Parenting and Education | People and Places
Hey, baby, what’s your name?
by Mornington Peninsula Magazine

We’re currently in the middle of a mini baby boom – possibly due to last year’s extended lockdown – so no doubt there are many of you whose hands are full with the demands of your new arrival. We’re also sure you’ve settled on a delightful name for your bundle of joy, but what about those of you who are still awaiting delivery day. Struggling to come up with a suitable sobriquet?

Perhaps we can help. Social researcher Ashley Fell, the co-author of Generation Alpha and Baby Names Australia Report 2021, has compiled the Top 10 most popular boys’ and girls’ names for Generation Alpha – those born since 2010 – here and overseas. Globally, Daisy is the top of the list for girls, followed closely by Sunny, August, July and Coral.  Kai is the most popular boys’ name, followed by Ray, Leo, Sonny and Cyrus.

In Australia, Charlotte is still the favourite choice for girls, having topped the list for the past 10 years, while Oliver leads the way for boys. Other trending names include Mila, Luna, Freya, Millie, Arthur, Theodore, Hudson and Archer.

Here are the 20 most popular names for 2021’s little Aussies:


1. Charlotte

2. Amelia

3. Olivia

4. Isla

5. Mia

6. Ava

7. Grace

8. Chloe

9. Willow

10. Matilda


1. Oliver

2. Noah

3. William

4. Jack

5. Leo

6. Henry

7. Charlie

8. Thomas

9. Lucas

10. Elijah

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