The most popular baby names chosen by Donegal parents in 2019 have been revealed – with three newcomers topping the list.
Jamie was the most popular boys’ name in Donegal in 2019, while Emily and Ella shared the top spot for the most common girls’ names chosen by parents last year.
Donegal parents are moving away from trends, it seems, as Conor and Grace were Donegal’s top names in 2018.
Nationally, the CSO revealed that Jack and Emily were once again the most popular names of 2019.
Jack has held the top spot since 2007 with the exception of 2016 when James was the most popular name.
This is the ninth consecutive year that Emily has been the most popular name chosen for girls across Ireland.
Eli, Joey, Odhrán (with a síneadh fada) and Ruairí were new entrants to the top 100 for boys in 2019. There were two new entrants to the top 100 for girls: Doireann and Méabh (with a síneadh fada). Alexandra, Heidi and Hollie were the girls’ names growing most in popularity.
The top surnames of babies registered in 2019 was also revealed today, with Murphy, Kelly and Ryan in the top spots.