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Irish Babies' Names

2014

Five most popular babies' names in 2014Five most popular babies' names in 1964
BoysGirls BoysGirls
NameCount Name Count NameCount Name Count
Jack786 Emily619 John3,696 Mary3,471
James695 Sophie468 Patrick2,235 Catherine1,412
Daniel638 Emma441 Michael2,157 Margaret1,392
Conor581 Grace408 Paul1,814 Ann866
Sean526 Ava404 James1,554 Anne834

Jack and Emily again most popular babies' names in 2014

Fig 1

Jack and Emily remain the most popular babies’ names registered in 2014.  Jack retains the top position it has held every year since 2007 and Emily has retained the number one spot that it first claimed in 2011.  See tables 1 and 2.

The top five boys’ names (Jack, James, Daniel, Conor and Sean) have been the top five since 2007 with the order changing slightly from 2012, when Conor finished in 4th place ahead of Sean.  Indeed four of the top five boys’ names (Jack, Sean, Conor and James) have been in the top five since 1998.  This is the fourth consecutive year that Emily has been the most popular name chosen for girls. Sophie, Emma, Grace and Ava were the next most frequently chosen names to make it to the top five most popular names for girls in 2014.  See table 1.

There were four first time entries to the top 100 for boys:  Henry, Hugo, Ollie and Luca.  The highest new entry at number 87 was Ollie, rising from 113th place in 2013.  It was also the name rising most in popularity up 26 places from 2013. See tables 1 and 5.

There were two first time entrants to the top 100 for girls:  Annie and Isla.  The highest new entry at 75th place was Annie rising from 106th place in 2013. The name rising in popularity most was Evie up 43 places from 110th place in 2013.  See tables 1 and 5.

As in previous years, the tables show that girls are given a wider variety of names than boys with 4,586 girls’ names registered compared to 3,486 boys’ names.  Despite the greater number of male births, a smaller range of names were used for boys than for girls. 

In most areas of the country one of the top five boys’ names took the number one spot. 

Only seven areas favoured names outside of the top five for boys;  In Cavan, Adam was the most popular boy's name in 2014.  Michael was the most popular boy’s name registered in 2014 in Longford and the name also shared the top spot with Daniel in Limerick County.  Patrick and Liam along with Daniel and James were the most popular in Galway city.   Oisin along with James was most favoured in Donegal, while Thomas shared the top position with Jack in South Tipperary.  Noah along with Sean and Jack proved to be the most popular for baby boys registered in Carlow in 2014.  See table 8(a).

For girls, there was a wider range of names outside the top five that were county and city favourites.  These included Amelia, Anna, Aoife, Caoimhe, Ella, Katie, Lily, Lucy, Mia and Sophia.  See table 8(b).

Some of the less common girls' names registered in 2014 and not included in the top 100 names were Skylar, Angel, Meadow, Miley, Destiny, Raven and Halle.   Some of the less popular boys' names registered  in 2014 were Troy, Avery, Deacon, Braxton, Dexter, Cooper and Ariel.

Where both parents were stated as being Irish nationals, Jack was the top ranked name for boys.  Charlie, Daniel, Finn, Jack, Leo, Noah and Thomas were the most popular choice with parents of UK nationality while Liam was the most popular boy’s name chosen by parents from the EU15 (excl. Irl & UK).  David and Jakub were the boy’s names chosen most often by parents from the EU28 excl. EU15.  Parents from nations outside the EU made Muhammed the highest ranked name of baby boys registered in Ireland in 2014.  See table 9.

For girls where both parents were Irish nationals, Emily was the most popular name.  Emily was also the name most often chosen by parents of UK nationality.  Emma ranked first with parents of the EU15 (excl. Irl & UK) and Julia took the top spot with parents of the EU 28 excl. EU15 countries.  Parents from outside the EU28, made Sarah the name that ranked highest of baby girls registered in Ireland.  See table 9.

Surname

An analysis of the top ten most popular surnames of babies' registered in 2014 is included in this publication for the first time.  There were 67,462 live births registered in 2014.  Of these, there were 22,090 unique surnames.  These unique surnames include some double barrelled surnames e.g. O’Brien-Murphy.  The top 10 most popular surnames account for over 7.4% (or 5,000) of the 67,462 births registered in 2014.  The surname ‘Murphy’ accounted for over 1.1% while ‘Kelly’ accounts for just over 0.9% or 633 births. See table 10.

John and Mary the most popular names in 1964

 

An analysis was done of the baby names registered fifty years earlier in 1964. There were 3,696 boys whose registered name was John in 1964 which made it the most popular name for boys.   The name John was ranked number 25 in popularity in 2014 when 293 baby boys were so named.  See tables 11 and 12.

The top five boys’ names in 1964 were, in order, John, Patrick, Michael, Paul and James.  Of these five names only James was in the top five names registered for boys fifty years later in 2014.   See table 11.

While 1,554 baby boys were named James in 1964 there was less than half of that number (695) named James in 2014.  The names  Adam, Jack, Luke, Noah, Harry or Charlie did not appear anywhere on the top 100 list of male baby names in 1964.  However, Daniel, Sean and Conor were in the top 100 most popular names in 1964.   

For girls, Mary was the name of choice for 3,471 parents for their newborn daughters in 1964 making it the most popular name for girls born that year.  It was also still among the top 100 names (ranked 77) for baby girls born in Ireland in 2014 when 88 newborn girls were named Mary.  See tables 11 and 12.

The top five girls’ names in 1964 were Mary, Catherine, Margaret, Ann and Anne.  None of these names featured in the top five names registered for baby girls in 2014.  Apart from Mary, none of the other four names (i.e. Margaret, Catherine, Ann and Anne) featured in the top 100 names for girls in 2014.  See table 11.

None of the top 10 most popular names for girls' in 2014 appeared anywhere in the top 100 girls' names in 1964.

As in 2014, the data for 1964 shows that girls were given a wider variety of names than boys.  However, the range of names for both boys and girls were not as varied 50 years earlier in 1964.  There were 1,103 girls’ names registered in 1964 (versus 4,586 in 2014) and 614 boys’ names (as against 3,486 in 2014).

