The Top 10 Baby Names from 2015

Friday, March 18, 2016

This just in, Charlotte and Oliver are the top baby names for 2015! Data released by Births, Deaths and Marriages has been analysed by McCrindle Research to reveal the top 10 most popular names of choice for babies born in the last year.

Charlotte regains her position as the top baby girl name

Charlotte is, once again, the top baby name for 2015, regaining her position from Olivia who was the 2014 top baby girl name. Charlotte was the most popular girls’ name from 2011-2013, and has regained first position following the birth of the Princess Charlotte of Cambridge in May of 2015.

Traditional over trendy

There is a ‘Hundred-Year Return’ theme taking place, with many of the top names of today also amongst the top names a century ago, while names of a few decades ago have fallen out of favour. Today’s parents are not choosing names of their own generation, rather, century-old names dominate the Top 10 Baby Names list. William is an example of the ‘hundred-year’ return, having ranked 2nd overall in NSW in the 1910s and ranking second in 2015. Jack climbed up to 5th place in the 1920s before seeing a steep decline from the 1940s to 1970s, with a marked resurgence over the last decade and making it to top ten, and Oliver, Ethan and Thomas have similarly returned to popularity. Grace was a popular girls’ name at the turn of the 20th century, becoming almost extinct from the 1910s to 1970s but climbing significantly in popularity since the 1980s with the rise to the Top 10 with Charlotte and AVA having followed similar trends.

Flowing girls names, short boys’ names

Parents are choosing softer-sounding girls’ names and firmer sounding boys’, through the use of vowels and consonants. Half of the top 10 girls names end with the letter ‘a’ (Olivia, Amelia, Ava, Mia and Sofia). On the boy’s list, however, majority of the top 10 end with a consonant sound (all apart from Noah).

A royal influence

The original category of celebrities – the royals – have not only captured the loyalty and affections of modern Australians but continue to significantly influence their choice in baby names. Prince William’s popularity first placed William in the Top 10 in 2001 and the name’s popularity has grown significantly since then. In 2011, the year of the royal wedding, William became the most popular boy’s name Australia-wide and maintained this position until 2012 when Oliver took the top spot.

The birth of the royal princess in May of last year, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, has also contributed to the royal baby name trend. Like George’s rank, which increased from 71st to 42nd in 2014, we have seen the name of Charlotte regain first position for baby girls born in 2015.


Download the Top 10 Baby Names media release here


Sources

Baby Names Australia is produced from a comprehensive analysis of all of the registered baby names across the 8 Births, Deaths and Marriages offices in Australia (NSW, VIC, QLD, WA, SA, TAS and NT). Because NSW and SA have only released their top 10, we have only provided the top 10 list of baby names for 2015.


Media Contact

For media commentary, please contact ashley@mccrindle.com.au or the office on 02 8824 3422.


in the media


Welcome to our blog...

We have a passion for research that tells a story, that can be presented visually, that brings about change and improves organisations. And we hope these resources help you know the times.

Our Social Media Sites

Facebook | McCrindle Research Social Media YouTube | McCrindle Research Social Media Twitter | McCrindle Research Social Media Flickr | McCrindle Research Social Media Pinterest | McCrindle Research Social Media Google Plus | McCrindle Research Social Media LinkedIn | McCrindle Research Social Media Mark McCrindle Slideshare


