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In May I compared the popular names Australia shares with the US, and now that the data for England/Wales has come out, I’m going to do the same with them. I think it’s interesting to see not only see how we compare with England/Wales, but to compare our results with the earlier ones for the United States. I used the Top 100 charts drawn up by Elea at British Baby Names.

BOYS

Similar Level of Popularity (within 10 places of each other)

Alexander, Ethan, Henry, Isaac, Jack, Jacob, Jake, James, Jayden, Joshua, Kai, Logan, Luke, Matthew, Max, Michael, Nathan, Oliver, Owen, Riley, Sebastian, Thomas, Tyler, William

More Popular in Australia (11-40 places higher)

Aiden, Bailey, Benjamin, Blake, Caleb, Connor, Elijah, Harrison, Hugo, Liam, Lucas, Mason, Noah, Ryan, Samuel

Much More Popular in Australia (more than 40 places higher)

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More Popular in England/Wales (11-40 places higher)

Adam, Aidan, Alex, Archie, Cameron, Charles, Charlie, Daniel, David, Dylan, Edward, Gabriel, Harry, Leo, Luca, Oscar, Toby, Zachary

Much More Popular in England/Wales (more than 40 places higher)

Callum, George, Joseph, Muhammad

GIRLS

Similar Level of Popularity (within 10 places of each other)

Amelia, Amy, Anna, Ava, Bella, Eliza, Elizabeth, Ella, Emily, Eva, Evelyn, Grace, Heidi, Imogen, Isabella, Isla, Jasmine, Layla, Lilly, Lily, Lucy, Maya, Mia, Olivia, Ruby, Scarlett, Skye, Sophia, Sophie

More Popular in Australia (11-40 places higher)

Abigail, Annabelle, Caitlin, Charlotte, Chloe, Emma, Georgia, Hannah, Matilda, Paige, Rose, Sienna, Summer, Violet, Willow, Zara

Much More Popular in Australia (more than 40 places higher)

Ivy, Maddison, Madison, Sarah, Zoe

More Popular in England/Wales (11-40 places higher)

Alice, Amber, Amelie, Ellie, Evie, Holly, Isabel, Isabelle, Jessica, Leah, Molly, Phoebe, Sofia

Much More Popular in England/Wales (more than 40 places higher)

Lacey, Lola, Poppy

Australia shares 62 boys names with the US, and 61 with England/Wales, which is pretty even. But we share 13 boys names of very similar popularity with the US, and 24 with England/Wales. You can see how hard it is to decide whether our boys names are more “American” or more “English”! Interestingly, we shared more boys names with Wales than with England, so perhaps our boys names are more “Welsh” than anything else.

Australia shares 54 girls names with the US, with 19 of those at a similar level of popularity, and 67 girls names with England/Wales, with 29 of them at a similar level of popularity – in several cases, they had exactly the same popularity ranking. This is a much more clear-cut situation – our girls names are significantly closer to those in England/Wales than to the United States.

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