Our top baby names

By Melissa Grant

Oliver and Olivia are Victoria’s top baby names.

Oliver was the state’s most popular boys’ name for the fourth year running in 2018, while Olivia overtook Charlotte to become the top girls’ name.

The top five baby names haven’t changed much in recent years, according to data from the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

In 2018, Jack, William, Noah and Thomas all featured in the top five boys’ names for the second year in a row.  Leo, Henry and Charlie were new entrants in the top 10.

For girls, Charlotte dropped from number one to two while Amelia, Mia and Ava made up the top five.

Chloe returned to the top 10, while Matilda was the sole new entrant, perhaps due to the 30-year anniversary of Roald Dahl’s popular children’s novel Matilda.

Victoria’s top baby names in 2018:
Boys
1. Oliver
2. Jack
3. William
4. Noah
5. Thomas
6. Henry
7. Leo
8. Ethan
9. Liam (tied with Charlie)
10. Charlie (tied with Liam)
Girls
1. Olivia
2. Charlotte
3. Amelia
4. Mia
5. Ava
6. Isla
7. Zoe
8. Chloe
9. Grace
10. Matilda