Top Baby Names Revealed

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Around 1 in 10 Australian babies last year were given one of the Top 10 baby names; a total of 28,640 out of the total Australian annual births of 298,200. There were 2,283 boys named Oliver and 1,737 girls named Charlotte last year.


Charlotte takes top spot after Olivia’s 3 year reign

Charlotte, with 1,737 occurrences is the top girl baby name in Australia for 2015, taking the top spot from Olivia which is now in 2nd place.

Olivia was the most popular girls’ name in 2014 but has now fallen behind by 67 occurrences.

Charlotte was the most popular baby girls’ name in almost every state while Olivia was top in VIC and WA.


Oliver most popular in the states but Jack more popular in the territories

Keeping the top spot from 2014 is Oliver, the top boy baby name in Australia for 2015 having overtaken Jack and William which were 1st in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

Oliver was the top boys’ name in all 6 states (NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, WA, TAS) while Jack was the top boy baby name in the Northern Territory.

There were 421 more instances of Oliver than William, an increase on the margin of 191 from 2014. In 2015, there were 2,283 boys named Oliver, 1,862 named William and 1,802 named Jack which is a decrease for both William and Jack on 2014.



Top 10 Girl's name trends and insights

Most of the top 10 girls’ names from 2014 have held on to a top 10 ranking in 2015 except for Ruby which has slipped out of the top 10 down to 13th place. In Ruby’s place, Grace has reached top 10 status. Charlotte, Amelia, Sophia and Chloe all improved on their 2014 ranking with Olivia, Mia, Emily, Sophie and Ruby being the ones which have dropped. Ava was the only name to retain the same ranking.


Top 10 Boy’s name trends and insights

Oliver remains to be the top boy baby name of 2015, holding this position strongly since 2014. 9 out of the top 10 boys’ names held onto their top 10 ranking with Alexander falling out of the top 10 to 15th place, with Lachlan (rank 10th) taking his spot. While none of top 4 names changed positions, Jackson dropped from 5th to 7th and Thomas, James and Ethan increased their rank within the top 10 names.


7 new boy’s and 9 new girls’ names enter the top 100

The names Spencer, Jesse, Arlo, Harley, Darcy, Jett and Lewis have entered the list for the boys’ at the expense of Bailey, Mitchell, David, Aaron, John, Phoenix and Anthony.

As for the girls; Aurora, Billie, Eve, Daisy, Aisha, Leah, Gabriella, Maryam and Maggie have entered the top 100 with; Lexi, Jade, Indie, Pippa, Amelie, Amber, Elise, Natalie and Lacey dropping out of the list.


George and Charlotte; A royal influence

The original category of celebrities – the royals – have not only captured the loyalty and affections of modern Australians but continue to significantly influence their choice in baby names.

The birth of the Royal Princess in May 2014 (Charlotte Elizabeth Diana) has also contributed to the royal baby name trend. Like George’s rank, which increased from 71st in 2012 to 36th in 2015, in 2015 we saw the name Charlotte gain 1st position, taking the top spot from Olivia in 2014.




Download Baby Names Australia 2016. 

Click here to download the full report.

Welcome to our blog...

We have a passion for research that tells a story, that can be presented visually, that brings about change and improves organisations. And we hope these resources help you know the times.

Our Social Media Sites

Facebook | McCrindle Research Social Media YouTube | McCrindle Research Social Media Twitter | McCrindle Research Social Media Flickr | McCrindle Research Social Media Pinterest | McCrindle Research Social Media Google Plus | McCrindle Research Social Media LinkedIn | McCrindle Research Social Media Mark McCrindle Slideshare


