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2018 Most Popular Names in Ireland

The most popular baby 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. Along with Fiadh and Conor, Irish names that rank among Ireland’s Top 25 baby names include Aoife, Saoirse, and Caoimhe for girls, and Liam, Fionn, and Oisin for boys. Other top Irish names not often heard outside the Emerald Isle include Cillian, Tadhg, and Darragh for boys.

Note that the Irish surname-names most popular for girls in the US, such as Riley and Kennedy, do not rank among the top girl names in Ireland. What follows is the most recent list of popular names in Ireland, according to Ireland’s Central Statistics Office .