The top baby names for 2020 have been revealed with Charlotte and Olivia taking the crown once again, while Luna has been trending since 2017.
The McCrindle research revealed one in ten babies born last year were given a top ten baby name.
Over the last 10 years, Charlotte has been crowned number one for seven of those years, and Oliver has also remained a popular choice in the last few years.
This year; Ezra, Felix, Marcus, Fletcher, Ari, Aaron and Billy have entered the list for the boys while Toby, Nathan, Maxwell, Nicholas, Blake, Phoenix and Leonardo have been dropped.
For the girls: Sadie, Madeline, Riley, Peyton, Lilly and Rosie have entered the Top 100 while Adeline, Eliza, Alyssa, Harlow, Hayley and Madeleine dropped out.
Top 10 girls’ names:
Top 10 boys’ names:
The lists remain remarkably similar to last year’s. Both lists have the same names, with the order of top choices varying slightly.
Other interesting facts:
- In the last two years, the names making the biggest jump up the list are Arthur and Millie
- Luna has become the biggest trending name. Luna entered the Top 100 for the first time in 2017, debuting at 83rd. Luna’s popularity continues to grow, jumping 21 spots in 2018 to 62nd position and a further 30 spots to be ranked 49th most popular girls name in 2019.
- Only two names in the Top 100 appear on both the girls’ and boys’ list in exactly the same spelling – Charlie and Riley
- Aussie parents are choosing longer, more flowing names for their daughters and shorter, more solid-sounding names for their sons.
There was also some interesting insights when it comes to comparing baby names with other English-speaking countries.
*The Baby Names Australia Report 2020 is produced by McCrindle Research Pty Ltd
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