Jack and Emily most popular names in 2012

Jack and Emily were the most popular babies’ names registered in 2012. Jack retains the top position it has held every year since 2007 and Emily has retained the number one spot that it first claimed in 2011. The top five boys’ names (Jack, James, Daniel, Sean and Conor) have made up the top five since 2007. Four of the top five boys’ names (Jack, Sean, Conor and James) have been in the top five since 1998, with only their order changing from year to year. The top five girls’ names and their order have remained the same as those for 2011. This is the first time since 2004/2005 that the five most popular girls’ names have remained unchanged for two consecutive years.

Top 10 Irish girls names in 2012

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List of the most popular names for new born girls in Ireland in 2012

  • Emily
  • Sophie
  • Emma
  • Grace
  • Lily
  • Mia
  • Ella
  • Ava
  • Lucy
  • Sarah

Top 10 Irish boys names in 2012

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List of the most popular names for new born boys in Ireland in 2012

  • Jack
  • James
  • Daniel
  • Sean
  • Conor
  • Adam
  • Harry
  • Ryan
  • Dylan
  • Michael

Jack and Emily most popular names in 2011

Jack and Emily were the most popular babies’ names registered in 2011. Jack retains the top position it has held every year since 2007, and Emily moved up one place to obtain the number one spot for the first time. There were 840 boys named Jack in 2011, 44 more than the number of boys named James, the second most popular name. There were 596 girls named Emily, but this was only 14 more than the number of girls named Sophie, the secondmost popular girls’ name.

Check out the complete listing of boys and girls names from the CSO 2010. Click on the link below to open PDF file.

2010 CSO list of baby names



Check out the complete listing of boys and girls names from the CSO 2011. Click on the link below to open PDF file.

2011 CSO list of baby names



Check out the top 25 boys names for 2009 & 2010. Click on the link below to open Word Document file.

2009 & 2010 CSO list of boys names


Check out the top 25 girls names for 2009 & 2010. Click on the link below to open Word Document file.

2009 & 2010 CSO list of girls names



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