Pens at the ready parents-to-be! It’s time to make those lists and find the perfect name for your expecting bundle of sweetness.

Regardless of what you’re into, we’ve compiled our very best baby names into one handy cheat sheet.

Popular, wacky, Aussie-inspired, vintage, royal – we’ve got them all! Browse through and find the perfect fit. After all, calling him “Bean” or “Peanut” for the rest of his life is probably not the best idea.

Let the baby naming fun begin!

Most Popular Baby Names

Let’s start with the names that EVERYONE is loving. These are the most popular names of babies born in 2019 (so far).


  1. Oliver
  2. Jack
  3. William
  4. Noah
  5. Henry


  1. Charlotte
  2. Olivia
  3. Amelia
  4. Ava
  5. Mia

See the full list at What Are We Naming Our Babies? Top 100 Names of 2019.

Vintage and Old-School Options

Bring the past to your future with an old-school baby name that could certainly make a comeback. Here are a few to add to the list.

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  1. Benedict
  2. Cecil
  3. Forest
  4. Neville
  5. Homer


  1. Agatha
  2. Carmella
  3. Effie
  4. Rosalind
  5. Dixie

Love vintage names? Have a look at the rest of our old-school faves at 100 Names from 100 Years Ago Worth Reviving and 40 Names That Have Taken a Break: Will They Come Back in Fashion?

For Trendsetting Tots

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Looking for something a little out of left field? Here are some too-cool-for-school names that Baby Center predicts will be topping the charts in coming months. We’re not so sure though…


  1. Cortez
  2. Monarch
  3. Leafer
  4. Marvel
  5. Falcon


  1. Diadora
  2. Carman
  3. Rozi
  4. Mima
  5. Koala

See the full list at These Are the Coolest Baby Names for 2019; Honest.

Rainbow Baby Names

If you’re expecting a baby after a loss, then why not consider one of these meaningful monikers? These names symbolise love, loss, and hope and honour your rainbow baby beautifully.rainbow baby names


  1. Asher
  2. Bennett
  3. Pheonix
  4. Jalus
  5. Ethan


  1. Nyssa
  2. Mira
  3. Phoebe
  4. Zera
  5. Eliana

Read the rest at Rainbow Names Perfectly Suited to Your Beautiful Blessing.

The Bold and the Beautiful 

Looking for a name that isn’t too trendy and also quite sweet-sounding? We’ve rounded up a few, including our top ten picks below.

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  1. Corbin
  2. Dominic
  3. Elias
  4. Soren
  5. Maverick


  1. Amara
  2. Cora
  3. Esme
  4. Thea
  5. Zaylie

Read more at 100 Beautiful Baby Names for Your Bub.

Royal and Regal 

Love regal names for your little prince or princess? Here are a few of the ones that consistently top the charts for royal baby names.

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  1. Arthur
  2. Alexander
  3. Albert
  4. Philip
  5. James


  1. Alice
  2. Victoria
  3. Alexandra
  4. Elizabeth
  5. Grace

Get more inspiration at Regal Baby Names You Can Bet On For Royal Baby #3.

True Blue Aussie Monikers

Head to your own backyard for inspiration with the best baby names from the Outback to the beach.


  1. Reef
  2. Alvie
  3. Jarrah
  4. Logan
  5. Hunter


  1. Tilly
  2. Yarra
  3. Airlie
  4. Avalon
  5. Bronte

Cute, right? There are heaps more Aussie-themed baby names you may love at True Blue Names for Your Little Aussie Bub.

High-Income Earning Baby Names

Want your baby to make a whole slew of money? Here are the names of the high-income earners!

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  1. Leo
  2. James
  3. Oscar
  4. George
  5. Henry


  1. Alexis
  2. Madeline
  3. Lily
  4. Elizabeth
  5. Evelyn

Read more (and find out how we calculated our results) at What to Name Your Kids If You Want Them to Make Money.


Names Grandparents Love to Hate 

Not all names are going to be loved by all family members. If you’re looking for the names that nana won’t like, then here are a few to consider (or avoid!).

baby names that grandparents love to hate


  1. Jack
  2. Noah
  3. Roger
  4. Elijah
  5. Frank


  1. Aurora
  2. Charlotte
  3. Edna
  4. Lindsey
  5. Sally

Why do nanas hate these names? And what other names top the list? Have a read of the full story 14 Names That Grandparents Love to Hate.

Outrageous Names

Of course, we couldn’t put together our top names list without including the best wacky names! Here are just a few of our favourites.


  1. ESPN
  2. Denim
  3. Riot
  4. Calcifer
  5. Beowulf


  1. abcde
  2. Fanta
  3. Girl
  4. Nubia
  5. Milady

Read the rest at Sorry, Your Name is WHAT? Check Out These Totally Outrageous Monikers.

Banned Baby Names

From the wacky to the completely off-limits, here are a few names you cannot use in Australia.

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  1. Saint
  2. Sir
  3. Duke
  4. Judge
  5. King


  1. Justice
  2. Honour
  3. Sister
  4. Princess
  5. Lady

Get the full list at Hey, You Can’t Call Your Baby Lucifer and Other Banned Baby Names.

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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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