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Most popular baby names 2018

21 January 2019
Noah, Oliver, Charlotte, Amelia, William and Olivia have continued to maintain their top 10 positions in the state’s most popular baby names for 2018.
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The NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages has released the top 100 baby names list for 2018.

Top 10 baby names of 2018

PositionBoysGirls

1

Oliver

Charlotte

2

William

Amelia

3

Noah

Olivia

4

Jack

Mia

5

Henry

Ava

6

Thomas

Isla

7

Lucas

Grace

8

Liam

Chloe

9

Leo

Harper

10

Alexander

Emily

The top 10 hasn’t changed a lot in the past decade. There were only two newcomers in 2018 – Liam nudging out Henry which has slipped to 12th spot for boys and Harper ousting Zoe which dropped to 13th place for girls.

Attorney General Mark Speakman said the baby name list provides an interesting insight into families and communities across NSW.

“While traditional names dominate the top 10, we have seen a significant increase in the popularity of Muhammad (63rd in 2017 to 24th in 2018) and Ali (64th in 2017 to 41st in 2018) reflecting the diversity of our state,” Mr Speakman said.

A final list of the top 100 baby names will be released by April 2019.

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