Most Popular Names in Ireland

The most popular names in Ireland are a mix of traditional names popular throughout the English-speaking world — Emma and Mia, James and Noah — and native Irish names such as Fiadh and Rían.

Along with Fiadh and Rían, Irish Gaelic names that rank among Ireland's top baby names include Éabha, Saoirse, and Caoimhe for girls, and Oisín, Fionn, and Cillian for boys. Other top Irish names not often heard outside the Emerald Isle include Clodagh, Sadhbh, and Croía for girls, and Tadhg, Donnacha, and Darragh for boys.

The most popular names in Ireland with non-Irish origins include Grace, Emily, and Sophie for girls. Non-Irish names ranking among the most popular names in Ireland for boys are the perennially-popular Jack along with Daniel, Harry, and Adam.

Note that the Irish last names most popular for girls in the US, such as Riley and Kennedy, do not rank among the top girl names in Ireland. Top Irish girl names in the US and internationally include Maeve and Nora. The leading Irish boy names in the US and other European countries are Liam and Finn.

What's here are the most popular names in Ireland. For popular names lists from around the world, visit our main Popular Names page.