The top 10 baby names in the ACT for 2016 have been announced, with Canberra parents opting for traditional names like Charlotte, William, Grace and Thomas.
Charlotte topped the list of girl’s names for the second year running, according to Minister for Regulatory Services Gordon Ramsay. Charlotte has appeared in Canberra’s top 10 list for girls each year since 2003.
William, which also topped the list in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2013 and 2014, emerged as the most popular name for boys.
Audrey, Lily and Evelyn were new to the top 10 list for girl names with favourites Amelia, Ava, Zoe and Grace appearing again as top girl’s names for 2016.
Joining William, other popular names re-appearing in the top 10 baby boy names were Lachlan, Jack, Thomas and Oliver.
Canberra’s top 10 names for girls
Canberra’s top 10 names for boys
On average, 18 babies were born each day in Canberra in 2016.