Australia’s most popular baby names 2020

Popular baby names 2020

The numbers have been crunched and Australia’s most popular baby names 2020 can finally be revealed. Hold onto your ovaries, there are some adorable new additions to the top 100.

But first thing’s first, all hail Charlotte and Oliver, which have once again been crowned the most popular baby names in Australia for the fifth year running. Charlotte has been the number one baby girl name seven times in the past decade and has remained on top since overtaking Olivia in 2015. While Oliver has had seven consecutive years at the top of the boy’s baby name chart, since toppling Jack in 2013. Charlotte was the name given to 1,609 Australian baby girls last year, while 2,206 baby boys were named Oliver.

McCrindle has just revealed Australia’s 200 most popular baby names 2020, and we’re taking a deep dive.

New names for a new generation

The year 2010 marked the beginning of a new generation – Gen Alpha: the most digital generation on Earth. Children of Millenials, Gen Alpha children have some of the most unique boy names, unique girl names and well-researched names ever. Just think, back before baby name books, influences mostly came from family traditions. Now parents can search through endless baby name lists to find the perfect moniker for their offspring.

Given that most first-time parents of today and children of the late 80s and early 90s, they grew up with more common names, and have started to shift away from anything that’s too popular. Which makes this year’s top 200 baby names so interesting.

Australia’s most popular baby names 2020

most popular baby names 2020

Who’s in and who’s out

We’ve welcomed seven new boys’ names into the top 100 – Ezra (66), Felix (72), Marcus (88), Fletcher (91), Ari (97), Aaron (98) and Billy (100). Out of the top 100 are Toby, Nathan, Maxwell, Nicholas, Blake, Phoenix and Leonardo.

The girls have six newcomers in the top 100 – Sadie (65), Madeline (80), Riley (81), Peyton (89), Lilly (96) and Rosie (98). Booted out of the top 100 girls’ names are Adeline, Eliza, Alyssa, Harlow, Hayley and Madeleine.

The two names that have made the biggest leap in the last two years are Arthur (23) and Millie (69), which jumped 30 places.

Blooming beautiful botanicals

Without fail, every year botanical baby names remain firmly in the top 100 girls’ names, including Willow (8), Ivy (15), Lily (22), Violet (39), Poppy (43), Daisy (56), Jasmine (60), Olive (70) and Rose (76).

Everything old is new again

While it may seem that Charlotte has been one of Australia’s most popular name forever, it wasn’t always the case. It was actually sinking into the oblivion of extinct names until it popped back into the top 100 in 1989.

For the boys, the name Jack has had more years leading the top 100 than any other boys’ name, but it wasn’t even in the top 100 in 1985.

Celebrity name game

It’s obvious that Generation Alpha baby names have been heavily influenced by pop-culture, with celebrity baby names like Billie, Ariana, Noah, George and Luke all featuring in the top 200.

Short and sweet

The research has also discovered that short baby names are winning in the popularity stakes, with Jack (3) outmuscling Jackson (45), Archie (25) topping Archer (27) and Max (23) more popular than Maxwell, which this year fell out of the top 100. For the girls, Ella (11) beat out Isabella (17) and Isabelle (40).

Across the globe

When we compare the top five Australian baby names to the most popular baby names in other English-speaking countries, there are some striking similarities. Oliver is also the top boys’ name in New Zealand and the UK. Charlotte features in the top five names in New Zealand and the USA.

Top 100 baby girl names in Australia 2020

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

Top 100 baby boy names in Australia 2020

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

Popular baby names 2020

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