Last 150 Articles


Tags

cancelling plans donate Mount Annan-Currant Hill wolloomooloo urban living volunteers workshop eliane business index social holidays business school McCridle financial dreams sydneysider environmental scanning impact cica logan australia graphs Australian Census wage generation Z professional services research report ABS schools students Sydney Hills Business Chamber socialising social lives sydney property market mccrindle healthy future buildings rain JOMO collaboration the great screenage Canberra New Zealand entrepreneurs of today rule keeper home ownership social research millennials divorce care support focus groups financial future local Territory sector wide long weekend professional development house Cobbitty-Leppington Australian communities organisations men Skilling wealth authenticity Tuesday Trend huffington post Melbourne economic media entertainment annual income Australian Bureau of Statistics sydney event property development Elderslie-Harrington park salary Black Friday Sales conference speaker australian real estate 24,000,000 mover and shaker participants social enquiry ACT hills property Financial Planning Association New South Wales home Lower Hunter Region US hello fresh dare to dream researcher ashley fell 24 million research on coffee student sydney hills home owner TED city Mark McCrindle father's day ACF speakers pack aged care puzzle TAS townhouses earn forum land of the middle class live the dream training Australian demographics woolworths finance Research Executive conference presentation unemployment sydneysiders deloitte local community social researcher Vocational education moreton bay future proofing NEETs Australians earnings younger generations Jura Coffee know the times baby boomers Financial Planning Week financial planning marketing media release responsive Macquarie University area curiosity video February 16 Australia street Australian Home new york times SRE coffee lovers keynote speaker average sydneysider gig economy shopping baby 1994 education NBRS Architecture tea Population Clock Word Up speaker cancelling event suburbs norwest optimistic cloudy days professional speaker Australian community trends Black Friday brands grave decision Wagga Wagga average aussie dreams demographer presentation christmas trees transport suburb Generation X Royals research visualisation baby names australia report charity sunny days easter who is generation z Andrew Duffin baby name educated networking emerging technologies happiness entrepreneur Australia Day 2017 trades define future ACF 2016 2014 child care sector the average aussie chairty apartments Charlotte mccrindle tea social trends mccrindle in the media futurist public transport politics hornsby growth world youth day dessert trends analyst young australians tips crows nest debate insights office workforce 1980 follow schools global CPI national private wealth optus careers ageing aussie culture Geoff Brailey learning styles Netflix office space tuesday youth language workplace culture staying in ACF2017 infographics litter sydney metro System's Architect story Australian schools car entrepreneurial Deaths budget lifestyle investor names snapshot research Lower Hunter results 2020 shopper's pick innovative speakers divorce rate village investment 23 million global generations census data Sydney’s south west teachers cultural diversity facts renting geomapping casual not for profit youth unemployment women household FPA relational Business analysis world environment conference australian community trends report program visualisation work-life jobs cultural diveristy australian staff travel christmas 2017 volunteering data Wellington social analysis national crime rates internship weather monarchy NSW demographic trends Merry Christmas internet property price sentiments wages state bus Research Director future of work suburban living ideas christmas brand experience future of shopping TDE WA 10 years generation alpha mentor poker master leader Assistant Store Manager Work place 1968 TEDx Speaker culturally diverse learner resilience Financial Planning Association of Australia 2016 change communities nativity scene bondi Christmas Stats leadership online Gen X choice workers Real Estate Institute of Victoria analysis English holiday millenials TED talk australian communities trends report society housing growth 2016 census screenagers work repayments socialites The ABC of XYZ sun couple Valentine’s Day national wealth the hills Generation Y workplace non profit social issues generations study housing affordability rent goal DESTEL kate middleton overcast survey design showreel not for profit research megatrends Christmas data small business event IT Specialists easy rider victoria crime life leadership workshop motivate purpose ease of travel outsourcing google brand social shifts Aussies food insecurity SMART list hills shire faux-cilise meals relevant Tasmania work mates future-proof retirement increasing densification employmee Australian Population growing population paying to work meetings households social impact collaborative changing face of sydney faith learn challenge ferry Hills Shire Council financial fears jobs of the future population milestone apartment urban debt giving not-for-profit experience market research royal family optus my business awards royal baby goals