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When your name peaked in popularity

  • There was a time in living memory when one in every 11 boys born in Victoria was called John.

Compare that with today, when Oliver has been the most popular boys’ name since 2014, but only one in every 67 young boys answers to it.

  • Conal Hanna & Alexander Gluyas
  • The Age

Names have always come and gone out of fashion but nowadays our most common names are far less common than they used to be.

Pered 1aThe reason is an explosion in variety, with multiculturalism and parents’ desire for individuality causing the pool of baby names to widen dramatically.

The trend is…

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