26 September 2023

BDM Registry unveils top baby names

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The NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages has revealed the most popular baby names of 2022, finding Charlotte so far topping the list for girls’ names and Oliver number one boys’ names likely to lead for the eighth year running.

Unveiling the top 10 lists, Attorney General Mark Speakman said welcoming a baby into the family is a joyous time for parents and selecting a name is one of the most important decisions they’ll make.

“It’s always interesting to see which names are the most popular each year,” Mr Speakman said.

“After finishing third in 2021, Charlotte is well placed to finish top of the charts, joining Oliver who has been the number one baby boys’ name in NSW since 2014.”

Mr Speakman said Amelia, Isla and Mia also made the top 10 for several years running along with Jack, Noah, and William.

He said 83,411 babies were registered in NSW in 2022, 6,648 fewer than in 2021.

“However, as parents have 60 days to register their newborn, babies who were born in December 2022 may yet to be registered,” the Minister said.

Mr Speakman said the Registry would reveal the top 100 baby names in NSW later this year.

“We welcome the State’s newest residents and congratulate all NSW families who brought a little bundle of joy into their home in 2022.”

The 10 most popular baby names for girls and boys can be accessed at this PS News link.

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