Countries that Beat Ireland

For each category, name any of the countries that ranks higher than Ireland.
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Last updated: May 17, 2021
First submittedApril 28, 2020
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Rank
Category
Countries
4
Largest source of visitors to the U.K.
France | United States | Germany
10
European country with the highest
% of Catholics
Vatican City | San Marino | Malta | Andorra | Croatia |
Poland | Portugal | Italy | Monaco
3
Most guessed island country
on the Countries of the World Quiz
United Kingdom | Japan
2
Westernmost country in Europe
* Excluding external territories
Iceland
6
Highest HDI country
* HDI measures health, education, and income
San Marino | Monaco | Norway |
Switzerland | Australia
7
Country with the highest global HDI rank
improvement between 1990 and 2017
Iran | China | Singapore | Turkey |
Thailand | Algeria
2
Smallest country by area beginning with I
Israel
5
Country with the most Irish people[1]
United States | United Kingdom |
Canada | Australia
7 (t)
Earliest member of the European Union
Belgium | France | Germany | Italy |
Luxembourg | Netherlands
4
Biggest European country without wolves
United Kingdom | Iceland | Austria
3
Largest country without snakes
New Zealand | Iceland
2
Largest source of foreign-born
U.S. citizens in 1880
Germany
5
Highest cow to person ratio
Uruguay | Paraguay | New Zealand | Chad
3 (t)
Whose flag has the most orange
Bhutan | Niger
2
Highest beer production per capita
Czech Republic
2
Lowest all-time record high temperature
Iceland
9
Most common first name in America
Example: If enough people were named Peru, it'd count
Jordan | Chad | Georgia | Israel |
Kenya | India | Malaysia
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Level 74
May 3, 2020
Don't forget to try the rest of our Countries that Beat quizzes and all the ones in the Countries that Beat tag!
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Level 47
Apr 28, 2020
I hope this gets featured.
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Level 31
Apr 28, 2020
Same
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Level 73
Apr 29, 2020
I don’t understand the last clue. Could somebody explain it?
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Level 80
Apr 29, 2020
Jordan, Israel etc and also Ireland can be also a personal name. If you rank them by number of people bearing it, which ones appear more often than "Ireland" (the chosen group being US babies in 2016)
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Level 85
Apr 30, 2020
Yes not a fan of that clue.
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Level 63
May 20, 2020
Second that, the clue is pretty poor, I had not idea what it meant, it needs revising or changing.
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Level 85
Apr 30, 2020
Yeah, I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what it was asking. Finally got it and guessed a correct answer, though.
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Level 70
May 3, 2020
Yeah, another who was completely confounded by that clue.

Tough quiz. The HDI questions just translate as “name a country and hope.” I narrowed them down a little but the second of the two is pure pot luck.

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Level 67
Jun 1, 2020
hdi is easy. name small nations but rich the other one about the progress of a country was tough though,. the last question was impossible for me to understand
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Level 36
Feb 5, 2021
i took a quiz about the last question so i just wrote india and moved on
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Level 67
May 3, 2020
I had to take a second look, but got it. There is some inconsistency though, most questions have "country" in the question and this one suddenly doesn't. (though there are a few more in the bottom where it is absent, but those sentences were more obvious)

I would suggest to start the sentence with "Country" I think that would take away atleast most of the confusion.

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Level 83
Jun 1, 2020
So there are babies being named Malaysia and Ireland?
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Level 85
Jun 1, 2020
Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin have a daughter named Ireland. That's the only one I can think of.
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Level 44
Apr 19, 2022
Maybe a lot of people are calling their children Éire and not Ireland. (Idk if it would still count but Éire seems much more like a name, like Erin)
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Level 76
Jun 2, 2020
Interesting that many people are named 'Malaysia', 'Egypt' and 'Kenya'.
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Level 43
Jun 4, 2020
who names their kid malaysia?
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Level 52
Jun 30, 2020
If I were going to do that I'd call my child Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. May as well do it properly.
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Level 54
Sep 19, 2021
I would name them Saint Lucia.
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Level 83
Apr 29, 2020
I'd no sooner name a baby Ireland than Federated States of Micronesia.
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Level 80
Apr 29, 2020
The only time I met a (British) girl named Georgia was actually in Tbilisi.
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Level 85
Apr 30, 2020
I've met several females named Georgia. Never met a Malaysia or an Egypt, though.
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Level 72
Apr 30, 2020
I have heard of all those names except for Malaysia and Egypt as well.
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Level 46
Jun 2, 2020
Yeah but they are unlikely named after the country, Georgia is just the female version of George
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Level 81
Apr 29, 2020
At least baby Federated States of Micronesia could go by Mike for short.
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Level 74
Jun 1, 2020
I don't know why but that comment is hilarious
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Level 83
Jun 1, 2020
I can think of some examples of most of these names... Jordan Knight, Jordan Sparks, Jordan(a) Brewster

Israel, the Biblical patriarch

Georgia O'Keefe, Georgia Thomas (television character)

Kenya... I've met a couple people with this name

Chad.. very common name

India... popular dark complected adult film star

But I don't think I ever encountered anyone named Egypt, Malaysia, or Ireland before.

