Most popular baby names in Cork revealed

Most popular baby names in Cork revealed

The CSO have released data on the most popular baby names in 2019.

The Central Statistics Office released data today, outlining the most popular names for babies born in Ireland in 2019.

Noah was the most popular name for a baby boy in Cork city, while Jack was most popular in Cork county. 

Hannah was the most chosen name for a girl in Cork city, while Grace was the most popular in the county. 

In Ireland as a whole, the most popular name in 2019 for newborn boys was Jack and for girls it was Emily. 

Jack has held the top spot since 2007, with the exception of 2016 when James was the most popular name. 

Emily has been the most popular name for baby girls since 2011.

The top five most popular name for newborn baby boys were Jack, James, Noah, Conor and Daniel. They have been in the top five boys' names since 2007. 

Three of these names - Jack, Conor and James - have been in the top five since 1998. 

Noah was new to the top five in 2018 and remained there in 2019. 

As for the girls, this is the ninth consecutive year that Emily has been the most popular name. 

Emily, Grace, Fiadh, Sophie and Hannah were the top five names for girls in 2019. Fiadh and Hannah were new entrants to the top five this year.

Amelia dropped out of the top five this year, having been there since 2015.

There were also some new entrants to the statistics. 

Eli, Joey, Odhrán and Ruairí were new entrants to the top 100 for boys in 2019. 

Odhrán was also the boys' name that increased most in popularity between 2018 and 2019, he moved up the ranks from 138th place in 2018 to 97th in 2019.

New entrants for girls included Doireann and Méabh. 

Alexandra, Heidi and Hollie were the girls' names that grew most in popularity. Alexandra gained 25 places, moving from 113th to 88th place between 2018 and 2019. 

Heidi and Hollie both rose 20 places from 94th and 109th to 74th and 89th place respectively.

There was a wider variety in the names registered for girls, with 4,814 girls' names in 2019 compared to 3,725 for boys.

Some of the less frequently used girls' names registered in 2019 and not included in the top 100 names were Féile, Jorja, Kyrah and Constance.

Some of the less popular boys' names registered in 2019 were Teidí, Saul, Dexter and Ruán.

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