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Western Australia shares the most popular baby names of 2015

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Western Australia goes with tradition when it comes to popular baby names

From SheKnows Australia

You're not likely to find parents naming their kids “Peanut” or “Apple” in Western Australia. They are a decidedly classy bunch, with their 50 most popular baby names surprisingly regal and traditional in nature.

The annual list released by the Births, Deaths and Marriages register found that names like Oliver, William and Thomas were the most popular for boys this year, while Olivia, Charlotte and Grace were favoured for the girls.

There were a couple of surprise names in amongst the list, though. Jaxon, spelt with an interestingly placed X made number 26, for instance. But the girls' names were much more traditional with Elizabeth, Abigail and Evelyn making it onto the list.

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Attorney General Michael Mischin says that the most popular names parents chose for their children varied from region to region.

"Coming in at number one in the combined Kimberley, Pilbara and Gascoyne regions was a very royal William for boys and Charlotte for girls, while those in the Wheatbelt/Mid-West region favoured Jack and Isabelle," he said.

The register also revealed that births were down by 260 to 35,335. If you're looking for some baby name inspiration, take it from parents in Western Australia and take a look at their most popular names for 2015.

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Top 50 baby names in WA for 2015:

Boys:

1. Oliver

2.. Jack

3. James

4. Noah

5. William

6. Thomas

7. Ethan

8. Mason

9. Liam

10. Lachlan

11. Lucas

12. Charlie

13. Joshua

14. Samuel

15. Hudson

16. Harrison

17. Levi

18. Logan

19. Cooper

20. Henry

21. Benjamin

22. Hunter

23. Jacob

24. Leo

25. Max

26. Jaxon

27. Isaac

28. Xavier

29. Alexander

30. Riley

31. Tyler

32. Elijah

33. Harry

34. Oscar

35. Lincoln

36. Ryan

37. George

38. Jayden

39. Flynn

40. Daniel

41. Matthew

42. Dylan

43. Jake

44. Nate

45. Connor

46. Luke

47. Archie

48. Michael

49. Blake

50. Aiden

Girls:

1. Olivia

2. Ava

3. Charlotte

4. Mia

5. Isla

6. Sophie

7.Grace

8. Amelia

9. Ruby

10. Chloe

11. Matilda

12. Emily

13. Ella

14. Isabella

15. Harper

16. Hannah

17. Sophia

18. Evelyn

19. Scarlett

19. Lily

20. Sienna

21. Emma

22. Zoe

23. Georgia

23. Lucy

24. Evie

25. Isabelle

25. Willow

25. Ivy

25. Eva

26. Abigail

27. Aria

27. Jasmine

28. Zara

29. Alice

30. Summer

31. Mackenzie

32. Layla

33. Imogen

34. Ellie

34. Alexis

35. Elizabeth

35. Mila

36. Anna

37. Paige

38. Maddison

39. Madison

39. Stella

40. Sofia

41. Jessica

42. Violet

43. Savannah

44. Piper

44. Sarah

45. Lilly

45. Lola

45. Indiana

46. Billie

46. Maya

46. Phoebe

47. Addison

47. Annabelle

47. Holly

48. Ayla

48. Penelope

49. Charlie

49. Alyssa

49. Hayley

50. Audrey

What do you think about WA's most popular baby names? Let us know.

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