FBNAMES.COM – Find out the most frequently used baby names in New South Wales (NSW) Australia for 2012. Several names for boys and girls have remained in the Top 100 over the past few years.

Brief info: NSW is a state of Australia, was founded in 1788 and located in the east of the country. The estimated population of New South Wales at the end of June 2010 was 7.24 million people. The most populous places are Sydney with 63%, followed by Newcastle, Wollongong, Maitland and Wagga Wagga.

Rank Boy Names Babies Girl Names Babies
1 William 641 Chloe 606
2 Lucas 594 Ruby 595
3 Lachlan 579 Olivia 557
4 Ethan 558 Isabella 548
5 Oliver 549 Mia 528

TOP 5 NAMES FOR BOYS:

#1 WILLIAM

This name is of German origin that mean "protection; will, helmet." Nicknames for William include: Will, Bill, and Billiam. William is the perfect one whose charismastic, charming, handsome, respectful and gentleman of high quality. The popular and successful people have been named William: Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, William McKinley; and William Shakespeare.
Popularity in the United States (#3), Denmark (#1), Norway (#2) and Sweden (#1).

#2 LUCAS

It’s variant name of "Luke" which meant "from Lucania – a region in Italy." Lucas is a very popular first name for boys and also a common last name for people. Lucas is a fabulous name for a boy that hopely is smart, cool, sweet, kind, attractive and handsome. He could bring light to family and love to everyone.
Popularity Lucas as a baby boy name in the United States is ranked #39, and Ireland (#9).

#3 LACHLAN

It’s a Scottish nickname for a man who was from Norway. It’s meant "the land of the lake " in Scotland. A boy named Lachlan would be hoped as cute, incredibly wise and intelligent. Famous men: Lachlan David Turner (rugby union player) and Lachlan Renshaw (athlete).
Lachlan is not a popular first name for a baby boy so far based on 2011 U.S.A Census.

#4 ETHAN

Ethan is originated from Hebrew which mean "firmness, long-lived". Ethan is a name for a man whose athletic and strong, but kind and gentle, hard working and very respectful. Great Australians: Nathan Parsons (actor) and Ethan Cook (rugby player).
Popularity in the United States (#7), Canada (#3), France (#8), Northern Ireland (#7) and Scotland (#5) based on 2011 census.

#5 OLIVER

Oliver is of Latin origin that mean "olive tree" which is a symbol of fruitfulness, beauty, and dignity in Biblical. It is an amazing boy name with an incredible personality, very easy to get along with, tall and wise, intense, diligent, sweet, awesome, and anything cool! Famous people: Oliver Stone (film director) and Oliver Platt (actor).
Popularity: U.S (#78), England (#1), Denmark (#9), Norway (#5), and Sweden (#6).

TOP 5 NAMES FOR GIRLS

#1 CHLOE

It’s a feminine name which means "green shoot" in Greek. Someone named Chloe is tend to be very humorous, amazing, intelligent, lovely, witty, sensual and everyone really enjoyed to be around her. Famous ones: Chloe Webb (actress), Chloe Sevigny (actress), Chloe Maxwell (television presenter) and Chloe Hooper (Australian author).
Popularity in the world: America (#10), England (#8), Canada (#7), and Scotland (#9).

#2 RUBY

It’s a girl’s name of English origin that mean "the red gemstone". It is the birthstone of July, first used in the 1870s. A girl named Ruby is tend to be mysterious, outgoing, lively, loyal, intelligent, beautiful on the inside as well as the out. Top people: Ruby Keeler (dancer), Ruby Charlotte Margaret Hunter (singer and songwriter) and Ruby Lindsay (Australian illustrator and painter).
Popularity: United States (#109), England/Wales (#7), Ireland (#23), and Scotland (#27).

#3 OLIVIA

Olivia is a popular first name which means "olive tree" in Latin. It’s a feminine form of Oliver that has been used in the English-speaking land since the 18th century. A kid named Olivia is hopely: charming, gorgeous, smart, funny, talented, fabulous, and wonderful hearted. Great women: Olivia Rogowska (tennis player), Olivia Thompson (basketball player) and Olivia Newton-John (Australian pop singer/actress).
Popularity: U.S (#4), UK (#1), Canada (#1), Northern Ireland (#5) and Scotland (#4).

#4 ISABELLA

The meaning of Isabella is "God’s promise; God is my oath" in Hebrew. A girl named Isabella might be the one who is smart, amazing, energetic, styling, rocking, funny, and a gorgeous girl. Notable and successful people: Isabella of Castile (queen), Isabella Holland (tennis player), Isabella Dunwill (actress) and Isabella Heathcote is an Australian actress.
Popularity: United States (#2), UK (#12), Canada (#8), Denmark (#1), and Sweden (#33).

