Back in 1999, Conor and Chloe were the most popular baby names in Ireland, followed closely by Sean and Aoife.

 

Nowadays, it's James and Emily that most expectant parents are opting for their little ones.

 

So instead of going with the crowd, why not take a look at the most popular names from the late 90s when choosing your little one's moniker?

 

Not only are they pretty awesome names, but it'd be such a shame to lose them from our lists. 

 

Boys: 

 

1. Adam - meaning to be red

 

2. Ben - meaning son of the south 

 

3. Cameron - meaning crooked river

 

4. Cian - meaning ancient

 

5. Christopher - meaning bearing Christ

 

6. Donal - meaning world mighty

 

7. Dylan - meaning great tide

 

8. Eric - meaning ruler

 

9. Eoin - meaning desire born 

 

10. Fionn - meaning white

 

11. Gerard - meaning spear

 

12. Jake - meaning supplanter

 

13. Killian - meaning fierce

 

14. Luke - meaning light-giving

 

15. Matthew - meaning gift Yahweh

 

16. Nathan - meaning gave

 

17. Robert - meaning bright fame

 

18. Ross - meaning promontory

 

19. Shane - meaning God's gracious gift

 

20. Thomas - meaning twin

 

21. William - meaning strong-willed warrior

 

 

Girls: 

 

1. Alice - meaning noble

 

2. Amy - meaning beloved

 

3. Aoife - meaning beauty

 

4. Casey - meaning proclamation of peace

 

5. Claire - meaning clear, famous

 

6. Emma - meaning whole

 

7. Ellen - meaning light 

 

8. Fiona - meaning white

 

9. Hannah - meaning favour, grace

 

10. Jane - meaning God is gracious

 

11. Kate - meaning pure

 

12. Lorna - from the Laurel tree meaning honour 

 

13. Leah - meaning weary

 

14. Maeve - meaning she who intoxicates

 

15. Mary - meaning sea of bitterness

 

16. Molly - meaning bitter

 

17. Robyn - meaning beautiful

 

18. Ruth - meaning friend

 

19. Tara - meaning star

 

20. Victoria - meaning victory

 

21. Zoe - meaning life

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