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Top 100:
Top 100 Boy and Girl names of 2015 in Australia
Top 100 Boy and Girl names of 2014 in Australia
Top 100 Boy and Girl names of 2013 in Australia

Top 10:
Australia's Top 10 baby names by state recorded for 2015
Click here to see the most frequently used baby names in the year 2014 in Australia

Top Movers
Baby names: top movers of 2014

Here are some of our other lists we have compiled:
* 8 top baby name trends for 2015
* Australia's top baby names of 2013
* Unusual Baby Names of 2013
* Baby names inspired by TV and movies of 2013
* Top Baby Names of babies born in Australia in 2012
* Top baby name predictions for 2012
* Top Baby Names of babies born in Australia in 2011
* Top Baby Names of babies born in Australia in 2010
* Top Baby Names of babies born in Australia in 1980
* Top Baby Names of babies born in Australia in 1940

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Baby names out of action in just a generation or two

Suzi Catchpole The names you grew up with are now missing in action. Where are all the babies named Melissa and Mark?

Top 100 boy and girl baby names of 2015

Staff writers From Oliver to Fletcher, Charlotte to Peyton, here are the most popular baby names for 2015.

Most unusual baby names of 2015

Staff writers There is no danger of these names knocking monikers of the moment like Charlotte, Olivia or William out of top place, that's for sure.

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The bias behind 'unisex' baby name trends

KASEY EDWARDS It used to just be one of those quirks reserved for celebrities, but now giving baby girls a traditional boy name is on trend.

The 26 most popular names of geniuses

AMY CROFFEY Researchers found that Mary and John are the most popular male and female names of academics.


Irish baby names

Suzi Catchpole Having a March baby? Got Irish heritage? We've got Irish baby names, from the quirky to the traditional, plus our top picks just for you.


8 top baby name trends for 2015

LETITIA ROWLANDS The Anzac Centenary and the birth of a royal baby will be among the events that are likely to inspire parents facing the job of naming their baby this year.


Baby names: top movers of 2014

Staff writers The top 10 baby names list may not have changed much since 2013, but the rest of the top 100 has had a shake-up.

Traditional vs unique

Richie Young Are traditional names a thing of the past? Following in the celebs' footsteps, more and more parents are being daring when naming their babies. How do you decide which way to go?

Baby names on the verge of the top 1000

Pamela Redmond Satran What about the baby names right below the top 1000, hiding just out of sight?

Rock 'n' roll baby! Musical names for your baby

Suzi Catchpole If it's a cool musical name you're after for your baby, stop right here.


Hot baby name trends for 2014

LETITIA ROWLANDS Pregnant and looking for a name for your baby, or just interested in the latest naming fashions? You might like to check out our predictions for the baby naming trends of 2014.

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The quest for a baby name

KATE FRIDKIS I spent the entire evening on my computer, reading lists of thousands of names. My daughter needed a name!

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Top baby names from around the world in 2013

We've collected the most popular baby names for boys and girls from around the world in 2013.

A no-stress guide to baby names

MCT There's no way around it - every baby needs a name. It isn't always an easy decision, but with these tips it can be a fun one.

Bizarre, cruel and strangely sweet Puritanical names

Joseph Norwood Fly-fornication, Humiliation, Dust, and Jolly ... perhaps the Puritans' greatest gift to history is their wonderfully strange taste in names.

Top 100 boy and girl baby names of 2014

Staff writers From Adam to Xavier, Aaliyah to Zoe, here are the most popular baby names for 2014.

Size does matter for baby names

NICKY PHILLIPS Your name may have been chosen by your parents, but a new study says there's a chance evolution had a say too.

Unusual celebrity baby names

Celebrities love to use their imaginations when it comes to naming their kids! Here's a gallery of some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.

Symmetry is the latest baby name trend

Melody McCabe The new word for all I-want-my-baby's-name-to-be-different parents is 'palindrome appellation'. In plain English, that's a name that reads the same backwards as forwards.

Baby name checklist

Richie Young Whilst your child can change their name by deed poll in the future, it's probably not what you want to envision when thinking suitable names. Here's six points to consider as you're narrowing down your shortlist.

Beating baby name anxiety

Donna Webeck For some parents, naming a baby is a challenging but fun process. For others, it just brings anxiety and stress. But there are ways to cope with the indecision and decide on a name you're happy with.

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Search thousands of baby boy and baby girls names online with Essential Baby. With over 22,000 baby names to choose from, Essential Baby offers all the information and resources you need to find the perfect baby name to suit your family. Some of the current popular and traditional baby names that have consistently appeared in the Australian top 100 lists of baby names over the years include Jack, William, Joshua, Lachlan, Thomas, James and Cooper for boy names and Mia, Chloe, Charlotte, Isabella, Emily, Olivia, Sophie, Jessica and Hannah for girls names.

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This method, called elimination communication (EC or assisted infant toilet training), is becoming increasingly popular in the West.

Help - I'll be missing fatherhood from the very start

My first baby is due in a few months, but I'm going to miss the birth.

US updates baby safe sleeping guidelines

US safe baby sleeping guidelines have been updated and brought in line with those recognised by Australian health authorities.

The illness that's a greater threat to babies than Zika, but far less discussed

The world has been galvanised by the Zika epidemic. But for pregnant women and their infants, cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the far greater viral threat.

What pregnancy is really like: mums share their honest opinions

We asked real women what surprised them during their pregnancy. They've shared their experiences in the hope of preparing the rest of us better for the ride

Watch hilarious montage of strangest pregnancy questions on Yahoo Answers

Some of the strangest questions about pregnancy - and some of the most bizarre spelling - have made for a hilarious video.

Real mums review the ergoPouch Sleep Suit Bag

We asked the Essential Baby Real Mums' Review Team to check out the new ergoPouch Spring/Summer 1.0 Tog Sleep Suit Bag - here's what they thought.

11 essentials and 'nice to haves' for the nursery

Everything you'll need in the first few months and beyond.

Celebrating our success stories as parents

Why are most conversations I have with parents about the one thing we're struggling with – not the many things our kids are accomplishing?

Toddler Eddie has piece of skull removed after falling from couch

When toddler Eddie Kidd fell off the couch at his Queensland home two months ago, his family could not have imagined what would follow.

A breastfeeding emoji may be on its way

It's how many new mums spend much of their time, so it makes sense that a breastfeeding emoji is being considered for inclusion in the next round of updates.

Red wine a fertility boost for some women, study finds

A daily glass of red wine could help boost fertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to a new study.

Awesome Halloween costume ideas for pregnancy

Got a bump to accessorise with this Halloween?

Toddler's excellent reaction to kids staring at her birthmark

A two-year-old who has a large red birthmark on her face was completely prepared to deal with the reactions of other kids on her first day of preschool.

7 things I wish I'd known before I had a miscarriage

Like most people, I knew basically nothing about miscarriage until it happened to me.

How to reduce your chances of perineal tearing in birth

The use of heat packs, along with other aspects of clinical care, can reduce your risk of tearing in birth.

Baby Freya the 'happiest baby in the world' at five days old

A premature baby who weighed just 1.7kg when she was born has been called the "happiest baby in the world".

Help! My baby won't drink my expressed breast milk

"I need my baby to drink my milk because I am going back to work in a couple of weeks – please tell me I won't have to ditch my entire freezer stash!"

The wonder cot that soothes crying babies back to sleep

Promising to come to the aid of exhausted parents, the high-tech bassinet can detect when a baby is crying and soothe them back to sleep.

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