Australia’s most popular baby names

Australian parents can’t get enough of the names Oliver and Charlotte.

Oliver has been the nation’s most popular boy’s name since overtaking Jack in 2013.

Charlotte has been the number one pick for girls three years in a row.

The top baby names in Australia for 2018 are listed in a report by McCrindle.

There were just over 300,000 babies born in the country last year, according to the report.

Remarkably, around one in 10 newborns were given a name featured in the top 10.

The top boy’s names in 2018 were: Oliver, Jack, William, Noah, Henry, Thomas, Leo, Lucas, James and Liam.

For girls, the top 10 names were: Charlotte, Olivia, Amelia, Ava, Mia, Isla, Grace, Harper, Chloe and Willow.

WHAT’S INFLUENCING OUR NAME CHOICES

– The royal family: The royals seem to be influencing the popularity of newborn names in Australia. Louis jumped 14 places to 59th following the birth of Prince Louis.

And Prince George and Princess Charlotte have seemingly increased the popularity of these names.  George has jumped 37 places on the top boy names chart since the prince’s arrival in 2013 (now 34th), while Charlotte overtook Olivia as the most popular  name for girls when the princess was born in 2015.

– Flowers: When it comes to naming little girls, parents often use a botanical theme. Top botanical themed names are: Willow (10th), Ivy (18th), Lily (22nd), Violet (39th), Poppy (41st), Daisy (47th), Rose (56th), Jasmine (63rd), and Olive (79th).

NAMES TO WATCH

A number of names that haven’t been popular for generations seem to be making a comeback.Leonardo, for instance, made the top 100 for the first time in the modern era (96th on boys chart).

Others to crack the top 100 last year include Maxwell (85th) and Christian (92nd). For girls, Adeline (82nd) also made the top 100 for the first time in the modern era, while Thea (77th) also entered the chart.