Popular baby names in Queensland (Australia), 2011

There may be about a dozen days left in the year, but that hasn’t stopped Queensland, Australia, from releasing its list of the most popular baby names of 2011:

Boy namesGirl names
1. Cooper
2. William
3. Jack
4. Ethan
5. Oliver
6. Lachlan
7. Noah
8. Riley
9. Samuel
10. Thomas
1. Ruby (see below!)
2. Sophie
3. Isabella
4. Mia
5. Chloe
6. Charlotte
7. Ava
8. Sienna
9. Emily
10. Amelia

Update: The final counts are in, and the top names are actually Sophie and Cooper, not Ruby and Cooper. Ruby was in second place, followed by Chloe, Isabella and Mia. The boys’ top five is correct except for fifth place, which was Lachlan, not Oliver. For the full 2011 list, check out the popular baby names page at the Queensland Government website.

Source: Braithwaite, Candyce. “Ruby shines as popular name.” Courier Mail 20 Dec. 2011.

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