Olivia and Oliver Queensland's most popular baby names in 2019

Published:

For the first time in five years Queensland has a new favourite girls’ baby name with Olivia climbing from fourth in 2018 to take top spot in 2019.

Oliver remains the most popular boys’ name taking out the title for the seventh straight year.

Acting Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Mark Ryan said the data released by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (RBDM) showed Queensland’s favourite baby names had remained consistent over the past decade.

“While royal births and popular cultural phenomenon like Star Wars or Game of Thrones may see a spike in some names, Queensland parents clearly had their favourites,” he said.

“Oliver continues the streak it started in 2013 when it overtook Jack as Queensland’s most popular boys’ name.

“In 2019 Oliver was the clear winner, with 537 newborn boys taking the name compared to 393 for second placed William.

“It was a closer race for girls’ names, with Olivia only claiming top spot by one, bumping Charlotte to second.

“Charlotte had been the state’s most popular girl’s name for the past four years.

“My wife Holly and I, and our son Daniel, welcomed a new addition to our family in 2019, and while the name ‘Flynn’ didn’t make the list, perhaps it will in 2020!”

Mr Ryan said the RBDM data showed little change in our top 10 most popular names from 2018.

“New top 10 entries for the boys in 2019 were Hudson and Elijah, while for the girls Matilda snuck in at number 10.

“Willow, a new entry for girls in 2018, was again a big mover climbing from eighth to fourth,” she said.

Mr Ryan said while popular names over the past decade had been fairly consistent, there had been some interesting movements.

“2010’s most popular boys’ name, Cooper, ended the decade at number 18. Ruby, our number one girls’ name at the beginning of the decade, ranked 16 in 2019.

“Welcoming a newborn is a special and exciting time for families. I wish all the best to those who have been blessed with a new addition to their family and those expecting, and remind all new parents to take the important step of registering the birth with RBDM.”

Top Queensland baby names 2019

Girls

  1. Olivia
  2. Charlotte
  3. Amelia
  4. Willow
  5. Ava
  6. Isla
  7. Mia
  8. Harper
  9. Grace
  10. Matilda

Boys

  1. Oliver
  2. William
  3. Noah
  4. Jack
  5. Henry
  6. Leo
  7. Thomas
  8. Hudson
  9. Elijah
  10. Harrison

Top Queensland baby names 2018

Girls:

  1. Charlotte
  2. Ava
  3. Isla
  4. Olivia
  5. Amelia
  6. Mia
  7. Harper
  8. Willow
  9. Grace
  10. Evelyn

Boys:

  1. Oliver
  2. William
  3. Jack
  4. Noah
  5. Henry
  6. Harrison
  7. Thomas
  8. Leo
  9. Archer
  10. Theodore


Acting Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
The Honourable Mark Ryan

 
Community
Social:   

Mark Ryan MP : Minister for Police and Corrective Services :
1 William Street, Brisbane Qld 4000, Queensland Wide
07 3035 8300
Mark Ryan MP : Minister for Police and Corrective Services
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Stronger border controls imminent 01 April 2020 | Queensland border restrictions will be tightened across the state from Friday to prevent the spread of COVID-19. More information...
Five Queensland Police Officers awarded for bravery in the field 31 March 2020 | “Constable Jeremy Gardiol from Gympie Police Station has been recognised for his actions during the rescue of a man from a burning vehicle at Gympie in Queensland on June 6, 2018,” Minister Ryan said. More information...
2018-2019 Crime Report released 31 March 2020 | The Palaszczuk Government continues to deliver leadership and transparent government, with the release of the 2018-19 Crime Report, Queensland. More information...
78 police recruits join Queensland Police Service in fast-tracked ceremony 27 March 2020 | Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services the Honourable Mark Ryan MP and Deputy Commissioner Doug Smith have congratulated the latest round of police recruits to graduate from the QPS academy and... More information...
Fast-tracked graduations to support the front line 20 March 2020 | Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll has announced the graduations of police recruits who are nearing the completion of their training will be fast-tracked. More information...
Two new police vessels honouring fallen officers 11 March 2020 | QPV Norm Watt is a 17-metre-high monohull patrol and enforcement vessel and will operate out of Mooloolaba. QPV Shayne Gill is a 15-metre-high patrol vessel and will operate out of Hervey Bay. More information...
Major makeover for Maryborough Police Station 25 February 2020 | Minister for Police Mark Ryan and Member for Maryborough Bruce Saunders today toured the new refurbishments at Maryborough Police Station. More information...
Subject:Parliament passes Stronger laws to further strengthen community safety 20 February 2020 | Parliament has passed the Palaszczuk Government’s legislation that will strengthen laws applying to new technologies criminals are attempting to use to evade prosecution. More information...
Sod Turn for New Coolum Police Station 07 February 2020 | Police Minister Mark Ryan joined Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll to “turn the sod” at the site of the new $2.7m Coolum Police Station. More information...
71 officers sworn into Police Service 01 February 2020 | Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services, the Honourable Mark Ryan MP and Commissioner Katarina Carroll have welcomed 71 new officers to the Queensland Police Service (QPS) following a graduation... More information...


comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service