Congratulations! You're having a baby. If you already know the sex of your unborn them I'm sure you've already started playing around with names already. Baby names are definitely not the easiest thing to pick; it’s a colossal task! You want to make sure your kid doesn't end up with a name that’s overly weird, and then you don’t want anything totally plain either. This day in age other parents aren't naming their kids common and boringly names like Jane and Chris. (Sorry in advance to my husband Chris) When parents today are naming their child, they want something fashionable, original, and unique. Just remember if you decide to go the unique route that it's not so far left that you end up regretting your decision and your kid doesn't hate you later down the road.
If you and your partner have bought every book out and have read every single article on baby names, and still haven't landed on a great name maybe you should look for one with some international appeal. In Australia, baby names that are chosen are oftentimes tied to the people and the gorgeous nature of the country. Even names of places are a source of inspiration when it comes to baby names, and why wouldn’t they be, after all, Australian cities and towns have beautiful names. In Australia Aboriginal names are also fairly popular being that there are over 100 Aboriginal dialects in Australia, and for the fact that they are all gorgeous names with wonderful meanings. So as you're trying to pick a name for your soon to be born bundle of joy check out 25 of the best Australian baby names. These Aussie baby names are too cute to not consider!
This international baby name has one if it’s many roots in the continent of Australia. Talia is a small rural town located in South Australia, and it means “near water” in a local Aboriginal language. What a cute name for a baby girl. Talia beach, which stretches 20 kilometers near the town of Elliston offers up beautiful views and rock fishing to visitors. The spelling Thalia is more uniquely Aussie than the other spelling, and over the years has become a rather popular name in the area. Maybe it’s time that the name Talia or Thalia be passed on to the rest of the world.
This name is pronounced ‘eye-loo’ka,’ Iluka is the name of a coastal town in New South Wales and means ‘near the sea’ in the Bndajalong language. Some Australians consider it as the male counterpart to Talia. It’s indeed a fresh alternative to the name Luka. If you’re having a boy and girl twin to make even more fun you could name your babies Iluka and Talia. Cutes, isn’t it? Downright adorable if you have ask me. You can shorten Iluka to Illy and Talia to Taly for a nickname. Now there you go! Two fantastic Aussie baby names.
If you're looking for a baby name that is out of the world and so unique than this Aussie name is the best. This sophisticated name belongs to the Pitjantjatjara (Yea that's a bit hard to pronounce) language. Yes, this Australian name is out of the box, but that's what makes it at an awesome name. Just think about it if you gave your daughter this Aboriginal name you'd be keeping the many languages alive. Maybe this eclectic name could be the new family tradition. It's definitely not your plain Jane or Jenny and will stand out in the crowd but in a good way.
Hunter has been a trendsetting baby name for a few years now. It's a nod to the beautiful Hunter Valley in New South Wales located about 2 hours North outside of Sydney. It's full of wineries, and cute family-owned boutiques. There are hot air balloon rides for those wanting to take in all the beautiful vistas that Hunter Vally has to offer. According to data collected by McCrindle.com.au, it made to the 16th spot as the most popular name for both sexes. When you think about it, the name Hunter is fitting for both your unborn baby girl or boy. Unisex names are so cute! Maybe I'm a little biased because my mother decided to name me Toni. (Ok maybe a lot!)
This baby name is great for a little boy. It's funky and different and is the nickname of a well known Australian man. Barton "Banjo" Paterson was a poet who wrote the lyrics to the song "Waltzing Matilda" which is the unofficial national song of Australia. Banjo, which everyone called and knew him as wrote the poem The Man from Snowy River, that also later was turned into a movie about the poet's life. Banjo is considered to be Australia's first poet, and his image also appears on the (AUD - Australian Dollar) $10 note. Cool right!
If you're into three-letter names, then Tau would totally fit the bill! The Aussie baby boy name is from the language Kaurna and its mean "twilight" or "dusk." This name is also quite similar to the Chinese word Tao, which "means the natural order of the things." It's a great name because it's unique enough that it stands out. However, it's also familiar enough that it won't raise eyebrows, so when you tell everyone what you've decided to name your child, you won't get any crazy stares from anyone. It's a win-win situation, and your kid will have a cool and cute name.
The name of a majestic Blue Mountains town, as well as the surname of one of most Australia’s celebrated writers, Henry Lawson. Lawson has been used as a first name since the 1850s, and yet this name feels right at home with today’s popular baby names. It’s modern but still has such a strong history.
