Tuesday 17 July 2018

Revealed: These are the most popular baby names of 2017

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Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

The most popular names of 2017 have been revealed.

For the eighth consecutive year, Sophia is the top choice for girls, while Jackson is the most popular name for boys, according to Baby Center.

Amelia was the only newcomer in the top 10 list for girls, while Grayson and Logan made their debut on the top ten list for boys.

Luna was the fastest climber in the girls' top 50 list, landing in 48th place.

While Mateo was the fastest climber in the boys' list, landing the 26th spot.

Top ten girls' names

1. Sophia

2. Olivia

3. Emma

4. Ava

5. Isabella

6. Mia

7. Aria

8. Riley

9. Zoe

10. Amelia

Top five boys' names

1. Jackson

2. Liam

3. Noah

4. Aiden

5. Lucas

6. Caden

7. Grayson

8. Mason

9. Elijah

10. Logan

BabyCenter said the data was compiled after more than 500,000 parents revealed their baby names in 2017.

Meanwhile, Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs has released the five most popular boys and girls names on infant passports this year:

Boys                                   

Jack                                    

James                                

Conor                                 

Daniel                                 

Adam       

Girls:

Emily

Emma

Aoife

Grace

Sophie

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