Australia’s most popular baby names revealed 2018

Australians most popular baby names 2018

The king and queen of Australian baby names have been crowned, and once again Australia’s reigning most popular names have held onto their thrones. But, as always, there are a few new names creeping into the top 100, as well as some that are slipping into obscurity.

The top boy name Oliver (1.) has remained unchanged for the past six years, the most popular name for girls Charlotte (1.) has held onto top spot since 2015.

McCrindle has finished crunching the data, and unveiled the top 200 most popular boys and girls names for Australia over the past year.

Looking across the globe

Taking a look at how Australia’s top five baby names compare with other English-speaking nations, each Aussie name in the top five also appeared on the New Zealand, USA, UK and Canadian lists. The only name that didn’t was Henry.

Who’s in and who’s out

It’s a big hello to Leonardo (96.), which made its first modern-era appearance in the top 100 Australian baby names. Other monikers making a name for themselves are Maxwell (85.) and Christian (92.). For the girls, Adeline (82.) snuck into the top 100 for the first time in the modern era, as did Thea (77.).

The biggest bullet up the baby name list is Carter (52.), which climbed 17 places, while Louis (59.) also leapt up the ladder, thanks no doubt to the birth of Prince Louis last year. For the girls, Luna (62.) is rising through the ranks after first making an appearance two years ago.

Names that are standing the test of time are George (34.) and Sofia (21.). Going down the popularity ladder are Zachary (76.), Caleb (83.), Addison (88.) and Annabelle (67.).

Blooming beautiful

Once again, botanical baby names continue to bloom wildly on the most popular lists, including Willow (10.), Ivy (18.), Lily (22.), Violet (39.), Poppy (41.), Daisy (47.), Rose (56.) and Jasmine (63.).

Charlotte and Oliver reign supreme, again

Australia's top baby names 2018

It was a bumper year for babies born in 2018, with just over 300,000 new bubbakins born in Australia – with close to one in ten given a name from the top ten of each list.

While the 40s saw a boom in the popularity of names like Peter, Paul, John, Karen, Jennifer and Sharon (hands up if your mum or dad have one of these names!), the 80s were all about the Baby Boomers, who became a lot more creative with names. As McCrindle explains, it’s becoming increasingly tricky for parents to name their babes, because it’s so much more important to make an impact in our tech world.

When it comes to the ever-popular names at the top of each list – 1,673 Australian baby girls were named Charlotte last year, while 2,134 boys were called Oliver. The only place where Oliver wasn’t the most popular name was the Northern Territory, where it was pipped by Jack, and the ACT, where William reigned supreme.

Top 100 baby girl names in Australia for 2018

  1. Charlotte
  2. Olivia
  3. Amelia
  4. Ava
  5. Mia
  6. Isla
  7. Grace
  8. Harper
  9. Chloe
  10. Willow
  11. Zoe
  12. Ella
  13. Matilda
  14. Emily
  15. Sophie
  16. Ruby
  17. Isabella
  18. Ivy
  19. Evie
  20. Evelyn
  21. Sophia
  22. Lily
  23. Georgia
  24. Aria
  25. Lucy
  26. Mila
  27. Hannah
  28. Sienna
  29. Scarlett
  30. Layla
  31. Zara
  32. Isabelle
  33. Abigail
  34. Emma
  35. Audrey
  36. Alice
  37. Eva
  38. Hazel
  39. Violet
  40. Ellie
  41. Poppy
  42. Stella
  43. Emilia
  44. Frankie
  45. Florence
  46. Sofia
  47. Daisy
  48. Elsie
  49. Aurora
  50. Eleanor
  1. Penelope
  2. Savannah
  3. Elizabeth
  4. Mackenzie
  5. Piper
  6. Rose
  7. Phoebe
  8. Maya
  9. Ayla
  10. Freya
  11. Imogen
  12. Luna
  13. Jasmine
  14. Summer
  15. Harriet
  16. Billie
  17. Annabelle
  18. Lola
  19. Alexis
  20. Madison
  21. Maddison
  22. Sarah
  23. Anna
  24. Indiana
  25. Eloise
  26. Claire
  27. Thea
  28. Quinn
  29. Olive
  30. Elena
  31. Eden
  32. Adeline
  33. Bella
  34. Bonnie
  35. Charlie
  36. Ariana
  37. Eliza
  38. Addison
  39. Lara
  40. Victoria
  41. Aaliyah
  42. Chelsea
  43. Heidi
  44. Alyssa
  45. Harlow
  46. Hayley
  47. Madeleine
  48. Pippa
  49. Millie
  50. Clara

Top 100 baby boy names in Australia for 2018

  1. Oliver
  2. Jack
  3. William
  4. Noah
  5. Henry
  6. Thomas
  7. Leo
  8. Lucas
  9. James
  10. Liam
  11. Ethan
  12. Harrison
  13. Alexander
  14. Charlie
  15. Mason
  16. Harry
  17. Hunter
  18. Hudson
  19. Elijah
  20. Levi
  21. Max
  22. Oscar
  23. Lachlan
  24. Theodore
  25. Archer
  26. Cooper
  27. Isaac
  28. Samuel
  29. Archie
  30. Xavier
  31. Logan
  32. Jacob
  33. Benjamin
  34. George
  35. Ryan
  36. Joshua
  37. Harvey
  38. Sebastian
  39. Arlo
  40. Lincoln
  41. Finn
  42. Jackson
  43. Luca
  44. Hugo
  45. Edward
  46. Patrick
  47. Jaxon
  48. Riley
  49. Eli
  50. Daniel
  1. Connor
  2. Carter
  3. Kai
  4. Joseph
  5. Austin
  6. Jasper
  7. Jordan
  8. Ashton
  9. Louis
  10. Jayden
  11. Michael
  12. Aiden
  13. Tyler
  14. Flynn
  15. Angus
  16. Darcy
  17. Nate
  18. Luke
  19. Dylan
  20. Owen
  21. Matthew
  22. Arthur
  23. Muhammad
  24. Charles
  25. Adam
  26. Zachary
  27. Spencer
  28. Beau
  29. Hamish
  30. Sonny
  31. Toby
  32. Asher
  33. Caleb
  34. Nathan
  35. Maxwell
  36. Jake
  37. Ali
  38. Gabriel
  39. Nicholas
  40. Blake
  41. Leon
  42. Christian
  43. Phoenix
  44. Ryder
  45. Jude
  46. Leonardo
  47. Vincent
  48. Parker
  49. Theo
  50. Bodhi

The latest baby name data has also revealed that some of Australia’s most iconic names are on the verge of extinction. On the ‘in danger of disappearing list’ are: Bruce, Sheryl, Gary, Wayne and Beryl.

What a shame, farewell, Gazza, Shazza and Wayno!

Australia's most popular baby names 2018

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