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We’re royally influenced: Top 100 baby names in Australia for 2014

top 100 baby names in australia for 2014 - released in 2015Looks like the British Royal family is still a big influence in Australia – at least when it comes to baby names!

The list of the Top 100 Baby Names in Australia for 2014 was released by McCrindle this week and, of the 21 members of the current British Royal Family, 17 have names which feature in our Top 100.

Prince William and Princess Kate’s firstborn has seen the name George rise in popularity. Despite having only influenced parents for 18 months (from his birth in July 2013 to the end of 2014) the number of children named George rose from 364 in 2012 to 640 in 2014.

His sister might influence the list next year but for now Charlotte will have to be happy with 2nd place – knocked from the top spot by Olivia. With the name’s male version, Oliver, topping the boys’ list.

Here are the complete lists of Top 100 Baby Names for boys and girls in Australia for 2014.

Top 10 boys names in Australia in 2014

1. Oliver
2. William
3. Jack
4. Noah
5. Jackson/Jaxon/Jaxson
6. Thomas
7. Lucas
8. James
9. Alex/Alexander
10. Ethan

Top 10 girls names in Australia in 2014

1. Olivia
2. Charlotte
3. Mia
4. Ava
5. Amelia
6. Emily
7. Sofia/Sophia
8. Sophie
9. Chloe
10. Ruby

Other interesting facts about the top 100 baby names in Australia 2014

  • Even though Jack isn’t the top name anymore (it is now in 3rd place) if you were to combine it with Jaxon/Jackson/Jaxson (5th place) then it would definitely top the list with more than 1,200 more occurrences than Oliver.
  • Eight new boys names entered the top 100 list in 2014. Harvey, Gabriel, Muhammad, Phoenix, Theodore, Maxwell, Carter and Fletcher entered at the expense of Jesse, Seth, Parker, Darcy, Jett, Lewis and Jonathan.
  • Parents choose longer names for girls and shorter names for boys. There were 9 girls names with 4 syllables (Amelia, Isabella, Elizabeth, Indiana, Ariana, Alexandra,
    Penelope, Victoria and Emilia) but only one (Alexander) in the boys’ top 100 list

The Top 100 boys’ baby names in Australia for 2014

A list of the top 100 boys baby names in Australia for 2014, released in 2015

The Top 100 girls’ baby names in Australia for 2014

A list of the top 100 girls baby names in Australia for 2014, released in 2015

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