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15 of the fastest growing hipster baby names in Ireland this year

The stats are in.

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EVERY YEAR, THE Passport Office of Ireland release the top 200 most popular baby names in the country.

The list for 2015 has just come out, and the names at the summit are as predictable as ever: Daniel, James, Emily, and Jack retain the top spots.

But there are new, cool names catching them fast. So, in order of popularity:

15. Jayden

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Just 18 babies got the passport with Jayden on it last year, but that figure is surely to rise in the future – it’s not that far off Jaden Smith territory in coolness.

14. Mason

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19 Masons were welcomed into Ireland last year. Cool.

13. Annabelle

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And 19 Annabelles as well.

12. Kai

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20 passports with Kai as the name were issued to the babies of Ireland last year. It’s the lowest

11. Ollie

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A jump to 25 for Ollie.

10. Éabha

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28 little Éabhas means it’s pushing up into the mainstream.

9. Liliana

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30 Liliana’s got their own little passports in 2015.

8. Sebastian

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The eighth most popular hipster baby name. Sebastian is classy and on the move upwards.

7. Freya

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And tied with Sebastian is Freya – both on 35.

6. Fiadh

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The trend of old Irish names making their comeback sees 37 passports for Fiadh last year,

5. Saoirse

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A big jump to Saoirse on 60. 2016′s number is bound to much bigger thanks to a certain Golden Globes-bound actress. At least the world will know how to pronounce it for the future generations.

4. Ella

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72 Ellasgot themselves international-transport-ready last year.

3. Dylan

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And 72 Dylans were accounted for.

2. Ava

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82 on the board for Avas everywhere. But it didn’t come close to…

1. Amelia

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The second most popular girls name overall has had the trajectory of a Justin Bieber single in recent years. Expect there to be Amelias EVERYWHERE from now on.

Welcome to the mainstream, one and all. You’re getting seriously popular now.

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