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. 




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





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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