It’s a common Australian pastime to proudly flaunt anything (or anyone) that originates from Down Under. But when it comes to monikers for the next generation of babies, there’s often an urge to turn away from Australian shores for, say, Scandi-, Japanese-, or Italian-inspired titles. But that's a shame because there are so many unique and adorable Australian-inspired names.
Speaking of unique, according to research, the more common the name is the more often parents suffer from name regret. So whether you find inspiration in the rockstars of the retro-era or are after more classic options, these quintessentially Australian names are definitely worth adding to your shortlist.
Heritage: Australia’s national floral emblem.
Heritage: For one of the country’s most successful singing exports.
Heritage: From the unofficial national anthem, Waltzing Matilda. It means “battle”.
Heritage: The official floral emblem for the ACT.
Heritage: Made famous by Steve Irwin’s daughter, Bindi Irwin.
Heritage: Inspired by country music singer, Slim Dusty.
Heritage: Short name of Australian bush poet Andrew Barton, AKA Banjo Paterson.
Heritage: From one of Banjo Paterson’s most famous poems Clancy of the Overflow.
Heritage: Inspired by outlaw and bushranger Ned Kelly.
Heritage: For one of Australia’s successful cricketers.
Heritage: A famous type of gum tree.