Popular choices ... Some of the top 100 names of 2012.

Popular choices ... Some of the top 100 names of 2012.

Essential Baby has compiled and churned out the numbers to bring you the list of Australia's most popular baby names in 2012. 

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We contacted each state and territory's registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages* for their top names, adding the results together to create the list of top 50 male and top 50 female names. Feel free to use it as an inspiration board - or as a list of monikers to avoid!

Elijah (Hebrew, "the lord is my God") Click for more photos

Popular boys names in 2012

Elijah (Hebrew, "the lord is my God")

It's not surprising to see William sitting high in the top ten for another year - is the staying power due to last year’s royal nuptials? - and the other nine names in the male top 10 is fairly similar to the last few years.

In the girl's department, Ruby has been knocked off the top spot by fast mover Charlotte, moving up from sixth place in 2011. The girls top 10 also sees a shuffle of the same names featured in the previous year’s list

Further down, Matilda is dropping, while Ivy and Zara have climbed up from the 40s to the 30s.

And more and more, we're seeing the trend of older, traditional names being chosen by parents around the country: Molly, Lilly, Grace, Elizabeth, Ava, Emma, Isla for the girls, while Jack, Thomas, James, Henry and Edward are popular with parents of boys.  

Check out the list of the top 100 below, or click through our galleries to see the names in pictures, along with their meanings: see the top 50 girls and top 50 boys


1 Jack 1974   1 Charlotte 1853
2 William 1926   2 Ruby 1806
3 Noah 1738   3 Olivia 1676
4 Ethan 1722   4 Chloe 1641
5 Oliver 1704   5 Sophie 1610
6 Thomas 1569   6 Emily 1599
7 Lucas 1555   7 Mia 1563
8 James 1515   8 Amelia 1554
9 Cooper 1490   9 Ava 1496
10 Lachlan 1457   10 Isabella 1441
11 Liam 1350   11 Ella 1408
12 Joshua 1329   12 Grace 1319
13 Jacob 1292   13 Sienna 1256
14 Alexander 1204   14 Lily 1231
15 Samuel 1197   15 Madison 1101
16 Max 1143   16 Zoe 1064
17 Benjamin 1139   17 Sophia 1040
18 Mason 1134   18 Emma 888
19 Charlie 1097   19 Isla 873
20 Xavier 1066   20 Hannah 864
21 Riley 1064   21 Lucy 782
22 Ryan 991   22 Matilda 750
23 Harrison 985   23 Ivy 688
24 Isaac 942   24 Evie 673
25 Tyler 942   25 Eva 662
26 Levi 877   26 Scarlett 622
27 Hunter 853   27 Abigail 618
28 Jackson 789   28 Summer 551
29 Daniel 759   29 Lilly 550
30 Harry 745   30 Chelsea 536
31 Henry 736   31 Zara 506
32 Oscar 727   32 Jessica 502
33 Jayden 688   33 Isabelle 495
34 Braxton 636   34 Jasmine 471
35 Eli 631   35 Savannah 469
36 Logan 589   36 Georgia 467
37 Jake 576   37 Layla 463
38 Blake 555   38 Harper 437
39 Jaxon 539   39 Sarah 424
40 Sebastian 534   40 Alexis 395
41 Flynn 524   41 Stella 373
42 Dylan 511   42 Alice 373
43 Patrick 496   43 Willow 352
44 Archie 477   44 Imogen 343
45 Nicholas 474   45 Mackenzie 342
46 Matthew 459   46 Holly 328
47 Luke 458   47 Elizabeth 324
48 Michael 456   48 Annabelle 322
49 Aiden 448   49 Audrey 317
50 Elijah 435   50 Hayley 316

*Source

Births, Deaths and Marriages registries of NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia. Data not available for ACT. Only the top 30 names of each gender supplied by Queensland offices. 

1

Jack

1974



1

Charlotte

1853

2

William

1926



2

Ruby

1806

3

Noah

1738



3

Olivia

1676

4

Ethan

1722



4

Chloe

1641

5

Oliver

1704



5

Sophie

1610

6

Thomas

1569



6

Emily

1599

7

Lucas

1555



7

Mia

1563

8

James

1515



8

Amelia

1554

9

Cooper

1490



9

Ava

1496

10

Lachlan

1457



10

Isabella

1441

11

Liam

1350



11

Ella

1408

12

Joshua

1329



12

Grace

1319

13

Jacob

1292



13

Sienna

1256

14

Alexander

1204



14

Lily

1231

15

Samuel

1197



15

Madison

1101

16

Max

1143



16

Zoe

1064

17

Benjamin

1139



17

Sophia

1040

18

Mason

1134



18

Emma

888

19

Charlie

1097



19

Isla

873

20

Xavier

1066



20

Hannah

864

21

Riley

1064



21

Lucy

782

22

Ryan

991



22

Matilda

750

23

Harrison

985



23

Ivy

688

24

Isaac

942



24

Evie

673

25

Tyler

942



25

Eva

662

26

Levi

877



26

Scarlett

622

27

Hunter

853



27

Abigail

618

28

Jackson

789



28

Summer

551

29

Daniel

759



29

Lilly

550

30

Harry

745



30

Chelsea

536

31

Henry

736



31

Zara

506

32

Oscar

727



32

Jessica

502

33

Jayden

688



33

Isabelle

495

34

Braxton

636



34

Jasmine

471

35

Eli

631



35

Savannah

469

36

Logan

589



36

Georgia

467

37

Jake

576



37

Layla

463

38

Blake

555



38

Harper

437

39

Jaxon

539



39

Sarah

424

40

Sebastian

534



40

Alexis

395

41

Flynn

524



41

Stella

373

42

Dylan

511



42

Alice

373

43

Patrick

496



43

Willow

352

44

Archie

477



44

Imogen

343

45

Nicholas

474



45

Mackenzie

342

46

Matthew

459



46

Holly

328

47

Luke

458



47

Elizabeth

324

48

Michael

456



48

Annabelle

322

49

Aiden

448



49

Audrey

317

50

Elijah

435



50

Hayley

316