contiki middle class McCrindle Speaker ipswich alpha Willowdale Do It Yourself cash cost of living newspaper school students happy holidays shbc mining boom shifts Hornsby Shire Council emerging trends mateship baby name trends Australia Day PSI employment states Duchess of Cambridge mccrindle research domestic gen alpha Christmas season google for education census fail the australian dream Kirsten Brewer cooking technology demographics mobile neutral bay digital aged care media commentary marrickville FOMO the changing face of visual insight keynote government engage culture personal growth CBD 2012 teacher interactive SMSF population growth census 2016 cold events community Education Future Forum teaching report Sydney Lifestyle Study manly business performance future proof society trends customer vegemite in depth interviews friends Crime Rates communicate social media urban living index train Social Trend social change HSC in the media gender media activity Sydney keynote speaker the hills shire capital cities EFF public speaker teleworking greatness Retail gen z offenders publication micro apartments identity professional eliane miles screenage omnibus nfp students education research trends of 2016 proactive Aussie DIY university degree high density apartments hopes gold coast low density Christchurch urban taskforce spend NT personalities tv Hunter Valley thought leadership food bank Channel Seven typical australian financial independence post rationalism faux-ciliser global retail potts point Scouts cancel plans Channel 7 vegetarian medicine volunteer educhat January 26th year 7 Gen Z Expert poor income forecast community engagement product Australian Communities Trends rising house prices generational trends family innovation conferences Engineering Manager fears mother's day #censusfail ethnography food urban development ultimo new office high school affordability Bathburst Queensland: QLD trends wealth inequality criminal education future report digital economy Christmas day weather Adelaide pyrmont trend tuesday Australian Dream daily telegraph demographic rise of local the lucky country recap sustainable New Zeland seasons greetings unaffordable australian communities forum baby names report quote Love summer winter cartodb "know the times" consumer parents skills social life australian social research royal influence VET Northern Beaches Res Vis sydney market 1975 commuters World Water Day weekly earnings house prices public speaking dreaming rich brisbane school satisfaction builders Western Australia The Daily Edition blaxland Sydney population Christmas lunch VIC clothing wellbeing research data sports engagement McCrindle Keynote Speakers group session donation lalor park sydneycity Australian Families Christmas in Australia priorities property market ACT Report royal social researchers consumerism baby name predictions news demography 2015 high density living Wodonga community event Queensland bureau coffee ashley mckenzie renter of the future twentyseventeen resource Christmas day survey sunburnt country global financial crisis wealth and income marriage fresh Myth 2013 baby boom tertiary education Kiwi children population map click intern work from home shopping centre wealth and income distribution perth Maxim Accounting residents award NFP event organisational culture James Ward Mark McCrindle in the media infographic wall public holiday What is food insecurity? travelling Christmas presents ACF17 charities data visualisation mythbusting teach trend online shopping Births supply and demand data water office opening Tuesday Trends hobart living learning affordable trends of 2017 equip money Performance Sentiment Index group micro winter blues communications employmer owning a home VET sector slideshare seasons infographic house price 2016 census results presentations tattoos mythbusters mccrinlde house price rise internships Caregiver REIV National Conference professional presenters 40 million growth of sydney sydney speaker forecasting narcissism energy commute pharmacies going out thrive earning TEDx qualitative research families ageing population panel balance speajer Black Friday in Australia emerging generations millionth stay home social commentary economy capital city toys education sector wealth distribution etiquette REIV Conference cars 2017 plans future of education average Australian cost daily commute rental stress christianity australians staying home more anzac spirituality pharmacy Sydney friendship investing focus group Northern Territory South Australia mortgage research services data analyst housing trends social analyst church gig research pack high density stats young people selfie darwin Jura Australia tableau menai education future financial Gen Y Real Estate GPO statistics faux-cilising census results grandparents dream housing market case study year 12 census safe NBRS career demographic transformations wedding Northern beaches Event princess charlotte hunger commuting prince george acf15 belief Australian Trends Christmas research Northern Beaches Christian School SA real storytelling university local communities marriages volunteering breakfast christian McCrindle Speakers moderators guide communication sector wide study baby names award winner religion waverton generation social commentator parenting population housing celebration employers

Archive