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  • Most Popular Baby Names 2023

    September 25, 2023 2 min read

    Most Popular Baby Names 2023 - The Nappy Shop

    Most Popular Baby Names 2023

    Looking at baby names is a favourite pastime of all soon-to-be parents, between cutting out all of the names of people you don’t care for and finding one that both parents like, it can become quite a struggle. After all, your child will be carrying this moniker for their whole life (or until they can change through Births, Deaths and Marriages). Today we look at what other parents are calling their children with the most recent stats on Australian baby names, with everything from timeless to trendy.

    Girls' Names


    Still number one, Olivia continues to reign supreme as one of the most beloved names for baby girls in Australia. Charming and elegant, Olivia remains a top choice for parents across the country.



    Charlotte, with its royal connotations, is another perennial favourite. It's a name that exudes grace and sophistication, making it a popular pick for modern parents.



    Short and sweet, Ava maintains its popularity in 2023. It’s simple grace keep it popular year after year.



    Mia, a name with Italian origins, has been steadily climbing the ranks. Its soft and melodic sound appeals to parents looking for something both modern and classic.



    Derived "Islay", which is the name of an island off the west coast of Scotland, Isla continues to captivate parents with its ethereal charm.


    Boys' Names


    No surprise here, just like its female counterpart, Oliver is always a strong contender for the top spot among boys' names in Australia. Its timeless appeal and friendly sound make it a clear favourite.


    Believed to come from the Hebrew "Noach”, meaning "rest", Noah maintains its popularity among Australian parents.


    Once just a shortened version of William, Liam has been a hit in recent years with modern parents.


    Everyone knows a Jack, once a variation on John or Jacob, despite it having been popular for many decades Jack continues to be a beloved choice in 2023.


    There is something very friendly and approachable about Lucas, perfect for today's families.


    Current Trends

    Nature Names

    Think Willow, Ivy, and Jasper. These names are becoming more popular, giving a sense of serenity and connection to the environment.

    Gender-Neutral Names

    Gender-neutral names like Riley, Jordan, and Taylor are becoming more common choices for both boys and girls.

    Vintage Names

    Names like Evelyn, Theodore, and Florence are making a comeback, adding a touch of nostalgia to the baby-naming scene.

    Celebrity Influence

    Celebrities continue to inspire baby names. With many celebrities making an effort to find the most unique (or absurd) baby names possible, inevitably, they are now influencing mainstream baby naming.

    Whichever name you choose for your little one, what matters most is that the name feels right for you as parents, you are the ones who will be repeating it about 800 times a day as you encourage them to put their shoes on, brush their teeth and so much more.

    If fact maybe just choose the shortest, most easily pronounced name to save time.