Irish is a very popular name in the Philippines... but not Ireland.

I've seen it as a surname... Kathy Ireland, et al.

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Level 67
Jun 1, 2020
I grew up in an overwhelmingly Irish-American area (among the demographic I'd most expect to use that name), but they would just rather use traditional Irish names like Eoin, Siobhan, Liam, Jameson, Declan, Aife, and Deirdre, all of which seem like better alternatives to just calling your kid "Ireland." Although! I need to plug a song by a great and departed songwriter, Greg Trooper. It's called "Ireland" and I always just assumed it was about the country, but it makes a heck of a lot more sense if it's about a woman. Give it a listen.
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Level 67
Jun 1, 2020
...I just listened to a live version of the song, and he introduces it with "this song is about a girl from Brooklyn." So there you go. One possibly fictionalized or metaphorical woman named Ireland.
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Level 69
Nov 18, 2021
Yeah, that was surprising. For instance, I've heard of people called China, but Ireland beat that. o.O
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Level 70
Jun 1, 2020
Yeah same, I've never met anyone named Malaysia, Egypt, or Ireland.
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Level 67
Aug 6, 2021
It could be referring to variations of Erin? Although that would open up a different discussion altogether.
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Level 60
Jun 1, 2020
Better than naming a baby Turkmenistan or Mongolia :-)
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Level 43
Jun 4, 2020
I personally think Mongolia would be a perfectly good name
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Level 71
Mar 21, 2021
Mona. Mona Lisa's full name was in fact Mongolia Lisa.
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Level 83
May 2, 2020
I guess fewer parents than I realized named their kid Liechtenstein.
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Level 67
May 3, 2020
They didnt liecht Stein ;)
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Level 71
May 12, 2020
Wait wait wait. There are no wolves in the UK?? “An American Werewolf in London” IS A LIE???
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Level 87
Jun 1, 2020
Well, yes and no. Because, spoiler alert:

{There are only two werewolves shown in the movie and both of them are killed by the end.}

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Level 63
Jun 5, 2020
If you want to see the spoiler in this comment, highlight it.
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Level 69
Jun 1, 2020
Just out of curiosity, why doesn't the flag of the Ivory Coast fit under the last answer?
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Level 58
Jun 1, 2020
Like Ireland, it is one third orange - it doesn't 'beat' Ireland in this regard.
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Level 48
Jun 1, 2020
Last clue is very confusing. I didn't even know what it means, I just typed China, Russia, USA and then India and it got accepted. It could be phrased better.
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Level 74
Jun 1, 2020
I re-worded the clue. Changes are pending currently.
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Level 60
Jun 1, 2020
thought the last clue was talking about which country shares the most names with the UK, like Irish names in America are pretty common
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Level 66
Jun 1, 2020
Wolves has been coming back to Austria for a while.

https://wolf.org/wow/europe/europe-austria/

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Level 48
Jun 2, 2020
^ !
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Level 74
Jun 2, 2020
"Sourced from featured JetPunk quizzes when possible"

This is the quiz we are using.

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Level 72
Jan 24, 2021
That quiz is based on a Wikipedia article that is tagged for using outdated information. The above poste link is correct, packs have been sighted since 2016.
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Level 77
Jun 1, 2020
I had no problem at all with the name clue but I read the clue about largest source of foreign-born U.S. citizens in 1880 at least ten times and didn't understand it until now. I thought it was asking something about foreign-born citizens in Ireland instead of the US...never mind.
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Level 66
Jun 2, 2020
I see you've put up your version of the selector :).
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Level 74
Jun 3, 2020
Yes, thanks again for helping with it, it would not have been possible without you!
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Level 50
Jul 21, 2021
Does Ivory Coast not also have a third of its flag as orange?
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Level 54
Sep 19, 2021
Doesn’t beat Ireland. Read the comments before posting.
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Level 54
Sep 19, 2021
If you want you could add ‘Shortest border with the UK’ with Spain beating them.