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# Baby Names

This year
2023
# welcome to the world
The most popular baby names in Ireland for 2022 have been revealed
There are some familiar names at the top but some new additions to the top 100.
# st brigid's day
Brigid, Bridget and Bríd: how popular is the saint's name in modern Ireland?
Ahead of the first St Brigid’s Day bank holiday, the CSO has revealed how the name’s popularity has waned in recent years.
Last year
2022
Voices
The Irish For: The rise of Rían - the latest baby names in Ireland
Darach Ó Séaghdha take a look at the most popular baby names last year.
# is ainm dom
Here's what the most popular baby names were in Ireland last year
There’s a new number one for girls yet again.
All time
Voices
The Irish For: Baby name trends - is Ireland that different to other countries?
Darach Ó Séaghdha looks at the latest baby name trends abroad and asks if we have our own ideas here in Ireland.
# say my name
Here's what the most popular baby names were in Ireland last year
There’s a new number one for girls.
Voices
The Irish For: The rise of Fiadh, the third most popular girl's name
With Fiadh now in the top five baby names for girls, Darach Ó Séaghdha looks at the origin of the name.
# what's in a name?
Here's what the most popular baby names were in Ireland last year
Jack and Emily are on top again.
# is ainm dom
These are the most popular baby names for boys and girls in 2018
Jack and Emily remain the most popular names for Irish babies.
Voices
'I can’t see him as a Thor FitzGerald': 10 rules for choosing a baby name
David Caren gives practical advice for Irish expectant dads.
# Baby Names
TV, sport and music had some amount of impact on Irish baby names through the years
Did you know that there were 39 Rihanna’s were registered in Ireland in 2009?
# Baby Names
If Irish babies were named after the reason they were conceived...
Excerpt.
# CSO
Here's what the most popular baby names were in Ireland last year
The usual suspects feature in top five.
# kylie jenner
So, fans are convinced that Kylie Jenner subtly revealed her baby's name in that 11-minute video
#TwitterThoughts.
# represent
These are some of the most popular Irish baby names outside of Ireland
Well, we do like to travel.
# oh baby
Emily and Jack are the most popular baby names in Ireland
Is yours in the top five list?
# Baby Names
How popular is your name? This handy app from the CSO will help you find out
With information from 1964 to 2016, users can follow the popularity of any name.
# bring back deirdre
15 old school baby names that need to make a comeback in 2017
MAKE DEIRDRE COOL AGAIN.
# Baby Names
15 of the fastest growing hipster baby names in Ireland this year
The figures are in.
# what's in a name
Muhammad, Willow and Matilda are the highest-climbing baby names in Ireland
The surname Murphy accounted for over 1.1% (697 births) while Kelly accounts for 0.9% or 598 births.
# what's in a name
Are These Celebrity Baby Names Real Or Fake?
There are lots of… interesting ones out there.
# what's in a name
12 common American baby names that would simply never work in Ireland
Imagine naming your kid ‘Konner’.
# river rocket
Just 32 ludicrous celebrity baby names to make you feel better about your own
“Journey River”
# Babies
Aoife and Saoirse, Finn and Noah - Ireland's ten most popular baby names
Girls’ names like Eabha and Shauna were not so popular while Feidhlim and Erik were on the bottom of the list of boys’ names.
# duckling
7 things all Declans need to know
You’re growing in power, Declans.
# Baby Names
15 of the fastest growing hipster baby names in Ireland
Get them while they’re hot.
# brits in
Ireland's top baby names have been revealed and this little guy is making his mark
The top two still reign supreme, however.
# what's in a name
Ciara, Rory and Aislinn were among the most popular baby names in America last year
The Irish made an impressive showing in this year’s top 1000 baby names.
# say my name say my name
16 Irish surnames that are now popular baby names in America
Gannon, Finnegan and Brennan, anyone?
# Baby Names
16 old-fashioned baby names that need to make a comeback
Francis, Jacinta and Sharon — the hipster baby names of 2026.
# tarka
14 of the most hilariously posh birth announcements ever published
From the pages of the Daily Telegraph, obviously.
# a leanbh
14 Irish baby names the world really needs to know about
Calling all Sadhbhs, Iarlas and Naoises!
# lanesra
A father tricked his wife into naming their baby after his favourite football team
“Lanesra, come in for your dinner!”
# wtaf
These are some of the weirdest baby names of 2015
Some excellent ideas here…
The latest baby name trend is... Instagram filters
Oh God.
# Quiz
What Would You Be Called If You Were Born in 2015?
Name trends are changing. It could all have been so much different…
# THE George effect
How do England's most popular baby names compare to ours?
We have similar tastes, to a point.
# what's in a name
Can You Guess The Meaning Of These Old Irish Names?
Do you know your Diarmuids from your Tadhgs? Take this quiz and find out.
# Quiz
What Should You Name Your First Child?
We have the answer, right this way.
# south by south west
9 potential names for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's new baby
Yes, the pair of them are expecting again.