70 beautiful baby names borrowed from Australian places and towns

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Australia is a beautiful country filled with brilliant people and places. What better way to arrive at your baby’s name than taking inspiration from these lovely shores?!

A whole nation of names

With a mixture of European and indigenous place names, there are a multitude of traditional, creative and downright interesting choices. You just have to settle in and comb Google maps or a good old atlas.

Luckily we’ve done some leg work for you and picked sixty of our favourites. These names are taken from towns and places across the country, and what they have in common is that they’re all great choices for modern bubs!

  1. Agnes – Agnes is a small town in Victoria.
  2. Alexandra – Alexandra is a town in Victoria.
  3. Alice – for the Northern Territory’s Alice Springs.
  4. Allora – Allora is a town south-eastern Queensland.
  5. Anula – Anula is a suburb of Darwin.
  6. Berri – Berri is a town in South Australia.
  7. Blyth – Blyth is a small town in the north of South Australia.
  8. Bondi – Bondi is a suburb – and beach – in Sydney.
  9. Bowen – Bowen is a coastal town in Queensland.
  10. Brooklyn – Brooklyn is a town on the Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney.
  11. Brunswick – the name of a suburb of Melbourne.
  12. Carlton – is a Melbourne suburb name.
  13. Clifton – Clifton is a town in Queensland.
  14. Eden – Eden is a town on the south coast of New South Wales.
  15. Elanora – Elanora is a suburb on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
  16. Elliott – Elliott is a town in the Northern Territory.
  17. Elwood – Elwood is a suburb of Melbourne.
  18. Euston – Euston is a small town in NSW, on the banks of the Murray River.
  19. Fitzroy – a Melbourne suburb name.
  20. Flynn – a suburb of Alice Springs.
  21. Forrest – Forrest is a town in Victoria.
  22. Franklin – Franklin is a town in Tasmania
  23. Greta – Greta is a town in the Hunter region of New South Wales.
  24. Grove – Grove is the name of a suburb in Tasmania’s Huon Valley.
  25. Harvey – Harvey is a town in Western Australia’s south.
  26. Hamilton – Hamilton is a Victorian town name.
  27. Hester – Hester is a small town in Western Australia’s south.
  28. Huntly – Huntly is a town in Victoria.
  29. Illuka – Illuka is a town in New South Wales.
  30. Inala – Inala is a suburb of Brisbane, Queensland.
  31. Jamieson – Jamieson is a town in Victoria.
  32. Jericho – Jericho is the name of a town in Queensland.
  33. Johanna – Johanna’s the name of a small coastal Victorian town.
  34. Junee – Junee’s a town in the Riverina region of New South Wales.
  35. Keira – Keira is the name of a New South Wales mountain.
  36. Kensington – the name of a Melbourne suburb.
  37. Kiah – Kiah’s a town in New South Wales.
  38. Kiama – Kiama’s a coastal town in New South Wales.
  39. Kiara – a Perth suburb name.
  40. Kimba – Kimba is a town on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.
  41. Kingston – the name of a Hobart suburb.
  42. Lawson – Lawson is a town in the New South Wales Blue Mountains.
  43. Lexia – the name of a suburb in Perth.
  44. Marla – Marla is a town in South Australia.
  45. Maya – Maya is a town in the mid-west of Western Australia.
  46. Melville – a Perth suburb name.
  47. Miles – Miles is a town in Queensland.
  48. Millicent – Millicent is a town in South Australia.
  49. Morgan – Morgan is a town on the banks of the Murray in South Australia.
  50. Neika – Neika is a suburb of Hobart in Tasmania.
  51. Nelson – Nelson is a fishing village in Victoria.
  52. Owen – Owen is a town in South Australia.
  53. Rainbow – Believe it or not, Rainbow is a town in Victoria.
  54. Riana – Riana is a town in Tasmania.
  55. Sapphire – Sapphire is the name of a town in Queensland.
  56. Sarina – Sarina is also a Queensland town.
  57. Sheffield – Sheffield is a town in the north of Tasmania.
  58. Skye – a suburb of Adelaide.
  59. Stanley – This is another Tasmanian town. 
  60. Stirling – Stirling is a Western Australian’ town name.
  61. Texas – Texas is a town in Queensland.
  62. Tammin – Tammin is a town in central Western Australia.
  63. Theodore – This is a Queensland town name.
  64. Tully – Tully is also a Queensland town name.
  65. Uki – Uki’s a town in New South Wales.
  66. Violet – Violet Town is a small Victorian town.
  67. Wallace – Wallace is a north-west Victorian town.
  68. William – Williamstown is a suburb of Melbourne.
  69. Yarra – Yarra is the name of a river in Victoria.
  70. Yuna – Yuna’s a town in the mid-west of Western Australia.

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We TOLD you we’d done lots of homework on this! Now it’s just down to you to make this tricky decision – or further explore the town and place names in your neck of the woods!

Happy baby-naming!

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