McCrindle Baby Names Report 2023: The most popular and less chosen names in Australia

Traditionally popular names like Aiden, Joshua and Hannah are less sought after by edgy Millennial parents in 2023.

While Oliver and Charlotte were the two most popular names across Australia this year, more parents than ever are ditching classic names and opting for more unique monikers like Willow and Hudson.

As shown in the annual Australian McCrindle Baby Names report, the boy names that have recorded the steepest drops in the top 100 are Jaxon, Joshua, Spencer, Eli and Ethan.

Other names on the way out include Jude, Jayden, Daniel, Carter, Samuel and Mason.

For girls, Hannah, Frankie, Isabelle, Millie and Phoebe are significantly less popular names for 2023.

The girl names less popular in 2023

1. Hannah – fell 15 places

2. Frankie – fell 15 places

3. Isabelle – fell 12 places

4. Millie and Phoebe – fell 11 places

5. Evie – fell seven places

Others on their way out: Lara, Claire, Ariana, Elizabeth, Eva, Stella, Sophia, and Emily

The boy names less popular in 2023

1. Jaxon – fell 34 places

2. Joshua – fell 28 places

3. Spencer – fell 19 places

4. Eli – fell 16 places

5. Ethan and Aiden – Dropped 13 places

Others on their way out: Lachlan, Jude, Hayden, Daniel, Carter, Samuel and Mason

Others taking in hefty drops include Lara, Claire, Ariana, Elizabeth, Eva, and Stella.

This year’s annual report highlighted some notable changes, with Charlotte back in first place after being briefly bumped to second by Isla in 2022.

Charlotte is followed by Amelia, Isla, Olivia, Mia, Ava, Matilda, Ella, Grace and Willow.

For boys, Oliver continues his ten-year run in first place, followed by Noah, Leo, William, Henry, Jack, Theodore, Hudson, Charlie and Luca.

Hudson debuted in the top 10, while both Lucas and Thomas dropped out of the list for the first time in a decade.

Top 10 boy names 2023

1. Oliver

2. Noah

3. Leo

4. William

5. Henry


7. Theodore



10. Lucas

Top 10 Girl Names 2023


2. Amelia

3. Island

4. Olivia

5. Mija

6. Av

7. Matilda

8. Ella

9. Grace

10. Willow

The name Margot debuted in the top 100 for girls, probably due to the hype surrounding Margot Robbie and the upcoming Barbie movie

The boys’ names rise up the ranks

1. Reuben (^48)

2. Remy (^47)

3. Theo (^33)

4.Tommy (^28)

5. Roman (^27)

6. Louie (^26)

The names of the girls rise up the ranks

1.Margot (^31)

2. Thea (^24)

3. Maeve (^22)

4. Eliana (^19)

5. Rosie (^18)

6. Remy (^13)

Unlike the boys, there are no new additions to the top girls’ names, and as of 2010, three names are on the list (Charlotte, Olivia, and Mia).

However, there are a significant number of names making the top 100 for the first time, including Eliana, Thea, Margot, Maisie, Gracie, Louie, and Tommy.

For boys, that’s Remy, Roman, Alfie, Reuben, Koa, and Louie and Tommy again.

When it comes to boy names, short names are more popular. Of the top 100 names, 86 consist of only one or two syllables.

Like the boys, many classic girl names feature in the top 100, but it’s likely that the royal family (and popular shows like Bridgerton and The Crown) will continue to inspire more regal names for girls, with noble associated names gaining popularity in recent times . years.

Top 10 boy names 2022

1. Oliver

2. Noah


4. Hendrik

5. William

6. Leo


8. Theodore

9. Luke

10. Thomas

Top 10 Girl Names 2022

1. Island



4. Amelia

5. Av

6. Mia

7. Grace

8. Willow

9. Mathilda

10. Ella

The 7 new names in the top 100 for boys

1. Remy

2. Roman

3. Alfie

4. Reuben

5. Cow

6. Louie

7. Tommy

The 7 new names in the top 100 for girls

1. Eliana

2. Tea

3. Margot

4. Maisie

5. Grace

7. Louie

8. Tommy

Parents of girls are also more open to longer names like Sienna, Violet, Mackenzie, Harriet, and Aaliyah.

However, the top name was different in some states, with Amelia number one in Queensland, Isla first in Western Australia and South Australia, and Grace first in Tasmania.

Noah and William shared first place in the boys’ Northern Territory and Noah first in New South Wales.

Each year, Australia’s states and territories publish the top names given to babies in the past year and McCrindle collects this data, analyzes it and identifies country trends.

Today’s parents, Generation Y (aka Millennials), are not only choosing new and different names, but are also raising a new and unique generation: Generation Alpha.

Trends show that the generation – born since 2010 – will be the most digital, global and visual generation in the world.

When they are all born (2025), they will number nearly two billion – the largest generation in the history of the world.