Friday, 26 July 2019

Northern Ireland Baby Names 2018

The following is extracted from a press release by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency.

James, Noah and Grace were the most popular first names given to
babies in Northern Ireland, for births registered in 2018.

Since official, annual reporting of baby names began in 1997, this is the second time
that Grace has been the most popular girls’ name, a position held jointly with Emily in
2013. James has been the most popular boys’ name in each of the past four years,
joined by Noah this year for the first time.

In terms of boys’ names, Jack (which held the top spot for 12 consecutive years
between 2003 and 2014) comes a close third to James and Noah in popularity,
followed by Charlie. Leo joined the boys’ top 10 for the first time in 2018. Within the
boys’ top 100, the highest climbers in popularity between 2017 and 2018 were
Tommy, Theo and Hunter.

Some of the less common names given by loving parents in 2018 were Axl, Blaze, Hendrix, Phoenix and Wolf for boys and Disney, Hermione, Moana, Storm and Zandaya for girls.

You can dig deeper at Baby Names 2018

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