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 

1 Charlotte Oliver
2 Olivia William
3 Ava Jack
4 Amelia Noah
5 Mia Thomas
6 Isla James
7 Grace Lucas
8 Ella Henry
9 Chloe Ethan
10 Harper Mason
11 Zoe Charlie
12 Sophie Leo
13 Evie Harrison
14 Evelyn Liam
15 Isabella Alexander
16 Ruby Hunter
17 Emily Lachlan
18 Ivy Samuel
19 Lily Hudson
20 Willow Levi
21 Matilda Harry
22 Lucy Max
23 Sophia Oscar
24 Aria Harvey
25 Georgia Elijah
26 Sienna Xavier
27 Scarlett Isaac
28 Hannah Cooper
29 Emma Logan
30 Zara Jacob
31 Abigail Benjamin
32 Isabelle Joshua
33 Audrey Archie
34 Layla Archer
35 Mila George
36 Eva Ryan
37 Violet Sebastian
38 Alice Theodore
39 Hazel Lincoln
40 Piper Arlo
41 Ellie Jackson
42 Mackenzie Eli
43 Poppy Finn
44 Annabelle Riley
45 Sofia Patrick
46 Maya Daniel
47 Savannah Hugo
48 Penelope Conner
49 Frankie Jaxon
50 Maddison Luca

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:


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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