As a new parent, there is an endless list of names you can give your bub. But with so many good (and bad) ones to choose from, it can be hard to decide! So what did parents in Victoria plump for in 2018?

Turns out, Victorian parents are sticking with old favourites, as matching monikers Oliver and Olivia take out the top spots. Again.

According to figures released by the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 507 baby boys were named Oliver in 2018 and 374 little girls were given its female counterpart, Olivia.

In fact, there was only one new addition to the top 10 this year: Matilda, in 10th place for the girls. We’ve got the top 50 baby names for you – just keep on reading.

This was Oliver’s fourth year in pole position, while Olivia overtook previous front runner Charlotte for the win. Other names that will soon be ruling Victorian schools include Jack, William, Noah, Amelia, Mia and Ava. Yep, we’re sad Bix didn’t make it too.

Interestingly, every single girl’s name in the top 15 ends with a vowel or ‘y’ sound. The trend ends with Willow at number 16. How’s that for synergy?

Summery, flowery names were also popular last year for girls, with Ivy, Lily, Daisy, Poppy and Violet all making the top 50.

For boys, traditional spellings made a clear comeback, with no modern twists appearing until Jaxon, way down the list at number 63.

Read on for 2018’s top 50 baby names for both boys and girls in Victoria:

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Top 25 Most Popular Boys Names

1. Oliver

2. Jack

3. William

4. Noah

5. Thomas

6. Henry

7. Leo

8. Ethan

9. Liam (tied with Charlie)

10. Charlie (tied with Liam)

11. Max

12. Harry

13. Lucas

14. Alexander

15. James

16. Oscar

17. Mason

18. Hudson

19. Harrison

20. Xavier

21. Isaac

22. Levi

23. Harvey

24. Patrick

25. Samuel

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Most Popular Girls Names

1. Olivia

2. Charlotte

3. Amelia

4. Mia

5. Ava

6. Isla

7. Zoe

8. Chloe

9. Grace

10. Matilda

11. Evie

12. Ella

13. Emily

14. Sophie

15. Isabella

16. Willow

17. Harper

18. Ruby

19. Ivy

20. Mila

21. Lily

22. Evelyn

23. Hannah

24. Zara

25. Sophia

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Want to know what NOT to call your bundle of joy? Check out this list of banned baby names! Or want to see how the rest of Australia stacks up in the baby name stakes? Take another look at our article of the most popular Australian baby names of 2018.

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Originally from North East England, Claire now lives in South Australia with her husband, two beautiful boys and one crazy dog. She's a writer, teacher, craftaholic and lover of all things Disney.

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