REVEALED: The top edgy baby names of 2021 hardly ANY children will have yet – so would you pick one of them?
- Australia’s top ‘edgy’ baby names of 2021 that are not trendy yet are revealed
- A parenting group has compiled list of 21 unique names that ‘ooze with edginess’
- Top choices for boys included Atlas, Steele, Maverick, Bowie and Ramsey
- For girls: Elodie, Pandora, Ottoline, Zia and Grecia were featured on the list
Australia’s top ‘edgy’ baby names of 2021 that are not on the ‘most popular’ list yet have been revealed – including Atlas, Bexley, Bowie, and Maverick.
While trends in baby names come and go every year, parenting group Mum Central has compiled a list of 21 unique monikers that ‘ooze with edginess’.
Top choices for boys included Atlas, Steele, Maverick, Bowie and Ramsey, while for girls: Elodie, Pandora, Ottoline, Zia and Grecia.
Australia’s top ‘edgy’ baby names of 2021 that are not on the ‘most popular’ list yet have been revealed – including Atlas, Bexley, Bowie, and Maverick (stock image)
The 21 ‘edgy’ baby names of 2021
Animals like Fox and Bear have had a major influence on baby names over the years – and so it’s no surprise Cub was featured on the list.
Mythological characters are one of the top trends predicted for 2021, with Persephone (pronounced: per-seph-o-nee) and Pandora mentioned on the list.
For parents who like ‘out there’ names should consider Ottoline, a girl’s moniker of French origin meaning ‘prospers in battle’.
Another edgy baby name that screams ‘cool’ is Steele. According to Datayze, just one out of every 17,610 baby boys born in 2020 are named Steele.
Top 10 baby boys’ names in Australia in 2021
1. Oliver (2,138 occurrences)
2. Noah (1,844 occurrences)
3. William (1,500 occurrences)
4. Jack (1,414 occurrences)
5. Leo (1,326 occurrences)
6. Henry (1,290 occurrences)
7. Charlie (1,228 occurrences)
8. Thomas (1,193 occurrences)
9. Lucas (1,158 occurrences)
10. Elijah (1,126 occurences)
Top 10 baby girls’ names in Australia in 2021
1. Charlotte (1,556 occurrences)
2. Amelia (1,473 occurrences)
3. Olivia (1,456 occurrences)
4. Isla (1,397 occurrences)
5. Mia (1,287 occurrences)
6. Ava (1,237 occurrences)
7. Grace (1,083 occurrences)
8. Chloe (1,010 occurrences)
9. Willow (982 occurrences)
10. Matilda (971 occurrences)
While calendar-inspired names like May, April and June have been taking off this year, another moniker to consider is Jora, which means ‘autumn rain’.
To stand out from three to four letter baby girl names like Ava, Isla and Mia, parents should consider Zia which means ‘light, splendor or radiant’.
Inspired by the late music idol David Bowie, Bowie is also another top pick for boys while Terra, which is the Roman earth goddess, is perfect for a baby girl born in one of the earth zodiacs – Virgo, Taurus or Capricorn.
Other edgy baby names to consider include Irie, Eilidh (pronounced: Ay-lee), Aerin, Orrin, Pau and Talon.