Most Popular Baby Names in New South Wales, Australia in 2007

The list of the most popular baby names in New South Wales was updated last month.* Here’s the new top ten for each gender:

Boy Names Girl Names
1. Jack (707 babies)
2. William (643)
3. Joshua (629)
4. Lachlan (601)
5. Thomas (591)
6. Riley (506)
7. Cooper (502)
8. James (455)
9. Noah (440)
10. Ethan (436)
1. Isabella (531 babies)
2. Ella (517)
3. Emily (508)
4. Chloe (469)
5. Mia (460)
6. Olivia (455)
7. Charlotte (431)
8. Sophie (402)
9. Sienna (380)
10. Jessica (371)

It’s interesting that Riley is still definitively male in Australia. Here in the U.S., the name has been more popular for baby girls than for baby boys since the early 2000s.

*According to the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, “parents have 60 days to register the birth of their child, therefore births in December 2007 may not be registered until March 2008.”


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