Take Note of Australia’s Most Common Baby Names to Avoid Double-Ups in the Classroom

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Some names are chosen to honour family members, others are picked by parents purely for how they sound. There’s really no right or wrong when it comes to choosing a name for your baby (unless you chuck and Elon Musk and call your kid X Æ A-12 — please don’t do that), but if you’re eager to avoid them having double-ups in their class, then you’d do well to steer clear of Australia’s most popular baby names.

New research from McCrindle analyses the birth data from babies born in 2020 and 2021, or as they’re being called now, Generation Alpha (cool name huh?). The report released reveals the top baby names for boys and the top baby names for girls in Australia in 2021.

It’s worth noting these if you’re expecting or planning a family in the years to come, because if you want your little one to have a unique name, then you should definitely avoid these names below.

Top 10 baby names for girls in 2021

1. Charlotte

2. Amelia

3. Olivia

4. Isla

5. Mia

6. Ava

7. Grace

8. Chloe

9. Willow

10. Matilda

Charlotte has consistently been the most popular name for girls for 8 of the last 10 years. McCrindle puts the popularity down to the royal influence, while celebrity influence plays into the names Isla and Willow.

Top 10 baby names for boys in 2021

1. Oliver

2. Noah

3. William

4. Jack

5. Leo

6. Henry

7. Charlie

8. Thomas

9. Lucas

10. Elijah

Biblical names continue to rank high for newborn males in 2021. For the eighth year in a row, Oliver takes out the top spot, overtaking Jack in 2013. The name has moved to fourth place.

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