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Australia’s most popular baby names for 2015

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As it turns out, Princess Charlotte’s name is very on point.

In fact, if the newest addition to the British royal family went to school in Australia, it’s likely there would be a number of other Charlottes in her grade.

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New research by McCrindle reveals the top baby names in Australia for 2015, with Olivia and Oliver taking the crown for girls and boys respectively.

Charlotte, Mia, Ava, Amelia, Emily, Sofia/Sophia, Sophie, Chloe and Ruby rounded out the top 10 names for girls, while William, Jack, Noah, Jackson/Jaxon/Jaxson, Thomas, Lucas, James, Alex/Alexander and Ethan were the top 10 for the boys.

The study found that one in 10 (or 30,581) Australian babies born in 2015 were given one of the top 10 baby names.

One in ten children were given one of the top ten names last year. Photo: Shutterstock.
One in 10 children were given one of the top 10 names last year. Photo: Shutterstock.

Olivia stole the crown from Charlotte, which was the most popular name from 2011-2013.

Meanwhile, the male version of the name, Oliver, has retained its spot at the top for two years in a row.

There were eight new boys’ names to enter the top 100 in the past 12 months: Harvey, Gabriel, Muhammad, Phoenix, Theodore, Maxwell, Carter and Fletcher.

Whether it’s a conscious or subconscious decision, it seems that celebrities do influence new mums and dad with Harper (David and Victoria Beckham’s daughter’s name), Willow (singer Pink and actor Will Smith both have daughters called Willow) and Ariana (à la singer Ariana Grande) all experiencing a popularity jump.

Place names (eg: Brighton, Arcadia, Adelaide), religious names and royal names also remain a source of inspiration.

Top 20 girls’ names

  1. Olivia
  2. Charlotte
  3. Mia
  4. Ava
  5. Amelia
  6. Emily
  7. Sofia/Sophia
  8. Sophie
  9. Chloe
  10. Ruby
  11. Lily/Lilly
  12. Grace
  13. Ella
  14. Isabella
  15. Isla
  16. Madison/Maddison
  17. Sienna
  18. Zoe
  19. Scarlett
  20. Matilda

Top 20 boys’ names

  1. Oliver
  2. William
  3. Jack
  4. Noah
  5. Jackson/Jaxon/Jaxson
  6. Thomas
  7. Lucas
  8. James
  9. Alex/Alexander
  10. Ethan
  11. Liam
  12. Lachlan
  13. Harrison
  14. Mason
  15. Samuel
  16. Max
  17. Cooper
  18. Charlie
  19. Jacob
  20. Henry

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