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Drum roll please … Australia’s most popular baby names for 2024 have been unveiled, with the top boys’ name continuing its five-year reign.

Once again, Oliver has topped the most popular boys’ name list, for the 11th consecutive year. Not to be outdone, Isla has returned to the head of the girls’ list after duelling it out with Charlotte, which was at the top of the 2023 most popular baby names list.

Every year Australia’s states and territories release the names of every baby born in the nation, and McCrindle analyses the data to reveal baby naming trends and insights.

Australia’s Most Popular Baby Names 2024

Australia's Top Baby Names 2024

The top 10 boys’ names remain unchanged with only a shift in position for Hudson, Theodore and Luca which have gained in popularity.

Lily, Hazel and Harper have snuck into the girls’ top 10, booting out Ella, Grave and Willow.

Australia’s Top Baby Names 2024

Australia’s Top Baby Names 2024

Australia’s Top Baby Names 2024

2024 Baby Name Inspiration

So what influenced the latest crop of baby names? According to McCrindle, thirty per cent of the parents it surveyed said a family name influenced their decision.

That was followed by baby name websites and cultural and religious influence.

Top Baby Naming Trends

Classic names like William, Alexander, Harrison and George remain ever-popular in the top 100, but there are more parents opting for one-syllable names like Jack, Max, Finn and Kai.

The girls are also being bestowed with classic names, like Amelia, Charlotte, Matilda, Sophia and Audrey. Short names have also gained in popularity, including Isla, Lily, Evie and Ruby.

Most Popular Names In Australia Over The Decades

Australia's Top Baby Names 2024

McCrindle also crunched the data across the past few decades, to see which names were popular, and have made a comeback, and which have disappeared.

1950s: Maxine, Joy, Jill, Sue, Lynne, Marilyn, Kaye, Rosalie, Dorothy, Marlene, Frederick, Larry, Denis, Victor, Grahame, Allen, Jeffery, Norman and Warwick were popular baby names in Australia.

1960s: Ruth, Diane, Denise, Rhonda, Roslyn, Jillian, Lesley, Rosemary, Sharyn, Lynette, Maree, Leonie, Michele, Judith, Trudy, Debbie and Janine. Popular boys’ names included Neville, Frank, Terence, Lindsay, Darly, Murray, Leslie, Donald, Noel, Roger, Garry, Graeme and Darrin.

1970s: Anne, Narelle, Janelle, Annette, Allison, Wendy, Sonia, Teresa, Robyn, Bronwyn, Sharon, Deborah, Suzanne, Kym, Tania, Tracy, Tina and Sandra. Popular baby boy names of the 1970s included Graham, Keith, Warren, Bruce, Derek, Nigel, Kenneth, Neil, Trevor, Rodney and Clint.

1980s: Kylie, Jodie, Fiona, Joanna, Andrea, Kellie, Anita, Julie, Melinda, Jane, Sally, Candice, Kristen, Kimberly, Carly, Belinda, Kristy, Kirsty and Simone. Popular baby boy names included Marc, Lee, Wayne, Ian, Dane, Clinton, Russell, Glen, Philip, Geoffrey, Colin, Alan, Chad, Ross, Ricky, Grant, Damian, Stuart, Gregory, Martin and Brenton.

1990s: Michaela, Amanda, Renee, Melanie, Lisa, Tegan, Kimberley, Stacey, Ellen, Katherine, Michelle, Tiffany, Morgan, Shannon, Rhiannon, Kelly, Cassandra, Casey, Rebekah, Vanessa, Brittany, Rachael, Georgina and Jennifer. Popular baby boy names in the 1990s included Mathew, Shaun, Dean, Mark, Kevin, Trent, Scott, Steven, Brendan, Adrian, Reece and Jared.

2000s: Alicia, Natasha, Bianca, Laura, Katie, Ashley, Taylah, Brianna, Claudia, Kayla, Angelina, Kate, Makayla, Tayla, Gemma and Alana. For the baby boys, Brayden, Peter, Jamie, Jeremy, Justin, Jason, Tristan, Bradley, Rhys, Sam, Zane and Callum were popular baby names.

2010s: Mila, Eleanor, Ayla, Elsie, Harriet, Esther, Penelope, Ariana, Hazel, Frankie, Aurora, Florence, Sadie, Brooklyn, Eve, Aria, Emilia, Freya, Millie, Peyton, Olive, Daisy and Harper. For baby boys, popular names included Arlo, Arthur, Sonny, Vincent, Theo, Elliot, Wyatt, Hugh, Theodore, Jude, Maxwell, Parker, Reuben, Billy, Spencer, Braxton, Fletcher, Felix, Rory, Harley, Ryan and Hugo.

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  • I love how names go through phases of being popular. I never wanted my child to have a top 10 name as it just gets confusing in school. I always loved Charlotte as a name but when the princess was given that name I steered clear for my daughter’s name who was born the following year.

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  • I didn’t think matilda and hazel were that popular, they’re so old school!

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  • So many names. My 3 kids have names that suit them and aren’t all that popular.

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  • We all name our children with names we think will suit them.

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  • Names are a personal thing….we pick what we pick because we feel a connection with a name, or that the name fits the baby. For me, whether it happens to be popular or not is irrelevant!

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  • My son’s name is not on there.

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  • My son is in the top 10 and my daughter top 100

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  • So interesting to see how popular names have changed over time!

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  • Unfortunately yes, if I knew it was a trending name, wouldn’t of picked it. In a class of 20, there were literally 4 girls with the same name ????

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  • Surprised to see Charlotte moved from first place! Both my children are in the top 25 but funnily enough I rarely meet another child with the same name.

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  • It’s always lovely to see those old classic names in amongst them.

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  • I actually like all the names in the top ten list ( boys and girls) but I purposefully made sure the names I chose for my kids weren’t too popular. My sons did make the top 100 and two of my daughters middle names are in the top 100 as well but not first names.

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  • 3 of my kids aren’t on the (top 100) list, one is on the top 100 list but we didn’t name her ourselves

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  • Lovely names on the lists.

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  • I’m actually happy my kids’ names aren’t in the top 10 – you don’t want too many in a class!


    • I agree, too common names can be confusing

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  • Sooooo many names out there. It’s so hard to choose one for your little one!

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  • Names come and go, come back and go again

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  • Some really adorable names, many in the boy list that my husband shot down for us haha (I adore the name Remy!)
    So interesting to see the trends of years past. It’s so accurate. The number of Brittany’s, Renee’s, Jessica’s, Reece’s I knew in primary and high school. I imagine Joshua was also in the 90s list.

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  • There are some really cute names but my favourites are Charlie and Lily.

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