It’s makes for a great baby boy’s name as it’s a less popular alternative for parents who like the look of the name Lawrence but wants something with a slightly cooler feel. Some girls have been the name as well, but I think personally it’s more fitting for a little boy, but I could see how it would be cute. Lacy or Lo would be a great nickname for a little girl named Lawson.
The extra feminine name means "love and affection" in the Wemba-Wemba language of Victoria and New South Wales. Interestingly enough the name Kalima is also used a lot as a baby name in Eastern Europe, particularly in Poland. There it mean's "viburnum," the flowering shrub. It's obvious why it's so popular because it's such a beautiful name for a baby girl. Easy to pronounce as well as it to spell. Can't go wrong when it comes down to those two things. If you're having twin girls, you could name them Kalina and Kalinda. Now, how adorable would that be!
Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia. A beautiful place with an equally beautiful name. With this baby name, you will have a few options when it comes to adorable nicknames like Adell to Addie or Addy. The name is kind of trendy to give a baby an old fashioned name. It's such a sweet name. Adelaide is a lovely name without being crazy loud, and it's unique without being bizarre. That makes for the best combinations of things to have when it comes to naming your baby. It's a great name that will grow with your little girl as she grows from a toddler, to teen and beyond.
Short for Tasmania, Tasman has often been considered a surname but its also suitable for a first name too. When Dutch explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman because one of the first Europeans to discover Australia, he, in turn, gave his name to a sea and to an island. Some parents, over the years, have chosen to honor their homeland by choosing the name, Tasman. It’s such a masculine sounding name. Super cool nicknames to give your baby boy would be Tazzy, Taz, and the Taz Man. A little boy would love this! A great name with some just as great nicknames.
In the Jiwarli language of Western Australia, this name means “barn owl” In many of the aboriginal cultures, the owl is considered to be a symbol of wisdom. What a cool and uncommon name for your baby boy. You can even consider it as a trendy alternative to the name Charlie. Jarli could be a girl’s or a boy’s name. It’s different, but it’s not way out there different. If you say the name over and over a few times it will grow on you. You’ll find yourself actually liking the name, and once you explain the origin of the name to your kid, they’ll end up appreciating it.
Jade is one of the most common gemstones that is associated with Australia. It's used in a lot is in artwork and jewelry making. As far as Aussie baby names go, it's a great pick. Jade is simple and beautiful at the same time. I think one-syllable names are pretty classy, and the name Jade is so regal. You may think that jewel names are not worthy, but Jade is a pretty baby girl name inspired by nature. So if you're into nature, this is a name that's right up your alley. Mick Jagger even named one of his daughter's Jade!
Byron Bay is one of Australia's most magical spots. It's a beachside town located in the southeastern Australian state of New South Wales. On the site Newberry, the name Byron ranks 738th, and even though it's a quintessential Aussie name for a baby, it's still an excellent strong name for your baby. It's classic and distinguished all without sounding like an old man's name. It's a great practical name that could perhaps be passed down to the next generation in your family. It may be a bit hard to land on a nickname, but no need to worry about that. Many of nicknames that are given out to kids have nothing to do with their first names.
This baby name is so adorable. Lue is a small village located in one of the regions of South Wales. It's quite close to familiar names like Louis or Louie and makes for a great alternative to them both. If you don't like it for a first name, it makes for a charming middle name. All in all, you can't go wrong in giving your baby boy the name Lue. It sounds so distinguished and what mom doesn't what a name for their son that's cool yet so notable. Lue for the win!
One of the most popular baby names for an Aussie boy is Jack. For generations, it has continued to dominate the charts when it comes to baby names. Australians are obsessed with the name. It also pays homage to the Union Jack in the Australian flag. Basically, it doesn't get any more Aussie than that, and that's one of the reasons it is such a popular name. Jack is such a firm name for a boy, and even though Jack may sound a bit old-fashioned, it's a great short name that sounds perfect on its own. Here in the United States, it is not as popular, but it really is a name that everyone loves.
Lowanna means "woman" in the Tasmanian dialect and "girl" in the Gumbaynggir language of New South Wales. This name is said to describe an object of exquisite beauty, which of course would be your baby girl when she's born. This delightful name is excellent because it comes with a range of nicknames like Anna, Lowie, and Lo. So adorable! Can't you just image holding baby Lo in your arms and rocking her to sleep?! Everyone in your family will gush over this name. Definitely not a baby name you'll end up regretting down the road.
