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According to the Queensland Government, the most popular baby names in the Australian state in 2019 were Olivia and Oliver.
Here are Queensland’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2019:
- Olivia, 313 baby girls
- Charlotte, 312
- Amelia, 305
- Willow, 293
- Ava, 286
- Isla, 279
- Mia, 261
- Harper, 241
- Grace, 231
- Matilda, 219
- Oliver, 537 baby boys
- William, 393
- Noah, 383
- Jack, 331
- Henry, 291
- Leo, 289
- Thomas, 285
- Hudson, 270
- Elijah, 268
- Harrison, 265
In the girls’ top 10, Matilda replaces Evelyn.
In the boys’ top 10, Hudson and Elijah replace Archer and Theodore.
In 2018, the top two names were Charlotte and Oliver.
Sources: Top 100 Baby Names – Queensland Government, Queensland’s top baby names for 2019 revealed
According to the Yukon Bureau of Statistics, the most popular baby names in Yukon in 2019 were Ava/Isla/Livia/Quinn (4-way tie) and Henry.
Here are all the baby names bestowed two or more times in Yukon last year:
In 2018, the top names in Yukon were Amber/Grace (2-way tie) and Thomas.
In 1990s and early 2000s, the top names in Yukon included Emily, Samantha, Alexander and James.
Source: Oh, Henry! Here are the most popular baby names in Yukon in 2019
According to New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs, the most popular baby names in the country in 2019 were Amelia and Oliver.
Here are New Zealand’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2019:
- Amelia, 255 baby girls
- Charlotte, 248
- Isla, 232
- Olivia, 225
- Ruby, 206
- Sophie, 190
- Harper, 188
- Mila, 187
- Willow, 186
- Ava, 185
- Oliver, 335 baby boys
- Noah, 297
- Leo, 257
- Jack, 251
- Lucas, 247
- George, 232
- James, 210 (tie)
- William, 210 (tie)
- Thomas, 202
- Charlie, 192
In the girls’ top 10, Ruby, Sophie, Mila and Willow replace Ella, Isabella, Emily and Mia.
In the boys’ top 10, Thomas and Charlie replace Hunter and Mason.
In 2018, the top names were Charlotte and Oliver.
Finally, the top Maori baby names in New Zealand were Mia, Aria and Maia for girls and Nikau (after the nikau palm tree), Mikaere, and Ari for boys.
Sources: Top Baby Names in New Zealand, New Zealand’s most popular baby names for 2019
I put together a long list of unusual name combinations a few years back, and one of my favorite names from that list was “Vice President.” It’s just so curious. (Why add the “Vice”? Why not just “President“?)
Turns out, though, that “Vice President” may not have been the boy’s legal name after all.
According to the 1920 U.S. Census, Vice President Evans was born circa 1918 in South Carolina to parents Joseph and Pearla. But I found a similar family on the 1930 Census, and the equivalent child in that family was named “Thomas.”
So my best guess at this point is that “Vice President” was a fake name the parents gave the enumerator — maybe to imply that the toddler was 2nd-in-command after his father? Who knows. Regardless, the name still makes me smile.