 

 

Table 1 Top 100 babies' names registered in 2014, in order of popularity, with corresponding rank between 2009 and 2014
               
Boys' name201420132012201120102009 Girls' name201420132012201120102009
Jack111111Emily111127 
James222245Sophie232211 
Daniel333433Emma323333 
Conor445554Grace494475 
Sean554322Ava578862 
Adam666777Ella647111118 
Luke713111299Amelia7512323439 
Noah81019232641Mia8116122014 
Harry99782028Lucy989748 
Charlie101512201927Aoife1061113109 
Dylan11209101011Lily1117551420 
Alex1212181088Sarah121010654 
Oisin131414151717Hannah131413172223 
Michael1481091210Chloe1413159910 
Liam151813171515Sophia152021293350 
Ryan1677666Anna161222181316 
Thomas171117182218Katie1718141086 
Cian181715131412Kate181518151913 
Patrick191621211819Ellie192328242836 
Cillian202323222121Olivia202730282739 
Darragh211820191614Holly212419231121 
Jamie222116141113Ruby221620202317 
David232827242525Saoirse232217191825 
Aaron242422161316Lauren242123222112 
John252725262421Caoimhe251916142421 
Fionn262527303534Isabelle263126272632 
Jake272631343035Leah272524151615 
Matthew282224242323Ciara282932261719 
Nathan293126293032Molly293327333126 
Ben302934282826Amy302625251411 
Ethan313630313445Robyn313541464352 
Evan323429272724Jessica322829313027 
Finn323038364648Zoe323034374642 
Kyle343232363740Niamh343237302524 
Rian353733425460Cara354048505258 
Callum364739353229Freya363849606367 
Alexander373954495150Roisin373731343227 
Joshua384241333630Erin383639473637 
Max393534464856Sadie3977139137177193 
Oliver404159545262Julia403434353531 
Joseph413844413836Isabella414450515170 
Sam425146454143Sofia4241645880130 
Samuel433340393837Eva434245524438 
Mason44405770128240Clodagh445054443934 
Tom454958666263Sadhbh446761566469 
Eoin464436322920Kayla464533214143 
Oscar464661626166Millie474757728691 
Tadhg485137384042Eve485950456062 
Jacob4953646475111Abbie494638434444 
William504351474755Laura493936363830 
Aidan514850404846Layla515845545074 
Robert525048534344Faye524943495660 
Jayden534543504549Amber539264687074 
Bobby545963636285Rachel534340392929 
Leon545654525752Abigail555450534946 
Eoghan566253555539Aisling555142414145 
Leo5663847994112Ellen575547474748 
Alfie5866798599112Emilia577274919298 
Shane585547433330Alice595269667076 
Senan605865677485Eabha605262645656 
Andrew616060605858Aoibhinn615756606764 
Ciaran617462575354Charlotte624763626972 
Benjamin636868746568Zara635968828977 
Ronan646052485038Maya647080748389 
Mark655748504433Aine656254585847 
Odhran667282887582Alannah656167626658 
Rory666542565652Evie6711084124105111 
Scott687067837271Nicole676658424041 
Cathal695456444247Maria696370545354 
Tommy69788088160166Megan706353383733 
Logan717997112141156Clara716886909582 
Christopher727175696961Elizabeth726971676064 
Kai7385109118147170Maja737160575454 
Lucas746471807879Rebecca746544404835 
Tyler7567456578130Annie75106112111107107 
Cormac766868595858Lilly7686757877109 
Isaac779585101113121Aoibheann777659697679 
Peter7710189878467Mary778171695961 
Danny799692114114146Lena7978718583119 
Dara807586737276Fiadh8082146189319488 
Killian808776726273Sienna8180112135132204 
Kevin827370586751Lexi8256899696102 
Shay83761031067897Alexandra8390105978978 
Jakub848173616057Isla84101129189205219 
Josh849078776965Rose8574100113118149 
Donnacha86847376102116Madison861011008910096 
Ollie87113174201201386Isabel877582716464 
Sebastian87981099292133Hanna888697111127122 
Anthony897999838680Meabh891098892107111 
Tomas908393978681Victoria899279949598 
Henry91102141109142173Caitlin917364657553 
Niall918893869169Georgia91104104109107150 
Ruairi939281948888Tara938490746251 
Alan947672756864Hollie9479771049995 
Billy95110100101122114Ailbhe9512493133107115 
Martin959289888574Ruth9686978610091 
Hugo97107129117145129Natalia97103931078187 
Rhys978266686574Lara9895114101102124 
Luca99107116147147155Sara999693788890 
Lorcan1001151071089792Poppy10090136132200263 
Oran1009883807891        
              
 
Table 2 Top 100 babies' names registered in 2014, in order of popularity - numbers registered between 2009 and 2014
               
