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What Are Australia's Most Unique Baby Names?

Does your baby's name make the cut?


As we see parents steer further away from traditional baby names, there has been an increase in finding uncommon and unusual baby names, often with different spellings, to stand out from the crowd. Recently we ran a ‘Unique Baby Name’ competition to search for the most unique and unusual baby names across Australia, and it did not disappoint.


A report published by McCrindle Research on the most popular baby names of 2021 shows that parents are opting for ‘uniqueness and creativity’ when it comes to baby names, especially for girls. In NSW, the top 100 names only represent 39% of the babies born this year, as parents of this new generation have access to more information than ever before and, therefore, a greater range of names to choose from. We’re now seeing an increase of botanical and colour-themed names, as well as celebrity and royal influences.


Here we bring you the winners of our competition and a round-up of the more intriguing names that were entered.


  1. Onyx-Zpected - our first prize winner was the name “Onyx-Zpected,” which the entree explained as the name of one of their students who was a ‘surprise baby.’

  2. Tequila-Rose - Our second prize winner was the imaginative “Tequila-Rose.” Any guesses for the parent’s favourite drink?

  3. No-L - And our third place went to No-L (pronounced Noel), which is one of the more inventive spellings of a traditional name we have seen.

  4. Cinnamon Maria Rose

  5. Abcde (pronounced Ab-suh-dee)

  6. Exodus

  7. La-a (pronounced Ladasha)

  8. Halogen

  9. Dot-Com

  10. Hawkeye

  11. Knowledge

  12. Heavenly

  13. Genesis

  14. Hallelujah

  15. Kerosene


Choosing a name for your baby can be one of the most exciting parts of parenthood, so would you consider any of these names for your baby? Or have you named your child something unique? Let us know in the comments below.





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