Still “Terra Australis Incognita” for many people, this beautiful place has to offer an exciting mixture of Anglo-Celtic and Indigenous blend, that provides inspiration for the name of your precious baby.
It is said that the first known Europeans to choose an Aboriginal name for their baby, were the chaplain and his wife from the First Fleet. The couple, fascinated by the local languages, named their daughter Milbah.
In 2014, Oliver was the masculine name that topped in all six states in the country.
Olivia was the most loved girls’ name in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. Charlotte, Emily and Amelia topped the other states.
There were 700 different languages and dialects spoken in Australia in the 18th century. Today there are 150 still in use by the Aboriginals.
Whether you are looking for a serious, familiar, solid-sounding name, or a unique, rare, ethnic moniker, Down Under provides all of these inspirations and even more.
Australian baby names for boys