It’s official - Emily and James were the most popular first names given to baby girls and baby boys in Northern Ireland, for births registered in 2017. This is one of the findings of the Baby Names 2017 statistics published today by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency.
Emily has been the most popular girls’ name in each of the past five years, albeit jointly with Grace in 2013, whereas James has been the most popular boys’ names in each of the past three years.
Further information including an interactive tool, statistical tables and a booklet containing infographics to accompany this release is available on the Baby Names 2017 page.
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