Here in Australia, the leading name for girls is Charlotte, while Oliver continues to take out the top spot for boys. Though we certainly are seeing trendy names spring up, Charlotte hasn’t been trumped for eight of the last 10 years and remains one of the most popular baby names for girls. Similarly, Oliver has been the top boys’ name for eight consecutive years.
Still, there is a new brand of names that could just steal the spotlight. Though they didn’t make the top 10, they have been rising in popularity steadily over the last decade. For girls, these include names like Hazel, Violet, Florence, Aria, Ivy, Elsi and Audrey. Names like Mila, Luna, Freya and Millie have also grown in popularity. For boys, these names include Theodore, Hudson, Archer, Hugo, Arlo and Harvey.
As for those names that are no longer holding steady at the top, Sarah, Maddison, Lara, Dylan, Matthew and Luke all experienced a dramatic decrease in popularity. Names like Heidi, Madeline, Riley Alexis, Victoria, Madison, Lilly, Chelsea, Indiana and Thea have all dropped out of the top 100 and been replaced by Remi, Harlow, Hallie, Maeve, Adeline, Molly, Maggie, Delilah, Eliza and Isabel.
According to Fell, a lot of girls names are being influenced by botanicals and colours, while the rising popularity of Luna as a name has been attributed to John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s daughter, Luna who was born in 2016.
So, which names made the top 20? Read on for the most popular girls and boys names for 2021 in Australia.
Top 20 girls names
Top 20 boys names