Jack and Emily Derry’s most popular baby names

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Jack and Emily were the most popular names for babies born in Derry this year.

Research carried by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) showed that the trend over recent years for more traditional names has continued.

In Strabane James and Emily were most popular with parents in 2013, while in Limavady Conor/Harry and James shared top spot for boys while Sophia was the most popular name for new born girls.

Across the North, Jack and Grace were the most popular first names given to children whose births were registered in 2013.

Jack has been the most popular boy’s name since 2003. James has held second position for the third year running, while Charlie was third in 2013 climbing from fifth in 2012.

For girls, Grace was the most popular girl’s name up from third in 2012. Emily remained in second place, while Sophie fell from first in 2012 to third in 2013.

Within the top twenty, Luke and Ella have significantly increased in popularity over the last year.

Four of the top 10 boys’ names from 2003 are still present in the top 10 today (Jack, James, Daniel and Matthew). None of the girls’ names from the top 10 in 2003 remain in 2013’s top ten.