Australia’s Most Popular Baby Names Of The Past Year Are Here!

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Australia’s Most Popular Baby Names Of The Past Year Are Here!

Choosing your baby's name can be tricky, especially in 2017, when it's acceptable to name your child with roman numerals instead of your regular ABCs. 

Options for baby names are infinite these days; will you opt for traditional, unique, simple or extravagant? Or will you throw all of that out the window and decide on an everyday household item - ahem, Blanket. 


So, whenever a 'popular baby names' list comes out, we're all over it like a rash, to help with future inspiration! Or, you know, to low-key compare your newborn's name to the rest of Australia.

According to McCrindle's 'Baby Names Australia 2017 Report', there's one thing that's obvious, traditional names are never getting the boot. 

For the second year in a row now, Charlotte has taken out first place for baby girls. Out of the 300,000 babies born in the past year, 1,817 were named Charlotte. 

For boys, Oliver took home the gold, with 2,145 baby boys getting the name. 

Top 10 names for girls: 

  • Charlotte 
  • Olivia
  • Mia
  • Ava
  • Amelia
  • Isla
  • Sophia/Sofia
  • Chloe 
  • Grace 
  • Emily 

Top 10 names for boys: 

  • Oliver 
  • William
  • Jack
  • Noah 
  • James 
  • Thomas
  • Ethan
  • Lucas
  • Jackson/Jaxon/Jaxson
  • Lachlan

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