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Do you have one of Ireland's most common surnames?

The CSO has released data on the most common surnames in the country – is yours in there?

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YESTERDAY, THE CENTRAL Statistics Office released information on the most popular baby names in the country.

Jack and Emily remained the most popular baby names in the country, although a number of decidedly hipster baby names crept into the top 100. (Fiadh, anyone?)

Interestingly, the Central Statistics Office also released data on the top 10 surnames of babies registered in Ireland last year.

The data shows that there 22,090 unique surnames registered in Ireland last year, while the top 10 surnames accounted for 7.4% of all births.

Here they are in descending order.

1. Murphy

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Number of Murphys born in 2014: 767

2. Kelly

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Number of Kellys born in 2014: 633

3. Byrne

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Number of Byrnes born in 2014: 552

4. Ryan

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Number of Ryans born in 2014: 527

5. O’Brien

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Number of O’Briens born in 2014: 489

6. Walsh

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Number of Walshes born in 2014:  475

7. O’Sullivan

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Number of O’Sullivans born in 2014: 472

8. O’Connor

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Number of O’Connors born in 2014: 441

9. Doyle

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Number of Doyles born in 2014: 323

10. McCarthy

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Number of McCarthys born in 2014: 321

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Amy O'Connor

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