From place names to Aboriginal Australian words, there's plenty to choose from if you're looking to add some Australian flavour to your baby name choice. Whether you're a first-generation Australian or your family has been here for centuries, choosing a first or middle name that honours your nationality can be a lovely personal touch. And from Acacia to Ned, there's probably a name you'll love on this list.
Gender Neutral Names
- Clancy: from the classic Australian poem "Clancy of the Overflow".
- Jarrah: a eucalyptus tree native to Western Australia.
- Sydney: the iconic Australian city.
- Miles: legendary Australian author Miles Franklin.
- Acacia: the botanical name for the wattle tree.
- Adelaide: The South Australian city was itself named after the wife of the then King of England.
- Airlie: a Western Australian beach town.
- Bindi: an Australian Aboriginal word meaning "little girl".
- Edith: in honour of Edith Cowan, Australia's first female parliamentarian.
- Katherine: a town in the Northern Territory.
- Kylie: an Aboriginal Australian word for Boomerang.
- Matilda: from the Banjo Patterson poem and song "Waltzing Matilda".
- Margaret: a river in Western Australia.
- Stella: another option to honour legendary Australian author Miles Franklin, with her given first name.
- Banjo: The Australian poet Banjo Patterson.
- Barton: The first Prime Minister of Australia.
- Byron: The northern NSW beach town that's a favourite with tourists and locals alike.
- Flinders: Matthew Flinders, or alternately the Flinders Ranges.
- Flynn: the surname of classic Australian film star Errol Flynn.
- Jervis: a bay in south-eastern NSW.
- Lachlan: A river in central-western NSW.
- Lawson: in honour of poet Henry Lawson.
- Logan: a Brisbane suburb.
- Murray: For the Murray River.
- Ned: Australia's most famous outlaw.