NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages popular baby names of 2020 revealed – including Amelia

Amelia has knocked out Charlotte to be crowned the most popular girls name for 2020, while Oliver claimed the top spot for the boys for the seventh year in a row.

The New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages revealed the top 10 names for boys and girls of the year after tens of thousands of babies were born across the state.

Old favourite Oliver is still the leading name for boys, followed by Noah and William.

Amelia took out the girls’ top spot ahead of Olivia, while the always strong-performer Charlotte was bumped down to third place after being most favoured for three years running.

Amelia has knocked out Charlotte to be crowned the most popular girls name for 2020, while Oliver claimed the top spot for the boys for the seventh year in a row (stock image)

Amelia has knocked out Charlotte to be crowned the most popular girls name for 2020, while Oliver claimed the top spot for the boys for the seventh year in a row (stock image)

Top boys names  

1. Oliver

2. Noah

3. William

4. Leo

5. Lucas

6. Henry

7. Liam

8. Jack 

9. Thomas

10. James

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Top girls names 

1. Amelia 

2. Olivia

3. Charlotte 

4. Isla

5. Mia

6. Ava 

7. Chloe

8. Grace

9. Sophia

10. Zoe

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The fastest mover in the top 10 for boys over the past decade was Leo – jumping 61 spots up the rankings to reach fourth place in 2020.

Isla has also shot up the charts over the past 10 years, climbing 18 spots in the girls’ list to place fourth.

Zoe broke into the top 10 names for girls, where Ava, Chloe, Grace and Sophia remained unchanged. Lucas, Liam and Henry gained popularity in the boys’ list.

Mia, Jack, Thomas and James stayed in the top 10 lists but moved down the ranks.

The NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages revealed the top 10 names for boys and girls of the year after tens of thousands of babies were born across the state (stock image)

The NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages revealed the top 10 names for boys and girls of the year after tens of thousands of babies were born across the state (stock image)

‘In an unforgettable year, NSW welcomed tens of thousands of babies. I congratulate every family that grew a little bigger,’ attorney general Mark Speakman said. 

Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said choosing a baby name is always a special moment, bringing joy to NSW families in what was a challenging year for most.

‘Whether you opt for a classic favourite or forge a new path with a trend-setter, naming a baby is one of the most important decisions new parents make,’ he said.

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