Passport Service announces most popular baby names in 201409 January 2015
Emily and Jack remain the most popular names on passport applications for infants in Ireland, according to the Passport Service of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The full list of the most popular 200 names is available on the Department's Website.
Welcoming the new passport holders, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, today said:
“Of the 53,046 passports issued to children under the age of three, 574 went to Jacks and 456 to Emilys. Amelia and Lily entered the top ten names for girls, and while I was disappointed to see Charlie drop two places, I am pleased that it remains in the top ten for boys.
“The names reflect the continued popularity of traditional Irish names, such as Aoife and Oisín, and the vibrant multiculturalism in today’s Ireland, with Zuzanna and Kacper the highest new entries.
“I would like to take this opportunity to remind Irish people to check the validity of their passports and those of their families, and to perhaps renew now, ahead of the summer rush. Last year, almost 630,000 passports we issued, a quarter of which were issued in May and June.”
Details on how to apply for a passport can be found on the Department’s website, www.dfa.ie, which also has a passport renewal reminder service, and details on how to apply for a passport at short notice.
9 January 2015
Note to Editors:
- Full passport statistics for 2014 can be found here.
- A guide to How to Apply for a Passport, which takes Irish citizens through each step of their passport application and answers the most frequently asked questions, is available at https://www.dfa.ie/passports-citizenship/how-to-apply-for-a-passport/
- On the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website, you can also access a Passport reminder service and a Passport Tracking service to allow customers to track the status of their application.
- An appointment service is in operation at the Passport Office in Molesworth Street, for those travelling at short notice (within 3-10 working days).
- Customers not travelling within 3-10 working days should use Passport Express. Priority at public counters is given to those travelling at short notice and the fastest turnaround time for such applications is three working days.
- Passport Express is an easy-to-use, courier type service operated by An Post exclusively for passports. It is available throughout the post office network and has been in use since 1995.