Northern Ireland

Noah and Isla top name charts for Northern Ireland newborns in 2023

Some of the more unusual names recorded included Lilibet, following the use of that name by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for their daughter.

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Noah and Isla have emerged as the most popular names given to Northern Ireland’s latest little residents in 2023.

The names Jack, James, Cillian and Charlie rounded out the top five names for newborn boys last year, while the most popular names for girls also included Fiadh, Grace, Emily and Olivia.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Yaroslav Sabitov/PA)

Meanwhile some of the more usual baby names recorded in the region in 2023 included Lilibet, which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex named their daughter in 2021, as well as Molly-Mae, Axl and Lando.

The latest figures were compiled by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, which also keeps historical data dating back to 1922.

The data indicates that the most popular names registered at births since 1992 were John and Mary.