#5 MIA

Mia is a short form of Maria which means "star of the sea" in Latin. Mia also means "Mine" in Italian. For American, it’s an abbrevaion of Miami International Airport or Missing in Action. Well-known Australians: Mia Dyson (singer, songwriter, and guitarist), Mia Jane Davies (politician) and Mia Santoromito (water polo player).
Popularity name in the world: United States (#9), England/Wales (#13), Austria (#17), Croatia (#7), Ireland (#20), Norway (#10), Scotland (#14) and Slovenia (#25).

The table below show the number of NSW babies registered with the most popular names.

Rank Boy Names Babies Girl Names Babies
1 William 641 Chloe 606
2 Lucas 594 Ruby 595
3 Lachlan 579 Olivia 557
4 Ethan 558 Isabella 548
5 Oliver 549 Mia 528
6 Jack 547 Charlotte 516
7 Noah 529 Sophie 508
8 Thomas 518 Sienna 489
9 Joshua 504 Ava 488
10 Cooper 499 Amelia 484
11 Benjamin 472 Ella 471
12 James 471 Emily 469
13 Jacob 466 Grace 410
14 Samuel 460 Lily 410
15 Liam 449 Sophia 368
16 Alexander 406 Zoe 330
17 Max 383 Emma 268
18 Charlie 382 Matilda 256
19 Isaac 359 Hannah 253
20 Riley 354 Jessica 242
21 Jayden 344 Eva 240
22 Xavier 331 Isla 228
23 Ryan 326 Georgia 226
24 Daniel 316 Scarlett 226
25 Tyler 288 Lucy 226
26 Harrison 287 Zara 218
27 Mason 281 Abigail 213
28 Jake 269 Evie 203
29 Levi 264 Jasmine 196
30 Harry 264 Isabelle 192
31 Oscar 264 Sarah 190
32 Matthew 259 Sofia 188
33 Luke 255 Ivy 187
34 Logan 252 Lilly 178
35 Michael 248 Maddison 177
36 Nicholas 246 Layla 171
37 Aiden 233 Chelsea 167
38 Sebastian 230 Maya 166
39 Henry 323 Madison 166
40 Jackson 317 Summer 165
41 Dylan 214 Alexis 164
42 Hayden 209 Holly 160
43 Joseph 201 Savannah 157
44 Elijah 198 Elizabeth 152
45 Eli 193 Imogen 145
46 Blake 192 Annabelle 144
47 Archie 188 Lara 140
48 Hunter 188 Alice 133
49 Adam 186 Hayley 132
50 Beau 182 Bella 132
51 Flynn 180 Addison 131
52 Connor 177 Audrey 128
53 Zachary 176 Molly 127
54 Patrick 176 Stella 124
55 Ashton 170 Alyssa 121
56 Christian 169 Willow 121
57 George 166 Harper 117
58 Finn 163 Ellie 114
59 Nathan 160 Anna 114
60 Nate 157 Natalie 114
61 Angus 156 Phoebe 109
62 Toby 154 Lillian 108
63 Jordan 150 Claire 105
64 Bailey 149 Gabriella 104
65 Leo 148 Rose 99
66 Anthony 146 Mikayla 99
67 Hamish 145 Paige 98
68 Edward 143 Piper 98
69 Caleb 143 Evelyn 98
70 Andrew 143 Madeleine 97
71 Ali 142 Jade 95
72 Marcus 141 Mila 95
73 Charles 140 Violet 95
74 Cameron 138 Samantha 94
75 Callum 138 Victoria 93
76 Zac 137 Eliza 93
77 John 134 Aaliyah 92
78 David 134 Poppy 91
79 Luca 132 Indiana 90
80 Mitchell 132 Leah 88
81 Kai 131 Tahila 88
82 Lincoln 126 Mackenzie 87
83 Aidan 125 Erin 86
84 Christopher 124 Milla 85
85 Chase 121 Caitlin 84
86 Dominic 121 Amelie 84
87 Austin 119 Charli 83
88 Jonathan 117 Alana 82
89 Owen 117 Lola 82
90 Hugo 114 Ashley 80
91 Aaron 113 Kayla 80
92 Alex 112 Angelina 79
93 Ryder 110 Charlie 79
94 Jett 107 Madeline 78
95 Felix 105 Eden 78
96 Koby 105 Eloise 78
97 Jaxon 105 Alexandra 78
98 Gabriel 105 Amber 78
99 Jasper 105 Eve 77
100 Braxton 104 Isabel 77

Source of Top 100 baby names in NSW Australia: http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au