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The Most Popular Australian Baby Names for 2018 Revealed

If you had a baby boy in 2018, there’s a pretty good chance that you named him Oliver. And if you welcomed a baby girl, then odds are you named her Charlotte.

That’s right – Australian parents continue to shower these two names with love at an alarming rate, despite their incredible popularity.

What other names topped the popularity charts around Australia? And where does your little one fit in? Keep scrolling to see the most popular Australian baby names of 2018.

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Popular Baby Names 2018 Australia

Every year McCrindle put together a wicked awesome report outlining the most popular baby names across our country. It includes statistics from each state, trends to watch for and baby name inspiration.

This year, for the fourth and third year in a row, respectively, Oliver and Charlotte came out as the most popular boy and girl baby names. Of the 300,000 babies born in Australia so far in 2018, one in 10 bubs were given one of these two names.

Other names that came out on top include William, Jack, Noah, Thomas, Olivia, Ava, Amelia and Mia.

See the full list below:

Top 100 Baby Names Australia 

RANKTOP 50 GIRLSTOP 50 BOYS
1CharlotteOliver
2OliviaWilliam
3AvaJack
4AmeliaNoah
5MiaThomas
6IslaJames
7GraceLucas
8EllaHenry
9ChloeEthan
10HarperMason
11ZoeCharlie
12SophieLeo
13EvieHarrison
14EvelynLiam
15IsabellaAlexander
16RubyHunter
17EmilyLachlan
18IvySamuel
19LilyHudson
20WillowLevi
21MatildaHarry
22LucyMax
23SophiaOscar
24AriaHarvey
25GeorgiaElijah
26SiennaXavier
27ScarlettIsaac
28HannahCooper
29EmmaLogan
30ZaraJacob
31AbigailBenjamin
32IsabelleJoshua
33AudreyArchie
34LaylaArcher
35MilaGeorge
36EvaRyan
37VioletSebastian
38AliceTheodore
39HazelLincoln
40PiperArlo
41EllieJackson
42MackenzieEli
43PoppyFinn
44AnnabelleRiley
45SofiaPatrick
46MayaDaniel
47SavannahHugo
48PenelopeConner
49FrankieJaxon
50MaddisonLuca

Trends of 2018

For girls, it’s all about the vowels. 17of the Top 20 girls’ names end in a vowel or ‘y and half of the Top 20 girls’ names also begins with a vowel (Olivia, Ava, Amelia, Isla, Ella, Evie, Evelyn, Isabella, Emily and Ivy).

Girls’ names also seem to be strongly influenced by all things botanical – Ivy, Lily, Willow, Violet, Poppy, Jasmine, Rose, Daisy and Olive – all make the top 100.

For boys, the most popular letters are most definitely L and M with 12 of the top 30 names starting with one of these letters (Lucas, Lachlan, Leo, Liam, Levi, Logan, Henry, Harrison, Hunter, Hudson, Harry and Harvey).

Names that grew the most in popularity include Leo, Archer, George and Finn as well as Evelyn, Aria, Piper and Penelope.

More baby name inspiration

On the hunt for the perfect baby name? Have a look at our baby names section where you will find heaps of great ideas:

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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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