What's in a name?
Queensland’s most popular baby names revealed.
Queensland has a new favourite girls baby name for the first time in five years with Olivia replacing Charlotte as the most popular name of 2019.
Oliver remains the most popular boys name taking out the title for the seventh year in a row.
Acting Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Mark Ryan said the data released by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages showed Queensland’s favourite baby names had remained consistent over the past decade.
“While royal births and popular cultural phenomenon like Star Wars or Game of Thrones may see a spike in some names, Queensland parents clearly had their favourites,” Mr Ryan said.
“In 2019 Oliver was the clear winner, with 537 newborn boys taking the name compared to 393 for second-placed William.
“It was a closer race for girls names, with Olivia only claiming top spot by one, bumping Charlotte to second.”
While most Queensland parents opted for traditional names – such as Grace, Amelia, William and Henry – hundreds of children were bestowed less-conventional names in 2019.
The unusual names included Nevaeh (heaven spelt backwards), Luna, Jaxon and Phoenix.
Queensland’s most popular baby names in 2019