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Emily and Jack are the most popular baby names in Ireland

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EMILY AND JACK are now the most popular baby names in Ireland – according to the details in passports issued for infants this year.

The names were released by the Department of Foreign Affairs today, and show that Emily is still the most popular girl’s name for the second year in a row.

The most popular names in 2017, based on passport applications for infants were:


  • Jack
  • James
  • Conor
  • Daniel
  • Adam


  • Emily
  • Emma
  • Aoife
  • Grace
  • Sophie

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If you want to see how popular your name is, then check out this new interactive website  from the Central Statistics Office.

Read: Aoife and Saoirse, Finn and Noah – Ireland’s ten most popular baby names in 2016>

Read: How popular is your name? This handy app from the CSO will help you find out>

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