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29th Mar 2023

These were the most popular baby names in Northern Ireland in 2022

Kat O'Connor

Grace and James made the top 20.

The most popular baby names in Northern Ireland during 2022 have been revealed and some pretty cute monikers have made the top 20.

If you’re struggling to find the perfect name for your son or daughter then look no further. This list is full of traditional names, as well as monikers that are a little more out there.

It’ll come as no surprise to hear that Grace was the most popular name for baby girls born in Northern Ireland in 2022.

The traditional moniker has been one of the most loved names since 2018.

Northern Ireland names

James emerged as the new most popular name for baby boys born in Northern Ireland. The classic name beat Jack to the top spot. The name Jack came in second place despite being the most popular name in 2021.

Other names featured in the top 20 include Oliver, Theo, and Cillian.

For girls, Emily and Fiadh made up the top three.

You can check out the full list below.

Top boy names in Northern Ireland, 2022.

James – 175 Babies
Jack – 169 Babies
Noah – 146 Babies
Theo – 132 Babies
Charlie – 131 Babies
Oliver – 123 Babies
Oisin – 119 Babies
Harry – 118 Babies
Cillian – 111 Babies
Thomas – 107 Babies

Top girl names in Northern Ireland, 2022

Grace – 168 Babies
Emily – 152 Babies
Fiadh – 148 Babies
Olivia – 141 Babies
Isla – 118 Babies
Aoife – 113 Babies
Lily – 110 Babies
Annie – 97 Babies
Evie/Freya – 94 Babies

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