura (60) -4
90Edward (69) -1Abbie (59) -13
91Martin (69) +1Cora (59) new
92Mark (68) +2Rebecca (58) -8
93Andrew (64) -25Fíadh (57) new
94Anthony (64) +1Heidi (57) -19
95Kayden (64) -13Croía (56) new
96Odhran (64) -1Elsie (56) new
97Christopher (63) -14Hazel (56)
98Sebastian (63) newPippa (56) new
99Hugo (61) -24Maeve (55) new
100Joey (61) -2Paige (55) new
Source: Central Statistics Office, Ireland * new entry

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