Boys' name201420132012201120102009 Girls' name201420132012201120102009
Jack7867648318409351,068Emily619625626596605500
James695746773796746711Sophie468497577582608640
Daniel638678683711792842Emma441499497562571627
Conor581610639709726776Grace408395461503489528
Sean526609677755827934Ava404410440446501635
Adam493518558637581618Ella398478445434380346
Luke437403457487519501Amelia388429409235216197
Noah434418390333315211Mia370374446400344362
Harry398430510499364305Lucy369397439463543463
Charlie389383432396376312Aoife364424426399425459
Dylan384360471492491480Lily350309449496371336
Alex383406392492551503Sarah343391430466537568
Oisin381392407436401423Hannah337340368349333321
Michael379432462496463499Chloe328346345437441411
Liam378365427412412457Sophia316289299251218147
Ryan373459510685669641Anna314352296348378357
Thomas362412403403347411Katie301301353436451502
Cian361368406461424469Kate290328316350348364
Patrick358369388390387399Ellie288256250293265211
Cillian350322341360351346Olivia287222230252271197
Darragh347365389401409465Holly266245312297380326
Jamie328359404448468466Ruby265317302323325353
David306262292331332326Saoirse263264317339355275
Aaron303320372423439444Lauren261279290305339371
John293287297312343346Caoimhe242292334398323326
Fionn270304292255265249Isabelle223207252265275233
Jake263295265247297248Leah207232287350369358
Matthew260323336331344343Ciara198214227284364337
Nathan255236295282297253Molly196197251229243268
Ben252253232294305324Amy191226253289371385
Ethan234211268253272200Robyn187183166163180137
Evan224214278298314333Jessica173215236246245257
Finn224246218242191187Zoe173211196204170188
Kyle222228252242232216Niamh169204185249292314
Rian215208243213161151Cara165160148155144123
Callum214181215245293301Freya163172144128119112
Alexander211202161183177179Roisin162178229223224257
Joshua203198210249259260Erin158180177159210204
Max201213232194187164Sadie1578442443631
Oliver199199155167172141Julia156186196213213236
Joseph197207196214227247Isabella150149138154145105
Sam195166183196210204Sofia1481551051308550
Samuel193217213230227238Eva147154160152176201
Mason1872011591155922Clodagh144133128168195224
Tom185178157126127139Sadhbh144108113132117111
Eoin179194228251299368Kayla138148198306186183
Oscar179184150135135132Millie135144120978077
Tadhg177166224232221206Eve133122138164122118
Jacob17015814013110069Abbie132145178174176176
William165195169190190166Laura132169191212198243
Aidan159179172229187197Layla130125160134150100
Robert154175175169198203Faye129136163156128122
Jayden153191197177193182Amber1277310510799100
Bobby15214614113312796Rachel127153169196247247
Leon152149161171154172Abigail124129138139158165
Eoghan142132166164160223Aisling124132165183186170
Leo14213196977868Ellen120128155159168155
Alfie141120102927468Emilia1209198777669
Shane141151176209277260Alice1191301011159995
Senan14014712612110396Eabha115130109121128131
Andrew137143151140139159Aoibhinn111126125128111117
Ciaran137107143155166170Charlotte110144106122108104
Benjamin134115116108126115Zara109122102907794
Ronan131143167187180225Maya1089781928180
Mark129148175177195250Aine106116128130124159
Odhran124111988910098Alannah106120104122113123
Rory124126200159155172Evie1045679526459
Scott12211411894109112Nicole104109116176192194
Cathal121156160208202195Maria103113100134137133
Tommy121101101894337Megan99113135203204232
Logan11510080665340Clara9810376797286
Christopher114112105117116143Elizabeth979999108122117
Kai1119066634934Maja9694114131132133
Lucas1101301099699103Rebecca92110162195162219
Tyler1031161951279957Annie915958576261
Cormac102115116141139159Lilly907594919160
Isaac1018095776662Aoibheann88851151069288
Peter10170919096128Mary887999106123120
Danny1007788656346Lena878299838156
Dara9910694111109106Fiadh86783931168
Killian9988104113127108Sienna858058474828
Kevin98108112143120175Lexi8312773726546
Shay9710469729978Alexandra827462717792
Jakub9499106139136160Isla816547312825 
Josh948310399116133Rose798764565742 
Donnacha92911061007266Madison786564806771
Ollie91643929299Isabel768680101117117
Sebastian917366888153Hanna757566575055
Anthony89100779492100Meabh745775756259
Tomas869386819299Victoria747383737269
Henry856951685233Caitlin738910511693134
Niall8587869184113Georgia736163586241
Ruairi848199869193Tara72767192121145
Alan82104108103117138Hollie718192646872
Billy816676776167Ailbhe694968486258
Martin8181918995107Ruth687566826777
Hugo806756645058Natalia676268598481
Rhys8098124120126107Lara667254676553
Luca786761484941Sara657168917879
Lorcan766168707582Poppy647443493019
Oran767397969987      
           
           
             
Total in top 10021,56821,97623,29924,14624,07524,427  17,44418,13821,32422,32222,48422,402
Total with first name recorded34,78535,27237,21038,22338,24438,403  32,67733,65835,01536,42736,73236,525
Top 100 as % of total62.062.362.663.263.063.6  53.453.960.961.361.261.3
Total names registered3,4863,6283,8043,8013,9103,946  4,5864,6434,7304,8104,7624,849
Total births registered34,78535,27237,21038,22338,24438,403  32,67733,65835,01536,42736,73236,525
               
Table 3 Top 100 babies' names registered in 2014, in alphabetical order - rank between 2009 and 2014
               
Boys' name201420132012201120102009 Girls' name201420132012201120102009
Aaron242422161316Abbie494638434444
Adam666777Abigail555450534946
Aidan514850404846Ailbhe9512493133107115
Alan947672756864Aine656254585847
Alex1212181088Aisling555142414145
Alexander373954495150Alannah656167626658
Alfie5866798599112Alexandra8390105978978
Andrew616060605858Alice595269667076
Anthony897999838680Amber539264687074
Ben302934282826Amelia7512323439
Benjamin636868746568Amy302625251411
Billy95110100101122114Anna161222181316
Bobby545963636285Annie75106112111107107
Callum364739353229Aoibheann777659697679
Cathal695456444247Aoibhinn615756606764
Charlie101512201927Aoife1061113109
Christopher727175696961Ava578862
Cian181715131412Caitlin917364657553
Ciaran617462575354Caoimhe251916142421
Cillian202323222121Cara354048505258
Conor445554Charlotte624763626972
Cormac766868595858Chloe1413159910
Daniel333433Ciara282932261719
Danny799692114114146Clara716886909582
Dara807586737276Clodagh445054443934
Darragh211820191614Eabha605262645656
David232827242525Elizabeth726971676064
Donnacha86847376102116Ella647111118
Dylan11209101011Ellen575547474748
Eoghan566253555539Ellie192328242836
Eoin464436322920Emilia577274919298
Ethan313630313445Emily111127
Evan323429272724Emma323333
Finn323038364648Erin383639473637
Fionn262527303534Eva434245524438
Harry99782028Eve485950456062
Henry91102141109142173Evie6711084124105111
Hugo97107129117145129Faye524943495660
Isaac779585101113121Fiadh8082146189319488
Jack111111Freya363849606367
Jacob4953646475111Georgia91104104109107150
Jake272631343035Grace494475
Jakub848173616057Hanna888697111127122
James222245Hannah131413172223
Jamie222116141113Hollie9479771049995
Jayden534543504549Holly212419231121
John252725262421Isabel877582716464
Joseph413844413836Isabella414450515170
Josh849078776965Isabelle263126272632
Joshua384241333630Isla84101129189205219
Kai7385109118147170Jessica322829313027
Kevin827370586751Julia403434353531
Killian808776726273Kate181518151913
Kyle343232363740Katie1718141086
Leo5663847994112Kayla464533214143
Leon545654525752Lara9895114101102124
Liam151813171515Laura493936363830
Logan717997112141156Lauren242123222112
Lorcan1001151071089792Layla515845545074
Luca99107116147147155Leah272524151615
Lucas746471807879Lena7978718583119
Luke713111299Lexi8256899696102
Mark655748504433Lilly7686757877109
Martin959289888574Lily1117551420
Mason44405770128240Lucy989748
Matthew282224242323Madison861011008910096
Max393534464856Maja737160575454
Michael1481091210Maria696370545354
Nathan293126293032Mary778171695961
Niall918893869169Maya647080748389
Noah81019232641Meabh891098892107111
Odhran667282887582Megan706353383733
Oisin131414151717Mia8116122014
Oliver404159545262Millie474757728691
Ollie87113174201201386Molly293327333126
Oran1009883807891Natalia97103931078187
Oscar464661626166Niamh343237302524
Patrick191621211819Nicole676658424041
Peter7710189878467Olivia202730282739
Rhys978266686574Poppy10090136132200263
Rian353733425460Rachel534340392929
Robert525048534344Rebecca746544404835
Ronan646052485038Robyn313541464352
Rory666542565652Roisin373731343227
Ruairi939281948888Rose8574100113118149
Ryan1677666Ruby221620202317
Sam425146454143Ruth9686978610091
Samuel433340393837Sadhbh446761566469
Scott687067837271Sadie3977139137177193
Sean554322Saoirse232217191825
Sebastian87981099292133Sara999693788890
Senan605865677485Sarah121010654
Shane585547433330Sienna8180112135132204
Shay83761031067897Sofia4241645880130
Tadhg485137384042Sophia152021293350
Thomas171117182218Sophie232211
Tom454958666263Tara938490746251
Tomas908393978681Victoria899279949598
Tommy69788088160166Zara635968828977
Tyler7567456578130Zoe323034374642
William504351474755        
Table 4 Top 100 babies' names registered in 2014, in alphabetical order - numbers registered between 2009 and 2014
               
