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TOP 5 Name Trends Uncovered 2016

Posted in Hippo Blue
on May 23, 2016
TOP Australian Kids & Baby Names 2016 (9)

The collection of names was such a wealth of information. What I loved most of all was finding the trends lurking in the names. I believe names are a reflection of our greater society — our values and our beliefs.

Here are a few expected and unexpected trends we uncovered.

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TOP 10 Name Surprises 2016

Posted in Hippo Blue
on May 23, 2016
TOP Australian Kids & Baby Names 2016 (5)

Some names were surprises because they ranked so high, others were surprises because they ranked so low. And it’s only been a few years since I last searched for a name for my child!

I was personally surprised to find some of the names on the top list. I have never come across anyone with some of the top names. Others, I would have thought that they were too old school. Apparently, these traditional names are making a comeback! That’s pretty cool.

Here are the Top 10 Surprised To Find Ranking So High Names, from the Hippo Blue National Name Day event (April – May 2016).

 

Rank Top 10 Surprised To Find So High Names
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Matilda
Ruby
Isla
Archie
Lincoln
Willow
Ivy
Hamish
Eloise
Chelsea

 

On the other hand, I was surprised to see some names so low on the list. I thought some names were classic, perennial favourites (David, anyone?). Others, I have met so many in the last few years, I was so sure they would be in the Top 10. Maybe some of these names have become popular in just the last few years. Given that our count usually includes kids up to 10 years old, it is possible that the names that have become popular in just the last few years rank low (Ava, for example).

Here are the Top 10 Surprised To Find Ranking So Low Names, from the Hippo Blue National Name Day event (April – May 2016).

 

Rank Top 10 Surprised To Find So Low
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Matthew
Nicholas
Daniel
Ava
George
Sophia
Joseph
Andrew
Anna
David

 

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TOP 10 Editor’s Picks (Destination Names) 2016

Posted in Hippo Blue
on May 23, 2016
TOP Australian Kids & Baby Names 2016 (8)

We are adventure people. As such, we adore the names that evoke a destination. It makes us dream of travelling to faraway lands, making new friends, and seeing wonderful sights. We were happy to see so many different places appear on our list.

Here are the Top 10 Destination Names from the Hippo Blue National Name Day event (April – May 2016).

 

Rank TOP 10 EDITOR’S PICKS (DESTINATION NAMES)
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Eden
Savanaah
Adelaide
Orlando
Sierra
Florence
Boston
India
Indianna
Roman

                                                         + Bonus: Jett

TOP 10 Musician Names 2016

Posted in Hippo Blue
on May 23, 2016
TOP Australian Kids & Baby Names 2016 (6)

Who does not love Billie Holiday or Bob Marley? The musical icons continue to rock on in our children’s names. With rock star names like these, kids are almost expected to have a lot of creativity and talent. I can’t imagine a Hendrix growing up boring!

Here are the Top 10 Musician Names from the Hippo Blue National Name Day event (April – May 2016).

 

Rank TOP 10 MUSICIAN NAMES
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Dylan
Marley
Axel
Billie
Miles
Lennox
Hendrix
Jagger
Miley
Ziggy