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# Babies
Aoife and Saoirse, Finn and Noah - Ireland's ten most popular baby names
Girls’ names like Eabha and Shauna were not so popular while Feidhlim and Erik were on the bottom of the list of boys’ names.

THIS WEEK, THE Department of Foreign Affairs revealed James is now the most popular name for baby boys in Ireland, overtaking Jack.

In 2016, Emily was the most popular girl’s name, chosen by the parents of 116 baby girls.

The full list of last year’s baby names, provided to, shows Amelia and Olivia were also popular names for girls, while Jack and Daniel were popular choices for baby boys.

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Girls’ names like Eabha, Shauna and Sorcha were low on the list. There were 32 Sienna’s, 65 Sofia’s and 23 Mila’s.

On the bottom of the boy’s list was Feidhlim, Erik and Éanna. No one chose to name their baby boy Enda last year.

View the full list of girls’ names for 2016 here and the full list of boys’ names here.

Read: Say hello to the first babies born in Ireland in 2017>

Read: ‘We wanted a home birth… but didn’t expect this’: New Year baby born on the kitchen floor>

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