Monday 20 November 2017

Sean and Sarah most popular baby names last year

Sean and Sarah have been revealed as the most popular baby names in Ireland last year.

Figures from the CSO today show that just under 1,000 boys were named Sean last year, with Jack, Conor, Adam and James making up the top-five.

Almost 700 girls were named Sarah, followed by Emma, Katie, Aoife and Sophie in the popularity stakes.

The top five boys' names have all been the same since 1998, with only their order changing from year to year.

Emma, Sarah and Aoife have been in the top five girls' names for the same length of time.

Elsewhere, two new boys name - Senan and Tristan - are in the top 100 for the first time this year, with Cameron, Calum and Rory also increasing in popularity.

There were three first-time entries in the top-100 for girls - Aoibheann, Aoibinnn and Jasmine.

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