5. Aoife (pronounced Ee'-fa, which is the Gaelic version of Eve/Eva)
There were eight new entries to the top 100 for boys: Cameron, Colin, Daire, Emmanuel, Karl, Max, Reece and Ruairi. The highest new entry was Colin, and the highest climber was Kian, which rose from 268th place in 1998 to 65th place in 2003. First-time entries to the top 100 are Ruairi, Emmanuel and Max.
There were nine new names in the top 100 for girls: Alana, Amber, Aoibhe, Cara, Clara, Faye, Naomi, Sophia and Sorcha. The highest new entry was Clara, and the highest climber was Abby, which rose from 327th place in 1998 to 60th place in 2003. Newcomers to the top 100 are Faye, Naomi, Aoibhe and Sophia.
Our source: The Central Statistics Office in Cork, Ireland. Names for the year 2003.