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Being the cultural melting pot that it is, popular baby names chosen by Australian parents take inspiration from all over the world!
Each year the Australian Government releases the most popular baby names bestowed upon new little Australians by their parents and we’ve shared the latest names to top the charts for both boys and girls in the galleries below …
It is thought the name Oliver was originally derived from the Latin word olivarius meaning ‘olive tree planter’.
It also has Old French and Medieval origins.
Most renowned for the Biblical story, Noah is originally a Hebrew name meaning ‘rest’ and ‘comfort’.
This famous Royal baby name means ‘resolute protector’ or ‘strong-willed warrior’ and originally comes from Wilhelm, of Old German origin.
This strong name was derived from the Latin leo, meaning ‘lion’.
The name Lucas has Greek, Latin origins meaning “man from Lucania” which is an ancient territory in Southern Italy.
The name Henry is a boy’s name of German origin meaning ‘estate ruler’ and has been a popular choice in British royal family many times over the centuries.
This adorable name is of Irish origin meaning ‘resolute protection’.
This strong name was originally the nickname for the given name John but now is a name in it’s own right. It’s of English origin meaning ‘God Is Gracious’.
Often shortened to Tom or Tommy, the name Thomas is a boy’s name of Aramaic origin meaning ‘twin’.
This classic boys’ name is derived from the Hebrew name Jacob. It means ‘supplanter’ or ‘one who follows’.
A blend of the medieval names Emilia and Amalia this sweet name means ‘work’ or ‘industrious’.
The feminine alternative to the boy name Oliver, Olivia is a Latin name meaning ‘olive tree’.
The feminine form of ‘Charles’, it means ‘petite’ and ‘feminine’.
This sweet name is of Spanish, Scottish origin meaning ‘island’.
The name Mia has Italian and Scandinavian origins meaning ‘mine’ or ‘bitter’.
This adorable name has Latin origins meaning ‘life; bird; water, island’.
Chloe, often spelled Chloë or Chloé, means ‘blooming‘ or ‘fertility’ in Greek.
Popular as a first or middle name, Grace has Latin origins that means ‘charm’.
Sophia is a classic Greek name meaning ‘wisdom’.
From the Greek word meaning ‘life’, Zoe is also a variation of the name Eve.