There were a few newcomers to Queensland’s most popular baby names in 2016 – including Isla and Evelyn for girls and Hunter, Lachlan, Mason and Charlie for boys. But the number one name for each list remains unchanged from 2015.
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath says the most popular baby names lodged through the Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages for 2016 changed slightly from the previous year, but the names taking top spot for both genders remain the same.
And she believes there could be a royal reason behind the the girl moniker holding strong.
“Charlotte was the most popular name given to baby girls in Queensland last year, which was the same in 2015,” Mrs D’Ath says.
“Princess Charlotte of Cambridge was born in 2015, this could be a sign her name is still proving to be popular for Queenslanders.”
Mrs D’Ath says Oliver also still takes the top spot for most popular name for boys.
“In fact, the top three boys’ names haven’t changed since 2015, with Oliver being the most popular name followed by William in second place and Jack in third,” she says.
It has been a rapid climb for Mia, moving from the fifth most popular baby name for girls in 2015 to second place in 2016.
“Isla and Evelyn were also new top contenders in 2016; these names were not on the 2015 top 10 list,” Mrs D’Ath says.
“For the boys, four new names emerged on the 2016’s top 10 list, including Hunter, Lachlan, Mason and Charlie.”
Mrs D’Ath says it is interesting to see how baby name trends change over time.
“People are often curious about what baby names are currently trending – I was curious myself to see if any babies were named Yvette in 2016 and, I have to admit, I was pleased to hear there was one!,” she says.
“I look forward to seeing what 2017 will bring.”
Here is the final lists for 2016 and 2015.
Top Queensland baby names 2016
Top Queensland baby names 2015