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Here are the most popular baby names on Irish passports

The Foreign Affairs Minister expressed his disappointment that Charlie has dropped two places since 2013.

THE DEPARTMENT OF Foreign Affairs has announced the most popular baby names on Irish passports in 2014: Emily and Jack.

Some 456 passport applications were filed under Emily and 574 under Jack.
These two names were also the most-used monikers in 2013.

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There were no changes in the top seven boys’ names, compared to 2013. Some 53,046 passports were issued to children under the age of three last year.

girls names

boys names

Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan welcomed the new passport holders but wasn’t altogether happy.

While I was disappointed to see Charlie drop two places, I am pleased that it remains in the top ten for boys.

“I would like to take this opportunity to remind Irish people to check the validity of their passports and those of their families, and to perhaps renew now, ahead of the summer rush. Last year, almost 630,000 passports we issued, a quarter of which were issued in May and June,” Flanagan said.

Some Irish names featured in the top 20 – with Aoife (number 6), Saoirse (18) and Caoimhe (19) all making an appearance for girls. Oisín placed at number 14 in the boy’s list, with Seán coming in at number 19.

Most traditional names were further down the list, with Sadhbh placing at number 67 (down 13); Gráinne at 182 (up 51); Diarmuid at 163 (UP 17); and Ciarán at 97 (down 21).

Zuzanna and Kacper were the highest new entries, coming in at numbers 105 and 94 respectively.

The full list can be viewed here.

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