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Australia’s Top Baby Names of 2023 Revealed

The most popular baby names in Australia for 2023 are in! Which names took the two top spots for boys and girls? Which names cracked the top ten, which names left the top 100 altogether and where do your fave names come in?

Check it out below!

Drum roll, please. The top baby names of 2023 are…

Charlotte and Oliver.

Last year the name Charlotte was knocked off the top spot by Isla, but she’s returned. And Oliver has been sitting comfortably at the top boy name in Australia for several years now.

The Top Ten:

top baby names of 2023
Source: McCrindle Research

GIRLS

  1. Charlotte
  2. Amelia
  3. Isla
  4. Olivia
  5. Mia
  6. Ava
  7. Matilda
  8. Ella
  9. Grace
  10. Willow

That’s a lot of a-ending names! Out of the top 10 girls’ names in Australia 2023, seven names end in an ‘a’. Interesting!

Now, on to the boys.

BOYS:

  1. Oliver
  2. Noah
  3. Leo
  4. William
  5. Henry
  6. Jack
  7. Theodore
  8. Hudson
  9. Charlie
  10. Luca

The top baby names of 2023 – GIRLS

Check out the top 100 baby names for girls this year:

top baby names of 2023
Source: McCrindle Research

The top baby names of 2023 – BOYS

And for boys:

top baby names of 2023
Source: McCrindle Research

The top naming trends of 2023

The statistics come from the 2023 Australian Baby Names report by McCrindle Research, and the team at McCrindle has also unlocked the major rising names, fallen names and top trends to watch.

UNIQUE SPELLING: 

Some love unique spellings and others find it irritating but more and more Aussie parents are saying towards a new spin on a classic name.

Parents are increasingly drawn to creative ways of making traditional names stand out and opting for distinct spellings that add a touch of originality. Sophia becomes Sofia, Amelia to Emilia and Holly takes a new form as Hallie,” McCrindle writes.

NATURE NAMES FOR GIRLS:

This naming trend has been popular for several years now and several of the top 100 popular baby names for girls are inspired by flowers and nature.

  • Willow
  • Lily
  • Ivy
  • Daisy
  • Poppy
  • Eden
  • Violet

POP CULTURE INFLUENCES:

Royals, actors, and singers are also heavily influencing our naming choices, according to McCrindle.

  • Archie
  • Harvey
  • Margot
  • Ariana
  • Bella
  • Pippa

SHORT AND ONE SYLLABLE FOR BOYS:

One-syllable names are also rising for boys with several short, yet strong names making it to the top 100.

  • Jack
  • Max
  • Kai
  • Finn
  • Beau
  • Leo

LONG AND STRONG FOR GIRLS:

While Aussie parents of boys opted for shorter names, parents of baby girls are more open to longer names. Thirty of the top 100 names have three or more syllables.

  • Matilda
  • Amelia
  • Sienna
  • Violet
  • Mackenzie
  • Harriet

NAMES ENDING IN ‘IE’ AND ‘Y’ FOR GIRLS

We’ve mentioned above that names ending in an “a” are quite popular, especially in the top 10. Another trend is names ending is “ie” and “y”.

  • Daisy
  • Ellie
  • Millie
  • Rosie
  • Frankie

VINTAGE NAMES

Names that were popular 100 years ago are coming back with retro names taking out several top spots and rising every year.

  • Vincent
  • Lennox
  • Connor
  • Nora
  • Margot
  • Adeline

MULTICULTURALISM

Australia’s rich multicultural fabric is reflected in the names chosen for newborns.

Of the combined top 200 boys and girls names, at least 89 names have origins beyond the English language.”

  • Leo (Italian)
  • Xavier (Spanish)
  • Ethan (Hebrew)
  • Finn (Irish)
  • Muhammad (Arabic)
  • Gabriel (Hebrew)
  • Amelia (Latin/German)
  • Matilda (German)
  • Zara (Arabic)
  • Mila (Slavik)
  • Sophia (Greek)
  • Chloe (Greek)

Names to watch:

BIGGEST RISERS – BOYS

  1. Reuben
  2. Remy
  3. Theo
  4. Tommy
  5. Roman
  6. Louis
  7. Alfie
  8. Leon
  9. Hamish
  10. Darcy

BIGGEST RISERS – GIRLS

  1. Margot
  2. Thea
  3. Maeve
  4. Eliana
  5. Remy
  6. Rosie
  7. Millie
  8. Hazel
  9. Aurora
  10. Freya

BIGGEST FALLERS – BOYS

  1. Matthew
  2. Jaxon
  3. Joshua
  4.  Caleb
  5.  Ryder

BIGGEST FALLERS – GIRLS

  1. Anna
  2. Frankie
  3. Eliza
  4. Riley

Compare to previous years: 

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Additional themed baby names 

Head to our Baby Names section for more ‘themed’ name options including:

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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