11 Australian Baby Names You'll Want to Steal

Updated 06/22/19

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.

GIRLS

Acacia

Heritage: Australia’s national floral emblem.

Kylie

Heritage: For one of the country’s most successful singing exports. 

Matilda

Heritage: From the unofficial national anthem, Waltzing Matilda. It means “battle”.

Bluebell

Heritage: The official floral emblem for the ACT.

Bindi

Heritage: Made famous by Steve Irwin’s daughter, Bindi Irwin. 

Dusty

Heritage: Inspired by country music singer, Slim Dusty. 

BOYS

Banjo

Heritage: Short name of Australian bush poet Andrew Barton, AKA Banjo Paterson.

Clancy

Heritage: From one of Banjo Paterson’s most famous poems Clancy of the Overflow.

Ned

Heritage: Inspired by outlaw and bushranger Ned Kelly. 

Shane

Heritage: For one of Australia’s successful cricketers. 

Jarrah

Heritage: A famous type of gum tree. 

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