Queensland’s most popular baby names for 2018 have been revealed – and the charts for boys and girls haven’t changed much at all.
Oliver was the most popular name for baby boys for the seventh year running in 2018, while Charlotte reigned supreme for girls for the fourth year running.Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath said the top 10 names had also been consistent with only one new girl’s name making the list, while there were two new boy’s names.
“Willow was the new entry for girls, knocking Ivy out of the top ten,” she said.
“And Leo, Archer and Theodore joined the most popular ranks for boys, replacing Hudson, James and Hunter.”
Ava was the second most popular girl’s name, up from third last year, and William was again the second most popular boy’s name, a place it has held since 2013.
Ms D’Ath said the most popular baby names lodged through the Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages had been remarkably consistent since 2015.
“In fact, while Charlotte has been the most popular girl’s name for the past four years, you would have to go back to 2011 for Oliver not to be top,” Mrs D’Ath said.
“Back then Jack was the most popular name for boys, before being replaced by Oliver.”