The top 100 baby names in New South Wales have been revealed with Oliver and Olivia coming in first


The top 100 baby names have been revealed with one boy’s name keeping the number one spot for the past seven years

  • NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages listed the top 100 baby names 
  • In the top spot for boys was Oliver which has been number one since 2014 
  • Olivia was the most popular girls name with Charlotte and Amelia not far behind 

The top 100 most popular baby names in NSW have been revealed with Oliver and Olivia topping the list. 

New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages released its list of the 100 most common boys and girls names given to babies in 2021.

Oliver has held the number one place since 2014, while Olivia was the top girl’s name with Charlotte and Amelia staying in the top five during those years with Mia and Ava. 

New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages released its list of the one hundred most common boy’s and girl’s names given to babies in 2021 in the state

Jumping into the top 10 was Theodore and Levi for boys and Matilda for girls. 

Newcomer names to the top 100 were Pippa and Valentina for the girls and for the boys River, Roman and Zayn. 

Botanical names like Willow, Violet, Lily, Poppy, Rose and Jasmine were popular for girls whereas Hudson, Cooper, Carter, Lincoln, and Spencer that were traditionally surnames made the boys list. 

Top 10 baby girls’ names in NSW in 2021 

1. Olivia

2. Amelia

3. Charlotte

4. Isla

5. Ava

6. Mia

7. Grace

8. Chloe

9. Matilda

10.Ella

Top 10 baby boys’ names in NSW in 2021

1. Oliver  

2. Noah

3. Jack

4. William

5. Henry

6. Leo

7. Lucas

8. Theodore

9. Levi

10. Liam

Charlie and Riley made the lost for both boys and girls and shortened names like Jack, Billie, Bella, Millie, Eva are seemingly on trend. 

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, 90,059 babies were born in New South Wales in 2020 which is 14 more than in 2019.

42 per cent of all boys born in NSW last year were given names from the top one hundred list compared to 38 per cent of girls.   

Oliver has held the number one place since 2014 and Olivia was the top girls name with Charlotte and Amelia staying in the top five during those years with Mia and Ava

Oliver has held the number one place since 2014 and Olivia was the top girls name with Charlotte and Amelia staying in the top five during those years with Mia and Ava

Parenting group Mum Central also compiled a list of 21 unique monikers that ‘ooze with edginess’.

Top choices for boys included Atlas, Steele, Maverick, Bowie and Ramsey, while for girls: Elodie, Pandora, Ottoline, Zia and Grecia.

Animals like Fox and Bear have had a major influence on baby names over the years – and so it’s no surprise Cub was featured on the list.

Mythological characters are one of the top trends predicted for 2021, with Persephone (pronounced: per-seph-o-nee) and Pandora mentioned on the list.

For parents who like ‘out there’ names should consider Ottoline, a girl’s moniker of French origin meaning ‘prospers in battle’.

Another edgy baby name that screams ‘cool’ is Steele. According to Datayze, just one out of every 17,610 baby boys born in 2020 are named Steele.

The 21 ‘edgy’ baby names of 2021 

Atlas

Elodie

Cub

Persephone

Pandora

Ottoline

Talon 

Steele

Maverick

Jora

Zia

Pau

Orrin

Ramsey 

Aerin

Eilidh

Grecia 

Bexley 

Irie 

Bowie 

Terra

While calendar-inspired names like May, April and June have been taking off this year, another moniker to consider is Jora, which means ‘autumn rain’.

To stand out from three to four letter baby girl names like Ava, Isla and Mia, parents should consider Zia which means ‘light, splendour or radiant’.

Inspired by the late music idol David Bowie, Bowie is also another top pick for boys while Terra, which is the Roman earth goddess, is perfect for a baby girl born in one of the earth zodiacs – Virgo, Taurus or Capricorn.

Other edgy baby names to consider include Irie, Eilidh (pronounced: Ay-lee), Aerin, Orrin, Pau and Talon.

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