Jack and Emily are still the most popular names for newborn babies in Ireland.

New CSO figures shows 686 boys called Jack were born last year - it's held the top spot every year since 2007 except for 2016.

For the eighth consecutive year, Emily tops the list of girls names.

Jack, James, Noah, Conor and Daniel were the top 5 boys' names last year, while Emily, Grace, Emma, Sophie and Amelia were the top 5 girl's names.

In Co Mayo last year, the most popular boy's name was James, while Ava topped the list of girls' names.

Daniel and James were the most popular boy's names in Roscommon, while Kate was the favourite for newborn girls, and in Co Galway, Jack and Anna were the favourite baby names in 2018.

 

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