This name sounds exactly how the English name Warren, but the meanings are very different from one another and Warrin is not an alternative spelling of Warren. Warrin means “winter” or “the cold months” in the aboriginal languages Pitjantjatjaraof Syndey. In English, the name Warren means “parker keeper.” Now, which meaning do you find cooler? I like both versions of the names, but I do like the way the Aussie’s spell this name. Warrin feels familiar, but at the same brings a little something different to the table, and that’s a great quality for a name to have.
This name rightfully deserves all the admiration and popularity it's receiving Down Under. Allira is the language of Arrente people that are from Alice Springs in Australia, and Allira means "niece." Allira is also the variation of the aboriginal word "allirea" which is inspired by the Melbourne area of Victoria, and that means clear crystal quartz. This one name has so many meanings, all wrapped up into one. Who wouldn't love a name that seems to have so much history and depth to it? This name could be handed down for generations to come.
This Aussie name in the Yugambeh language which is native to the Gold Coast in Queensland means “leaf.” In the Murri dialect of southern Queensland, Kirra means “to live.” If you don’t like the way the name is spelled, you can opt for a more modern spelling for this name, and go with Keira or Kiera. The name Kirra is used by quite a few of the Aboriginal Nations near and around the border regions of Queensland and New South Wales. Other meanings of the name from surrounding nations also include “to live,” “beautiful women,” and even boomerang. However, the way you want to spell it and what meaning you want to go with it will be a sweet name for your baby girl.
Monti makes for a great name for your baby boy. The name means “black-necked stork” in an Aboriginal language that is unknown. Some may mistake the name Monti for a nickname to the somewhat stuffy name Montgomery. However, it’s not! Nevertheless, if you name your kid Monti, you’ll have a great story to tell people when you’re correcting them. Amongst Aussie’s, it’s a top name and should be in your top ten of Australian baby names if you’re having a boy. It’s handsome, spunky, and a name that will separate your kid from the rest of the pack. He’ll be the leader of the pack.
Another Aussie name that's valley-inspired or river-inspired if you are from Melbourne. It's a unique choice for you baby girl's name that also pays homage to Game of Thrones. What more could you want in a name! Yarra is an adorable name, and it has a nice ring to it, and everybody will think that it's the greatest name for your newborn. It a beautiful name just like the actual Yarra Valley and River, and is the perfect Aussie name if you're into stunning outdoor scenery and mother nature. You could also leave off an r if you'd like and it the name would be just cute.
Many people may think that Rianna is actually the original spelling of Rihanna, but it isn’t. So remember never be too quick to judge misspelled names. This name means “small caterpillar” in the Palawa language of Tasmania. Does the meaning sound weird to you? Well, in some aboriginal cultures, the butterfly is considered to possess the soul an ailing person. Interesting right? Also, Riana is a little small town in the north-west part of Tasmania. This is a beautiful Aussie name for your baby girl, and you could even go with Reanna if you’re looking to spell the name differently. Little Riri you could call her!
Well known for its deep red color is the Jarrah, which is a famous type of eucalyptus tree commonly found in South Western Australia. What’s interesting about the tree is that the flowers have excellent nectar, which makes them quite popular to bees and results in top-quality honey! The name Jarrah originates from the Noongar word Djarraly. It just sounds like a name that is one with nature, so it makes sense that it’s a type of tree. Doesn’t Jarrah sound so spiritual, so earthy?! It’s a charming and laid-back Assie name for your baby boy. Don’t you love it!
In an unknown dialect, this name means “little girl,” and in the Nyungar language of Western Australia, it is called “butterfly.” How beautiful. Over the years this baby name has become quite familiar thanks to Bindi Irwin, who’s the daughter of late Steve Irwin, and the prickly weeds that are found in the grass in Australia. It’s an adorable name, easy to spell, and with both of its meanings, it’s quite fitting for your baby girl. What more can you ask for in a name! I wonder if Steve Irwin’s daughter, who just turned 21 years old and is engaged will keep the name in the family if she has a baby girl down the road.
Jedda is the name of the first Australian film shot in color starring two Aboriginal actors in the lead roles. The movie shot in 1995 directed by one of the few prominent film-makers in the Australian cinema. The leading actress in the film is Jedda, who was raised by a conservative family gives us her life of privilege when a tribesman seduces her with the lure of the wild and a world of unknown. Jedda is a lovely choice as a modern Aussie name for your baby girl. It ticks the boxes of originality, femininity, and strength all at once!