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Popular baby names

Finding the right name to give to your baby can be fun and challenging. We hope our list of popular names helps you find the one that's just right for you.

Top 100 names for boys and girls 

Our annual list of the most popular names in NSW is based on the birth information that parents provide to us. 

We update the list at the beginning of each year with the names registered in the previous calendar year.

Take a look at the top 10 names recorded each year since 2015 or download the full list.

Position Boys Girls
1 Oliver Charlotte
2 Noah Olivia
3 William Mia
4 Jack Amelia
5 Leo Isla
6 Lucas Ava
7 Henry Chloe
8 Thomas Grace
9 James Sophia
10 Ethan Ella


Position Boys Girls
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
Position Boys Girls
1 Oliver Charlotte
2 William Olivia
3 Noah Ava
4 Jack Amelia
5 James Mia
6 Henry Isla
7 Thomas Chloe
8 Lucas Grace
9 Ethan Ella
10 Alexander Zoe
Position Boys Girls
1 Oliver Olivia
2 William Charlotte
3 Noah Amelia
4 Jack Ava
5 Lucas Mia
6 James Chloe
7 Ethan Emily
8 Thomas Grace
9 Alexander Isla
10 Leo Ruby
Position Boys Girls
1 Oliver Charlotte
2 William Olivia
3 Jack Mia
4 Noah Amelia
5 James Ava
6 Lucas Chloe
7 Thomas Emily
8 Isaac Zoe
9 Ethan Grace
10 Jacob Sophia

Place of birth

Where are babies born in NSW? See our list of top 100 places of birth in NSW 2011 to 2018 (PDF, 178.46 KB).

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