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Queensland's Most Popular Baby Names

The votes are in – with Amelia and Oliver crowned Queensland’s most popular baby names for 2022.


Of the 62,740 births registered throughout Queensland in 2022, there were more than 12,000 different first names recorded.


Oliver is still holding onto the top spot – now for the tenth year in a row – with another commanding lead since overtaking Jack in 2013.

Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman said the data identified trends in naming conventions over the past 167 years.


“Since 1856, when Queensland was still formally part of New South Wales, birth registration data has been gathered and released annually by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (RBDM),” Minister Fentiman said.


“It is fascinating to see the various names which have changed in popularity and the unpredictability of the results most notably for girls’ names over the last few years.”


“Amelia has taken the top girls name in 2022, making an incredible comeback after 2021 when it came in at eighth," Minister Fentiman said.


“Charlotte, Isla and Olivia continue to see popularity in the top four for names for girls, having not budged for much of the last decade.


“Oliver is still holding onto the top spot – now for the tenth year in a row – with another commanding lead since overtaking Jack in 2013.


“Boys names have been remarkably stable in recent years.


“There was only one new entry into the top ten boys’ names, with Luca rising from 18th to 10th in 2022, to replace Elijah who tumbled to 12th.”


New additions to the girls top 100 in 2022 included Arabella, Skylar, Margot, and Sage.

For the boys, Leon, Alfie, Oakley and Remy were notable new additions in the 2022 top 100.


“Where possible, new babies should be registered within 60 days to gain a birth certificate to assist with accessing healthcare, government and childcare services and a passport,” Minister Fentiman said.


“We’re very proud of our initiatives, including the Our Kids Count campaign which seeks to increase birth registrations for First Nations children.”


Weighing in on current and future naming trends, Minister Fentiman said Queensland continued to embrace multicultural naming traditions.


"Personally, it is a little sad that Shannon still sits outside the top 100, but you can forgive me for being a little biased.”


Top 10 baby names in Queensland in 2022:


Girls

  1. Amelia (321)

  2. Charlotte (308)

  3. Isla (296)

  4. Olivia (285)

  5. Ava (250)

  6. Mia (245)

  7. Willow (233)

  8. Matilda (232)

  9. Lily (228)

  10. Ella (216)


Boys

  1. Oliver (539)

  2. Noah (393)

  3. William (359)

  4. Hudson (357)

  5. Henry (341)

  6. Theodore (340)

  7. Leo (332)

  8. Charlie (276)

  9. Jack (267)

  10. Luca (257)

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