Most Popular Irish Names 2005

The lasest statistics for baby names in Ireland, released in June 2006, are, well, predictable! Hardly anything has changed in the top 10 names for either boys and girls since last year.

For boys, Jack and Sean have been battling for top position for several years now, and this year Jack makes it back to the top. Emma is still top of the league for girls, for its third year in succession.

Most Popular Irish Boy’s Names (2005)

Five new boys names made it into the Top 50 this year, Callum, Cormac, Eoghan, Alexander and Harry. Otherwise it is not much changed, in fact the same names have held the top 5 positions since 1998.

Top 50 Boy’s Names in Ireland
1. Jack 11. Dylan 21. Eoin 31. Cathal 41. Eoghan
2. Sean 12. Ryan 22. Oisin 32. Ciaran 42. Stephen
3. Adam 13. Jamie 23. Shane 33. Joseph 43. Brian
4. Conor 14. Ben 24. Alex 34. Callum 44. Ronan
5. James 15. David 25. Even 35. Kyle 45. Cillian
6. Daniel 16. Thomas 26. Joshua 36. Samuel 46. Lee
7. Cian 17. John 27. Liam 37. Robert 47. Alexander
8. Luke 18. Patrick 28. Nathan 38. Fionn 48. Kevin
9. Aaron 19. Matthew 29. Mark 39. Andrew 49. Ethan
10. Michael 20. Daragh 30. Jake 40. Cormac 50. Harry

Most Popular Irish Girl’s Names (2005)

Emma isn’t just popular in Ireland, in 2004 it was also No. 1 in Canada, Scotland and Sweeden and No.2 in the USA. Emmas are taking over the world!

There is just one new girls name in the top 50 this year – Erin, up from 51 last year to 40 this year, displacing Shannon.

Top 50 Girl’s Names in Ireland
1. Emma 11. Emily 21. Anna 31. Aisling 41. Katelyn
2. Sarah 12. Rachel 22. Kate 32. Ellie 42. Clodagh
3. Katie 13. Niamh 23. Roisin 33. Mia 43. Zoe
4. Amy 14. Grace 24. Lucy 34. Caitlin 44. Eimear
5. Aoife 15. Rebecca 25. Molly 35. Aine 45. Abigail
6. Ciara 16. Hannah 26. Megan 36. Saoirse 46. Aimee
7. Sophie 17. Caoimhe 27. Abbie 37. Nicole 47. Sinead
8. Chloe 18. Ava 28. Laura 38. Shona 48. Mary
9. Leah 19. Lauren 29. Holly 39. Tara 49. Eva
10. Ella 20. Jessica 30. Ellen 40. Erin 50. Robyn

Source: Central Satatistics Office, Dublin

Article updated: March 31, 2017

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3 Comments

  • Mary-Kate says:

    Really like the name Aoife. It’s sounds so fresh. And it’s pronounced Ee-Fie,which sounds really pretty too I think I’ll go for that.

    • Aoife says:

      Hi , My Name is Aoife and i have to say without sounding cocky but i love the name , it means Beautiful and Radiant 🙂 , And its pronounced Eefa 🙂 In Ireland a few have the same name but not many 🙂 

    • Aoife says:

      Hi , My Name is Aoife and i have to say without sounding cocky but i love the name , it means Beautiful and Radiant 🙂 , And its pronounced Eefa 🙂 In Ireland a few have the same name but not many 🙂 

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