While Oliver and Charlotte continue to reign supreme as the most popular baby names in Australia, some nicknames are rising up the ranks and are set to trend in 2024.
12 new names have entered the top 100 of McCrindle Research’s Baby Names Australia report for 2023.
Seven boys’ names, including Remy and Roman, and five girls’ names, such as Eliana and Thea, debuted in the top 100 most popular names.
Alpha mums and dads also favor names like Alfie and Reuben as well as Margot and Maisie.
Gender-neutral Remy saw the biggest rise in popularity, jumping from #120 to #73 in the boys top 100.
Seven boys’ names, including Remy and Roman, and five girls’ names, like Eliana and Thea, are set to become trending in 2024 (stock image)
Although it’s not his first time in the top 100, the same name with a different spelling, Remi, is popular among 47-year-old girls.
Single name Eliana climbed 19 places to number 86 while Thea dropped from 115 to 91.
On the boys list, Alfie was another newcomer at 87 out of 111 and Reuben took a huge leap from number 137 to 89.
Margot debuted in the girls top 100 at number 94, likely due to the hype around Margot Robbie and the Barbie movie.
A shrinking Maisie missed the top 100 the previous year at No. 102, but secured his spot in 2023 by clinching No. 97.
Gracie was the last girl’s name to make its first entry into the top 100 at age 99.
Other boy names moving up the ranks include Koa, Louie and Tommy at numbers 96, 97 and 99 respectively.
Top 10 boy names 2023
1. Olive tree
Top 10 girl names 2023
Margot debuted in the girls top 100 at number 94, likely due to the hype around Margot Robbie (pictured) and the Barbie movie.
The report shows that Oliver and Charlotte are the two most popular names in Australia.
However, more and more parents are ditching classic names and opting for more unique nicknames like Willow and Hudson.
The boy names that have recorded the steepest drops in the top 100 are Jaxon, Joshua, Spencer, Eli and Ethan.
Other names on the way out include Jude, Jayden, Daniel, Carter, Samuel and Mason.
Among girls, the names that are much less popular for 2023 are Hannah, Frankie, Isabelle, Millie and Phoebe.
The least popular boys’ names in 2023
1. Jaxon – dropped 34 places
2. Joshua – dropped 28 places
3. Spencer – dropped 19 places
4. Eli – lost 16 places
5. Ethan and Aiden – fell 13 places
Others on the way out: Lachlan, Jude, Hayden, Daniel, Carter, Samuel and Mason
The least popular girl names in 2023
1. Hannah – fell 15 places
2. Frankie – fell 15 places
3. Isabelle – fell 12 places
4. Millie and Phoebe – fell 11 places
5. Evie – lost seven places
Others on the way out: Lara, Claire, Ariana, Elizabeth, Eva, Stella, Sophia and Emily
Other important recordings include Lara, Claire, Ariana, Elizabeth, Eva and Stella.
The annual report highlighted some notable changes, with Charlotte back in first place after being briefly knocked down to second place by Isla in 2022.
Charlotte is followed by Amelia, Isla, Olivia, Mia, Ava, Matilda, Ella, Grace and Willow.
On the boys’ side, Oliver continues his decade in first place, followed by Noah, Leo, William, Henry, Jack, Theodore, Hudson, Charlie and Luca.
Hudson debuted in the top 10, while Lucas and Thomas were knocked off the list for the first time in a decade.
When it comes to boy names, short names are more popular. Of the first 100 names, 86 are composed of only one or two syllables.
As with boys, many classic girl names feature in the top 100, but it’s likely that the Royal Family (and popular shows like Bridgerton and The Crown) will continue to inspire more regal names for girls. associated with the nobility having gained popularity in recent times. years.
Top 10 boy names 2022
1. Olive tree
Top 10 girl names 2022
Girls’ parents are also more open to longer names like Sienna, Violet, Mackenzie, Harriet and Aaliyah.
The primary name was different in some states, however, with Amelia being number one in Queensland, Isla first in Western Australia and South Australia, and Grace first in Tasmania.
On the boys’ side, Noah and William tied for first in the Northern Territory and Noah finished first in New South Wales.
Each year, Australian states and territories publish the top baby names given over the previous year and McCrindle collates this data, analyzes it and discerns trends nationwide.
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