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Like last year, this is a list of names I most commonly saw in birth notices and newspaper stories during 2014, and the numbers are not an absolute tally of sightings of each name but how many times I saw a particular name in a single week. (So for a name to get a tally of 4, I would have seen two examples within the same week, twice in the year).

It doesn’t take variant spellings into account, but lumps together all names that sound alike – even when they are actually separate names, like Amelia and Emilia. I have indicated the most common spellings of each name, although in practice spelling variations could be numerous for almost any name.

Some of the new names on the list were Jasmine, Millie, Daisy, Ariana, and Asha/Asher for girls, while new boys included Jayden, Harvey, John, Cameron, and Jett.

Some girls names already on the list which went up a significant amount were Violet, Aria, Evelyn, April, and Zara, while the girls names that went down the most were Stella, Mikayla, Jessica, Marley, and Hayley. High rising boys included Matthew, Michael, Kayden/Caden, Rhys, and George, while boys names which fell the most were Joshua, Braxton, Jacob, Riley, and Lincoln.

It will be interesting to see which of these follow national trends, and which ones are purely local in nature.

GIRLS

  1. Amelia/Emilia 68
  2. Charlotte 68
  3. Ruby 60
  4. Sophie 58
  5. Olivia 57
  6. Chloe 54
  7. Emily 49
  8. Lily/Lilly 49
  9. Lucy 49
  10. Mia 47
  11. Matilda 46
  12. Ava 44
  13. Isabella 40
  14. Isla 39
  15. Evie 37
  16. Ivy 37
  17. Grace 36
  18. Madison/Maddison 36
  19. Ella 33
  20. Isabelle/Isabel/Isobel 33
  21. Zoe 33
  22. Sophia/Sofia 31
  23. Lila 27
  24. Zara 25
  25. Abigail 23
  26. Georgia 22
  27. Willow 21
  28. Annabelle/Annabel 20
  29. Layla 20
  30. Evelyn 19
  31. Mackenzie 19
  32. Scarlett 19
  33. Emma 18
  34. Sienna 18
  35. Harper 17
  36. Imogen 17
  37. Violet 17
  38. Madeline/Madeleine 16
  39. Poppy 15
  40. Charli/Charlie 14
  41. Addison 13
  42. Hannah 13
  43. Aria 12
  44. Eliza 12
  45. Eloise 12
  46. Elsie 12
  47. Indiana 12
  48. Savannah 12
  49. Holly 11
  50. Alexis 10
  51. Jasmine 10
  52. Pippa 10
  53. Alice 9
  54. Maya 9
  55. Summer 9
  56. Aaliyah 8
  57. April 8
  58. Lola 8
  59. Millie 8
  60. Molly 8
  61. Peyton 8
  62. Alyssa 7
  63. Chelsea 7
  64. Daisy 7
  65. Eden 7
  66. Indie/Indi 7
  67. Abby/Abbie/Abbey 6
  68. Ariana 6
  69. Asha/Asher 6
  70. Audrey 6
  71. Bella 6
  72. Caitlin 6
  73. Eleanor 6
  74. Ellie 6
  75. Gemma 6
  76. Hayley 6
  77. Indigo 6
  78. Leah 6
  79. Maggie 6
  80. Mikayla 6
  81. Piper 6
  82. Sarah 6
  83. Jessica 5
  84. Stella 5
  85. Alana 4
  86. Alicia 4
  87. Allira 4
  88. Amelie 4
  89. Bailey 4
  90. Ebony 4
  91. Elise 4
  92. Esther 4
  93. Frankie 4
  94. Harriet 4
  95. Kate 4
  96. Keira 4
  97. Lacey 4
  98. Laura 4
  99. Maddie 4
  100. Marley 4
BOYS

  1. Jack 122
  2. William 104
  3. Oliver 88
  4. Thomas 63
  5. Lachlan 62
  6. Noah 55
  7. James 54
  8. Jackson/Jaxon 50
  9. Harry 48
  10. Henry 48
  11. Liam 43
  12. Charlie 41
  13. Archie 39
  14. Max 38
  15. Cooper 37
  16. Harrison 34
  17. Mason 33
  18. Nate 33
  19. Lucas 29
  20. Samuel 29
  21. Alexander 27
  22. Angus 27
  23. Oscar 26
  24. Isaac 25
  25. Patrick 24
  26. Louis/Lewis 23
  27. Benjamin 22
  28. George 22
  29. Xavier 21
  30. Ethan 20
  31. Flynn 20
  32. Hudson 20
  33. Levi 20
  34. Hunter 19
  35. Aidan/Aiden 18
  36. Edward 18
  37. Ryan 17
  38. Benjamin 16
  39. Kayden/Caden 16
  40. Logan 16
  41. Archer 15
  42. Finn 15
  43. Hamish 15
  44. Spencer 15
  45. Chase 14
  46. Hugo 13
  47. Koby/Kobe 12
  48. Mitchell 12
  49. Riley 12
  50. Matthew 11
  51. Ryder 11
  52. Tyler 11
  53. Daniel 10
  54. Elijah 10
  55. Jacob 10
  56. Jayden 10
  57. Michael 10
  58. Zac 10
  59. Jake 9
  60. Rhys 9
  61. Ashton 8
  62. Harvey 8
  63. Leo 8
  64. Toby 8
  65. John 7
  66. Kai 7
  67. Austin 6
  68. Beau 6
  69. Blake 6
  70. Callum 6
  71. Cameron 6
  72. Eli 6
  73. Jett 6
  74. Joshua 6
  75. Lincoln 6
  76. Luca 6
  77. Nash 6
  78. Nicholas 6
  79. Owen 6
  80. Sebastian 6
  81. Xander/Zander 6
  82. Zane 6
  83. Brody/Brodie 5
  84. David 5
  85. Fletcher 5
  86. Harley 5
  87. Ollie 5
  88. Alfie 4
  89. Asher 4
  90. Bentley 4
  91. Billy 4
  92. Braxton 4
  93. Dominic 4
  94. Gus 4
  95. Hayden 4
  96. Hugh 4
  97. Jason 4
  98. Joseph 4
  99. Luke 4
  100. Phoenix 4
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