2009 top 10 girls' names in 4 largest pop. Australian states

New South [name]Wales[/name]:
[name]Isabella[/name]
[name]Chloe[/name]
[name]Charlotte[/name]
[name]Mia[/name]
[name]Olivia[/name]
[name]Emily[/name]
[name]Ella[/name]
[name]Sienna[/name]
[name]Sophie[/name]
[name]Amelia[/name]
http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/lifematters/its-goodbye-mia-and-jack-hello-isabella-and-william-20100102-lmiu.html

[name]Victoria[/name]:
[name]Olivia[/name]
[name]Mia[/name]
[name]Chloe[/name]
[name]Ruby[/name]
[name]Isabella[/name]
[name]Charlotte[/name]
[name]Ella[/name]
[name]Emily[/name]
[name]Lily[/name]
[name]Ava[/name]
http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/lifematters/olivia-and-william-top-the-list-of-baby-names-in-victoria-20100104-lp9j.html

Queensland:
[name]Chloe[/name]
[name]Mia[/name]
[name]Isabella[/name]
[name]Emily[/name]
[name]Charlotte[/name]
[name]Ella[/name]
[name]Sophie[/name]
[name]Olivia[/name]
[name]Lily[/name]
[name]Ruby[/name]
http://www.qt.com.au/story/2010/01/06/new-parents-go-crazy-for-cooper-and-chloe/

Western Australia:
[name]Mia[/name]
[name]Olivia[/name]
[name]Ella[/name]
[name]Isabella[/name]
[name]Sophie[/name]
[name]Chloe[/name]
[name]Emily[/name]
[name]Charlotte[/name]
[name]Sienna[/name]
[name]Ruby[/name]
http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/B/baby_names.aspx?uid=3567-3271-6395-2649

Other girls’ names appearing in the top 10 of the remaining 4 states and territories: [name]Ava[/name], [name]Grace[/name], [name]Lucy[/name], [name]Matilda[/name], [name]Emma[/name], [name]Zoe[/name]

Australian baby name stats are always given by each individual state or territory (with the exception of Tasmania which doesn’t publish baby name data), with no official government stats for the entire country.

However, an Australian research firm has been compiling nationwide top names and published a very interesting whitepaper on popular names and naming trends, [name]Baby[/name] Names Australia 2008, and has also issued a “snapshot” report for [name]Baby[/name] Names Australia 2009. If they do a report for 2010, it would include the top 10 names for the entire country in 2009.
http://www.mccrindle.com.au/resources.htm

I had no idea that [name]Sienna[/name] was so popular!

I was very happy to see that there are no ‘bad names’ on these lists (I define badnames as incorrectly spelt, such as [name]Mikayla[/name], or boys’-names-for-girls, such as [name]Madison[/name]) :slight_smile:

What a great list of names! I like most of them.

So happy to see this list. [name]Love[/name] so many of them, I would have a brood of kids all with their names in the top ten!

PS(If I were [name]Chloe[/name]'s mother I would name her sibling [name]Sophie[/name].)

Has your daughter decided on a name for [name]Chloe[/name]'s little sister? I agree that [name]Sophie[/name] goes well with [name]Chloe[/name] – both Greek origin, sound nice together. [name]Phoebe[/name] is another name I like with [name]Chloe[/name] – again both Greek origin and sound well together. If you look up [name]Chloe[/name] in the [name]London[/name] Telegraph birth announcements (first setting “date from” to [name]Jan[/name]. 1, 2004), you can see what names other families have used for sisters of [name]Chloe[/name].
http://announcements.telegraph.co.uk/births/default.aspx

I did this when [name]Chloe[/name] was being considered for a baby in my family. Interesting… And one of the reasons I’ve liked [name]Chloe[/name] so much is because of it’s similarity to [name]Sophie[/name], the name of my 14-year-old granddaughter. I love the name [name]Sophie[/name]!

Has your daughter decided on a name for [name]Chloe[/name]'s little sister? I agree that [name]Sophie[/name] goes well with [name]Chloe[/name] – both Greek origin, sound nice together. [name]Phoebe[/name] is another name I like with [name]Chloe[/name] –
http://announcements.telegraph.co.uk/births/default.aspx

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[name]Hi[/name] [name]Ellen[/name],

My daughter hasn’t settled on a girl’s name yet, despite copious lists from her well intentioned mother. They are getting a list together and the girl’s names are easier for them than the boy’s ones.

I agree with you [name]Sophie[/name] and [name]Phoebe[/name] work really well with [name]Chloe[/name]. My daughter may post a poll when she has a final list. I am hoping so as it will be interesting to see what others think.

Thanks so much for the link I will look it up, it can be such a help to see what others have paired together.

rollo

The names vary a little in each state but the name I love out of all of them is [name]Charlotte[/name].