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Here’s the Top Australian Baby Names 2024 Plus Those Losing Popularity!

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The Olivers and the Islas of Australia, take a bow. You officially have the most popular baby names of last year. 1,906 parents opted for the name Oliver for their baby born in 2023 while 1,249 parents went with Isla, according to the Australian Baby Names 2024 report by McCrindle.

Oliver and Isla were also crowned the most popular Australian baby names 2023 with Amelia, Charlotte, Mia, Ava and Matilda keeping their spots in the top 10.

Newcomers in the top ten for girls include Harper and Lily while the boys’ list includes Noah, Henry, Leo, Theodore, Hudson, Luca, William, Charlie and Jack.

Take a look at the top 100 Australian baby girl and baby boy names 2024 edition. If you’ve had a baby in the past 12 months, we’d love to know if their name made the list!

The Top Australian Baby Names 2024

top australian baby names 2024
Source: McCrindle

The Top 100 Baby Boy Names 2024

Australian baby names 2024- boys
Source: McCrindle

The Top 100 Baby Girl Names 2024

Top Australian baby names 2024 - girls
Source: McCrindle

The Names to Watch

The biggest risers 

These are the names that had the biggest rise across the board, moving up as many as 53 spots. The boys’ list features a mixture of different types of names including retro names, short names and nicknames. Almost every big riser on the girl’s list is a classic or vintage name. How interesting!

BOYS:

  • Miles
  • Tommy
  • August
  • Ollie
  • Finley
  • Spencer
  • Jude
  • Rory
  • Koa
  • Isaiah

GIRLS:

  • Cleo
  • Nina
  • Ada
  • Lottie
  • Maisie
  • Margot
  • Millie
  • Pheobe
  • Aubrey

Here’s the newcomers to the top 100 baby names list for 2024

BOYS:

  • Miles
  • Ollie
  • Owen
  • August
  • Myles

GIRLS:

  • Lottie
  • Cleo
  • Riley
  • Kaia
  • Athena

The Names Losing Momentum

While some names saw a mega increase in popularity, others went down the list. Below are the names that are no longer in the top 100 or have had the biggest dip. You’ll notice a lot of these names were popular in the 2010s era such as Ashton, Connor, Jaxon and Charlie (girl), Piper and Scarlett. I know so many kids around the ages of 10 to 15 with these names!

Baby names no longer in the top 100

BOYS:

  • Ashton
  • Connor
  • Vincent
  • Elias
  • Jaxon

GIRLS:

  • Charlie
  • Jasmine
  • Claire
  • Lilly
  • Gracie

Baby names with the biggest drop in position

BOYS:

  • Connor
  • Charles
  • Remy
  • Vincent
  • Leon
  • Joseph
  • Hamish
  • Harry
  • Logan
  • Oakley

GIRLS:

  • Eden
  • Claire
  • Gracie
  • Piper
  • Scarlett
  • Quinn
  • Addison
  • Eva
  • Emily
  • Madeline

The top names in each state

No surprises to see Oliver take out the top spot in almost every state with Isla, Amelia, Hazel and Charlotte also securing a top spot.

  • NSW: Oliver and Isla
  • Victoria: Oliver and Amelia
  • Queensland: Oliver and Isla
  • Western Australia: Oliver and Isla
  • South Australia: Oliver and Isla
  • Tasmania: Oliver and Hazel
  • ACT: Henry and Amelia/Charlotte

Northern Territory has not updated the top baby names from the previous year and was not included in this year’s analysis.

Australian baby names 2024 trends

The experts at McCrindle not only gather all the data about the top Australian baby names 2024 but they also analyse the various trends in baby naming. Here are the top trends:

1. Classic Names

Strong, elegant and classic names continue to reign supreme on both lists. On the boys side, we’ve got names like William (#8), Alexander (#21), Harrison (#23), George (#26) and Arthur (#24) and girls we’ve got beautiful names like Amelia (#2), Charlotte (#3), Matilda (#7), Sophia (#18) and Audrey (#34).

2. Traditional Christian Names  (Boys)

For boys, Christian names are trending including Noah (#2), Samuel (#44), Isaac (#38), Levi (#12), James (#16), Jacob (#52), Joseph (#83), Daniel (#76) and Ezra (#51).

3. Nicknames as names 

Abbreviations of names are no longer used as simply nicknames, but as names in and of themselves. On the boys’ side, we’ve got Theodore (#5) and Theo (#36), Harrison (#23) and Harry (#35), William (#8) and Billy (#54), Jackson (#60) and Jack (#10), Oliver (#1) and Ollie (#84) and Leonardo (#94) and Leo (#4).

On the girls’ side, we’ve got Millie (#32) short for Amelia (#2) or Emilia (#54), Bella (#76) short for Isabella (#16), Ellie (#28) short for Eloise (#66), Sophia (#18) and Sofia (#31) short for Sophie (#17).

4. “I” or “Y” (girls)

Names featuring the i and y continue to be a sweet spot for parents looking for the perfect name for their little princess. Here are some of the ones that parents loved the most last year: Isla (#1), Lily (#9), Ivy (#13), Evie (#25), Ruby (#22), Ayla (#42) and Mila (#20).

5. Nature names (girls)

Nature baby names are a common trend so we weren’t surprised to see so many botanical baby names on the list again. This year the top contenders are Lily (#9), Ivy (#13), Willow (#15), Ruby (#22), Daisy (#23), Violet (#24), Luna (#41), Poppy (#46), Summer (#62), Rose (#85).

6. Gender-neutral names 

Names such as Charlie, Jordan, Riley, Darcy, Logan, Ali, Aiden and Eden are all found throughout the list.

Compare 2024’s top Australian baby names with other years

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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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