When it comes to choosing a baby name, many of us look towards tradition, popularity and even TV as a source of inspiration, with a lot of influence coming from overseas, particularly America.

 

However, have you ever considered looking down under to Australia - a country where many of us have family and friends?

 

If you have yet to decide on your baby’s name but like the idea of an Aussie-inspired one, why not have a look at the country’s most popular names for 2015, so far!

 

Boys:

 

1. Alexander – meaning defender of man

 

2. Archie – meaning true and bold

 

3. Benjamin – son of the right hand

 

4. Cooper – meaning a barrel maker

 

5. Elijah – the strong Lord

 

6. Ethan – meaning the gift of the island

 

7. Harrison – son of Harry

 

8. Jack – meaning supplanter

 

9. Jackson – God has been gracious

 

10. James – meaning supplanter

 

11. Liam – meaning strong protector

 

12. Lachlan – meaning land of the lochs

 

13. Lucas – meaning luminous, white

 

14. Mason – meaning worker in stone

 

15. Max – meaning greatest

 

16. Noah – meaning comfort

 

17. Oliver – meaning affectionate

 

18. Oscar – meaning divine spear

 

19. Samuel – meaning asked of God

 

20. Thomas – meaning twin

 

Girls:

 

1. Ava – meaning living one

 

2. Charlotte – meaning man or manly

 

3. Chloe – meaning fresh blooming

 

4. Ella – meaning a beautiful fairy

 

5. Grace – meaning God’s favour

 

6. Harper – meaning harpist

 

7. Hannah – meaning favour or grace

 

8. Ivy – meaning faithfulness

 

9. Isabella – meaning devoted to God

 

10. Isla – meaning island

 

11. Lily – meaning pure

 

12. Madison – meaning strong fighter

 

13. Matilda – meaning battle maiden

 

14. Mia – meaning wished for child

 

15. Olivia – meaning peace

 

16. Ruby – birthstone of July

 

17. Sophia – meaning wisdom

 

18. Sienna – meaning orange-red

 

19. Scarlett – meaning red

 

20. Zoe – meaning life

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