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Jack and Emma are top names for personalised labels

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 3:07pm
Jack and Emma are top names for personalised labels

Unsurprisingly these listing from My Nametags don’t differ too much from the top baby names in Ireland for 2018.

My Nametags (, the leading manufacturer of easy to apply sticker and iron-on name tags, have released details on the most popular names on the Irish market for their personalised labels, with Jack in number one slot for boys names and Emma for girls.


The top 10 most popular names for nametags in Ireland based on orders received for the past three years are as follows 

Boys:1. Jack, 2. James, 3. Conor, 4. Daniel, 5. Harry, 6. Adam, 7. Charlie, 8. Luke, 9. Darragh, 10. Matthew


Girls: 1. Emma, 2. Emily, 3. Grace, 4. Lucy, 5. Aoife, 6. Kate, 7. Ella, 8. Ava, 9. Anna, 10. Sarah  


Unsurprisingly these listing from My Nametags don’t differ too much from the top baby names in Ireland for 2018 which also saw Jack and James in first and second place while Emily was number for one for girls and Emma sat in third spot.


Also noteworthy on both My Nametags and the top baby names listings is that there seems to be a move away from traditional Irish names with Darragh and Aoife the only Irish names that made the My Nametags top 10 names for their personalised labels. When we look at the popular baby name listing from just 10 years ago in 1998, Irish names were a lot more popular with Ciara sitting in 2nd spot while Niamh ranked at number 6. For the boys, traditional Irish boys’ names such as Ciarán (which stood at 24 in 2018) and Eoin (which stood at 20 in 2018) have declined in popularity too with Ciarán now standing at 78 spot and Eoin at 58 spot. This indicates that Irish society is moving away from traditional Irish names and choosing instead ‘trendier’, more international names that originate from countries including the UK and the US.


Another reason for the decline in traditional Irish names seems to be the preconceptions and opinions internationally on Irish names. The issue of pronunciation of names is a major issue with people in the UK and US with problems pronouncing traditional Irish names such as Maeve, Saoirse and Aoife which is putting a lot of Irish people off choosing these names for their children.


For more information log onto My Nametags brand new website, which is now even easier to navigate and create your very own personalised labels,

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