Boys' name201420132012201120102009 Girls' name201420132012201120102009
Aaron303320372423439444 Abbie132145178174176176
Adam493518558637581618 Abigail124129138139158165
Aidan159179172229187197 Ailbhe694968486258
Alan82104108103117138 Aine106116128130124159
Alex383406392492551503 Aisling124132165183186170
Alexander211202161183177179 Alannah106120104122113123
Alfie141120102927468 Alexandra827462717792
Andrew137143151140139159 Alice1191301011159995
Anthony89100779492100 Amber1277310510799100
Ben252253232294305324 Amelia388429409235216197
Benjamin134115116108126115 Amy191226253289371385
Billy816676776167 Anna314352296348378357
Bobby15214614113312796 Annie915958576261
Callum214181215245293301 Aoibheann88851151069288
Cathal121156160208202195 Aoibhinn111126125128111117
Charlie389383432396376312 Aoife364424426399425459
Christopher114112105117116143 Ava404410440446501635
Cian361368406461424469 Caitlin738910511693134
Ciaran137107143155166170 Caoimhe242292334398323326
Cillian350322341360351346 Cara165160148155144123
Conor581610639709726776 Charlotte110144106122108104
Cormac102115116141139159 Chloe328346345437441411
Daniel638678683711792842 Ciara198214227284364337
Danny1007788656346 Clara9810376797286
Dara9910694111109106 Clodagh144133128168195224
Darragh347365389401409465 Eabha115130109121128131
David306262292331332326 Elizabeth979999108122117
Donnacha92911061007266 Ella398478445434380346
Dylan384360471492491480 Ellen120128155159168155
Eoghan142132166164160223 Ellie288256250293265211
Eoin179194228251299368 Emilia1209198777669
Ethan234211268253272200 Emily619625626596605500
Evan224214278298314333 Emma441499497562571627
Finn224246218242191187 Erin158180177159210204
Fionn270304292255265249 Eva147154160152176201
Harry398430510499364305 Eve133122138164122118
Henry856951685233 Evie1045679526459
Hugo806756645058 Faye129136163156128122
Isaac1018095776662 Fiadh86783931168
Jack7867648318409351,068 Freya163172144128119112
Jacob17015814013110069 Georgia736163586241
Jake263295265247297248 Grace408395461503489528
Jakub9499106139136160 Hanna757566575055
James695746773796746711 Hannah337340368349333321
Jamie328359404448468466 Hollie718192646872
Jayden153191197177193182 Holly266245312297380326
John293287297312343346 Isabel768680101117117
Joseph197207196214227247 Isabella150149138154145105
Josh948310399116133 Isabelle223207252265275233
Joshua203198210249259260 Isla816547312825
Kai1119066634934 Jessica173215236246245257
Kevin98108112143120175 Julia156186196213213236
Killian9988104113127108 Kate290328316350348364
Kyle222228252242232216 Katie301301353436451502
Leo14213196977868 Kayla138148198306186183
Leon152149161171154172 Lara667254676553
Liam378365427412412457 Laura132169191212198243
Logan11510080665340 Lauren261279290305339371
Lorcan766168707582 Layla130125160134150100
Luca786761484941 Leah207232287350369358
Lucas1101301099699103 Lena878299838156
Luke437403457487519501 Lexi8312773726546
Mark129148175177195250 Lilly907594919160
Martin8181918995107 Lily350309449496371336
Mason1872011591155922 Lucy369397439463543463
Matthew260323336331344343 Madison786564806771
Max201213232194187164 Maja9694114131132133
Michael379432462496463499 Maria103113100134137133
Nathan255236295282297253 Mary887999106123120
Niall8587869184113 Maya1089781928180
Noah434418390333315211 Meabh745775756259
Odhran124111988910098 Megan99113135203204232
Oisin381392407436401423 Mia370374446400344362
Oliver199199155167172141 Millie135144120978077
Ollie91643929299 Molly196197251229243268
Oran767397969987 Natalia676268598481
Oscar179184150135135132 Niamh169204185249292314
Patrick358369388390387399 Nicole104109116176192194
Peter10170919096128 Olivia287222230252271197
Rhys8098124120126107 Poppy647443493019
Rian215208243213161151 Rachel127153169196247247
Robert154175175169198203 Rebecca92110162195162219
Ronan131143167187180225 Robyn187183166163180137
Rory124126200159155172 Roisin162178229223224257
Ruairi848199869193 Rose798764565742
Ryan373459510685669641 Ruby265317302323325353
Sam195166183196210204 Ruth687566826777
Samuel193217213230227238 Sadhbh144108113132117111
Scott12211411894109112 Sadie1578442443631
Sean526609677755827934 Saoirse263264317339355275
Sebastian917366888153 Sara657168917879
Senan14014712612110396 Sarah343391430466537568
Shane141151176209277260 Sienna858058474828
Shay9710469729978 Sofia1481551051308550
Tadhg177166224232221206 Sophia316289299251218147
Thomas362412403403347411 Sophie468497577582608640
Tom185178157126127139 Tara72767192121145
Tomas869386819299 Victoria747383737269
Tommy121101101894337 Zara109122102907794
Tyler1031161951279957 Zoe173211196204170188
William165195169190190166     
           
