The most popular Irish baby names

17 July 2019

Newborn baby

If you're wondering what name to choose for your baby, one of the top 100 Irish baby names could be just the thing. Here's a list of the most popular baby names registered in Ireland in 2018 - the top 50 names for boys and girls.

The ubiquitous Jack has held the top spot for boys' names since 2007 (with the exception of 2016 when James surpassed it), while Emily has topped the girls' list for eight years in a row. Meanwhile, more traditional Irish favourites are slipping down the ranks; Aoife, Cian, Patrick and Saoirse all miss out on a top 10 spot.

Top five Irish boys' names

Jack
James
Noah
Conor
Daniel

Top five Irish girls' names

Emily
Grace
Emma
Sophie
Amelia

Top boys' names

Top girls' names

If you don’t fancy any of these popular Irish names for your baby boy or baby girl, why not see which baby names are top in England and Wales, and the most popular choices in Scotland last year? If you’d like to find out what the names on your current shortlist mean, and get more inspiration, head over to our Baby name finder.