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New South Wales Baby Names 2017

Posted 28 April 2018

The New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages  has released baby names data for 2017 for New South Wales in Australia. Data is available for the 100 most popular female and male names.

Female Names

Charlotte moves up one place to become the most popular girls’ name in 2017. Olivia drops to second place. Ava climbs one place to third, changing places with Amelia who drops to fourth. Mia stays in fifth place. Isla moves up three places to sixth, ahead of Chloe who falls one place to seventh. Grace remains in eighth place. Ella and Zoe are new entries in the top ten, with Ella climbing eight places to ninth, and Zoe moving up two places to tenth. Emily and Ruby drop out of the top ten.

New entries in the top 100 names are Luna (69th), Elena (81st), Maryam (85th), Lillian (86th), Eliza (joint 92nd), Zahra (joint 92nd), Harlow (97th), Millie (98th), Mariam (99th) and Eliana (100th).

Male Names

The top four boys’ names are unchanged, with Oliver topping the chart, William in second, Noah in third and Jack in fourth. James climbs one place to fifth. Henry is a new entry in the top ten, moving up twelve places to sixth. Thomas climbs one place to seventh. Lucas drops three places to eighth, Ethan falls two places to ninth, and Alexander drops a place to tenth. Leo falls out of the top ten, dropping four places to fourteenth.

New entries in the top 100 are Isaiah (80th), Arthur (88th), Bodhi (90th), Jude (joint 93rd), Vincent (joint 93rd), Harley (joint 98th), Nixon (joint 98th) and Phoenix (100th).

Visit the name popularity tables page to view the tables in full, and to view tables for other years.

Data UpdatesAustraliaAlexander, Amelia, Arthur, Ava, Bodhi, Charlotte, Chloe, Elena, Eliana, Eliza, Ella, Emily, Ethan, Grace, Harley, Harlow, Henry, Isaiah, Isla, Jack, James, Jude, Leo, Lillian, Lucas, Luna, Mariam, Maryam, Mia, Millie, Nixon, Noah, Oliver, Olivia, Phoenix, Ruby, Thomas, Vincent, William, Zahra, Zoe

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