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Ireland Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Ireland?

Ranking 1,184th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2018, the name Ireland is uncommon.

Although not currently within the top 1000, Ireland has seen higher popularity rankings.

Position 819, its highest popularity ranking, was reached for the first time in 1998 and as recently as 2009 with 345 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Ireland in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1992.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Ireland occurred roughly during the years 1992-1998, and 2004-2007.

Ireland became more popular as a girls name in 1993.

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at a mid point.

How popular will Ireland be?

The popularity trend for Ireland has been moving downward for a while. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Ireland has dropped.

The name Ireland is used by only a select few and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Ireland (Girl)Ireland (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 201 1,184 5 12,837
2017 196 1,222 < 5 --
2016 226 1,120 5 12,923
2015 272 988 5 12,788
2014 271 981 < 5 --
2013 255 984 < 5 --
2012 207 1,189 < 5 --
2011 250 1,007 < 5 --
2010 323 831 6 11,258
2009 345 819 8 9,297
2008 339 836 6 11,593
2007 319 874 8 9,207
2006 249 1,028 6 11,165
2005 244 1,001 6 10,598
2004 231 1,021 7 9,297
2003 211 1,062 5 11,553
2002 230 965 6 9,848
2001 250 907 7 8,646
2000 141 1,339 < 5 --
1999 169 1,154 < 5 --
1998 260 819 5 10,237
1997 72 1,995 < 5 --
1996 74 1,937 5 9,573
1995 16 5,786 < 5 --
1994 8 9,898 < 5 --
1993 5 14,322 < 5 --
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1952 < 5 -- 5 3,977
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1945 < 5 -- 5 3,526
1944 < 5 -- 5 3,647
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1942 < 5 -- 7 3,070
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1940 < 5 -- 5 3,685
1939 < 5 -- 5 3,713
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1929 < 5 -- 5 4,258
1928 < 5 -- 5 4,425
1927 < 5 -- 5 4,476
1926 < 5 -- 5 4,507
1925 < 5 -- 5 4,548
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1921 < 5 -- 8 3,346
1920 < 5 -- 5 4,612
1919 < 5 -- 8 3,248
1918 < 5 -- 8 3,240
1917 < 5 -- 5 4,262
1916 < 5 -- 6 3,682
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1914 < 5 -- 6 3,077
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United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.