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Alana, 29. Simone, 45. We need to talk about how every name has an 'age'.

Can you tell someone’s age just by hearing their name? Well, sort of.

Obviously, with some names, it’s harder. Elizabeth could be spitting up milk, swilling vodka or sipping a nice cup of tea while watching Midsomer Murders. Luna and Harlow, on the other hand, would almost definitely be spitting up milk.

A few years back, some American researchers did a whole lot of calculations to work out how old someone was likely to be, based on their name. They worked out, for example, that the median living Mildred in the United States was 78. There’s even a calculator you can use.

That was a lot of hard work. But it’s possible to work out pretty much the same thing by looking at when a name reached its highest position on the popularity charts.

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Here, we’ve used Australian statistics to find when certain names were at their peak. So if, for example, you’re a Renee and you’re turning 42 this year, there are more Aussie Renees your age than any other age. You are peak Renee.

Same goes if you’re a Tayla turning 24 or Krystal turning 37 or a Tracey turning 50. If you’re older than that, your parents were clearly trendsetters. If you’re younger than that – say, a 21-year-old Tracey – your name might be ageing you faster than you might like.

Here goes:

  • Addison 9
  • Alyce 33
  • Amelie 11
  • Ashleigh 27 (but if you spell your name Ashley, you’re more likely to be 33, and if you spell it Ashlee, you’re more likely to be 32)
  • Brianna 21
  • Brittany 27 (but Britney 20)
  • Carly 37
  • Chantelle 32
  • Claudia 22
  • Courtney 24
  • Ebony 18
  • Erin 36
  • Gemma 29
  • Hayley 29
  • Jenna 33
  • Joanne 50
  • Jodie 48
  • Jordan 23
  • Kayla 29
  • Keira 14
  • Kelly 41
  • Kimberley 32
  • Kristy 40
  • Krystal or Crystal 37
  • Kylie 47
  • Leah 37
  • Leanne 52
  • Mackenzie 7
  • Maddison 22 (but Madison 20)
  • Madeleine 25 (but Madeline 23)
  • Melanie 43
  • Mikayla 12 (but Makayla 14)
  • Naomi 40
  • Paige 16
  • Paris 17
  • Phoebe 16
  • Renee or Renae 42
  • Scarlett 6
  • Shakira 18
  • Shania 22
  • Simone 45
  • Sonia 48 (but Sonya 51)
  • Stacey 35
  • Tammy 43
  • Tanya 49 (but Tania 54)
  • Tara 35
  • Taylor or Tayla 24 (but Taylah 23)
  • Tiana 18
  • Tori 26
  • Tracy or Tracey 50

Does your name match your age? Let us know in the comments below. 

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