Advertisement

Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now

#Baby Names

# baby-names - This year 2022

The Irish For: The rise of Rían - the latest baby names in Ireland
# Seachtain Na Gaeilge
# Seachtain Na Gaeilge

The Irish For: The rise of Rían - the latest baby names in Ireland

Mar 3rd 2022, 8:00 PM 50,403 Views 9 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha take a look at the most popular baby names last year.

Here's what the most popular baby names were in Ireland last year
# Is Ainm Dom
# Is Ainm Dom

Here's what the most popular baby names were in Ireland last year

Feb 25th 2022, 2:14 PM 62,280 Views 11 Comments

There’s a new number one for girls yet again.

# baby-names - Last year 2021

The Irish For: Baby name trends - is Ireland that different to other countries?
# Opinion
# Opinion

The Irish For: Baby name trends - is Ireland that different to other countries?

Oct 3rd 2021, 8:30 AM 122,056 Views 40 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha looks at the latest baby name trends abroad and asks if we have our own ideas here in Ireland.

Here's what the most popular baby names were in Ireland last year
# Say My Name
# Say My Name

Here's what the most popular baby names were in Ireland last year

Feb 26th 2021, 1:50 PM 131,307 Views 27 Comments

There’s a new number one for girls.

# baby-names - All time

The Irish For: The rise of Fiadh, the third most popular girl's name
# Baby Names
# Baby Names

The Irish For: The rise of Fiadh, the third most popular girl's name

Mar 1st 2020, 8:30 AM 84,498 Views 30 Comments

With Fiadh now in the top five baby names for girls, Darach Ó Séaghdha looks at the origin of the name.

Here's what the most popular baby names were in Ireland last year
# What's In A Name?
# What's In A Name?

Here's what the most popular baby names were in Ireland last year

Feb 28th 2020, 12:30 PM 112,103 Views 49 Comments

Jack and Emily are on top again.

These are the most popular baby names for boys and girls in 2018
# Is Ainm Dom
# Is Ainm Dom

These are the most popular baby names for boys and girls in 2018

Feb 28th 2019, 6:38 PM 77,477 Views 45 Comments

Jack and Emily remain the most popular names for Irish babies.

'I can’t see him as a Thor FitzGerald': 10 rules for choosing a baby name
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I can’t see him as a Thor FitzGerald': 10 rules for choosing a baby name

Aug 5th 2018, 8:45 AM 27,300 Views 28 Comments

David Caren gives practical advice for Irish expectant dads.

TV, sport and music had some amount of impact on Irish baby names through the years
# Baby Names
From The Daily Edge
# Baby Names

TV, sport and music had some amount of impact on Irish baby names through the years

Mar 7th 2018, 5:48 PM 5,647 Views 2 Comments

Did you know that there were 39 Rihanna’s were registered in Ireland in 2009?

If Irish babies were named after the reason they were conceived...
# Baby Names
From The Daily Edge
# Baby Names

If Irish babies were named after the reason they were conceived...

Feb 28th 2018, 8:00 PM 11,081 Views 0 Comments

Excerpt.

Here's what the most popular baby names were in Ireland last year
# CSO
# CSO

Here's what the most popular baby names were in Ireland last year

Feb 28th 2018, 11:08 AM 200,631 Views 14 Comments

The usual suspects feature in top five.

So, fans are convinced that Kylie Jenner subtly revealed her baby's name in that 11-minute video
# Kylie Jenner
From The Daily Edge
# Kylie Jenner

So, fans are convinced that Kylie Jenner subtly revealed her baby's name in that 11-minute video

Feb 5th 2018, 2:00 PM 10,239 Views 1 Comment

#TwitterThoughts.

These are some of the most popular Irish baby names outside of Ireland
# Represent
# Represent

These are some of the most popular Irish baby names outside of Ireland

Dec 30th 2017, 9:31 PM 82,626 Views 41 Comments

Well, we do like to travel.

Emily and Jack are the most popular baby names in Ireland
# Oh Baby
# Oh Baby

Emily and Jack are the most popular baby names in Ireland

Dec 29th 2017, 3:00 PM 26,129 Views 59 Comments

Is yours in the top five list?

How popular is your name? This handy app from the CSO will help you find out
# Baby Names
# Baby Names

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

Dec 11th 2017, 1:02 PM 88,445 Views 51 Comments

With information from 1964 to 2016, users can follow the popularity of any name.

15 old school baby names that need to make a comeback in 2017
# Bring Back Deirdre
From The Daily Edge
# Bring Back Deirdre

15 old school baby names that need to make a comeback in 2017

Jun 4th 2017, 4:10 PM 13,079 Views 12 Comments

MAKE DEIRDRE COOL AGAIN.

15 of the fastest growing hipster baby names in Ireland this year
# Baby Names
From The Daily Edge
# Baby Names

15 of the fastest growing hipster baby names in Ireland this year

May 31st 2017, 2:00 PM 40,792 Views 8 Comments

The figures are in.

Muhammad, Willow and Matilda are the highest-climbing baby names in Ireland
# What's In A Name
# What's In A Name

Muhammad, Willow and Matilda are the highest-climbing baby names in Ireland

May 31st 2017, 12:30 PM 27,473 Views 75 Comments

The surname Murphy accounted for over 1.1% (697 births) while Kelly accounts for 0.9% or 598 births.

Are These Celebrity Baby Names Real Or Fake?
# What's In A Name
From The Daily Edge
# What's In A Name

Are These Celebrity Baby Names Real Or Fake?

May 13th 2017, 7:00 PM 8,277 Views 5 Comments

There are lots of… interesting ones out there.

