The names that are officially out in 2024.

Sorry King Charles! It may have been the monarch's birthday over the weekend, but it seems his name is falling off the "most popular" list.

According to McCrindle's 2024 Australian Baby Names report, Aussie parents are giving their children shorter names with fewer syllables, eschewing longer "traditional" names that were popular during their parents' era.

"Parents of Gen Alpha are opting for one, two and three syllable names and also choosing names that are shortened or abbreviated," the report states. 

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For example, the name Charles, incredibly common during the '90s and 2000s, now sits at the bottom of the top 100 list at 99. However, the shortened version of the name, Charlie, made it into the top 10.

And if you're having a baby boy soon and plan on naming him Elias, Ashton, Vincent, Connor or Jaxon, then you'll find it hard to believe that they've been omitted from the list entirely this year. 

So, which boy name has come out on top in 2024? That would be Oliver for the 11th year running. With over 1,906 occurrences, Oliver is yet again the most popular baby boy name, and now, the shortened version, Ollie, has also entered the top 100, debuting at 84.

The top 10 baby boy names haven't changed too much since 2023, but their rankings have shifted slightly. Henry is now sitting pretty at number three from five last year, while Leo, William, Jack and Luca have been pushed down to make way for Theodore and Hudson. 


As for the girls, the names Isla and Charlotte have been competing head to head for a few years now, but in 2024, Isla managed to nab the top spot with 1,249 occurrences. In 2010, Isla was the 34th most popular name, however, in 2016, it climbed the ranks and made its way to the top 10. The names Willow, Ella and Grace have been pushed out of the top 10 to make way for Harper, Lily and Hazel. 

While many of the names on the top 100 list have continued over from last year, 10 new names entered the fold this year, including Miles, Ollie, Owen, August, and the alternative spelling Myles. For girls, the new names include Lottie, Cleo, Riley, Kaia and Athena.

The biggest risers through the ranks, for boys, were Miles, Tommy, August, ollie, Finley, Spencer and Jude. For girls, Cleo, Nina, Ada, Lottie, Maisie, Margot and Nora. 

If you're curious, or need some baby name inspo, then take a look at the full list below.

Top 10 baby boy names in Australia.

1. Oliver

2. Noah

3. Henry

4. Leo

5. Theodore

6. Hudson

7. Luca

8. William

9. Charlie

10. Jack

Top 10 baby girl names in Australia.

1. Isla

2. Amelia

3. Charlotte

4. Olivia

5. Mia

6. Ava

7. Matilda

8. Harper

9. Lily.

10. Hazel

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