Last 150 Articles


Tags

happy holidays NSW survey aged care puzzle cash financial future world youth day non profit gen z divorce rate trend tuesday market research prince george ACF2017 micro apartments hunger global generations urban taskforce maiden names marrickville entrepreneurs of today McCrindle Speakers investing giving teachers sector wide study potts point social researchers teaching education eliane miles food insecurity Mount Annan-Currant Hill ipswich summer Wellington futurist list optimistic publication sector VIC Hills Shire Council australian social research geomapping business Western Australia the hills gen alpha mccrinlde Australian Communities Trends NBRS the australian dream mother's day cooking kate middleton Australian Trends new office Geoff Brailey System's Architect youth facts darwin 2016 DIY global financial crisis baby boom volunteers meetings university equip litter DESTEL house prices Elderslie-Harrington park perth australia Births IT Specialists demographic transformations christian Generation X 23 million waverton events donation average sydneysider school satisfaction cloudy days emerging trends sydneysiders future in depth interviews generation Z hills shire leadership workshop insight social analyst younger generations snapshot Queensland: QLD anzac huffington post acf15 Work place royal influence rental stress crime sydney market Sydney’s south west trades Cobbitty-Leppington shopping social commentator population growth future of shopping "know the times" hello fresh transport New Zealand news case study Crime Rates social issues retirement plans Christmas presents pyrmont baby skills high school staying in Jura Australia neutral bay teacher research visualisation professional services cancelling plans thrive priorities media research on coffee baby names small business bus future generations not-for-profit jobs of the future tv city collaborative school india brands engage Tasmania FPA supply and demand forecast statistics leadersip speajer baby name predictions NT cars tattoos mccrindle in the media men NEETs ACF17 Sydney Foodbank Australia rule keeper fresh internships land of the middle class HR research pack demographic analysis office house Population Clock staff Caregiver seasons greetings What is food insecurity? tea going out money Canberra communications communicate ACF 2016 trend charities states teach china the average aussie commute resource church sophie renton Real Estate house price Australian Bureau of Statistics engagement mccrindle growth of sydney purpose coffee lovers stay home dessert Christmas research in the media interactive national wealth 2016 census results domestic demographic trends tableau trends of 2017 mythbusters gig economy urban development Generation Y millennials father's day curiosity social analysis WA wealth distribution crows nest narcissism moreton bay commuting sydney hills sydney property market affordability debate social change high density entrepreneur medicine Duchess of Cambridge care support christmas 2017 choice workers FOMO infographic wall ABS World Water Day Sydney population Christmas in Australia property market faux-ciliser Wagga Wagga online TEDx Res Vis faux-cilise daily commute social shifts 2020 rising house prices suburbs screenagers Aussies 40 million bureau wage safe emerging generations newspaper weekly earnings nativity scene ashley fell pharmacies dream Mark McCrindle Do It Yourself financial learning styles Christmas Stats optus my business awards who is generation z consumer Aussie friends household Tuesday Trends do people still change their surname after marriage? faith and belief optus Vocational education online shopping relevant hopes politics Christmas day weather VET high density living renter of the future 1995 mining boom not for profit social media coffee challenge middle class volunteering data public holiday relational growth toys media commentary gig economic food social researcher quote impact know the times population housing market February 16 Charlotte learn state TED talk brand experience Andrew Duffin Black Friday Retail English social enquiry school students Royals residents shopping centre The Daily Edition conference presentation contiki wealth Valentine’s Day not for profit research baby names report proactive gender new york times lalor park tips environmental scanning 10 years workplace work from home NBRS Architecture McCrindle Speaker CPI dreams financial independence speakers cultural diveristy insights investor ethnography qualitative research national private wealth government religion australian community trends report christmas repayments travelling paying to work office opening fears future of work wealth inequality ageing home ownership professional presenters urban generation sentiments Australians generation alpha schools students etiquette demographics intern bondi innovative average aussie renting Tuesday Trend sustainable names language alpha area networking the hills shire ACT Report faith storytelling research services census tertiary education affordable ACT careers holidays culture poker master easter Maxim Accounting Love australian TEDx Speaker Netflix Hunter Valley presentations conferences Lower Hunter easy rider dreaming #censusfail change 2017 TED ageing population post rationalism employment micro office space participants parenting US weather social research changing face of sydney australian communities trends report living focus group wealth and income vegemite christmas trees Australia street professional entrepreneurial