A classic baby name has retained it’s title of the most popular name of the past year for Australia’s most populated state.
Of the 83,411 babies registered in NSW over the course of 2022, baby name Oliver took out first place again, making it the eighth year in a row for the moniker.
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The NSW registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages also revealed royal moniker Charlotte grew in popularity, taking out the top place for the girls.
Charlotte was the number one pick from 2017 to 2019 but dropped down the list for the following two years, placing third in 2021, it’s replaced Olivia as the most popular girls’ name.
More classic baby names retained their places in the top ten girls’ name list.
Amelia took out second place again, having taken the same title in 2021.
Olivia followed closely behind in third place, dropping down two places from the top spot the previous year.
Isla placed in fourth place, followed by Mia, Ava, Ella and Matilda.
Amelia, Isla and Mia have placed in the top 10 for several years running.
There was a surprise with the name Sienna placing ninth – the name had not been in the top 10 since 2011.
And Chloe rounded out the list, coming in at number 10.
For the first time in more than seven years, the name Grace was missing for the year’s top ten list – it came in seventh place in 2021.
There were also a few surprises in the boys’ top ten list.
Despite Liam and Levi being two of the most popular baby names in 2021, they both dropped out of this year’s top 10.
And for the first time, Charlie placed on the leader board coming in at number 10.
Jack has regained its popularity for several years, placing sixth in the list.
Silver and bronze were taken out by popular names Noah and Leo respectfully.
The lists form part of the NSW government’s top 100 girls and boys baby names which is released every year.
But we’ll have to wait a little longer to see the rest of the list.
There were more than 6,000 fewer babies registered in NSW in 2022 than the year before.
Parents however, have 60 days to register their new bundles of joy, meaning that some December babies are yet to be recorded.
Top 10 most popular boys’ names for 2022 in NSW
Top 10 most popular girls’ names for 2022 in NSW
Source: NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
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