What’s in a name? Naughtiest, nicest, happiest and most popular baby names revealed

What’s in a name? Naughtiest, nicest, happiest and most popular baby names revealed

It’s the most significant decision you will make as a parent – naming your bub. Regardless of whether you are pregnant and contemplating names for your little one, or you are already used to yelling the names of your kids on a regular basis, check out these names topping the charts around the world.

We’ve done the research and the survey results are in – so what are the naughtiest, nicest and happiest children called?

More importantly, do any of your chosen names make the list?

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Most Popular Baby Names 2015

What are other parents naming their babies? Check out the top ten baby names in Australia, based on the most recent data collected from McCrindle.

BOYS

  1. Oliver
  2. William
  3. Jack
  4. Noah
  5. Jackson/Jaxon/Jaxson
  6. Thomas
  7. Lucas
  8. James
  9. Alex/Alexander
  10. Ethan

GIRLS

  1. Olivia
  2. Charlotte
  3. Mia
  4. Ava
  5. Amelia
  6. Emily
  7. Sofia/Sophia
  8. Sophie
  9. Chloe
  10. Ruby

 

The “Nicest” Names

These names topped the list as the sweetest little darlings, based on data collected from School Stickers.

BOYS

  1. Jacob
  2. Daniel
  3. Thomas
  4. James
  5. Adam
  6. Harry
  7. Samuel
  8. Jack
  9. Oliver
  10. Ryan

GIRLS

  1. Amy
  2. Georgia
  3. Emma
  4. Charlotte
  5. Grace
  6. Sophie
  7. Abigail
  8. Hannah
  9. Emily
  10. Alice

 

The “Naughtiest” Names

School Stickers also reported on what the naughtiest little boys and girls are named.  Here are the top twenty cheeky children’s names.

BOYS

  1. Joseph
  2. Cameron
  3. William
  4. Jake
  5. Joshua
  6. Jamie
  7. Lewis
  8. Benjamin
  9. Ethan
  10. Luke

GIRLS

  1. Ella
  2. Bethany
  3. Eleanor
  4. Olivia
  5. Laura
  6. Holly
  7. Courtney
  8. Amber
  9. Caitlin
  10. Jade

 

The “Happiest” Names

Psychologist Dr David Holmes claims that what we are called has a direct bearing on our wellbeing. He put together a report of the most common names of people who are generally “happy” and “unhappy.”

BOYS

  1. Joshua
  2. Jason
  3. Matthew
  4. Terry
  5. Barry
  6. Stan
  7. Ian
  8. Craig
  9. Nigel
  10. Christopher

GIRLS

  1. Judy
  2. Stephanie
  3. Linda
  4. Pam
  5. Pat
  6. Fiona
  7. Paula
  8. Susan
  9. Isobel
  10. Vicky

 

The “Unhappiest” Names

According to Dr. Holmes, the Captain Grumpypants Awards belong to the lucky people bestowed with these twenty names.

BOYS

  1. Ben
  2. Andrew
  3. Edward
  4. Tim
  5. Owen
  6. Bob
  7. Dennis
  8. Ray
  9. Alfie
  10. Jeremy

GIRLS

  1. Lynn
  2. Charlotte
  3. Tina
  4. Amy
  5. Tara
  6. Sam
  7. Alex
  8. Tanya
  9. Jessica
  10. Olivia

Where do your children’s names fit in?

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