News

Queensland's most popular baby name?

Baby feet

Photo:  Bev Lacey / The Chronicle
Baby feet Photo: Bev Lacey / The Chronicle Bev Lacey

THERE has been a shift in the top 10 popular baby names in Queensland between 2015 and 2016, with girl names including Mia, Isla and Evelyn emerging as popular, along with Charlie, Hunter, Lachlan and Mason for the boys.

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D'Ath said the most popular baby names lodged through the Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages had slightly changed between 2015 and 2016, but the number one most popular name had not changed for either gender.

"Charlotte was the most popular name given to baby girls in Queensland last year, which was the same in 2015," Mrs D'Ath said.

"Princess Charlotte of Cambridge was born in 2015, this could be a sign her name is still proving to be popular for Queenslanders."

Mrs D'Ath said Oliver was the most popular name for boys, which was also the most popular in 2015.

"In fact, the top three boys' names haven't changed since 2015, with Oliver being the most popular name followed by William in second place and Jack in third."

In 2015, Mia was the fifth most popular baby name for girls, but that stormed up the list to second place in 2016.

Isla and Evelyn were also new top contenders in 2016; these names were not on the 2015 top 10 list.

"It is interesting to see how the trends in baby names change over the years," Mrs D'Ath said.

"People are often curious about what baby names are currently trending - I was curious myself to see if any babies were named Yvette in 2016 and, I have to admit, I was pleased to hear there was one!

"I look forward to seeing what 2017 will bring."

Topics:  baby names editors picks popular names 2016 princess charlotte


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Shute Harbour boat ramp to open tomorrow

Whitsunday Fishing World manager Grant Spees called for patience on the Shute Harbour boat ramp earlier this month.

The Shute Harbour boat ramp will be open as of tomorrow

INXS show rockin' the hits in SES fundraiser

MUSIC FEST: The Australian INXS show will appear at Whitsunday SESsions.

Be there on Saturday to experience Whitsunday SESsions

Lagoon re-opening date now months away

The Airlie Beach Lagoon was closed due to damage from Tropical Cyclone Debbie in March.

The lagoons re-opening date has been extended

Local Partners

Adani deal: Qld Govt finally agrees on royalty scheme

STATE Cabinet has agreed on a new royalty payment scheme for Adani’s Carmichael coalmine plus others in the Surat Basin

Debbie's graveyard: Major auction to clear written-off cars

Auto Repair and Towing Service owner Shane Muntelwit at the salvage yard behind Mackay Airport, which has become a graveyard for about 150 vehicles destroyed or written off by Cyclone Debbie.

A salvage yard has become a makeshift graveyard

What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

The band will perform at the Racehorse Hotel on Friday.

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys

What public holidays are left in 2017

Ipswich residents will get the day off tomorrow for the show.

IPSWICH residents will get tomorrow off for the show

Model Bella Hadid's see-through dress shocks in Cannes

JUST WHEN you thought you’d all of Bella Hadid’s supermodel figure — she gets her Cannes out on the red carpet of an AIDS gala dinner in France.

No room for morbid fans

Chris Cornell.

Fans want to stay in the hotel room where Chris Cornell died

INXS show rockin' the hits in SES fundraiser

MUSIC FEST: The Australian INXS show will appear at Whitsunday SESsions.

Be there on Saturday to experience Whitsunday SESsions

Star Wars' 1977 Stormtrooper head banger confesses

A Stormtrooper is responsible for the biggest blunder in a Star Wars movie. Picture: Supplied

Man in most famous blooper in Star Wars history breaks silence

Lyn's knock-out show gets her to next round on The Voice

ONWARDS AND UPWARDS: Lyn Bowtell is through to the battle rounds on The Voice.

'It was bitter sweet to win like that'

Is this the talent you get when you limit electronics?

Cassidy Kilburn in the Get the Beat International Dance Competition.

Cassidy, 11, preparing for national dance championships

Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Over two dozen government approvals needed for airport expansion

Lost dough leaves sour taste after company collapse

Kathleen and John Mahoney from Sugar and Spice Bakery were stung after the collapse of Cantro Pty Ltd and are still owed money.

Supermarket operator collapse leaves sour taste for bakery

Open for inspection homes May 25-31

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!