            
            
Total in top 10021,56821,97623,29924,14624,07524,427  17,44418,13821,32422,32222,48422,402
Total with first name recorded34,78535,27237,21038,22338,24438,403  32,67733,65835,01536,42736,73236,525
Top 100 as % of total6262.362.663.263.063.6  53.453.960.961.361.261.3
Total names registered3,4863,6283,8043,8013,9103,946  4,5864,6434,7304,8104,7624,849
Total births registered34,78535,27237,21038,22338,24438,403  32,67733,65835,01536,42736,73236,525
               
Table 5 Babies' names with most growth in popularity between 2013 and 2014, and between 2009 and 2014, measured by change in rank
         
Rank - BoysRank - Girls
 20142013Change in rank  20142013Change in rank
Ollie8711326 Evie6711043
Peter7710124 Amber539239
Isaac779518 Sadie397738
Danny799617 Annie7510631
Billy9511015 Ailbhe9512429
Lorcan10011515     
         
Rank - BoysRank - Girls
 20142009Change in rank  20142009Change in rank
Ollie87386299 Fiadh80488408
Mason44240196 Poppy100263163
Kai7317096 Sadie39193154
Tommy6916697 Isla84219135
Logan7115685 Sienna81204123
         
 
Table 6 Babies' names with most growth in popularity between 2013 and 2014, and between 2009 and 2014 measured by number of names
         
Number of Boys Number of Girls
 20142013Increase in number  20142013Increase in number
David30626244 Sadie1578473
Luke43740334 Olivia28722265
Callum21418133 Amber1277354
Peter1017031 Evie1045648
Ciaran13710730 Lily35030941
         
   
 20142009Increase in number  20142009Increase in number
Noah434211223 Amelia388197191
Mason18722165 Sophia316147169
Jacob17069101 Sadie15731126
Harry39830593 Emily619500119
Tommy1213784 Sofia1485098
         
Table 7 Most popular babies' names registered in each regional authority in 2014 
       
YearRegional AuthorityBoys  Girls 
  Name% Name%
2014BorderJames2.44 Emily1.81
 MidlandJack2.58 Emily2.75
 WestJames2.18 Emily2.10
 DublinJack1.94 Emily1.65
 Mid-EastJack2.42 Emily1.78
 Mid-WestJack2.86 Emily2.11
 South-EastJack2.40 Emily1.75
 South-WestJack2.67 Emily2.07
 Ireland Jack2.26 Emily1.89
       
2013BorderJack2.25 Sophie2.03
 MidlandJack2.57 Emily2.03
 WestJames2.83 Emma2.15
 DublinDaniel1.99 Emily1.76
 Mid-EastJack2.27 Emily2.10
 Mid-WestJack2.63 Emily1.87
 South-EastJack2.64 Emma1.88
 South-WestJack2.71 Emily1.85
 Ireland Jack2.17 Emily1.86
       
2012BorderConor2.29 Emily/Sophie1.90
 MidlandJames2.27 Emily2.31
 WestJack2.33 Emma1.82
 DublinDaniel1.91 Emily1.56
 Mid-EastDaniel2.11 Sophie2.09
 Mid-WestJack2.59 Sophie1.72
 South-EastJack2.81 Emily2.19
 South-WestJack2.83 Emily1.84
 Ireland Jack2.23 Emily1.79
       
2011BorderRyan2.67 Emily/Sophie1.95
 MidlandJack2.59 Sarah1.89
 WestSean2.73 Chloe/Grace1.61
 DublinDaniel2.05 Sophie1.42
 Mid-EastJames2.21 Emily2.05
 Mid-WestJack/Sean2.49 Emma2.45
 South-EastJack3.19 Sophie1.88
 South-WestJack2.32 Emily1.74
 Ireland Jack2.20 Emily1.64
       
2010BorderJack2.40 Emma1.75
 MidlandJack3.30 Sophie1.76
 WestConor2.63 Sarah1.83
 DublinDaniel2.28 Sophie1.91
 Mid-EastSean2.65 Emily1.88
 Mid-WestJack3.35 Emma2.40
 South-EastJack2.75 Emma1.75
 South-WestJack2.84 Lucy1.80
 Ireland Jack2.44 Sophie1.66
       
2009BorderJack2.12 Ava1.67
 MidlandJack2.73 Emma2.24
 WestSean3.06 Sarah1.99
 DublinDaniel2.46 Sophie1.99
 Mid-EastJack2.78 Sophie2.15
 Mid-WestJack3.56 Sophie2.08
 South-EastJack3.66 Sophie1.85
 South-WestJack3.08 Ava2.00
 Ireland Jack2.78 Sophie1.75
       
Table 8a Most popular boys' names, classified by area of residence of mother, between 2012 and 2014
    
 201420132012
STATEJackJackJack
    
LEINSTERJackDanielJames
    
CarlowNoah/Sean/JackJackJack
Dublin CityDanielDanielJames
South DublinJackDanielDaniel
FingalDaniel/JamesDanielDaniel
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown JackJamesJames
KildareJackDanielDaniel
KilkennyJamesMichaelDaniel
LaoisConorJackSean
LongfordMichaelDanielAdam/David/Michael/Rian
LouthJamesConor/DanielSean
MeathJackJackSean
OffalyJackDanielJack
WestmeathJackJamesJames
WexfordSeanJamesJack
WicklowDanielDanielJames
    
MUNSTERJackJackJack
    
ClareJackSeanJack
Cork CityJackAlexJack
Cork CountyJamesJackJack
KerryJack/ConorJackJack
Limerick CityJackJackSean
Limerick County Michael/DanielJackJames
North TipperaryJackJackConor
South TipperaryJack/ThomasJackJack
Waterford CityDanielAaronJames
Waterford CountyJackJamesJames
    
