Baby names in ‘true Aussie fashion’
Baby names are becoming "more Aussie", with new research revealing a trend of Australian parents giving newborns shorter names ending with "ie".
In collating data from states about the most popular baby names in 2020, research company McCrindle has found shorter names are on the rise.
In ranking the top 100 baby names from last year, McCrindle noted Jack (third) was far more popular than Jackson (45th).
Archie (25th) narrowly beat out Archer (27th) while Max (23rd) is more popular than Maxwell, which fell out of the Top 100 this year.
For girls, Ella (11th) outranks Isabella (17th) and Isabelle (40th).
"In true Aussie fashion, we are also seeing a trend of shortening names and adding an 'ie' on the end: Rose to Rosie, Savannah to Sadie, Amelia to Millie, Isabella to Billie, Charlotte to Charlie, Elizabeth to Ellie and William to Billy," the McCrindle report read.
The report also noted a botanical theme among names for newborns: Willow (8th), (15th), Lily (22nd), Violet (39th), Poppy (43rd), Daisy (56th), Jasmine (60th), Olive (70th) and Rose (76th).
Names that have jumped over the past decade were also detailed.
Since 2010, Leo has soared 86 spots to sit fifth on the list, while George jumped 45 positions to 33rd.
"This could be attributed to Prince George's birth in 2013, who is third in line to the British throne," the report explained.
Overall, Oliver was the most common boys' name, while states varied between Amelia and Charlotte as the top name for girls.
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