most popular baby names 2020

Most popular baby names of 2020

What a year it’s been, and while the official top baby names of 2020 won’t be released until well into 2021, we feel pretty confident we can already guess which names will be on the list based on the trends in recent years. Spoiler alert; don’t expect any Covie’s or Corona Vyress! I think everyone probably wants to forget these terms as suddenly as they appeared in our every day vernacular!

Plenty of parents have welcomed babies into this historic year and have been sharing their name choices online – with BabyCenter recently sharing the results from more than 520,000 parents who shared their baby’s name on the platform in 2020.

We have the top baby names trends in Australia for 2020 and they’re pretty unsurprising given how often these names pop up in kindy classes across the country! 

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Top girls names for 2020 in Australia:

Charlotte proves to be the most popular choice in Australian baby names for girls, as has taken out the top spot for the fifth year running. Last year, there were 1,609 baby girls named Charlotte!

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

Top boys names for 2020 in Australia:

Oliver takes top ranking for boys names, with 2,206 baby boys were named Oliver last year!

  1. Oliver
  2. Noah
  3. Jack
  4. William
  5. Leo
  6. Lucas
  7. Thomas
  8. Henry
  9. Charlie
  10. James


Seven new names have entered the top 100 for the boys this year; Ezra, Felix, Marcus, Fletcher, Ari, Aaron and Billy.

This has lead to Toby, Nathan, Maxwell, Nicholas, Blake, Phoenix and Leonardo dropping off the list.

The girls’ welcomed 5 new names; Sadie, Madeline, Riley, Peyton, and Lilly, with Adeline, Eliza, Alyssa, Harlow, Hayley and Madeleine dropping off the list.


Luna is the fastest climber on the list for the third year in a row. Other trending names to note are Arthur, jumping to 49th place from 72nd the year before, and Millie climbing to 69th place from 99th.


For the girls, Botanical theme names continue to prove popular for Aussie parents, with Willow, Ivy, Lily, Violet, Poppy, Daisy, Jasmine, Olive and Rose all making the top 100.

Ultimately it’s up to you whether you go with a tried and tested classic Aussie fave like Charlotte or Olivia (as an Olivia myself, can confirm at 38 years old I still like my name!), or go your own way with a unique name.. just do us all a favour and don’t call your kiddo COVID!


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