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This follows on from Top Baby Names from Regional Victoria for 2011 – read that and you’ll understand how this one works.

The Hunter Valley

In the Hunter Valley around the city of Newcastle, the #1 name in the state, William, does not make the Top 4, being used less often than Hamish and Lincoln, who aren’t even Top 50 in the state. In the Hunter, William is actually quite a rare name, being used only a few times per year. On the girls’ list, #6 Charlotte doesn’t get a look in either.

Girls

  1. Mia (5), Olivia (3)
  2. Chloe (1)
  3. Ava (9), Ruby (2)
  4. Sophie (7)
  5. Amelia (10), Emily (12), Isabella (4), Ivy (33), Matilda (18)
  6. Evie (28), Zoe (16), Sienna (8)

Boys

  1. Lucas (2)
  2. Samuel (14), Lachlan (3)
  3. Jack (6), Liam (15), Oliver (5), Thomas (8)
  4. Eli (45), Ethan (4), Flynn (51), Hamish (67), Harrison (26), Noah (7), Riley (20), Xavier (22), Lincoln (82)

Albury-Wondonga

Albury and Wodonga are on the New South Wales-Victoria border, with a foot in either camp. For convenience, I have placed them under New South Wales. The Border Mail recorded birth notices for 321 boys and 340 girls; there were 15 sets of twins.

Girls

  1. Grace (13)
  2. Amelia (1), Charlotte (6), Chloe (2)
  3. Lily (14), Ruby (2)
  4. Ella (11), Georgia (23), Lucy (25), Millie (-), Olivia (3)
  5. Charli (87), Isla (22), Sophie (7)
  6. Addison (51), Ava (9), Hannah (19), Isabel (100), Mia (5), Molly (53), Scarlett (24), Zara (26)

Boys

  1. Charlie (18)
  2. Jack (6)
  3. Benjamin (11)
  4. Jake (28), Lachlan (3), Noah (7)
  5. Jacob (13), Thomas (8), William (1)
  6. Hunter (48), Jackson (40), Joshua (9), Liam (15), Max (17), Patrick (54), Xavier (22)
  7. Campbell (-), Cooper (10), Darcy (-), James (12), Levi (29), Logan (34), Oliver (5), Riley (20)

Cessnock

In the city of Cessnock, within the Hunter Valley, the most popular name for boys is Koby (96), and its variant spellings. Ashton (55) and Noah (7) tied for second place. The most popular girl’s name was Evie (28), and Hannah (19) was the runner-up. The Advertiser recorded 70 birth notices, 35 from each gender.

Wagga Wagga (pictured)

In the city of Wagga Wagga, the state’s central west, Oliver (5) is the most popular boy’s name, and for girls it is Ruby (2).

Popular names for girls include Charlotte (6), Sophie (7) and Zoe (16), and for boys it is Toby (62), Max (17) and Judd (-).