The Top Baby Names For Boys And Girls In Australia (2019)

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Research firm McCrindle has revealed the most popular baby names in Australia for 2019. It ranks the 50 most popular boys' and girls' names, based on data from the national registry of births. Here's the full list!

Choosing the right name for your baby is tougher than it sounds. You probably don't want an overly weird name lest your child gets teased at school. On the other hand, nobody wants to be saddled with a boringly common name like John or Chris (thanks for nothing, Mum!)

Instead, most parents plump for something that sits between unique and familiar. If you're stumped for ideas, McCrindle's list of top 100 baby names for boys and girls is well worth a look.

Below are the 50 most popular boys and girls name in Australia during 2019. (The number in brackets represents how many times each name was registered by new parents.)

Top girl names in Australia: 2019

  1. Charlotte (1673)
  2. Olivia (1454)
  3. Amelia (1437)
  4. Ava (1436)
  5. Mia (1391)
  6. Isla (1253)
  7. Grace (1102)
  8. Harper (1037)
  9. Chloe (1027)
  10. Willow (1009)
  11. Zoe (960)
  12. Ella (928)
  13. Matilda (922)
  14. Emily (912)
  15. Sophie (901)
  16. Ruby (899)
  17. Isabella (894)
  18. Ivy (886)
  19. Evie (880)
  20. Evelyn (866)
  21. Sophia (809)
  22. Lily (770)
  23. Georgia (759)
  24. Aria (756)
  25. Lucy (750)
  26. Mila (717)
  27. Hannah (712)
  28. Sienna (674)
  29. Scarlett (663)
  30. Layla (638)
  31. Zara (618)
  32. Isabelle (590)
  33. Abigail (588)
  34. Emma (582)
  35. Audrey (561)
  36. Alice (543)
  37. Eva (543)
  38. Hazel (509)
  39. Violet (502)
  40. Ellie (432)
  41. Poppy (430)
  42. Stella (427)
  43. Emilia (419)
  44. Frankie (415)
  45. Florence (411)
  46. Sofia (405)
  47. Daisy (390)
  48. Elsie (389)
  49. Aurora (383)
  50. Eleanor (375)

Top boy names in Australia: 2019

  1. Oliver (2134)
  2. Jack (1778)
  3. William (1768)
  4. Noah (1622)
  5. Henry (1313)
  6. Thomas (1272)
  7. Leo (1223)
  8. Lucas (1131)
  9. James (1103)
  10. Liam (1069)
  11. Ethan (1065)
  12. Harrison (1061)
  13. Alexander (1053)
  14. Charlie (1044)
  15. Mason (1010)
  16. Harry (984)
  17. Hunter (968)
  18. Hudson (956)
  19. Elijah (936)
  20. Levi (909)
  21. Max (884)
  22. Oscar (852)
  23. Lachlan (844)
  24. Theodore (844)
  25. Archer (836)
  26. Cooper (801
  27. Isaac (794)
  28. Samuel (777)
  29. Archie (766)
  30. Xavier (764)
  31. Logan (744)
  32. Jacob (735)
  33. Benjamin (710)
  34. George (708)
  35. Ryan (705)
  36. Joshua (697)
  37. Harvey (687)
  38. Sebastian (670)
  39. Arlo (643)
  40. Lincoln (634)
  41. Finn (631)
  42. Jackson (595)
  43. Luca (590)
  44. Hugo (588)
  45. Edward (574)
  46. Patrick (567)
  47. Jaxon (564)
  48. Riley (555)
  49. Eli (551)
  50. Daniel (536)

As you can see from the above list, a whopping 2134 boys were named Oliver last year while 1673 girls were named Charlotte. If you're thinking about either of those names, you might want to have a rethink as there are going to be a lot of Olivers and Charlottes wandering playgrounds in years to come.

If you're really fixated on one of the above names, you might want to consider alternative spellings to give it a modicum of originality. (Just don't make it too wanky.)

Names that entered the top 100 for the first time included Leonardo, Maxwell, Christian, Adeline and Thea. Need more baby name suggestions? You can read the full McCrindle report here (PDF) .

[Via McCrindle]


This story has been updated with data from 2019.


Comments

    Why do people spell Michael with eal rather than ael? Wouldn't Micheal be more like Mike-eel

    All the names are cute like babies :)

    Would have thought 'Nodeity' would have caught on by now. ;)

    As a Frenchman I'm surprised to find a rather old-style French name at the top of the female list. Nice name though. I quite like "Ivy" too.

    How is Mohamed not up there?

    There are some really nice names on those lists.
    Back in the early noughties when I had my daughter Charlotte was actually my number one choice, but because of circumstances it never happened. I'm glad now (also it wouldn't suit her). However she's always had trouble finding anything with her name on it. It's finally cracked the top one hundred so there is a chance yet!

    "If you're really fixated on one of the above names, you might want to consider alternative spellings to give it a modicum of originality. Just don't make it too wanky."

    No. Just no.

      Too true. Want to have your kid hate you for life? Just spell their name wrong! Worst crime ever. Worst advice too.

      100% this

      Theres a reason there is common spellings for names, it makes it easier for everyone else to work out, that way your kid doesnt have to spell their name out every time they do something that needs it.

    Yay, Names that aren't cringey to pronounce. Now do a list of American baby names and let the cringe fest happen.

    Mostly boring basic crap like I expected. But that's average people for you, I don't hold it against them. I'd like to see a list of the names with only one entry lol.

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