This new app lets you check the popularity of ANY baby name in Ireland
A new app now lets people check how popular any baby name is in Ireland.
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) launched the app, Baby Names of Ireland, today, allowing users to check the popularity of any baby name in Ireland as far back as 1964.
The app generates a chart enabling users to track the popularity of certain names across decades.
It also provides a printable name certificate showing the ranking of your chosen name.
'Emily' was the most popular name for girls in Ireland in 2016 - and has continued to top rankings for the past six years.
'James' was the most popular boys' name of last year.
It was followed closely by 'Jack,' who topped the baby names for boys list for an impressive nine years in a row before that.
The app is useful for parents who may want to give their child a popular name, a unique one, or even one that has never been registered in Ireland before.
It's also handy if you want to have a little lurk around the popularity of your own name.
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You can check out the app here.