It’s in! The top baby names list for 2017 is here and if it needed a title, we’d go with classic. This year’s list is filled with names that have (and will) stand the test of time, which basically means they’ll never go out of style.
The list was released by Greenslopes Private Hospital in Brisbane, which welcomes an average of 1200 new babes into the world each year. Raechel Frost, the maternity services manager at Greenslopes, noted that a popular trend has continued to be a ‘modern twist’ on traditional names and their spelling. The Force seems to be with plenty of mums and dads this year too, with Raechel crediting Star Wars as the driving force behind the top name for boys.
If you’re heading into baby naming territory, below is the top ten for boys and girls for the year.
Harrison – Star Wars fans are mad for a bit of Harrison Ford.
Henry – Prince Harry is officially a Henry.
Oliver – Goldie Hawn’s son and Kate Hudson’s bro is an Oliver.
William – Another prince.
Liam – Another Star Wars link. Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart’s (AKA Ally McBeal) son is called Liam.
Charlie – More royalty.
Jacob – Music legend Bob Dylan’s son is Jacob.
Thomas – Actor Jack Black has a boy called Thomas.
Archer – Literally means ‘bow’ or ‘bowman’
Ethan – Reality Bites actor and 90’s grunge dream guy, Ethan Hawke.
Olivia – Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder has an Olivia.
Zara – ‘Star’ or ‘Flower’ in Arabic and ‘Princess’ in Russian
Zoe – Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet named their daughter Zoe.
Addison – Addy is super cute for short too
Amelia/Emilia – Real Housewives’ Lisa Rinna has a daughter named Amelia
Charlotte – Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jnr (90’s celeb royalty) have a Charlotte
Matilda – Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams’ little girl is Matilda
Chloe – Means ‘blooming’ and used to represent the Goddess of Fertility
Emily – U.S radio presenter Howard Stern has a daughter named Emily
Aussie singer Nat Bass and Monty talk all about the process of naming their kids in the podcast below. Have a listen and then head here to subscribe to our pod.