The latest Australian baby name trends for 2019 have been revealed with a new report from trend analysts McCrindle emphasize social media and the royal family as important influencers.
With today's parents able to access information than ever before, parents are flooded with options, research and meanings, all of which affect the names they choose for their children.
So what can we expect in the coming 12 months?
Parents are flooded with options, research and meaning, all of which influence the names they choose for their children
The royal influence
The British royal family continues to capture the hearts of Australians and has a major impact on the nation's choices for the baby.
Prince George (born in 2013) and Princess Charlotte (born in 2015) have contributed considerably to the popularity of these names.
In the five years since Prince George was born, George & # 39; s rank in the baby name list jumped 37 places and is now in 34th position.
When Princess Charlotte was born in 2015, her name raided Olivia as the most popular baby name for girls and it has remained unbeaten to this day.
As expected, since Prince Louis was born in 2018, his name has also been given a boost in popularity since his name has jumped in 14 places since 2017, now in 59th position.
Prince George (born in 2013) and Princess Charlotte (born in 2015) have contributed considerably to the popularity of these names
What are the top 10 names for girls in 2019?
1. Charlotte (1673 births)
2. Olivia (1454 births)
3. Amelia (1437 births)
4. Ava (1436 births)
5. Mia (1391 births)
6. Isla (1253 births)
7. Grace (1102 births)
8. Harper (1037 births)
9. Chloe (1027 births)
10. Willow (1009 births)
What are the top 10 names for boys in 2019?
1. Oliver (2134 births)
2. Farmer (1778 births)
3. William (births 1768)
4. Noah (1622 births)
5. Henry (1313 births)
6. Thomas (1272 births)
7. Lion (1223 births)
8. Lucas (1131 births)
9. James (1103 births)
10. Liam (1069 births)
Parents opt for uniqueness
In comparison with previous decades, parents opted in 2010 for more creative choices for the name of their children.
This is clear when we look back on only one generation, because in 1987, 22 percent of babies born in NSW had one of the ten best baby names.
Today, only 10 percent of the baby & # 39; s got one of the top 10 baby names. This is more important when we consider that in 2018 more than 5,000 new babies were born in NSW compared to 1987, but fewer incidents of the top 10 names.
This is because nowadays parents have much more access to names compared to previous generations.
Since the internet came on, there has been an explosion of blogs, websites and even baby naming apps.
Baby name websites not only contain name lists of babies, but also baby name search engines.
With such websites you can not only find a name, but also search the history of that name and suitable options for your brother's or sister's name.
They often contain a section of responses where people around the world can share their opinion or experience with that name and we are now aware of more than just the names we grew up with.
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The power of social media
Today's average first-time parents were born in or near the early nineties.
These parents probably grew up with different Matthew & # 39; s, Chris & # 39 ;, Sarah & # 39; s and Jessica & # 39; s in their class.
In today's digitally connected world, your name is more than what your teacher calls you. Your name is now your handle for social media, your personal brand and your web domain.
More and more often there is a trend to give someone's name a name that doesn't end up on social media like SarahSmith205.
Names are now considered digital real estate in an increasingly global era.
More and more often there is a trend to give someone's name a name that doesn't end up on social media like SarahSmith205
There is only one name in the Top 100 on both the girls 'and boys' list in its unchanged form – Charlie. This name is 85th for girls and 14th for boys.
Although most names in the top 100 are clearer boy or girl names, the names of multiple girls from the top 100 can be exchanged for boy names.
Some examples of these names are Harper (8th), Frankie (44th), Billie (66th) and Mackenzie (54th).
In the same way, parents increasingly use popular boy names when naming their daughters – names like Riley, Dylan, Jordan, Luca, Ashton, Kai, Bailey, and Jesse.
Which girl names were included in the top 100 in 2019?
1. Thea – ranked 77th
2. Adeline – ranked 82nd
3. Alyssa – ranked 94th
4. Hayley – ranked 96th
5. Pippa – ranked 98th
6. Clara – ranked 100th
Which boy names were included in the top 100 in 2019?
1. Nathan – ranked 84th
2. Maxwell – ranked 85th
3. Christian – ranked 92nd
4. Phoenix – 93rd ranked
5. Leonardo – ranked 96th
6. Theo – 99th ranked
A botanical glow
Parents continue to use the botanical theme as a source of naming. This can be seen in names like Willow (10th), Ivy (18th), Lily (22nd), Violet (39th), Poppy (41st), Daisy (47th), Rose (56th), Jasmine (63rd) and Olive (79) ).
Of the names of the top five girls who increased the most significantly in popularity in 2010, three had a botanical theme.
From 2010 to 2018, Willow increased 64 positions, now in 10th position. Violet rose 53 positions (now in 39th position) and Ivy increased 43 positions (now in 18th position).
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