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The most popular baby names in Australian for 2022 revealed with a new top girls name in 9 years

REVEALED: The most popular Australian baby names of 2022, and Charlotte has been knocked off the top spot for the first time in seven years.

  • The most popular baby names for Australian parents in 2022 have been revealed
  • McCrindle Research found that Isla is the best for girls and Oliver the best for boys
  • Charlotte eventually fell to second place after holding number one since 2015.
  • Oliver took the top spot for the ninth year in a row with Noah and Jack trailing behind.

The most popular baby names for 2022 have been revealed and a new girl’s name tops the list for the first time in seven years.

Isla is the new hot girl name for parents, knocking Charlotte out of the top spot according to trend watchers. McCrindle Research.

The name was given to 1,539 Australian girls in 2021 and since Generation Alpha began to be born, Isla has seen a rise in popularity from position 34 in 2010 to 4 in 2021 and now 1.

After analyzing the most frequently chosen names across all Australian states and territories over the past year, McCrindle named Oliver the best boy’s name for the ninth consecutive year.

The most popular baby names for Australian parents in 2022 have been revealed, with Isla taking the top name for girls and Oliver for boys (stock image)

The most popular baby names for Australian parents in 2022 have been revealed, with Isla taking the top name for girls and Oliver for boys (stock image)

Top 10 Girl Names in Australia in 2022

1. Island (1,539 occurrences)

2. Charlotte (1,508 occurrences)

3. Olive (1,491 occurrences)

4. Amelia (1,399 occurrences)

5. Ava (1,314 occurrences)

6. mine (1,245 occurrences)

7. Grace (1,216 occurrences)

8. Willow (1,076 occurrences)

9. Matilda (1,062 occurrences)

10. She (1,003 occurrences)

Top 10 Boys Names in Australia in 2022

1. Oliver (2,263 occurrences)

2. Noah (1,980 occurrences)

3. jack (1,501 occurrences)

4. Henry (1,469 occurrences)

5. William (1,457 occurrences)

6. Lion (1,365 occurrences)

7. Charlie (1,288 occurrences)

8. Theodore (1,205 occurrences)

9. Luke (1,171 occurrences)

10. Thuor more (1,154 occurrences)

The six girl names that have entered the top 100

1.Riley

2. Lyla

3. Indiana

4. Nora

5.Heidi

6.Zoey

The six names of girls that have COME OUT of the top 100

1.Molly

2. Sarah

3. Annabelle

4.Madison

5. Elizabeth

6. clear

Australia’s least populous states helped Isla rise to number one as it was the most commonly chosen name in Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory, however it only surpassed posting with just 31 fewer appearances than Charlotte.

Olivia (third) and Amelia (fourth) remained in the top four and Ava (fifth) returned to the top five most popular names since 2019.

For boys, Oliver was the only name given to more than 2,000 babies in 2022, while Noah came in second again and Jack moved up one place to third.

Unpopular: Girls’ names with the biggest drop from 2010-2021

1. jasmine

2. Laura

3. Summer

4.Emma

5. Clara

Unpopular: The boys’ names with the biggest drop from 2010-2021

1.Connor

2. Luke

3. Nicholas

4. Matthew

5.Jayden

Popular pop culture names on the list include the girl's name Maeve who appears on the hit Netflix show Sex Education (pictured)

Popular pop culture names on the list include the girl’s name Maeve who appears on the hit Netflix show Sex Education (pictured)

Baby names of 2022: the trends to follow

NICKNAMES AS NAMES

In recent years, we have noticed a trend of Australian parents opting for shorter names as given names. For example, Jack (3rd) leads Jackson (59th) (down 17 points from last year), Leo (6th) leads Leonardo (93rd) (down 13 points in compared to last year), Archie (13th) leads Archer (28) and Eli (52) leads Elias (99). Even for girls, Ella (10) currently outperforms Isabella (15) and Isabelle (40).

PLACE NAMES AND COLORS

When it comes to names for girls, parents are also inspired by colors. Color-inspired baby names include Ruby (21), Hazel (24), Violet (28), Scarlett (30), Olive (64), Jasmine (78), and Rose (81).

New parents today are also inspired by places for their children’s names. Names like Charlotte (2nd), Sienna (23rd), Georgia (32nd), Florence (33rd), Sofia (39th), Savannah (68th), Eden (77th) , Indiana (93rd) for girls and Hudson (12th), Jordan (53), Austin (55), Logan (56) and Jackson (59) for boys.

ONE NAME, EXPRESSED IN MANY WAYS

In recent years, creativity has spread through the appearance of similar names that are worded in different ways. This is seen in Zoe (18) and Zoey (100), Sophia (20) and Sofia (39) and Amelia (4) and Emilia (54), noting that girls’ names vary creatively.

She was the only newcomer to the top ten for girls after rising from 11th place in 2021, while traditional names such as Henry (4th), William (5th) and Theodore (8th) were popular for boys.

Popular pop culture names on the list include the girl name Maeve featured on Netflix’s hit show Sex Education, while names like Mia, Lucas, Archie, Sienna, Gorge Louis and Savannah, as the new generation of British royals, were also popular.

While Generation Alpha is not yet fully born, there are clear trends when it comes to the most popular baby names for this generation.

Of this year’s Top 100 list, almost half (47) of the girls’ names were not on the 2010 list, compared to a third (33) of the boys’ names. This shows the trend for more variety in girls’ names than boys’.

Some of the most popular names to debut in the last decade for girls include Hazel, Florence, Daisy, Frankie, Luna, Ayla, Sadie, Billie, Millie, Aurora, and Mila.

Some of the most popular names to debut for boys in the last decade include Theodore, Hudson, Arlo, Archer, Harvey, Carter, Arthur, Sonny, and Asher.

Other female names to watch out for include Remi (who debuted at #73 in 2020 and rose to #60 this year), Maeve (who debuted at #86 in 2020 and rose to #70 this year), and Delilah (who debuted at 96th place last year and has risen to 71st).

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