Top baby names revealed: One name remains popular for the girl, while a boy’s nickname drops to second place for the first time in eight years
- Noah and Charlotte are the most popular baby names
- Oliver has been the best boy name since 2014
- Charlotte has been in the top three for 10 years
Top baby names have been revealed, with a boy’s name falling from the top spot for the first time in eight years – while a nickname remains popular with the girls.
The New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages revealed the ten most popular baby names given to Aussie children in the state in 2022, with Noah and Charlotte coming out on top.
Oliver had been number one in the boys since 2014, but eventually lost his reign and was bumped to second place by Noah.
Charlotte climbed two places to be the most popular baby girl name, but it has been in the top three since 2012.
The popularity of 2021’s favorite girl name, Olivia, took off as Aussie parents dropped from number one to number four in a year.
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The New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages revealed the ten most popular baby names given to Aussie children in the state in 2022, with Noah and Charlotte coming out on top
Jack has been dancing around the top ten since 2010, but dropped from third place in 2022 to sixth place between 2021 and 2022.
Isla has climbed the ranks, debuting in the top ten in 2016 and holding the number three position.
William is a boy name that has been in the top five for generations since 2010, coming in second place a century ago in 1922.
Leo shot from sixth to third on the boys list while Theodore jumped from eighth to sixth.
Newcomers to the top ten include Willow and Sienna for the girls and Charlie for the boys, while Thomas is back on the list for the first time since 2020.
Oliver had been number one in the boys since 2014, but eventually lost his reign and was bumped to second place by Noah
Most popular boy names in NSW in 2022
Most popular girl names in NSW in 2022
In the top 100, Remy rocketed to 78th place with 100 baby boys taking the name compared to just 23 girls.
However, in 2022, the same name spelled Remi was given to 161 girls, placing them 38th in the top 100.
Similarly, Billie took 37th place for the girls and Billy took 69th place for the boys.
Riley ranked for both genders, coming in on the girls list at 77th and 58th on the boys list.
Between 2021 and 2022, Joshua lost 27 places in the boys and Lara lost 24 places in the girls.
Classic names such as Grace, Evelyn, Jack and Henry were in the top 20 both in 2022 and 100 years earlier in 1922.
NSW Minister for Customer Services and Digital Government Jihad Dib said choosing a baby name can be a daunting task for parents and a one-time decision that shapes a child’s identity and establishes a connection to family, community and culture.
“While so many special and culturally significant names are beginning to appear in the top 100, by 2022 nearly 11,000 bubs were also given unrepeated names,” he added.
Blacktown and Dubbo recorded the most births in 2022 with 718 and 608 respectively, while Auburn and Orange trailed just behind with 537 and 513.
Oran Park saw the highest jump in births with a 90 percent increase in babies born since 2012.