Australian Names

In a multicultural nation like Australia, how do you define Australian names? Here we've listed names that stem from Indigenous Australian languages, place names or names that have become indelibly linked with the land Down Under through literature or popular culture. While many names popular in Australia are similar to those names widely-used in other English-speaking lands, the choices here might be thought of as distinctly Australian baby names.

  • Acacia

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    Acacia is an attractive, rarely used Greek flower name enhanced by its popular beginning-and-ending-with 'a'-construct, and is gradually beginning to catch on as a new member of the stylish Read More 

  • Adelaide

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    Adelaide is now heading straight uphill on the coattails of such newly popular sisters as Ava, Ada, and Audrey, and in the company of Adeline and Amelia. It was chosen by actress Katherine Heigl... Read More 

  • Alinta

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    This Noongar girls’ name has a dainty sound that belies its fierce meaning and could easily cross over into the American or European context.Read More 

  • Alira

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    This Australian name can have other spellings such as Allira, Alirah and Aleara. We prefer this spelling which keeps confusion and mispronunciation to a minimum.Read More 

  • Ambelin

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    This name is connected to Ambelin Kwaymullina, an Indigenous Australian teen fiction author. Ambelin could be a nice alternative to Amber or Ember, if you can get past the fact it sounds very... Read More 

  • Anzac

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    To most Australians and New Zealanders, using the name Anzac might feel sacrilegious now, as the ANZAC story has become interwoven with national identity. But Anzac was used as a name for both... Read More 

  • Anzac

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    To most Australians and New Zealanders, using the name Anzac might feel sacrilegious now, as the ANZAC story has become interwoven with national identity. But Anzac was used as a name for both... Read More 

  • Araluen

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    Araluen is a beautiful Aboriginal Australian place name, used in several sites, always connected to the dainty water lily.

    In terms of sound Araluen offers it all - the "Ara" beginning... Read More 

  • Austra

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    To most, the name Austra is most likely to be connected to Australia (or Austria), but to Latvians, Austra was the goddess of the dawn. Read More 

  • Banjo

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    When actress Rachel Griffiths chose this highly unusual name for her son, many assumed it was a bizarre invention. But a noted Australian poet (Griffiths is an Aussie) is known by this name. Read More 

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