Australia’s Top 100 Baby Names of 2012

Australia’s Top 100 Baby Names of 2012

Well what can be said, we are beginning to trend more in traditional type names. Such as Hannah, Sarah and Charlotte in our girls names.

Charlotte jumped from spot 6 (2011) to no.1 for 2012, knocking Ruby down from 1st spot.

Jack and William yet again switch spots as no.1 and 2. For what I believe to be the 7th year running.

The name Sienna dropping out of the top 10 in favour of Amelia. Molly was in the top 50 in 2011 and is now no where to be seen. But it looks like Holly is still hanging in there.

The boys top 10 however still remains unchanged, the names are still pretty much the same, just jumbled about a bit, but not by much. But evidently these names must be great to have to be sitting almost in the exact same place as last year.

There has however been some surprising names to the top 100. Such as Mackenzie (45) It was floating in the mid 60’s in 2011, this goes the same for the boys name Jaxon (39). Ivy (23) has jumped 20 places as well in popularity.

Braxton wasn’t even on the top 100 names of 2011 and is now sitting happily in spot 34.

Judging from the spelling of names we have going this year, it looks like people are starting also to go for the traditional spelling of names, rather the unique spellings, such as replacing ‘I’s with ‘Y’s and ‘Y’s (like in Stacy) with ‘EE’s.’ Which is kind of refreshing to see.

What could be the awesome trend of this year. As we see in the list how some of our boys names like Braxton and Jaxon have made significant movement on the lists recently, that people are beginning to go for a distinctive name, that looks strong on paper.

Girls names. We are still happily enjoying our traditional names like Elizabeth, Grace and Sophie, and we are beginning see more names like Audrey and Annabelle.

I look forward to seeing what 2012 comes up with. Don’t disappoint me Australia.

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Mimmi is a mother of 2 handsome boys, Keiran (2009) and Davin. (2012) She is a full time stay at home mum, taking care of my boys; her eldest with autism and both of them with developmental delays. She is a huge video game player, and loves to eat large amounts of curry.


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