Most Popular Baby Names in Ireland

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Perhaps the most astonishing fact about the most popular baby names in Ireland is how few nowadays are actually Irish! It seems the more traditional Irish baby names have been replaced in more recent times with more modern alternatives.

In the official list for 2010 only 4 out of the top 10 boys names were native Irish and only 1 Irish girls name featured in the top 10.

Click on a name for more details and to learn about it's origins. (Information supplied by nameberry.com)

 

TOP TEN BOYS NAMES - 2010 TOP TEN GIRLS NAMES - 2010
 1. Jack 1. Sophie
 2. Sean 2. Emily
 3. Daniel 3. Emma
 4. James 4. Sarah
 5. Conor 5. Lucy
 6. Ryan 6. Ava
 7. Adam 7. Grace
 8. Alex 8. Chloe
 9. Luke 9. Katie
 10. Dylan 10.Aoife

Although the Top Ten Names feature few traditional Irish names the shift does change if you study the Top 100 Baby Names as over half of the names on the list are authentically Irish. Listed below are the most popular Irish names for boys and girls and their position in the Top 100:

BOYS NAMES - IRISH GIRLS NAMES - IRISH
Cian (14)
Liam (15)
Darragh (16)
Oisin (17)
Patrick (18)
Cillian (21)
Eoin (29)
Callum (32)
Shane (33)
Fionn (35)
Tadhg (40)
Cathal (42)
Finn (46)
Ronan (50)
Ciaran (53)
Rian (54)
Eoghan (55)
Rory (57)
Cormac (59)
Killian (62)
Dara (71)
Senan (74)
Oran (75)
Shay (76)
Odhran (77)
Ruairi (88)
Niall (91)
Calum (93)
Daithi (94)
Lorcan (97)
Daire (100)
Ciara (15)
Saoirse (18)
Caoimhe (24)
Niamh (25)
Roisin (32)
Erin (36)
Clodagh (39)
Aisling (42)
Eabha (55)
Aine (58)
Tara (62)
Sadhbh (65)
Aoibhinn (67)
Caitlin (75)
Aoibheann (76)
Eimear (78)
Aoibhe (79)
Orla (85)
Orlaith (94)
Sinead (97)

To view the complete official list supplied by the Central Statistics Office click on the link below:

http://cso.ie/en/media/csoie/releasespublications/documents/birthsdm/2010/babiesnames_2010.pdf