12 common American baby names that would simply never work in Ireland
# What's In A Name
From The Daily Edge
# What's In A Name

12 common American baby names that would simply never work in Ireland

May 12th 2017, 6:50 PM 19,211 Views 5 Comments

Imagine naming your kid ‘Konner’.

Just 32 ludicrous celebrity baby names to make you feel better about your own
# River Rocket
From The Daily Edge
# River Rocket

Just 32 ludicrous celebrity baby names to make you feel better about your own

Apr 19th 2017, 8:00 AM 9,124 Views 3 Comments

“Journey River”

Aoife and Saoirse, Finn and Noah - Ireland's ten most popular baby names
# Babies
# Babies

Aoife and Saoirse, Finn and Noah - Ireland's ten most popular baby names

Jan 8th 2017, 7:40 AM 49,073 Views 34 Comments

Girls’ names like Eabha and Shauna were not so popular while Feidhlim and Erik were on the bottom of the list of boys’ names.

7 things all Declans need to know
# Duckling
From The Daily Edge
# Duckling

7 things all Declans need to know

Nov 15th 2016, 12:44 PM 10,901 Views 4 Comments

You’re growing in power, Declans.

15 of the fastest growing hipster baby names in Ireland
# Baby Names
From The Daily Edge
# Baby Names

15 of the fastest growing hipster baby names in Ireland

May 31st 2016, 6:19 PM 25,256 Views 7 Comments

Get them while they’re hot.

Ireland's top baby names have been revealed and this little guy is making his mark
# Brits In
# Brits In

Ireland's top baby names have been revealed and this little guy is making his mark

May 31st 2016, 12:49 PM 63,193 Views 118 Comments

The top two still reign supreme, however.

Ciara, Rory and Aislinn were among the most popular baby names in America last year
# What's In A Name
From The Daily Edge
# What's In A Name

Ciara, Rory and Aislinn were among the most popular baby names in America last year

May 10th 2016, 2:19 PM 6,078 Views 2 Comments

The Irish made an impressive showing in this year’s top 1000 baby names.

16 Irish surnames that are now popular baby names in America
# Say My Name Say My Name
From The Daily Edge
# Say My Name Say My Name

16 Irish surnames that are now popular baby names in America

May 10th 2016, 11:27 AM 14,620 Views 5 Comments

Gannon, Finnegan and Brennan, anyone?

16 old-fashioned baby names that need to make a comeback
# Baby Names
From The Daily Edge
# Baby Names

16 old-fashioned baby names that need to make a comeback

Apr 6th 2016, 9:42 PM 21,187 Views 7 Comments

Francis, Jacinta and Sharon — the hipster baby names of 2026.

14 of the most hilariously posh birth announcements ever published
# Tarka
From The Daily Edge
# Tarka

14 of the most hilariously posh birth announcements ever published

Feb 21st 2016, 1:00 PM 22,833 Views 10 Comments

From the pages of the Daily Telegraph, obviously.

14 Irish baby names the world really needs to know about
# A Leanbh
From The Daily Edge
# A Leanbh

14 Irish baby names the world really needs to know about

Jan 7th 2016, 1:30 PM 25,847 Views 6 Comments

Calling all Sadhbhs, Iarlas and Naoises!

A father tricked his wife into naming their baby after his favourite football team
# Lanesra
From The Daily Edge
# Lanesra

A father tricked his wife into naming their baby after his favourite football team

Jan 4th 2016, 5:00 PM 10,182 Views 5 Comments

“Lanesra, come in for your dinner!”

These are some of the weirdest baby names of 2015
# Wtaf
From The Daily Edge
# Wtaf

These are some of the weirdest baby names of 2015

Dec 10th 2015, 11:41 AM 10,733 Views 9 Comments

Some excellent ideas here…

The latest baby name trend is... Instagram filters From The Daily Edge

The latest baby name trend is... Instagram filters

Dec 2nd 2015, 8:47 AM 5,897 Views 3 Comments

Oh God.

What Would You Be Called If You Were Born in 2015?
# Quiz
From The Daily Edge
# Quiz

What Would You Be Called If You Were Born in 2015?

Oct 11th 2015, 9:30 AM 14,355 Views 13 Comments

Name trends are changing. It could all have been so much different…

How do England's most popular baby names compare to ours?
# THE George Effect
# THE George Effect

How do England's most popular baby names compare to ours?

Aug 17th 2015, 9:57 PM 45,849 Views 54 Comments

We have similar tastes, to a point.

Can You Guess The Meaning Of These Old Irish Names?
# What's In A Name
From The Daily Edge
# What's In A Name

Can You Guess The Meaning Of These Old Irish Names?

Aug 17th 2015, 9:30 PM 12,655 Views 2 Comments

Do you know your Diarmuids from your Tadhgs? Take this quiz and find out.

What Should You Name Your First Child?
# Quiz
From The Daily Edge
# Quiz

What Should You Name Your First Child?

Jul 11th 2015, 3:00 PM 12,899 Views 8 Comments

We have the answer, right this way.

9 potential names for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's new baby
# South By South West
From The Daily Edge
# South By South West

9 potential names for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's new baby

Jun 1st 2015, 9:57 AM 7,760 Views 5 Comments

Yes, the pair of them are expecting again.

Ireland's most popular baby names: Miley and Angel, your time has come*
# Sorry Mary
# Sorry Mary

Ireland's most popular baby names: Miley and Angel, your time has come*

May 29th 2015, 12:14 PM 115,685 Views 68 Comments

*But you’re not in the top 100 just yet.

15 Irish surnames that are now actually popular baby names in America From The Daily Edge

15 Irish surnames that are now actually popular baby names in America

May 13th 2015, 3:04 PM 31,166 Views 11 Comments

Finnegan, Delaney, Collins – ALL BABY NAMES.

1 2