Trending baby names seem to come and go as quick as the new iPhone release! It can be difficult to trying to decided if you should name your newborn something trendy or more traditional that will fit most generations in the years ahead.

Here at the Little Poppet Store we have compiled a list of trend setting names that will still be current many years from today. Below we have detailed the top 8 trending baby boy and girl names to fit your growing family. 

Our handy tip is to try each name a few weeks before the baby arrives and see what feels comfortable for you. On the big day or within a short period thereafter the new name will just flow of the tongue.

Top 8 Trending Australian Girl Names

TOP-8-TRENDING-GIRL-NAMES

1. WILLOW

The name Willow means "willow tree" and "freedom." Willow trees are associated with grace and elegance, giving meaning to the word "willowy." It was derived from the Old English word welig, meaning “willow.”

ORIGIN
English

2. HAZEL

Hazel is a girls name drawn from the inspiration of the tree or the color. It became a popular name in English-speaking countries during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, along with other names of plants or trees used for girls.

ORIGIN
Germanic

3. VIOLET

Commonly used for girls it represents purple (and other violet) flowers. Violet is derived from "viola," which means purple in Latin.

ORIGIN
Latin

4. FLORENCE

Florence is a feminine name. It is derived from the French version of (Saint) Florentia, a Roman martyr under Diocletian. The Latin meaning means "blossoming" "I blossom / I flower / I flourish".

ORIGIN
Latin / French

5. ARIA

Aria means "song" or "melody" in Italian. Its literal translation is "air," and it is a musical term that refers to an elaborate vocal solo usually found within a larger piece of music, generally an opera.

ORIGIN
Italian / Hebrew

6. IVY

It is derived from the ivy plant, which in Old English was ifig. An ivy wreath was presented to couples as a sign of fidelity in Ancient Greek. The name Ivy is of English and Latin origin and means "vine."

ORIGIN
English / Latin

7. ELSIE

A short form of Elspeth, which is a Scottish form of Elizabeth, which comes from the Hebrew Elisheba, meaning "God is my oath".

ORIGIN
Scottish

8. AUDREY

From an Old English girls' name meaning "noble strength." There are a lot of well-known Audreys: actresses Audrey Hepburn and Audrey Tautou.

ORIGIN
English

TOP-8-TRENDING-BOY-NAMES

1. LEO

Leo the Lion, stemming from the Latin word for lion, the name Leo dates back centuries. In German, it has its own translation, serving as a short version of Leon or Leopold most often and meaning "brave people" or "lion-hearted.

ORIGIN
Latin

2. THEODORE

'The Gift of God' Theodore is a masculine given name. It is an Ancient Greek name.

ORIGIN
Greek

3. HUDSON

Hudson was the name originally used as a surname before becoming a popular choice for first names. The name Hudson is of English origin and means "Hugh's son" or "son of Hud".

ORIGIN
English

4. ARCHER

Archer is: Bow, a bowman. Derived from a surname of Latin origin borne by skilled Middle Ages archers. It has been used occasionally as a first name since the 19th century. 

ORIGIN
English

5. HUGO

Hugo was once a surname and now a masculine given name of Germanic origin Hugo, meaning "mind".

ORIGIN
Germanic

6. ARLO

Arlo is derived from Old English or Anglo-Saxon meaning "rock hill" or "fortified hill." Typically a boys name and one of the most popular.

ORIGIN
Irish / English 

7. HARVEY

Harvey is an old English and old French origin, and the meaning of Harvey is "eager for battle; strong and worthy" a great boys name.

ORIGIN
English / French

8. ELIJAH

Elijah's name means “Yahweh is my God” and is spelled Elias in some versions of the Bible. Elijah is also spelled Elias or Elia, Hebrew Eliyyahu. 

ORIGIN
Hebrew

This article was inspired by the Baby Names Australia Report 2021 by Ashley Fell and Mark McCrindle is used by permission McCrindle Research’.  

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