The most popular Australian baby names in 2014 by region

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Some parents have known for years what they’ll call their baby; for others, it’s a dilemma resolved only after they meet their little person. Either way, it’s a huge decision. And while many parents are getting more imaginative with names, the vast majority seem to be sticking to trusty favourites. So what are Australians calling their babies right now? We’ve dug through the 2014 birth records to find out which names are the most popular in every state and territory.

Top Australian baby names by state and territory

For the girls, Olivia, Charlotte, Amelia and Sophie are in all states’ lists, with Mia and Ava on all but one. Four names – Matilda, Lucy, Zoe and Lily – each only made one state’s top 10 names. Overall, there are 16 different names on the girls’ lists.

There was much more variety in the boys’ lists, with 21 names featuring across the board. Oliver, Jack, Noah and William/Will make all eight lists. Henry, Alexander, Jacob and Jayden each feature on just one list.

So without further ado, we present the top 10 boys’ and girls’ names from Hobart to Cape York, and everywhere in between:

Top baby names in New South Wales

Girls

  1. Olivia
  2. Charlotte
  3. Amelia
  4. Mia
  5. Ava
  6. Chloe
  7. Emily
  8. Isabella
  9. Ruby
  10. Sophie

Boys

  1. Oliver
  2. Will
  3. Jack
  4. Noah
  5. James
  6. Lucas
  7. Thomas
  8. Alexander
  9. Liam
  10. Ethan

Top baby names in Victoria

Girls

  1. Olivia
  2. Charlotte
  3. Mia
  4. Ava
  5. Chloe
  6. Amelia
  7. Sophie
  8. Emily
  9. Ruby
  10. Ella

Boys

  1. Oliver
  2. Jack
  3. William
  4. Noah
  5. Thomas
  6. James
  7. Lucas
  8. Ethan
  9. Mason
  10. Lachlan

Top baby names in South Australia

Girls

  1. Charlotte
  2. Grace
  3. Chloe
  4. Olivia
  5. Emily
  6. Ava
  7. Sophie
  8. Amelia
  9. Mia
  10. Isabella

Boys

  1. Oliver
  2. Jack
  3. William
  4. Lucas
  5. Noah
  6. James
  7. Lachlan
  8. Harrison
  9. Charlie, Liam, Max (tie)
  10. Ethan

Top baby names in Western Australia

Girls

  1. Emily
  2. Ava
  3. Charlotte
  4. Olivia
  5. Amelia & Mia (tie)
  6. Ella
  7. Isla
  8. Sophie
  9. Chloe
  10. Grace

Boys

  1. Oliver
  2. Jack
  3. Noah
  4. William
  5. Lucas
  6. Thomas
  7. James
  8. Ethan
  9. Liam
  10. Jacob

Top baby names in Queensland

Girls     

  1. Olivia
  2. Charlotte
  3. Mia
  4. Ruby
  5. Sophie
  6. Ava
  7. Emily
  8. Amelia
  9. Chloe
  10. Isabella

Boys   

  1. Oliver
  2. William
  3. Jack
  4. Noah
  5. Harrison
  6. Thomas
  7. Hunter
  8. Cooper
  9. Lucas
  10. James

Top baby names in Tasmania

Girls 

  1. Charlotte
  2. Sophie
  3. Ruby
  4. Mia
  5. Isla
  6. Grace
  7. Amelia
  8. Matilda
  9. Olivia
  10. Lucy

Boys

  1. Oliver
  2. Jack
  3. William
  4. Mason
  5. Thomas
  6. Lachlan
  7. Max
  8. Logan
  9. Noah
  10. Charlie

Top baby names in the Australian Capital Territory

Girls

  1. Amelia
  2. Olivia
  3. Charlotte
  4. Chloe
  5. Sophie
  6. Grace
  7. Ruby
  8. Emily
  9. Ava
  10. Zoe

Boys

  1. William
  2. Jack
  3. Oliver
  4. Lachlan
  5. James
  6. Thomas
  7. Henry
  8. Cooper
  9. Noah
  10. Lucas

Top baby names in the Northern Territory

Girls
  1. Charlotte
  2. Sophie
  3. Olivia
  4. Lily
  5. Amelia
  6. Ava
  7. Grace
  8. Ruby
  9. Isla
  10. Mia

Boys

  1. William
  2. Noah
  3. Jack
  4. Thomas
  5. Hunter
  6. James
  7. Oliver
  8. Jayden
  9. Lachlan
  10. Logan

If you love baby names, check out our baby names archives for the latest trends and ideas.

Michelle Rose

Michelle Rose

Michelle is a journalist and mum to two girls who are obsessed with dinosaurs, fairies, pirates and princesses in equal measure. She lives in Melbourne's east with her husband, daughters and a giant, untameable labradoodle. Michelle loves all things vegetarian, wine (it's a fruit) and online shopping.

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