Most Popular Irish Names 2006

The lasest statistics for baby names in Ireland, released on August 2nd 2007, once again see much the same names appear in the top 50, though with the orders a little rearranged.

For boys, Jack and Sean have been alternating the top position for years, and this year Sean makes it back to the top. Emma, which has been the top girl’s name for 3 years is toppled this year by Sarah.

Most Popular Irish Boy’s Names (2006)

The same boy’s names have held the top 5 positions since 1998, though their order shifts from year to year. In 2006 Sean swapped places with Jack to take the number one, Conor and Adam also exchanged rankings while James held fast in fifth.

Calum entered the top 50 at 44, up from 70 last year, to join the alternate spelling of the name which is at 22. Other top 50 entries are Charlie, up from 53 and Noah rising 12 places to 49.

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

Most Popular Irish Girl’s Names (2006)

Sarah last topped the girl’s list in 2002 and had now beaten Emma to take pole position again. Sophie makes it’s first entry going from 7th place last year into the top 5 this year, replacing Amy, now in 11th postion.

There are three new girls names which made it into the top 50 this year – Lily, up from 52nd place, Ruby up from 59th and Shannon making a reappearance at 49 having dropped to 56 last year.

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

Source: Central Satatistics Office, Dublin

Article updated: March 31, 2017

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