Top baby names of 2017 revealed

Released 22/12/2017

The most popular baby names of the year have been released with Charlotte again taking the honours for the girls and Oliver nudging out reigning popular pick William to take the top spot in 2017, Minister for Regulatory Services Gordon Ramsay announced today.

“Charlotte has made the top 10 names for girls in the ACT since 2003 and has held the title as the most popular for the last three consecutive years.

“Oliver was the favourite boy’s name back in 2010 and has consistently been a top 10 favourite since 2008. William has slipped to second place for the first time since 2013.

“2017 also saw Olivia, Chloe, Sophie, Isla, Ivy, Henry, Samuel, Noah and Charlie enter the top 10,” Minister Ramsay said.

The full list is below:


A child’s birth needs to be registered within 6 months. Registration is compulsory and it’s free.

The hospital or midwife provides parents with a Birth Registration Statement form which needs to be completed and either posted to Access Canberra or lodged in person at an Access Canberra Service Centre.

In 2017 a total of 7,121 (3,465 female 3,656 Male) births were registered through Access Canberra. To see what top 10 baby names were trending in the ACT each year since 1930 and information on how you can register your baby’s birth with Access Canberra visit

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