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Most Popular Baby Names of 2022

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Easy, recognisable, solid names that will serve them through all their years.

While you're spending you're last hours at a desk for the year, reading wrap-ups of the 2022 (even if it's only your own Spotify Wrapped), there's one list you might want to pay a bit more attention to, particularly if you're expecting, and that's the baby names that were most used in 2022. In Australia, this list has been fairly solid after for Gen Alpha (everyone born in and from 2010). So there won't just be a lot of kids with the name in your child's class, but also their school. In saying that, there were 309,996 babies born in Australia last year, and only 2,263 of them were given the most popular boys name: Oliver. That's only 0.007% of all babies, being named the most popular name, so really, we're a nation of greatly diverse name givers. We like < href="">unique, unexpected or names that are trendy at the time. So just because these are the most popular, doesn't mean you should shy away from using them. Our most popular lists is more like a most loved or highly rated list. Easy, recognisable, solid names that will serve them through all their years.

Most Popular Boys Names in Australia in 2022

  1. Oliver
  2. Noah
  3. Jack
  4. Henry
  5. William
  6. Leo
  7. Charlie
  8. Theodore
  9. Lucas
  10. Thomas

What to Know About the Most Popular Baby Boy Names

Firstly, you need to know that Oliver has held that top spot for a huge nine consecutive years. It took over from Jack in 2013. Henry is rising up the ranks, jumping to places to number four from last year, while Theodore is the only new name to the list. It's been steadily climbing for the last few years.

Most Popular Girls Names in Australia in 2022

  1. Isla
  2. Charlotte
  3. Olivia
  4. Amelia
  5. Ava
  6. Mia
  7. Grace
  8. Willow
  9. Matilda
  10. Ella

What to Know About the Most Popular Baby Girl Names

For the first time since 2015, Charlotte was replaced as the number one girl's name, by Isla, a name which has risen to the top from the 34th position in 2010. The other names in the top 10 are fairly consistent with some slight jostling. Amelia and Olivia are strong top five for the last decade, and the only real change to the list is the exiting of Chloe which has been replaced by Ella to round out the list.