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


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