Jack and Emily retain their lead in the Irish baby name charts, but their number of instances decreased, according to the Central Statistics Office.
Here is the top 10 for boys and girls:
In the top 10, Michael and Chloe replaced Harry and Aoife.
In the top 100, new entrants include George, Dáithí, Brian, Edward and Dáire & Maisie, Annabelle, Mila, Rosie and Eimear, replacing Jakub, Niall, Alan and Oran & Isabel, Ailbhe, Ruth, Natalia and Poppy.
Biggest jumpers were Ollie (rank), Oliver (numbers) and Fiadh (both rank and numbers) while the biggest fallers were Killian and Aisling (rank) & Luke (outside the top 10, it’s Liam) and Sophia (numbers).
Turning the clocks back to 1965 and the name charts look very much different. John and Mary topped the charts back then and the top 10…well, you get the picture, but there is one name that is in the 2015 top 10. Can you tell which one it is?
In the top 10, the names that had been in the 1964 top 10 stayed where they are, albeit with some rank changes.
In the top 100, new entrants include Cyril, Diarmuid,
Bartholmew, Donald and Roger & Michele, Regina, Emer, Janet, Niamh, Noeleen, Michelle and Therese, replacing Bartholomew (!!), Ronald, Leslie, Cathal, Albert and Trevor & Rosaleen, Hannah, Maureen, Winifred, Dorothy, Eleanor, Ursula and Aileen.
The biggest jumpers were Simon and Michele (rank) & David (outside the top 10, it’s Brian) and Karen (numbers). Meanwhile, the biggest fallers were Rory and Johanna (rank) & Paul (outside the top 10, it’s Daniel) and Mary (outside the top 10, it’s Pauline) (numbers).
What do you think of the results? The colour-coding that I added for the first time? The post in general? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below the sources.
Central Statistics Office – http://www.cso.ie/en/releasesandpublications/er/ibn/irishbabiesnames2015/ (for the 2014 release, replace the last number with 4)
UPDATE: Turns out that the CSO had interchanged the Barthol(o)mew spellings for 1964 and 1965 – seems as if Bartholmew is used there all the time but after I checked the ‘Bartholmew’ profiles on LinkedIn and Facebook, I wonder why they had gone with Bartholmew despite the fact that I can only a fair few on LinkedIn and Facebook…maybe Bartholomew is used in Ireland, like in other countries as well…who knows?