Irish boy name is the most popular in the USA

Irish boy name is the most popular in the USA.

The most popular baby names of 2022 in the USA were revealed recently and produced some fascinating findings, with some names retaining their place and some new ones breaking into the top ten for the first time.

One Irish name, in particular, has retained its first-place position on the top ten list of the most popular baby names of 2022 in the USA.

The top ten boy names from 2022.
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Regarding the most popular boy names in the USA, the Irish boy name Liam successfully retained its position in first place, just edging out Noah, which once again found itself in second place.

The following two boys’ names are identical to last year’s list, with Oliver and Elijah in third and fourth place, respectively.

There were two new additions to the top ten list. One is Mateo, which jumped from 11th to 5th position pushing Lucas down into the 6th spot and Levi down to seventh.

The other new addition to the top ten list was the name Leo which moved up two places from 12th in 2021 to 10th in 2022.

It is undoubtedly a name on the rise, as only a few years ago, it was at number 48 on the list of most popular baby names. Also, two names that fell out of the top ten list were Mason and Ethan.

So, the top ten most popular boys’ names in 2022 in the USA were as follows: Liam, Noah, Oliver, Elijah, Mateo, Lucas, Levi, Asher, James and Leo. You can read the full report by babycenter.com here.

The top ten girl names in 2022.
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The list of baby names for girls in 2022 produced many interesting findings, too.

For example, the fact that the name Evelyn is the only new baby girl name to break into the top ten in 2022. As a result, the name Harper was pushed out.

Elsewhere on the top ten list of most popular girl’s names in 2022, there were minor changes, with Isabella moving up one place from 7th to 6th, Charlotte falling three spots from 6th to 9th, and Luna moving up two places from 9th to 7th.

The top ten most popular girl’s names in 2022 in the USA were as follows: Olivia, Emma, Amelia, Ava, Sophia, Isabella, Luna, Mia, Charlotte and Evelyn.     

It's no surprise that this Irish boy name is the most popular in the USA as Irish names have been longstanding in the US for years.
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Irish names for children have been popular in the US for centuries and have become increasingly popular in recent years.

As so many people are of Irish descent in the country, perhaps it should come as no surprise that linking their children’s names to their own heritage has become a more widespread reality in recent years.

For more, check out our article on the top 20 Irish surnames in the USA and what they mean here.

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