TDE millenials employers census fail Northern Beaches future-proof rain train schools winter blues SA Real Estate Institute of Victoria VET sector socialites apartment groceries victoria future of education families SMSF high density apartments presentation capital cities organisations society trends Business analysis financial dreams Willowdale teleworking brand generational trends annual income Australia Day 2017 work-life Australian schools life Research Executive unemployment product mortgage culturally diverse healthy future graphs Christmas lunch Christmas season professional speaker buildings woolworths 2012 housing affordability Financial Planning Association of Australia balance USA women millionth 24,000,000 24 million research royal family media release emerging technologies Jura Coffee divorce mythbusting chairty organisational culture Skilling data analysis demographer christianity GPO Australian community trends McCrindle Keynote Speakers volunteering pharmacy sun 1980 nfp energy public speaking year 12 cancelling event ashley mckenzie norwest Engineering Manager clothing consumerism personalities CBD EFF education sector young australians cost friendship Gen Y rich children shopper's pick capital city grave decision hornsby SMART January 26th increasing densification rumbling tummies learner panel sports rise of local New Zeland thought leadership visual marriage Merry Christmas researcher long weekend seasons wealth and income distribution financial fears menai daily telegraph Melbourne study responsive Adelaide rent Australian Population demographic shifts public speaker blaxland video income university degree James Ward workshop the lucky country Christmas data Sydney Hills Business Chamber McCridle conference spend employmee research data local community Black Friday in Australia wages Australian communities the great screenage property financial planning click spirituality commuters Understanding and Engaging with Generation Z South Australia socialising learning ultimo meals parents Kirsten Brewer Christchurch census data demography infographic finance cancel plans budget mccrindle tea casual training results data report moderators guide Millennial Macquarie University australian communities forum social commentary Territory baby boomers growing population Kiwi Assistant Store Manager royal program 1968 deloitte google wolloomooloo manly Performance Sentiment Index debt communities goal survey design home owner speaker mobile Black Friday Sales data analyst maiden sydney metro Australian Families housing growth megatrends ideas 2013 population milestone sydneysider leadership society sydney event overcast NFP event couple suburban living resilience surname census 2016 REIV National Conference personal growth social trends cica social lives cultural diversity 2014 offenders jobs 2016 census Northern Beaches Christian School professional development gold coast the changing face of SRE community event screenage Northern beaches Event unaffordable JOMO aussie culture Financial Planning Week PSI customer data visualisation future proof donate Financial Planning Association trends analyst mateship criminal research report housing trends faux-cilising vegetarian grandparents indonesia define career New South Wales educhat global generaion entertainment property development employmer mccrindle research baby name the future Sydney keynote speaker builders experience population map global house price rise leader Myth child hunger princess charlotte wellbeing australians staying home more logan business performance REIV Conference townhouses households earning family charity award winner media activity national crime rates Channel Seven Christmas day salary winter local communities forecasting authenticity youth unemployment australian real estate internet lifestyle trends Lower Hunter Region poor happiness Queensland analysis hills Education Future Forum event greatness Hornsby Shire Council Australian Dream keynote speaker baby name trends apartments brisbane ferry village forum trends of 2016 Bathburst motivate sydneycity ease of travel Gen X student work selfie 1994 digital economy water suburb follow workplace culture group Australia Day royal baby Scouts earnings sunny days census results young people future proofing shbc conference speaker surnames wedding sector wide live the dream keynote generations 2015 social life business index mentor Northern Territory cartodb Gen Z Expert average Australian identity workforce speakers pack real education research visualisation goals typical australian digital 1975 breakfast 2009 tuesday urban living index Social Trend Sydney Lifestyle Study aged care belief recap hobart environment twentyseventeen dare to dream local public transport communication property price marketing stats Australian Census slideshare Australian Home technology omnibus HSC volunteer students car Mark McCrindle in the media outsourcing education future world Channel 7 sunburnt country economy baby names australia report child care monarchy infographics education future report ACF innovation year 7 story Research Director holiday showreel global retail housing TAS Deaths group session Wodonga eliane cost of living food bank investment educated mover and shaker home community travel marriages social impact low density cold focus groups Word Up Australian demographics community engagement The ABC of XYZ celebration award sydney speaker urban living owning a home global generation work mates internship google for education collaboration social earn

Archive