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Unfortunately I did not have access to the Queensland Top 100 last year, so I can only look at trends relating to the Top 30. If I had better data for 2011, I’m sure this would be more interesting and accurate.

Biggest Movers Up

  1. Isla +13
  2. Evie +7 at least
  3. Ivy +6 at least
  4. Charlotte +6
  5. Ava +4
  6. Eva +3 at least

Up Slightly

Amelia, Matilda, Abigail, Hannah, Maddison, Olivia

Isla appears to be the big winner in Queensland, and there is a remarkable similarity in sounds between the biggest risers. Isla, Evie, Ivy, Ava and Eva … all simple names that start and end in vowel sounds, and a V in the middle doesn’t hurt at all (this is another state where Ivy was one of the top movers for girls). However, Charlotte rose six places to take the #1 spot, which she also has in Western Australia.

Biggest Movers Down

  1. Georgia -15
  2. Isabelle -7
  3. Jessica -7
  4. Madison -7
  5. Sienna -5
  6. Emma -4
  7. Isabella -4

Down Slightly

Chelsea, Savannah, Chloe, Emily, Lilly, Lucy, Mia, Ruby, Sophie, Summer, Zoe

Only one name dropped more than ten places: Georgia has left the Top 30. She’s been consistently popular for decades, but now seems to be struggling.

No Change in Position

  • Ella #11
  • Grace #12
  • Lily #14
  • Sophia #15

New to the Top 30

  • Evie #2
  • Ivy #26
  • Eva #29

Gone from the Top 31

  • Georgia #19
  • Isabelle #30
  • Jessica #31