These were the TOP baby names in Ireland in 2018

Ireland’s most popular baby names of 2018 have finally been revealed so get ready to be inspired expectant-mums, there’s no doubt you’ll find the perfect name for your tiny tot on this list.

It has been confirmed that Jack was the top name for baby boys born in Ireland in 2018. Emily has been crowned the top baby name for little girls born in Ireland in 2018.

James, Noah, Conor and Daniel make up the top five boy names. Grace, Emma, Sophie and Amelia also made it into the top five girls’ names for 2018.

Other names featuring in the boys’ name list include Finn, Alex, Cillian and Charlie.

It’s evident that the royal family are still inspiring baby names like Harry, George and Louis all made appearances on the list.

Irish names were extremely popular with parents of darling daughters in 2018. Saoirse, Niamh, Fiadh and Róisín were huge hits with new parents.

New entrants for baby boys included Freddie, Frankie and Theodore. There were four new entrants to the top 100 for girls: Ada, Bella, Bonnie and Ivy.  


There is a wider variety in the names registered for girls, with 4,779 girls' names in 2018 compared with 3,712 for boys.

Did your tiny tot’s name make the list?

Check out the top baby names in Ireland below: 


1) Jack

2) James

3) Noah

4) Conor

5) Daniel

6) Harry

7) Luke

8) Michael

9) Adam

10) Charlie

11) Liam

12) Thomas

13) Seán

14) Fionn

15) Oisín

16) Alex

17) Cillian

18) Finn

19) Patrick

20) Tadhg


1) Emily

2) Grace

3) Emma

4) Sophie

5) Amelia

6) Ella

7) Ellie

8) Mia

9) Ava

10) Fiadh

11) Hannah

12) Anna

13) Lucy

14) Olivia

15) Lily

16) Chloe

17) Aoife

18) Kate

19) Sadie

20) Saoirse

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