What are the most popular baby names?

NSW Government

Amelia has unseated Charlotte as the most popular girls’ baby name for 2020, while Oliver claimed prime position for the boys for the seventh straight year.

The NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages has released a list of the top baby names in 2020.

Amelia took out the girls’ top spot ahead of Olivia, while the always strong-performer Charlotte was bumped down to third place.

Oliver is still the leading name for boys, followed by Noah and William. The trio’s top-three status has remained unchanged for the past five years.

Leo has become more popular over the past decade – jumping 61 spots up the rankings to reach 4th place in 2020. Isla has climbed 18 spots in the girls’ list to place 4th.

Zoe broke into the top 10 names for girls, where Ava, Chloe, Grace and Sophia remained unchanged. Lucas, Liam and Henry gained popularity in the boys’ list.

Mia, Jack, Thomas and James stayed in the top 10 lists but moved down the ranks.

Parents have 60 days to register their baby, which can be done for free online. Registration is important because it establishes the child’s legal identity in the community. It is also necessary for accessing government services such as schooling and Medicare.

Final lists of the top 100 baby names will be published on our website in April 2021.

Top baby names 2020

Girls’ names2020 rank2019 rank
Amelia13
Olivia22
Charlotte31
Isla45
Mia54

Ava

6

6

Chloe

7

7

Grace

8

8

Sophia

9

9

Zoe

10

12

Boys’ names

2020 rank

2019 rank

Oliver

1

1

Noah

2

2

William

3

3

Leo

4

5

Lucas

5

6

Henry

6

7

Liam

7

10

Jack

8

4

Thomas

9

8

James

10

9

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