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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 2022. 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…..Amelia is the new queen of baby girl names in Queensland after overtaking Isla, while Oliver was the most popular baby name for boys in Queensland for the tenth consecutive year in 2022.

Of the 62,740 births registered throughout Queensland in 2022, there were more than 12,000 different first names recorded. 

Amelia has taken the top girl’s name in 2022, making an incredible comeback after 2021 when it came in at eighth. 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 tenth 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 18th to 10th in 2022, to replace Elijah who tumbled to 12th.

New additions to the girls’ top 100 in 2022 included Arabella, Skylar, Margot, and Sage.

For the boys, Leon, Alfie, Oakley and Remy were notable new additions in the 2022 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 2022 in Queensland

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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

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1 Oliver 

2 Noah 

3 William 

4 Hudson 

5 Henry 

6 Theodore 

7 Leo 

8 Charlie 

9 Jack 

10 Luca 

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

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


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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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