Aussie parents are choosing less common names for their new babies.
The Top 100 Baby Names in Australia has been released and while popular names such as Charlotte and Oliver have topped the list – there was a drop in the number of babies who were given a top 20 name.
According to McCrindle, who compile the list each year, only 26,788 baby girls and 28,198 baby boys were given Top 20 names in 2013—down from 28,301 baby girls and 29,083 baby boys in 2012.
Baby boys are more likely to be given a common name than baby girls.
New names to make the Top 100 this year include: Penelope (81), Ayla (87), Harriet (89), Daisy (90), Elsie (91), Indie (94), Pippa (95), Indigo (96), Nevaeh (97), Peyton (98) and Ariana (100) for girls and Louis (74), Nathaniel (79), Felix (86), Jett (91), Aaron (94), and Seth (96), Lewis (97) and Parker (98) for boys.
The birth of Prince George (George Alexander Louis) in July 2013 influenced Aussie parents with the name jumping from 71 in 2012 to 60 in 2013 – its highest ranking since the 1970s.
The complete list of Top 100 Baby Names in Australia in 2013
Also available – the Top 100 Baby Names in 2012
Information supplied by McCrindle
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