GIRLS NAME TRENDS
Biggest Risers: Bella (+39), Annabel (+37), Stella (+36), Hayley (+31), Samantha (+21)
Biggest Fallers: Jasmine (-71), Maddison (-59), Claire (-46), Harriet (-44), Sofia (-40)
New: Aaliyah, Abby, Adele, Alana, Allegra, Alyssa, Annika, Arabella, Ariana, Asha, Asher, Ashley, Charli, Eden, Elise, Harper, Josephine, Leah, Leila, Madeline, Milla, Naomi, Natalie, Neve, Penelope, Skye, Summer, Victoria, Violet
Comments: -bel and -ella names doing well. Lots of new names starting with A. Naomi and Penelope back on the list after being requested as featured names on WMTM – are our blog readers in tune with zeitgeist?
BOYS NAME TRENDS
Biggest Risers: Finn (+46), Hugo (+42), Edward (+38), Ashton and Hunter (+32)
Biggest Fallers: Andrew (-52), Jasper (-50), Marcus (-49), Luke (-48), Charles (-46)
New: Aidan, Aiden, Arlo, Austin, Beau, Billy, Bryaden, Brock, Callum, Dominic, Fergus, Felix, Finlay, Heath, Hugh, Jett, John, Lincoln, Mitchell, Rory, Ryder
Comment: Celtic names seem all the rage, with Finn the biggest riser, joined by new names Finlay, Fergus, Callum, and Aidan. Bella and Edward both high risers – is someone having a laugh? (But Jasper fell …) Fun royal-watching fact: George, Louis, and Alexander all rose in popularity.
NOTE: Because of its small population size, the Australian Capital Territory’s top names are its complete name data. For the same reason, its charts are highly volatile.