Thursday 29 September 2016

Irish passport office reveal most popular 2015 baby names on applications

The data was compiled by the Irish Passport Service on the basis of applications received in 2015

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Published 09/01/2016 | 17:05

Over 130,000 requests for infant passports were dealt with in the past 12 months
Over 130,000 requests for infant passports were dealt with in the past 12 months

The Irish Passport Service has revealed that Emily and Daniel are the most popular names provided on applications for infant passports in 2015.

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Over 130,000 requests for infant passports were dealt with in the past 12 months.

A total of 162 passports were printed for little boys named Daniel while girls named Emily made up 134 of the applications received.

The list of the top twenty names proffered to the Passport Service reveals that Gaeilge names remain popular with Liam, Cillian, Fionn, Hannah and Saoirse just some of the traditional Irish names featuring on the list.

Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan joked that he was relieved to see his own name holding its own at number 11 on the list.

"The list of most popular names reflects the continued overall popularity of traditional Irish names, such as Aoife and Oisin, while also highlighting the vibrant multiculturalism of today's Ireland with Zuzanna and Kacper, both Polish names, the highest new entries.

"I would also like to take this opportunity to remind Irish people to check the validity of their passports and those of their families and to consider renewing now, ahead of the summer rush."

Last year almost 630,000 passports were issued, with May and June being the busiest periods.

The most popular names appearing on infant passports in 2015 were Jack and Emily.

Top Boys Names

1. Daniel

2. James

3. Jack

4. Conor

5. Adam

6. Liam

7. Noah

8. Cillian

9. Oliver

10. Harry

11. Charlie

12. Finn

13. Thomas

14. Fionn

15. Patrick

16. David

17. Luke

18. Michael

19. Cian

20. Dylan

 

Top Girls Names

1. Emily

2. Amelia

3. Emma

4. Mia

5. Anna

6. Olivia

7. Hannah

8. Sophie

9. Aoife

10. Grace

11. Ava

12. Lily

13. Chloe

14. Sarah

15. Ella

16. Sophia

17. Lucy

18. Julia

19. Saoirse

20. Kate

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