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The Most Popular Baby Names: Did Your Favourite Make the List?

This article will reveal the most popular baby names of 2023 in Queensland.

Choosing a name for a little bundle of joy, how hard can it be right? Speaking from experience it can be excruciatingly hard. Trying to choose a name for a person you haven’t even met yet can be a daunting task. The Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages (RBDM) shared its annual list of the most popular baby names for 2023. Perhaps you’ll find one you like or if you already have kids, you can smugly celebrate if your child’s name made the list.

Drum roll, please…..Isla returns as the new queen of baby girl names in Queensland after overtaking Charlotte, while Oliver was the most popular baby name for boys in Queensland for the eleventh consecutive year in 2023.

Of the 58,959 births registered throughout Queensland in 2023, there were more than 12,000 different first names recorded. 

Isla has taken the top girl’s name in 2023, making an incredible comeback after 2022 when it came in at third. Charlotte, Isla and Olivia continue to see popularity in the top four names for girls, having not budged for much of the last decade.

Oliver is still holding onto the top spot – now for the eleventh year in a row – with another commanding lead since overtaking Jack in 2013.

Boy’s names have been remarkably stable in recent years. There was only one new entry into the top ten boys’ names, with Luca rising from 10th to 8th in 2023.

New additions to the girls’ top 100 in 2023 included Arabella, Skylar, Margot, and Sage.

For the boys, Leon, Alfie, Oakley and Remy were notable new additions in the 2023 top 100.

RELATED: We also like this list of unique boys names.

You can check out the full list below… 

Popular girl’s baby names in 2023 in Queensland

popular baby names

1. Isla

2. Charlotte

3. Amelia

4. Harper

5. Olivia

6. Matilda

7. Ivy

8. Mia

9. Willow

10. Ava

Popular boys’ baby names in 2022 in Queensland

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1. Oliver

2. Noah

3. Henry

4. Theodore

5. Hudson

6. William

7. Leo

8. Luca

9. Charlie

10. Jack

Looking for more baby name inspiration? Here are the lists from previous years…

Popular girl’s baby names in 2022 in Queensland

1. Amelia 

2. Charlotte 

3. Isla 

4. Olivia 

5. Ava 

6. Mia 

7. Willow 

8. Matilda 

9. Lily 

10. Ella 

Popular boys’ baby names in 2022 in Queensland

1. Oliver 

2. Noah 

3. William 

4. Hudson 

5. Henry 

6. Theodore 

7. Leo 

8. Charlie 

9. Jack 

10. Luca 

Popular girls’ baby names in 2021 in Queensland

1. Isla

2. Olivia

3. Charlotte

4. Willow

5. Mia

6. Ava

7. Grace

8. Amelia

9. Matilda

10. Lily

Popular boys’ baby names in 2021 in Queensland

1. Oliver

2. Noah

3. Henry

4. William

5. Theodore

6. Hudson

7. Jack

8. Charlie

9. Elijah

10. Leo

Leave us a message to let us know – did your child’s name make the top 10 baby names in 2023?

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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