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What's in a name

Oliver has once again proven to be Victoria’s most popular boys name, while Charlotte has clinched the top spot for girls.

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria list of top 100 popular baby names for 2021 was released this morning.

In a move unsurprising to parents of any Olivers around the state, the name has now topped the list for boys eight years running, beating out Noah, Jack and Charlie. Over the course of Oliver’s eight-year reign, 4197 babies have received the popular name.

Olivia and Charlotte have been locked in a tussle, battling it out for the coveted number one spot on the girls list for almost a decade. Charlotte took the crown in 2021, nudging ahead of Olivia, Isla, Amelia and Mia.

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