Northern Ireland: the most popular names

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Find out which names are top of the chart in the most recent report by the Northern Ireland Statistics & Research agency, based on the number of registrations of birth…

Top of the Tots 2006

Boys Girls
1 = Jack 1 = Katie
2 = Matthew 2 Grace
3 Ryan 3 Emma
4 = James 4 = Sophie
5 = Daniel 5 Ellie
6 Adam 6 Lucy
7 = Joshua 7 Sarah
8 Callum 8 Hannah
9 = Ben 9 Jessica
10 Ethan 10 Erin

Trends in names for girls in 2005

The highest climbing names in 2005 were Isabella, Ruby and Ava, while the biggest drop in rank was for Jade.

Trends in names for boys in 2005

The highest climbers were Noah, Calum and Harvey and greatest drop was for Aodhan.

Top 100 names for Girls and Boys in 2005

Rank Girls Rank Boys
1 Katie 1 Jack
2 Emma 2 Matthew
3 Elie 3 Adam
4 Sophie 4 James
5 Niamh 5 Daniel
6 Hannah 6 Ryan
7 Amy 7 Joshua
8 Sarah 8 Jamie
9 Anna 9 Ben
10 Leah 10 Conor
11 Chloe 11 Ethan
12 Aoife 12 Thomas
12 Caitlin 13 Luke
12 Lucy 14 Aaron
15 Rachel 15 Dylan
16 Erin 16 Callum
17 Rebecca 17 Michael
18 Aimee 18 Jake
19 Jessica 19 Sean
20 Emily 20 Nathan
20 Megan 21 Lewis
22 Grace 22 John
23 Molly 23 Patrick
24 Lauren 24 Eoin
25 Cara 25 Samuel
26 Ella 26 Christopher
27 Holly 27 Shea
28 Nicole 28 Benjamin
29 Abigail 28 Charlie
29 Eva 30 Oisin
29 Shannon 31 Andrew
32 Eimear 32 Harry
33 Abbie 33 William
34 Ciara 34 David
35 Charlotte 35 Kyle
35 Olivia 36 Mark
37 Caoimhe 37 Cormac
37 Ellen 38 Darragh
39 Eve 38 Joseph
40 Mia 38 Josh
41 Madison 41 Corey
42 Jodie 42 Niall
42 Laura 42 Stephen
44 Zara 44 Reece
45 Aine 44 Sam
46 Bethany 46 Ronan
47 Kate 47 Calum
48 Beth 47 Cameron
49 Orla 49 Jay
49 Zoe 49 Robert
51 Alicia 49 Tyler
51 Clodagh 52 Odhran
51 Naomi 53 Ciaran
51 Ruby 55 Noah
55 Catherine 56 Caolan
56 Courtney 56 Jonathan
57 Brooke 56 Jude
58 Cliodhna 56 Peter
59 Faith 60 Alexander
59 Orlaith 60 Liam
59 Rebekah 62 Jacob
62 Evie 63 Paul
62 Mollie 64 Oliver
64 Elizabeth 64 Owen
65 Paige 64 Tiernan
66 Ava 67 Scott
66 Maria 68 Aidan
66 Mary 68 Shane
66 Morgan 70 Connor
70 Alexandra 71 Rhys
70 Amber 71 Ruairi
72 Hollie 73 Bradley
72 Tara 73 Oran
74 Alex 75 Alex
74 Cora 76 Lee
74 Georgia 77 Harvey
74 Jenna 77 Max
74 Rhianna 79 Rory
74 Victoria 80 Ross
70 Lara 80 Taylor
80 Natasha 82 Tiarnan
80 Rachael 82 Conall
83 Isabella 83 Leo
83 Katelyn 85 Daire
83 Louise 85 Eoghan
86 Alice 85 Finn
86 Jasmine 85 Kevin
86 Kirsten 88 Brandon
89 Amelia 89 Lorcan
89 Kayla 91 Jordan
89 Sophia 91 Logan
92 Abi 93 Cian
92 Annie 93 Evan
92 Melissa 93 Isaac
92 Sinead 96 Bailey
96 Kaitlyn 97 Curtis
96 Kirsty 97 Tom
96 Rhiannon 99 Charles
99 Alisha 99 Darren
99 Chantelle
99 Gemma
99 Jane
99 Jennifer
99 Lois
99 Robyn

Source: General Register Office for Northern Ireland

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