Top 2016 baby names for Canberra released

The top 10 most popular baby names in the ACT for 2016 have been revealed, with Charlotte and William both holding strong in the number one spots.

New parents continued to choose traditional names for the 18 babies born each day on average in Canberra this year.

For the second year running, Charlotte topped the list of girl’s names and William continued its popularity with top spot on the boy’s list. 

Charlotte has now been in the top 10 list for girls each year since 2003 and William has previously topped the list of boys’ names in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2013 and 2014.

Sticking to the traditional name trend, Audrey, Lily and Evelyn were new to the top 10 list for girl names with repeat favourites Amelia, Ava, Zoe and Grace appearing again as top girl’s names for 2016.

Joining William, other popular names re-appearing in the top 10 baby boy names were Lachlan, Jack, Thomas and Oliver.

Boys names beginning with L is an emerging trend, with Liam and Leo joining the top 10 list in 2016.

TOP 10 CANBERRA BABY NAMES 2016

 

Girl

Boy

1

Charlotte

William

2

Amelia

Lachlan

3

Ava

Thomas

4

Zoe

Jack

5

Grace

Oliver

6

Evelyn

Liam

7

Mia

James

8

Abigail

Alexander

9

Audrey

Leo

10

Lily

Ethan