CONNACHTJamesJamesJack
    
Galway CityPatrick/Liam/Daniel/JamesJamesJack/James
Galway CountyJackJackJack
LeitrimConorConor/MarkDaniel
MayoJamesJamesJames
RoscommonJack/ConorJamesJames
SligoJackDaniel/JamesJack
    
ULSTER (PART OF)JamesJackConor
    
CavanAdamRyanConor
DonegalOisin/JamesJackConor
MonaghanJamesCharlie/James/RyanRyan
    
Table 8b Most popular girls' names, classified by area of residence of mother, between 2012 and 2014
    
 201420132012
STATEEmilyEmilyEmily
    
LEINSTEREmilyEmilyEmily
    
CarlowEmilyEmmaSophie
Dublin CityEmilyEmilyAmelia
South DublinEmilyEmilyEmily/Sophie
FingalAmeliaEmilyEmma
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown AnnaHannahEmily
KildareSophieSophieSophie
KilkennyKatieEmmaEmily
LaoisEmilyEmilyAoife/Emily/Sophie
LongfordEmilyEmilyEmily
LouthEmilyEmilyEmily
MeathEmilyEmilyEmily
OffalyEmilyEmmaEmily
WestmeathEmilyEmily/AvaEmily
WexfordMiaAmeliaEmily
WicklowSophieAvaAmelia
    
MUNSTEREmilyEmilyEmily
    
ClareEmilyEmilyAoife/Lily/Lucy/Sophie
Cork CityEmilyEmily/SophieSarah
Cork CountyEmilyKateEmily/Saoirse
KerryEmmaEmilyMia
Limerick CityEmmaSophieGrace
Limerick County EmilyEmma/GraceGrace
North TipperaryLucy/AoifeEmilyEmily
South TipperaryEmilyEllaEmily
Waterford CityAvaAmeliaEmily
Waterford CountyLilyEmma/KateAmelia
    
CONNACHTEmilyEmilyEmma
    
Galway CitySarahSophie/Mia/AmeliaAoife
Galway CountyEmilyEmilyElla
LeitrimAoife/Sophia/CaoimheRachelSophie
MayoEmily/LilyEmmaEmily
RoscommonEmily/LilyCaoimheChloe
SligoAmeliaEmily/SarahEmily
    
ULSTER (PART OF)SophieSophieElla
    
CavanEmilyGraceEmma
DonegalEmily/EllaSophieElla
MonaghanKatie/SophieSophieGrace/Lauren
    
Table 9 Most popular babies' names registered in 2014, classified by nationality of parents
    
Nationality of motherNationality of fatherBoys' nameGirls' name
IrelandIrelandJack Emily
IrelandUnited KingdomJack Emily/Isla
IrelandEU15 excl. Irl & UKAlexander Sophia
IrelandEU15 to EU28Alexander/Daniel/David Emily
IrelandOtherDaniel/Noah Amy/Emma/Olivia/Sofia
IrelandNot statedNoah Emily
United KingdomIrelandThomas Amelia
EU15 excl. Irl & UKIrelandLiam Lucia/Maya/Sofia
EU15 to EU28IrelandAdam Emily
Other*IrelandDaniel
Not statedIrelandOscar Abilgail-Sarah
United KingdomUnited KingdomCharlie/Daniel/Finn/Jack/Leo/Noah/ThomasEmily
EU15 excl. Irl & UKEU15 excl. Irl & UKLiamEmma
EU15 to EU28EU15 to EU28David/Jakub Julia
OtherOtherMuhammadSarah
Remainder DanielMaya
    
*No name with more than one occurrence
Table 10 Top 10 Surnames of babies' registered in 2014 by number   
Surname Number  
Murphy767  
Kelly633  
Byrne552  
Ryan527  
O'Brien489  
Walsh475  
O'Sullivan472  
O'Connor441  
Doyle323  
McCarthy321  
    
Table 11 Top 100 babies' names registered in 1964, in order of popularity - rank
     
Boys' name1964 Girls' name1964
John1Mary1
Patrick2Catherine2
Michael3Margaret3
Paul4Ann4
James5Anne5
Thomas6Elizabeth6
David7Caroline7
William8Bridget8
Martin9Geraldine9
Gerard10Patricia10
Joseph11Jacqueline11
Anthony12Pauline12
Peter13Helen13
Brian14Deirdre14
Kevin15Bernadette15
Francis16Sandra16
Brendan17Eileen17
Edward18Martina18
Daniel19Teresa19
Noel20Paula20
Denis21Carmel21
Robert22Susan22
Declan23Kathleen23
Richard24Angela24
Stephen25Josephine25
Timothy26Marie26
Christopher27Ellen27
Mark28Linda28
Alan29Brigid29
Derek30Nora30
Raymond30Joan31
Kieran32Fiona32
Bernard33Maria33
Andrew34Anna34
Dermot34Siobhan35
Philip36Carol36
Aidan37Sheila37
Sean38Frances38
Cornelius39Sharon39
Jeremiah39Christina40
Kenneth41Karen41
Vincent42Julia42
Charles43Barbara43
Desmond43Johanna44
Colm45Yvonne45
Donal45Sarah46
Niall47Colette47
Laurence48Lorraine47
Ciaran49Rose49
Eugene50Valerie50
Maurice51Veronica51
George52Orla52
Hugh53Miriam53
Liam54Louise54
Terence55Clare55
Conor56Denise56
Gerald57Alice57
Nicholas58Elaine58
Matthew59Jane59
Henry60Rita59
Seamus60Theresa61
Eamon62Grainne62
Ian62Brenda63
Eamonn64Helena63
Adrian65Christine65
Fergus66Noreen65
Ronan67Suzanne67
Oliver68Annette68
Barry69Jennifer68
Finbarr70Monica70
Owen71Rosemary71
Gabriel72Olive72
Damian73Philomena72
Rory73Adrienne74
Damien75Claire75
Enda75Deborah76
Shane75Katherine77
Garrett78Jean78
Gregory78Marian78
Edmond80Dolores80
Bartholomew81Maeve80
Neil82Rosaleen80
Eoin83Edel83
Dominic84Evelyn83
Gary84Audrey85
Karl86Irene85
Cormac87Imelda87
Padraig88Ruth87
Colin89Una87
Ronald89Nuala90
Leslie91Hannah91
Simon91Maureen91
Fergal93Jacinta93
Eric94Winifred93
Cathal95Antoinette95
Keith95Dorothy95
Arthur97Majella95
Nigel97Eleanor98
Fintan99Ursula98
Albert100Aileen100
Leo100  
Trevor100  
     
