Fun Fact: Generation Alpha
The year 2010 marked the beginning of a new generation – Generation Alpha, the most digital, global, and visual on the planet. They are the children of the Millennials and will finish being born at the end of 2024, here is a rundown of the 2020 Australia Top Baby Names.
Oliver and Charlotte the most popular names for Gen Alpha
Around one in ten babies born last year were given a top ten baby name, with Charlotte and Oliver taking the crown for the most popular baby names in Australia once again. Over the last ten years, Charlotte has been crowned number one for seven of those years and has been the #1 girls name every year since overtaking Olivia in 2015 (the same year Princess Charlotte was born). But the gap is closing. In 2018 there were 219 more Charlottes than Olivias, while in 2019 there was only 34 more Charlottes. While in a slightly different order, the Top 10 girls names haven’t changed in the past year.
Oliver has also been consistently popular over the last decade, having enjoyed an uninterrupted seven years at the top spot since overtaking Jack as the #1 boys name in 2013. Last year, Noah became the second most popular boys name having overtaken William and Jack, while Charlie has entered the Top 10 at the expense of the name Liam, which dropped to 11th place.
2020 Australia Top Baby names
Seven boys’ and six girls’ names enter the Top 100
The boys names
Billy have entered the list for the boys at the expense of
Toby, Nathan, Maxwell, Nicholas, Blake, Phoenix and Leonardo.
As for the girls’;
Rosie have entered the Top 100 with;
Adeline, Eliza, Alyssa, Harlow, Hayley and Madeleine dropping out of the list.
The trending Gen Alpha baby names
In the last two years, the names making the biggest jump up the list are Arthur, climbing 23 places to 49th, and Millie, jumping 30 places to 69th.
In the last three years the crown for the hottest trending name goes to Luna. Luna entered the Top 100 for the first time in 2017, debuting at 83rd. Luna’s popularity continues to grow, jumping 21 spots in 2018 to 62nd position and a further 30 spots to be ranked 49th most popular girls name in 2019.
Names that have jumped over the last decade
As we conclude the decade of the 2010s, we can see the names that have so far stood the test of time for Generation Alpha babies.
Since 2010, Leo jumped an incredible 86 positions to sit in 5th position. George jumped 45 positions over the last decade, now in 33rd position. This could be attributed to Prince George’s birth in 2013, who is third in line to the British throne.
Biggest Risers in Boy Names
Biggest Risers in Girl Names
2020 Australia Top Baby Names: A botanical flare
Parents continue to use the botanical theme as a source of naming, seen in names like
Two of the six names that entered the Top 100 girls list have a botanic theme – Lilly (96th) and Rosie (98th).
2020 Australia Top Baby Names: Colours
When it comes to baby girl names, parents are also drawing inspiration from colours.
We hope you love the Information sourced and reposted from ‘The Baby Names Australia Report 2020’ by Ashley Fell by permission McCrindle Research. A Full report can be found here including the top 100 baby names of 2020.
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