REVEALED: 2016’s most popular Shannonside baby names

The CSO has revealed its list of the most popular baby names for last year with James once again topping the list for boys, and Emily for girls.

Figures for last year show that the name Mohammed made a very first entry to the top 100 list, with Conor the most popular boy’s name in Roscommon.

In Longford James and Sean top the list for newborns, while Leitrim’s most popular boy’s name last year was Thomas.


Three different names top the girls’ list for Shannonside counties with Ava the most popular in Roscommon, Emily leading the way in Leitrim and Emma the most popular name for newborns in Longford.