Table 12 Top 100 babies' names registered in 1964, in order of popularity - numbers registered
     
Boys' name1964 Girls' name1964
John3,696 Mary3,471 
Patrick2,235 Catherine1,412 
Michael2,157 Margaret1,392 
Paul1,814 Ann866 
James1,554 Anne834 
Thomas1,349 Elizabeth722 
David936 Caroline617 
William875 Bridget595 
Martin849 Geraldine579 
Gerard815 Patricia536 
Joseph737 Jacqueline529 
Anthony613 Pauline460 
Peter527 Helen437 
Brian464 Deirdre408 
Kevin452 Bernadette392 
Francis429 Sandra358 
Brendan426 Eileen344 
Edward425 Martina339 
Daniel395 Teresa328 
Noel394 Paula311 
Denis347 Carmel304 
Robert342 Susan303 
Declan321 Kathleen301 
Richard301 Angela291 
Stephen296 Josephine287 
Timothy295 Marie284 
Christopher289 Ellen282 
Mark279 Linda279 
Alan245 Brigid272 
Derek237 Nora264 
Raymond237 Joan262 
Kieran224 Fiona249 
Bernard201 Maria236 
Andrew195 Anna214 
Dermot195 Siobhan207 
Philip187 Carol185 
Aidan182 Sheila176 
Sean171 Frances173 
Cornelius161 Sharon172 
Jeremiah161 Christina169 
Kenneth150 Karen165 
Vincent148 Julia157 
Charles145 Barbara156 
Desmond145 Johanna146 
Colm144 Yvonne139 
Donal144 Sarah137 
Niall142 Colette135 
Laurence141 Lorraine135 
Ciaran124 Rose130 
Eugene123 Valerie129 
Maurice120 Veronica126 
George115 Orla120 
Hugh112 Miriam117 
Liam111 Louise116 
Terence102 Clare115 
Conor97 Denise113 
Gerald94 Alice111 
Nicholas92 Elaine107 
Matthew89 Jane106 
Henry87 Rita106 
Seamus87 Theresa100 
Eamon86 Grainne99 
Ian86 Brenda98 
Eamonn83 Helena98 
Adrian75 Christine92 
Fergus71 Noreen92 
Ronan70 Suzanne91 
Oliver69 Annette90 
Barry62 Jennifer90 
Finbarr61 Monica87 
Owen59 Rosemary86 
Gabriel57 Olive84 
Damian56 Philomena84 
Rory56 Adrienne80 
Damien49 Claire78 
Enda49 Deborah77 
Shane49 Katherine76 
Garrett47 Jean75 
Gregory47 Marian75 
Edmond45 Dolores74 
Bartholomew44 Maeve74 
Neil43 Rosaleen74 
Eoin42 Edel73 
Dominic41 Evelyn73 
Gary41 Audrey72 
Karl40 Irene72 
Cormac39 Imelda70 
Padraig38 Ruth70 
Colin37 Una70 
Ronald37 Nuala68 
Leslie36 Hannah67 
Simon36 Maureen67 
Fergal35 Jacinta66 
Eric34 Winifred66 
Cathal32 Antoinette65 
Keith32 Dorothy65 
Arthur31 Majella65 
Nigel31 Eleanor64 
Fintan29 Ursula64 
Albert28 Aileen63 
Leo28    
Trevor28    
      
     
Total in top 10030,479  25,500
Total with first name recorded32,376  30,748
Top 100 as % of total94.1  82.9
Total names registered614  1,103
Total births registered32,759  31,313
     
Table 13 Top 100 babies' names registered in 1964, in alphabetical order - rank
     
Boys' name1964 Girls' name1964
Adrian65 Adrienne74
Aidan37 Aileen100
Alan29 Alice57
Albert100 Angela24
Andrew34 Ann4
Anthony12 Anna34
Arthur97 Anne5
Barry69 Annette68
Bartholomew81 Antoinette95
Bernard33 Audrey85
Brendan17 Barbara43
Brian14 Bernadette15
Cathal95 Brenda63
Charles43 Bridget8
Christopher27 Brigid29
Ciaran49 Carmel21
Colin89 Carol36
Colm45 Caroline7
Conor56 Catherine2
Cormac87 Christina40
Cornelius39 Christine65
Damian73 Claire75
Damien75 Clare55
Daniel19 Colette47
David7 Deborah76
Declan23 Deirdre14
Denis21 Denise56
Derek30 Dolores80
Dermot34 Dorothy95
Desmond43 Edel83
Dominic84 Eileen17
Donal45 Elaine58
Eamon62 Eleanor98
Eamonn64 Elizabeth6
Edmond80 Ellen27
Edward18 Evelyn83
Enda75 Fiona32
Eoin83 Frances38
Eric94 Geraldine9
Eugene50 Grainne62
Fergal93 Hannah91
Fergus66 Helen13
Finbarr70 Helena63
Fintan99 Imelda87
Francis16 Irene85
Gabriel72 Jacinta93
Garrett78 Jacqueline11
Gary84 Jane59
George52 Jean78
Gerald57 Jennifer68
Gerard10 Joan31
Gregory78 Johanna44
Henry60 Josephine25
Hugh53 Julia42
Ian62 Karen41
James5 Katherine77
Jeremiah39 Kathleen23
John1 Linda28
Joseph11 Lorraine47
Karl86 Louise54
Keith95 Maeve80
Kenneth41 Majella95
Kevin15 Margaret3
Kieran32 Maria33
Laurence48 Marian78
Leo100 Marie26
Leslie91 Martina18
Liam54 Mary1
Mark28 Maureen91
Martin9 Miriam53
Matthew59 Monica70
Maurice51 Nora30
Michael3 Noreen65
Neil82 Nuala90
Niall47 Olive72
Nicholas58 Orla52
Nigel97 Patricia10
Noel20 Paula20
Oliver68 Pauline12
Owen71 Philomena72
Padraig88 Rita59
Patrick2 Rosaleen80
Paul4 Rose49
Peter13 Rosemary71
Philip36 Ruth87
Raymond30 Sandra16
Richard24 Sarah46
Robert22 Sharon39
Ronald89 Sheila37
Ronan67 Siobhan35
Rory73 Susan22
Seamus60 Suzanne67
Sean38 Teresa19
Shane75 Theresa61
Simon91 Una87
Stephen25 Ursula98
Terence55 Valerie50
Thomas6 Veronica51
Timothy26 Winifred93
Trevor100 Yvonne45
Vincent42   
William8   
     
