There’s something super exciting about the release of the ‘Top 100’ baby names each year. 

It’s a look at what’s popular socially and culturally. It’s also a sneaky insight into exactly how many other Ollies or Livis will be in your kids classes in the years to come. Yikes!

The 10 most popular baby names in Australia for 2017 is a mixing pot of mostly traditional with a smattering of modern monikers thrown in. Some of the more popular baby names of previous years have finally dropped from the top 10 and there’s a few surprising newcomers.

50 Most Popular Girls’ Names

2017 Baby Names

Charlotte and Olivia both keep their first and second places on the list from last year. If you want something unusual these are NOT for you.

It’s finally time to wave goodbye to Ella and Sophie from the top 10 faves for girls, with Evie and Isla taking their well-used place.

Overall? The top 50 names in Australia for girls are traditional, pretty and feminine.

50 Most Popular Boys’ Names

In short, tradition still rules when it comes to our fave boy names. The five most popular names for boys haven’t changed since 2013, with Oliver, William, Jack, Noah and Thomas still ruling the baby name roost.

Then comes James, Ethan, Lucas and Lachlan, in the same spots as previous years. The only change? Henry has swooped in and secured number 10, bumping Liam down to unlucky 13th place. And there’s a bit of Yankee influence creeping in too, with Hudson, Cooper and Mason all making an appearance on the list.

If you don’t want your babe to be Jack-B, Ethan Number Two or Noah-R it’s time to look outside the top 10 and shake it up mumma…

Top 50 Baby Names Australia 

RANKTOP 50 GIRLSTOP 50 BOYS
1CharlotteOliver
2OliviaWilliam
3AvaJack
4MiaNoah
5AmeliaThomas
6IslaJames
7ChloeEthan
8GraceLucas
9EmilyLachlan
10EvieHenry
11SophieMason
12EllaAlexander
13ZoeLiam
14IsabellaMax
15HarperHarrison
16RubyCharlie
17EvelynLeo
18IvySamuel
19MatildaHunter
20LilyIsaac
21SophiaHudson
22LucyLevi
23ScarlettBenjamin
24SiennaJacob
25WillowOscar
26GeorgiaCooper
27AriaXavier
28EmmaJoshua
29ZaraHarry
30HannahElijah
31EvaRyan
32IsabelleArcher
33LaylaArchie
34AbigailRiley
35AudreySebastian
36MilaHarvey
37VioletGeorge
38AliceDaniel
39PiperJayden
40MaddisonJackson
41SavannahLogan
42ElliePatrick
43AnnabelleFinn
44StellaLincoln
45ImogenFlynn
46JasmineNate
47ElizabethEli
48MackenzieEdward
49SofiaTyler
50AlexisAiden

Baby Name Inspiration… 

Want to break from the top 50? Here’s a whole round up of name inspiration to help you think outside the box. Good luck choosing a name for your little bundle!

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Author

Mother-of-two. Tea lover. Lego Ninja. Expert in carpet Play Dough extraction. Victoria Louis is a 30-something writer based in Sydney, NSW. A former marketing manager who loves to laugh there’s no topic she won’t explore. Victoria is full of opinion, big on kindness and believes the day is always better with a dash of lipstick.

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