There are many excitements surrounding the birth of a new born, including the gifts
to welcome them into the world, meeting bub for the first time and (dare
we say) most importantly the naming of the child.
Parents pick names for their children for various reasons, each one so personal to their child in a unique way. It is obviously a major and life long decision and needs to be considered heavily because the name itself translates to something special.
‘Gone are the days of Susan and Gary’
Babies can be named after loved relatives or friends, cities or countries or even inspired by admired famous people. Different languages value different things in a name.
There are common names that you will encounter almost weekly or monthly. Then there are the unusual and unique names that make you think twice when you hear them.
Furthermore, the list of considerations continues when deciding on the spelling of a name, as in some cases there are multiple ways to spell a name. For example: ‘Sean’ (Shaun, I mean Shawn).
For the past three consecutive years the top baby names in Australia have been Charlotte (girl) and Oliver (boy). The royals seem to pay inspiration to many parents naming their newborns as Harry and George also make the top 100 list in the United Kingdom!
Gone are the days of Susan and Gary, according to the least popular baby names of 2018. We are no longer birthing many Barrys, Ians or Carols!
Instead Australia is clinging more towards celebrity baby names like Willow and Luna. Hollywood’s newborns seem to trend and make the list!
So without further adieu, here are the top ten baby names in Australia 2019!
Drum roll please...
The top girls names are:
The top boys names are:
Did your name make the cut?
Studies have shown trends in baby names flow through generations, hence why your Grandmother probably did not have many friends by the likes of Harper, Chloe or Lucas. In saying that there are some classics that prove timeless like William, Jack and Grace!
Judging by the past years royal theme, we are predicting a major spike in the name Archie for the next few years (you heard it here first!).
We hope you enjoyed reading up on the top 10 baby names, especially if it helped secure or eliminate potential newborn names for yourself!
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There is no doubt at one time in any girls life they have spent a minute or two thinking of future baby names. Whether it was compiling lists years in advance or being fond of a particular name when you hear it.