16/02/2016

Emily And James Most Popular Baby Names In 2015

Emily and James were the most popular baby names in 2015, according to statistics from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency.

Emily has been the most popular girls' name in the past three years, albeit jointly with Grace in 2013. However, this is the first time James has held the top spot since records began in 1997.
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Jack was the second most popular with Noah in third place. Jackson however climbed the greatest number of places to join the top 100 names for boys, rising from rank 145 in 2014 to rank 75 in 2015.

Ella followed a close second to Emily, narrowly overtaking Grace, which had been ranked second highest in 2014. Rosa however climbed the greatest number of places to join the top 100 names for girls, moving from rank 147 in 2014 to rank 53 in 2015. Aoife and Ava also rose in popularity to join the girl's top 10, replacing Eva and Sophia.

(CD/LM)

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