Oliver would be Noah. Charlotte would be Emma. Leo would be Logan. Cooper would be Gabriel. Scarlett would be Riley. And Willow would be Penelope.  

Come see the full list and work out what your kiddies’ comparative names would be if they were born in the United States instead of here in Oz.

We’ve already revealed the most popular baby names in Australia. We know that the top three contenders for each gender are Charlotte, Olivia and Mia for the little ladies and Oliver, William and Jack for the dapper dudes.

But what if your baby was born in the United States this year? What name takes out the same numbered placing in the most popular list as your little one across the pond?

We’ve done the data analysis* for you to determine the top 100 baby names in Australia compared to America. Based on the level of popularity of your baby’s name over here, we’ve figured out their American equivalent.

For example, say your baby’s name is Lachlan. Lachlan currently sits in the #10 spot for Australian baby names. To find out your baby’s American equivalent, all you need to do is have a look at the name which currently sits at #10 on the American popularity charts. That name? Ethan.

Pretty clever, right?

Ready to play “guess your baby’s Yankee name”?

Let the baby name game begin!

Boys

most popular baby names in Australia

Your Child’s Name

His American Equivalent

  • Oliver
  • William
  •  Jack
  • Noah
  •  James
  • Thomas
  • Ethan
  • Lucas
  • Jackson/Jaxon
  • Lachlan
  • Mason
  • Alexander
  • Henry
  • Liam
  • Charlie
  • Max
  • Harrison
  • Leo
  • Samuel
  • Hunter
  • Jacob
  • Isaac
  • Hudson
  • Benjamin
  • Cooper
  • Oscar
  • Levi
  • Henry
  • Joshua
  • Xavier
  • Elijah
  • Ryan
  • Archer
  • Archie
  • Riley
  • Sebastian
  • Harvey
  • George
  • Daniel
  • Jayden
  • Noah
  • Liam
  • William
  • Mason
  • James
  • Benjamin
  • Jacob
  • Michael
  • Elijah
  • Ethan
  • Alexander
  • Oliver
  • Daniel
  • Lucas
  • Matthew
  • Aiden
  • Jackson
  • Logan
  • David
  • Joseph
  • Samuel
  • Henry
  • Owen
  • Sebastian
  • Gabriel
  • Carter
  • Jayden
  • John
  • Luke
  • Anthony
  • Isaac
  • Dylan
  • Wyatt
  • Andrew
  • Joshua
  • Christopher
  • Grayson
  • Jack
  • Julian
  • Ryan

Girls

most popular baby name

Your Child’s Name

Her American Equivalent

  • Charlotte
  • Olivia
  • Mia
  • Ava
  • Amelia
  • Isla
  • Sophia/Sofia
  • Chloe
  • Grace
  • Emily
  • Evie
  • Sophie
  • Lilly/Lily
  • Ella
  • Isabella
  • Zoe
  • Ruby
  • Harper
  • Evelyn
  • Ivy
  • Matilda
  • Scarlett
  • Lucy
  • Sienna
  • Isabel/Isabelle
  • Madison/Maddison
  • Willow
  • Georgia
  • Aria
  • Emma
  • Zara
  • Hannah
  • Eva
  • Mila/Milla
  • Layla
  • Abigail
  • Audrey
  • Violet
  • Alice
  • Piper
  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Ava
  • Sophia
  • Isabella
  • Mia
  • Charlotte
  • Abigail
  • Emily
  • Harper
  • Amelia
  • Evelyn
  • Elizabeth
  • Sophia
  • Madison
  • Avery
  • Ella
  • Scarlett
  • Grace
  • Chloe
  • Victoria
  • Riley
  • Aria
  • Lily
  • Aubrey
  • Zoey
  • Penelope
  • Lillian
  • Addison
  • Layla
  • Natalie
  • Camila
  • Hannah
  • Brooklyn
  • Zoe
  • Nora
  • Leah
  • Savannah
  • Aubrey
  • Claire

 

The names are quite similar, apart from the placements. Some of the true blue Aussie names include Lachlan, Harvey, Hudson, Isla, Evie and Willow, none of which make the American list. And some of the American names that you don’t see over here too often? Grayson, Wyatt, Julian, Penelope, Camila and Savannah, to name a few.

Surprisingly, some babies’ names wouldn’t change at all, such as James, which ranks at #5 in both countries and Olivia, which sits at #2.

So, what would your little one’s American name be? My son, Jacob, would be Samuel. Our editor Nikki’s youngest son, William, would be Liam. And her older son Jack would be William. Go figure. As for our Mum Central head honcho Belinda’s sons, Alex and James. They’d be Oliver and – drum roll – James!

Share yours below!

*Our data comes from McCrindle, the official baby name data collectors in Australia and the Social Security Administration, which are the top dogs in baby names in America. 

Author

Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe, including her son, daughter, cat, dog and partner. When she's not writing, you can find her lounging by the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach or nagging her kids to put on their pants.

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