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Monday, December 10, 2007

Top Australian Girls Names.

There are many great website for baby name popularity, but I am ashamed to say, however, that there is no compiled list of name popularity from Australia as a whole. Most States and Territories release a top 10-100 list, but there is no total Australia list published.

So! I have sat down and compiled the top Australian names for 2006 and grouped them by spelling to create the greatest accuracy. This isn't the complete picture, but its the biggest and best available out there. Most sites currently list a top 100 from one state only in Australia, however this doesn't give an accurate picture. This list can be replicated with permission, which can be attained from Annie-Kate at anni.ekate@yahoo.com.au

This list was taken from:
The top 100 list from Queensland
The top 100 list from South Australia
A top 10 list from the Australian Capital Territory (with estimated numbers)
A top 20 list from the Northern Territory
A top 100 list from New South Wales
A top 100 list from Victoria. (My State :)!)
And, a top 50 list from Western Australia.
(Unfortunately no data from Tasmania could be found after countless Google searches)

So, without further ado, I welcome the top 115 girls names from Down Under!
No.
Name. Amount
1
Ella 1626
2
Chloe 1547
3
Emily 1540
4
Charlotte 1536
5
Olivia 1430
6
Lily (988), Lilly (355) 1343
7
Jessica 1259
8
Mia 1256
9
Isabella 1252
10
Sophie 1221
11
Georgia (858), Jorja (294) 1152
12
Sienna 1087
13
Grace 1051
14
Madison (585), Maddison (447) 1032
15
Hannah 957
16
Ava 913
17
Amelia 886
18
Emma 877
19
Caitlin (529), Kaitlyn (220), Katelyn (42), Caitlyn (37) 828
20
Sarah 818
21
Zoe 789
22
Jasmine 770
23
Ruby 753
24
Hayley 645
25
Isabelle (316), Isabel (323) 639
26
Abbey (367), Abby (272) 620
27
Lucy 616
28
Mikayla (315), Makayla (287) 602
29
Chelsea 559
30
Holly 555
31
Matilda 553
32
Sophia (387), Sofia (108) 495
33
Amy 492
34
Jade 486
35
Tahlia 446
36
Alyssa 430
37
Paige 417
38
Madeleine (163), Madeline (240) 403
39
Imogen 402
40
Lara 387
41
Molly 380
42
Elizabeth 377
43
Amber 373
44
Lauren 367
45
Taylah (131), Tayla (187), Taylor (37) 355
46
Kate 354
47
Stephanie 353
48
Kayla 352
49
Samantha 344
50
Mackenzie 342
51
Bella 336
52
Summer 329
53
Phoebe 322
54
Abigail 311
55
Brooke 306
56
Gemma (211), Jemma (86) 297
57
Keira 283
58 #
Eliza 281

Eva
60
Zara 279
61
Charli (218), Charlie (60) 278
62
Erin 269
63
Maya 264
64
Ebony 263
65
Claire 262
66
Laura 260
67
Kiara 258
68
Alana (195), Alannah (61) 256
69
Ellie 255
70
Alice 247
71
Scarlett 239
72
Claudia 212
73
Rebecca 210
74
Ashley (89), Ashlee (65), Ashleigh (55) 209
75
Annabelle 205
76
Angelina 201
77
Layla (180), Leila (16) 196
78. #
Tara 193

Stella
80
Brianna 191
81
Gabrielle 190
82
Anna 178
83
Natalie 177
84
Katie 158
85
Natasha 152
86
Bianca 145
87
Dakota 123
88
Alexandria 118
89
Alexis 116
90
Skye 111
91
Leah 102
92
Rachel 97
93
Savannah 88
94
Amelie 84
95
Poppy 81
96
Victoria 76
97
Gabriella 74
98
Tiana 73
99
Tia 69
100
Piper 65
101
Julia 63
102
Daisy 60
103
Megan 55
104
Indiana 53
105
Evie 48
106
Jacinta 47
107
Trinity 42
108
Kirra 39
109
Jordan 31
110
Charlize 23
111
Monique 20
112
Bethany 19
113
Elise 16
114
India 15


(Guys, this table took me over two hours just to make it work in blogger, and many more hours to make, round of applause to me!)

For Residents of Australia, i'd suggest to steer clear from the top 25, and even the top 50 if you want to be safe.


How does the top 15 here compare to the top 15 in America? (Top 15 lifted from: http://www.namenerds.com/uucn/top06xx.html which gives a more accurate list which incorporates spellings)

No.


Aus


USA

1


Ella


Emily

2


Chloe


Madison

3


Emily


Isabella

4


Charlotte


Emma

5


Olivia


Sophia

6


Lily


Hailey

7


Jessica


Caitlyn

8


Mia


Abigail

9


Isabella


Ava

10


Sophie


Olivia

11


Georgia


Hannah

12


Sienna


Brianna

13


Grace


Sarah

14


Madison


Ashley

15


Hannah


Jasmine



Which list is your favorite? Let me know and comment below!

Whats different from Australian girl names and American girl names? And what can we learn from that.

Names which Americans (and others) can steal from the top Australian names (cause they aren't too popular in the US!).
Holly (no. 346 in USA)
Matilda
Tahlia
Imogen
Lara (no. 834)
Gemma
Eliza (no.324)
Zara (no. 858)
Charlie (no. 761)
Ebony
Alice (no. 383)
Scarlett (no. 297)
Claudia (no. 339)
Tara (no. 463)
Skye (no. 433)
Amelie (no. 784)
Poppy
Tiana (no. 477)
Tia (no. 608)
Indiana
Evie
Jacinta
Kirra
Charlize (no.751)
Monique (no. 655)
India (no. 568)

Some interesting features of Australian girls names:
The spelling of Georgia as Jorja in Australian, which is becoming a lot more popular.

The spelling Madison, with another "d" to Maddison, which is becoming nearly as popular as the original version.

The spelling of Hailey, nearly always is Hayley. Just an Australian thing!

While Makayla is the most popular spelling in the US, Mikayla is more favored here in Aus.

The name Taylor here is very rarely spelled 'Taylor' and very rarely used on boys. It is mostly spelled as Tayla, or Taylah.

The unisex use of the name Charlie, being most commonly spelled Charli (this is because of an Australian childrens band member being called Charli)

The name Ebony has no stigma, and tons of white girls are often called it.

Unisex names such as Dakota, Jordan, Riley, Cameron and Bailey are very rarely used for girls here, but often on boys.

The name Sophie, is much more popular than Sophia.

Names Aussie parents should steal from the US top list and run! (theres a lot, grab your pen and paper!)
Kayley
Addison
Ariana
Alison
Sydney
Alexandra
Lillian
Jocelyn
Morgan
Brooklyn
Maria
Avery
Jayda
Evelyn
Adriana
Kimberley
Aubrey
Faith
Melanie
Peyton
Audrey
Mariah
Sierra
Natalia
Juliana
Vanessa
Kaylen
Diana
Jenna
Gianna
Marissa
Daniella
Liliana
Ashlyn
Autumn
Reagan
Makenna
Skyler
Cadence
Amanda
Erica

(And theres a whole bigger list at http://www.namenerds.com/uucn/top06xx.html for Australian Parents)

Stay tuned for the Australian top boys names!

Have a suggestion for the blog? Got something you'd like to see on here? Email me at anni.ekate@yahoo.com.au

1 comment:

thegreataman said...

I liked these names for Australian babies. Some of these are quite new and some are extremely popular here. I would like to suggest this list too http://www.babynology.com/australian_babynames.html. This is also a wonderful place for finding latest name ideas.