Celebrity Baby Names in 2011
Celebrity Baby Names in 2011

McCrindle Research have provided Practical Parenting with Australia's top baby names at the end of 2011. They are...

Most Popular Boys Names 2011Most Popular Girls Names 2011
1. William1. Lilly/Lily
2. Jack2. Ruby/Rubi
3. Ethan3. Chloe
4. Oliver4. Mia
5. Lucas5. Olivia
6. Noah6. Isabella
7. Lachlan7. Charlotte
8. Cooper8. Sophie
9. Thomas9. Sienna
10. James10. Ella

View the full Top 100 Baby Names in Australia 2011 list.

According to baby name website nameberry.com, 'adjective' names will be popular in 2012, and in the coming months, we can expect to see a spate of babies with monikers like Noble, Brave, Strong, Loyal and Loving, perhaps a reflection of the personality traits parents wish for their protégés.

Also trending strongly are so-called ‘hero’ names, names which convey strength and masculinity. Actress Alicia Silverstone is an early trend-setter, naming her son ‘Bear Blu’, as are Erykah Badu with baby ‘Puma’ and even a ‘Bandit’ for My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way.

Other trends identified by nameberry.com include Western-themed names (think Colt, Wyatt and Maverick), names beginning with ‘A’, names beginning with ‘M’, vintage-inspired names ending in ‘ie’ (think Elsie and Maisie), and one-syllable ‘connective tissue’ middle names.

Gallery: Celebrity Baby Names of 2011

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