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.
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
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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.
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