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Top 100 baby names in Australia – 2016

Top 100 baby names in Australia for 2016 - released in 2017The annual list of the Top 100 Baby Names in Australia has just been released and Oliver and Charlotte are still ahead of the pack.

The two most popular names continue their reign. Charlotte – which rose in prominence after the birth of Prince William and Princess Catherine’s daughter in 2015 – is in its second year at the top, while Oliver has been the number one boys’ name for three years in a row.

The Top 100 Baby Names list is released each year by social researchers McCrindle. This list, released in May 2017, is compiled from data collected in 2016.

But while the top 10 list remains almost the same as last year, there are a few changes in the top 100.

New names in the top 100 most popular girls’ names are: Bonnie (82nd), Thea (85th), Quinn (90th), Florence (97th) and Brooklyn (99th).

Names leaving the top 100 girls’ names are Lillian, Leah, Gabriella, Maryam and Maggie.

New boys’ names to enter the top 100 are: Sonny (84th) Vincent (99th), Parker (100th) and John (94th), which makes a comeback having been the number one name in Australia for most of the 1930s and 40s. Leaving the top 100 boys’ list are: Braxton, Jesse, Harley and Jett.

Charlie is the only name to appear unchanged in both the boys’ list (15th) and the girls’ list (89th).

Oliver is the number one name in all states except WA, where Jack is number one. Jack is also number one in the Northern Territory and William tops the list in the ACT.

Charlotte is the number one girls name in all states and territories except for NSW, where Olivia holds the top spot.

The top 10 baby names for boys in Australia

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

The top 10 baby names for girls in Australia

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

The Top 100 baby names in Australia for 2016 (released in 2017)

Top 100 most popular girls names in Australia in 2016Top 100 most popular boys names in Australia in 2016



READ: Compare this list with last year’s Top 100 Baby Names from 2015 (released in 2016)

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2 comments so far -

  1. Im expecting twins. We decided not to find out the gender.
    So far for a girls name we like Josie, Ella or Grace.
    For boys names i like Jerome (husband doesn’t), Caleb or Hugo (husband likes Hugo, i’m not so sure).
    We have a daughter and a son. Our son’s name is Elyas (sometimes spelt Elias). Is that to rhyming with Ella? We think it might clash.



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