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Prime 100 child names in 2020


For the sixth 12 months in a row, Charlotte and Oliver are the primary child names in Australia, in line with the most recent Prime 100 Child Names listing, launched this week.

The listing, compiled by social researchers McCrindle, brings collectively information from the Australian states and territories to indicate the preferred names from 2020.

Charlotte has been the primary child identify for ladies since overtaking Olivia in 2015—the identical 12 months Princess Charlotte was born.

Oliver has had an extended run on the high—knocking Jack from the highest spot in 2013.

There have been 1556 child ladies named Charlotte final 12 months and 2138 boys named Oliver.

The highest 10 child names for girls and boys in Australia in 2020

Prime 10 child names for ladies in Australia 2020

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

Prime 10 child names for boys in Australia 2020

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

Different attention-grabbing child identify tendencies from 2020

New child names within the high 100 in 2020

Ten new ladies’ names entered the highest 100 in 2020 and 5 new boys names.

For the ladies; Remi, Harlow, Hallie, Maeve, Adeline, Molly, Maggie, Delilah, Eliza and Isabel entered the Prime 100 with Heidi, Madeline, Riley, Alexis, Victoria, Madison, Lilly, Chelsea, Indiana, and Thea dropping out.

The names Leonardo, River, Luka, Lewis and Lennox entered the listing for the boys’ listing in 2020 whereas Tyler, Jake, Christian, Nate and Aaron left the listing.

What’s trending?

Quite a few child names have made large beneficial properties in reputation prior to now 10 years. The ‘trending’ boys names are:

Leo (up 86 locations since 2010), Theodore* (+83), Hudson* (+79), Archer* (+68), Hugo (+63), Arlo* (+62),
Harvey* (+60) and Elijah (+48).

And for ladies, Willow (+65), Hazel* (+63), Violet (+58), Florence* (+58), Aria* (+55), Ivy (+53), Elsie* (+53) and Audrey (+46).

*weren’t within the Prime 100 in 2010

Lengthy names for ladies, brief names for boys

Solely 4 names within the Prime 100 ladies names have simply one syllable—Grace (7), Rose (70), Quinn (85), Maeve (86) and Claire (90).

Nevertheless there are 11 single-syllable names within the boys’ listing—Jack (4), James (15), Max (29), George (31), Finn (37), Kai (48), Flynn (56), Beau (57), Charles (69), Jude (78) and Luke (81).

There are seven ladies’ names with 4 syllables within the high 100 (Amelia, Olivia, Isabella, Emilia, Penelope, Elizabeth and Ariana) however solely two four-syllable names on the boys’ listing (Alexander and Leonardo).

Infants extra prone to have a much less widespread identify

Prior to now, there was a smaller pool of names to select from—names have been conventional household names or names taken from the bible—or the films! This meant {that a} larger proportion of infants had names within the Prime 100.

Nowadays mother and father are uncovered to a larger vary of names as inspiration for when it comes time to call their child. Which suggests a bigger proportion of infants are given a much less widespread identify.

In New South Wales, for instance, the Prime 100 names characterize solely 39 per cent of infants born in 2020.

Mother and father are additionally extra prone to go for a conventional identify for his or her child boys than ladies. For boys, the Prime 100 names characterize 21 per cent of boys born in NSW, in comparison with 18 per cent of ladies.

Top 100 Baby Names in Australia 2020 for Boys

Top 100 Baby Names in Australia 2020 for girls

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