The baby names that will soon dominate primary school roll-calls

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Get ready to hear these names a whole lot more in NSW primary schools.

NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages has identified the top 100 baby names for boy and girls used in 2017.

According to the results, Oliver is the most common name for boys after taking top spot for the fourth year in a row last year with William coming in at second place. 

In keeping in line with royal fever Charlotte was the most used name for girls followed closely by Olivia.

BDM Registrar Amanda Ianna said: ‘We are seeing little change in the most popular names, but there definitely seems to be a Royal flavour in the air’. 

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See the top 20 names that dominated in 2017 according to the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages below:


  1. Oliver
  2. William
  3. Noah
  4. Jack
  5. James
  6. Thomas
  7. Henry
  8. Lucas
  9. Ethan
  10. Alexander
  11. Liam
  12. Lachlan
  13. Harrison
  14. Isaac
  15. Leo
  16. Samuel
  17. Hunter
  18. Jacob
  19. Mason
  20. Charlie


  1. Charlotte
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava
  4. Amelia
  5. Mia
  6. Isla
  7. Chloe
  8. Grace
  9. Ella
  10. Zoe
  11. Isabella
  12. Harper
  13. Sophie
  14. Emily
  15. Sophia
  16. Ruby
  17. Evelyn
  18. Ivy
  19. Evie
  20. Sienna

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