Most popular baby names for 2019 revealed

Published: 07 Dec 2019   

Online Desk

The 2019 most popular baby names in Australia have been revealed with a newcomer snatching the girls’ crown.

Picking baby names can often be a hard feat – but fear not because this list should help give you some inspiration.

Ava was the top choice for girls in 2018 but according to parenting website BabyCentre, it has been bumped to fourth place this year, with Amelia taking the crown, up from third last year.

BabyCentre compiled the data from names parents visiting the site had registered as their choices.

Isla regained the number two position, while Mia slipped one spot out of the top five.

Harper dropped out of the top 10, making way for Zoe to re-enter after a brief absence.

According to the site, Kiara rose an impressive 32 places, and Stella and Ariana regained almost all the ground they lost in 2018.

Other notable risers were Riley, Annabelle and Olive.

“This year’s list reflects how fickle Australian parents can be in their choices,” the site stated.

“Alexis and Thea fell the most dramatically, once again dropping out of favour with parents after being super hot last year.”

Tahlia and Adeline made their top-100 debuts last year but aren’t in this year’s list, while Anna, Alyssa and Phoebe also slid off the chart.

On the cusp of the top 100 are Rosie, Sarah, Abby, Gracie, Darcy, Molly and Eliana.

While Amelia nabbed first place in Australia, it was the fourth most popular name in the UK, according to BabyCentre’s UK list.

Olivia instead snatched the first spot (fifth in Australia), while Sophia and Ava came second and third respectively.

It appears Aussie parents can’t seem to get enough of Oliver, with the popular boys’ name holding onto top spot for the eighth year in a row.

Leo finally cracked the top five, with Lucas returning to the top five after a two-year absence.

“Outside the top 10 is where the biggest dramas unfolded. After sliding for several years, Michael rose a stellar 40 places to number 56,” the site read.

“Last year’s newcomers Arthur and Ezra also made impressive gains as did Louis, thanks to the Prince’s birth last year. Other notable risers were Muhammad and Theo.”

While Muhammad was in spot 63 on the Aussie list, it topped the list of boys’ names in the UK, with Oliver slipping back to fourth place.

However, our taste in boys’ names remain much the same, with Noah and Leo also taking second and third place respectively in the UK.

Oliver has remained the most popular boys’ name in Australia for eight years in a row, with Leo with Lucas making their debut in the top five.

Oliver has remained the most popular boys’ name in Australia for eight years in a row, with Leo with Lucas making their debut in the top five

Aussies’ love affair with royal names also appears to be slipping away with William falling back two spots to seventh position.

Jackson also disappeared out of the top 10, together with Mason.

 “After dipping out of the chart completely last year, Hamish, Owen, Dominic, Fletcher, Phoenix and Alex reappeared in the top 100 this year. Felix and Luke also made a surprise comeback after a two-year hiatus,” the site read.

The two names with the most dramatic fall were Asher and Darcy despite being super hot with parents for the last two years.

“Zachary, Joseph, Adam, Dylan, Daniel and Ryder slid all the way out of the chart, and Nathan, Jake, Nicholas, Billy, and Reuben yo-yoed out.”

According to the site, outside the top 100, a handful of fresh names gaining in popularity are Koa, Rafael, Roman, Chase and Cruz.

Only time will tell – so stay tuned for next year’s list.

Top 100 baby girls' names of 2019 (BabyCenter Australia)

 In order from 1 to 100 

Amelia

Isla

Charlotte

Ava

Olivia

Mia

Lily

Willow

Sophia

Zoe

Evie

Ivy

Harper

Ella

Ruby

Isabella

Layla

Isabelle

Matilda

Chloe

Sophie

Aria

Zara

Grace

Sienna

Evelyn

Mila

Lucy

Emily

Frankie

Scarlett

Riley

Abigail

Mackenzie

Charlie

Maddison

Georgia

Audrey

Hazel

Madeline

Poppy

Lyla

Aaliyah

Hannah

Ayla

Eva

Emma

Violet

Eleanor

Hayley

Elsie

Alice

Ariana

Florence

Aurora

Ellie

Penelope

Millie

Piper

Daisy

Luna

Marley

Maya

Indie

Freya

Kiara

Sadie (new)

Macie

Skylar

Annabelle

Eliza

Hallie (new)

Stella

Savannah

Billie

Aubrey

Claire

Summer

Harriet

Remi (new)

Imogen

Jasmine

Olive

Lola

Mikayla

Nora (new)

Bonnie

Eden (new)

Lara (new)

Everly (new)

Lexi

Maggienew!

Maia

Thea

Eloise

Alexis

Addison

Harlow

Indiana

Paige

Top 100 baby boys’ names of 2019 (BabyCenter Australia)

In order from 1 to 100

Oliver

Noah

Leo

Lucas

Jack

Charlie

William

Henry

Luca

Thomas

Jackson

Liam

Mason

Max

Elijah

Harrison

Hunter

Hudson

Ethan

James

Archie

Isaac

Levi

Archer

Xavier

Oscar

Lachlan

Harvey

Connor

George

Logan

Lincoln

Alexander

Theodore

Arlo

Harry

Sebastian

Riley

Aiden

Eli

Cooper

Louis

Carter

Finn

Jacob

Kai

Samuel

Arthur

Benjamin

Joshua

Theo

Jordan

Hugo

Kayden

Jayden

Michael

Ashton

Sonny

Ryan

Patrick

Flynn

Zayn

Muhammad

Austin

Hamish (new)

Beau

Kobe (new) 

Ollie

Bodhi

Elliot

Ezra

Angus

Owen (new)

Tyler

Jasper

Miles (new)

Parker

Spencer

Ari

Dominic (new)

Nate

Fletcher (new)

Luke (new)

Wyatt

Edward

Mateo (new)

Zac

Darcy

Grayson

River (new)

Xander

Blake

Leon (new)

Toby

Christian (new)

Felix (new)

Phoenix (new)

Alex (new)

Asher

Caleb


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