It’s official – Australia’s most popular baby names for 2023 have been crowned, and while a familiar few still reign supreme, there are some unique baby names making waves!
After being dethroned as queen the 2022 top baby names list, Charlotte has returned to the top of the girls’ list to reclaim top billing. And for the boys – Oliver continues to hold fast as the most popular boys’ name in Australia for more than a decade, with more than 2000 families giving their son the popular name in the past year.
And there are some new kids on the block. We welcome Theodore into the top ten for the first time, with Lucas and Thomas dropping out of the top ten for the first time in more than a decade.
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 2023
Without further ado, here are the top 10 most popular baby boy names and baby girl names in Australia for 2023.
While there are some new additions in the boys’ top ten, for the girls, there’s only been reshuffling, no newbies.
The rise of unique baby names
Australian parents love finding unique and rare baby names, and the past year was no different!
McCrindle reports that many parents are opting for unique spellings of traditional baby names, including Sophia becoming Sofia, Amelia being spelt Emilia and Hollie transforming into Hallie. They’re also predicting the names Rueben, Remy, Theo, Margot, Thea and Maeve are set to become more common, with all making big jumps in the baby names list.
Gender-neutral baby names on the up
The analysis of the top 100 baby names also uncovered a rise in the popularity of gender-neutral baby names including Charlie, Riley, Jordan, Casey, Jamie and Taylor rising up the ranks.
Other baby name trends
The data also revealed that classic baby names are still popular for both boys and girls, while shorter names are rising in popularity for boys.
There’s also a trend towards pop culture baby names including:
And names with ‘-ie’ or ‘-y’ sounds are on the rise:
And there’s a raft of vintage baby names on their way back, including:
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