Table 14 Top 100 babies' names registered in 1964, in alphabetical order - numbers registered
     
Boys' name1964 Girls' name1964
Adrian75 Adrienne80 
Aidan182 Aileen63 
Alan245 Alice111 
Albert28 Angela291 
Andrew195 Ann866 
Anthony613 Anna214 
Arthur31 Anne834 
Barry62 Annette90 
Bartholomew44 Antoinette65 
Bernard201 Audrey72 
Brendan426 Barbara156 
Brian464 Bernadette392 
Cathal32 Brenda98 
Charles145 Bridget595 
Christopher289 Brigid272 
Ciaran124 Carmel304 
Colin37 Carol185 
Colm144 Caroline617 
Conor97 Catherine1,412 
Cormac39 Christina169 
Cornelius161 Christine92 
Damian56 Claire78 
Damien49 Clare115 
Daniel395 Colette135 
David936 Deborah77 
Declan321 Deirdre408 
Denis347 Denise113 
Derek237 Dolores74 
Dermot195 Dorothy65 
Desmond145 Edel73 
Dominic41 Eileen344 
Donal144 Elaine107 
Eamon86 Eleanor64 
Eamonn83 Elizabeth722 
Edmond45 Ellen282 
Edward425 Evelyn73 
Enda49 Fiona249 
Eoin42 Frances173 
Eric34 Geraldine579 
Eugene123 Grainne99 
Fergal35 Hannah67 
Fergus71 Helen437 
Finbarr61 Helena98 
Fintan29 Imelda70 
Francis429 Irene72 
Gabriel57 Jacinta66 
Garrett47 Jacqueline529 
Gary41 Jane106 
George115 Jean75 
Gerald94 Jennifer90 
Gerard815 Joan262 
Gregory47 Johanna146 
Henry87 Josephine287 
Hugh112 Julia157 
Ian86 Karen165 
James1,554 Katherine76 
Jeremiah161 Kathleen301 
John3,696 Linda279 
Joseph737 Lorraine135 
Karl40 Louise116 
Keith32 Maeve74 
Kenneth150 Majella65 
Kevin452 Margaret1,392 
Kieran224 Maria236 
Laurence141 Marian75 
Leo28 Marie284 
Leslie36 Martina339 
Liam111 Mary3,471 
Mark279 Maureen67 
Martin849 Miriam117 
Matthew89 Monica87 
Maurice120 Nora264 
Michael2,157 Noreen92 
Neil43 Nuala68 
Niall142 Olive84 
Nicholas92 Orla120 
Nigel31 Patricia536 
Noel394 Paula311 
Oliver69 Pauline460 
Owen59 Philomena84 
Padraig38 Rita106 
Patrick2,235 Rosaleen74 
Paul1,814 Rose130 
Peter527 Rosemary86 
Philip187 Ruth70 
Raymond237 Sandra358 
Richard301 Sarah137 
Robert342 Sharon172 
Ronald37 Sheila176 
Ronan70 Siobhan207 
Rory56 Susan303 
Seamus87 Suzanne91 
Sean171 Teresa328 
Shane49 Theresa100 
Simon36 Una70 
Stephen296 Ursula64 
Terence102 Valerie129 
Thomas1,349 Veronica126 
Timothy295 Winifred66 
Trevor28 Yvonne139 
Vincent148    
William875    
      
     
Total in top 10030,479  25,500
Total with first name recorded32,376  30,748
Top 100 as % of total94.1  82.9
Total names registered614  1,103
Total births registered32,728  31,280
     

Background Notes

Source

These results are based on an analysis of the first names recorded on birth returns for registration and vital statistics, begun by the CSO in 1998. All birth notifications in 2014 included the baby’s first name when the statistical return was sent to the CSO.   1963 and 1964 are  the first years prior to 1998 for which an analysis of names are available.  It is hoped to have the intervening years  (1965 to 1997 inclusive) available on our statbank in the near future.

Information recorded

Only the first name was used for this analysis. Babies’ surnames and additional forenames were not extracted by the CSO. 

Spellings and variants

Different spellings of a name have been treated as separate names. For example, while there were 350 boys named Cillian, another 99 had the alternate spelling Killian. Similarly, if you combine the number of girls named Hannah (337) and Hanna (75) then it becomes the 4th most popular name for girls in 2014. Variants of names and abbreviations have also been treated as separate names. For example, Jack, Sean and John account between them for 1,605 boys. These were counted as separate names and rank first, fifth and twenty-fifth respectively. If treated as variants of John, it would rank as the most popular boys’ name. Names containing accents have been recorded without those accents e.g. Seán was recorded as Sean.

Ranking

Names of equal rank have been placed in alphabetical order in Table 1.

Nuts2 and Nuts3 regions

The regional classifications in this release are based on the NUTS (nomenclature of Territorial Units) classification used by Eurostat. The NUTS3 regions correspond to the eight Regional Authorities established under the Local Government Act, 1991 (Regional Authorities) (Establishment) Order, 1993, which came into operation on 1 January 1994. The NUTS2 regions, which were proposed by Government and agreed by Eurostat in 1999, are groupings of the NUTS3 regions. The composition of the regions is set out below.

Border, Midland and Western NUTS2 Region      Southern and Eastern NUTS2 Region  
           
Border Cavan     Dublin Dublin City 
  Donegal       Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown 
  Leitrim       Fingal 
  Louth       South Dublin  
  Monaghan        
  Sligo     Mid-East  Kildare 
          Meath 
Midland Laois       Wicklow 
  Longford        
  Offaly     Mid-West  Clare 
  Westmeath       Limerick City 
          Limerick County 
West Galway City       North Tipperary 
  Galway County        
  Mayo     South-East  Carlow 
  Roscommon       Kilkenny 
          South Tipperary 
          Waterford City 
          Waterford County 
          Wexford 
           
        South-West  Cork City 
          Cork County 
          Kerry 

Nationality groups

The category EU15 excl Ireland & the UK consists of Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden.

The category EU15 to EU28 consists of: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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