Victoria Attorney-General Jill Hennessy
Oliver And Olivia The Top Baby Names For 2018
Victor P Taffa
Olivia and Oliver reign supreme as Victoria’s best loved baby names, according to figures released by the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Attorney-General Jill Hennessy today met baby William, just one of the 436 Williams born in 2018. William came in third on the list of the most popular boys’ names.
“Birth of a child is such a special time in the lives of so many Victorians, and a name is one of the first of many important decisions we make as parents.” Attorney-General Jill Hennessy said.
“Congratulations to all of our new parents in Victoria. I wish you every success guiding your much-loved little one into the world.”
Oliver is once again the most popular boys’ name for the fourth year running, while Jack, William, Noah and Thomas all feature in the top 5 for the second year in a row. Leo, Henry and Charlie are the new entrants in the top 10.
Olivia overtook Charlotte to become the most popular girls’ name, while Amelia, Mia and Ava rounded out the top 5.
Matilda was the only new entrant to the top 10, perhaps due to the 30-year anniversary of Roald Dahl’s timeless children’s novel, Matilda.
For the boys, Charlie maintains its popularity for another year, tying with Liam for ninth place, while the 295 baby boys named Ethan have helped the name rise two places to number 8.
Chloe returns to the top 10 for newborn girls, while Grace slipped one spot from 8th to 9th.
Year 2018 Top Ten For Boys
- Liam (tied with Charlie)
- Charlie (tied with Liam)
Year 2018 Top Ten For Girls