A Dubbo couple has helped to ensure the name Charlotte continues to reign in popularity in NSW.
Charlotte was the most popular baby name once more in NSW in 2018, while Noah climbed to take out equal top spot with Oliver, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages data shows.
Dubbo’s Dave and Andrea Williams’s new daughter was one of 498 baby girls given the name Charlotte.
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Mrs Williams said they had chosen it together and had liked it for a long time before bestowing it on their third daughter.
She wasn’t surprised at the name’s popularity in 2018 because it had been a favourite in previous years.
The royal name was followed by Amelia (451), Olivia (446), Mia (442) and Ava (407).
"Princess Charlotte may be fourth in line for the throne, but the name is still number one for girls in NSW, beating Amelia and Olivia to the top spot," Attorney General Mark Speakman said in a statement.
Isla, Chloe, Grace, Harper and Emily also made the top ten for girls' names.
Following the royal theme, William also made the list at number three for boys born in NSW with 293 babies bestowed with the name in 2018.
However, Noah and Oliver tied for first place with 321 newborns given each name.
Lucas and Jack were also popular with 269 and 268 respectively.
Ethan, Liam, Alexander, Thomas and James also made the top ten.
The top ten names may not have changed too much in the past ten years, with only Liam and Harper ousting former favourites Henry and Zoe, but Mr Speakman said the list provides an interesting insight into families and communities across the state.
"While traditional names dominate the top 10, we have seen a significant increase in the popularity of Muhammad (63rd in 2017 to 24th in 2018) and Ali (64th in 2017 to 41st in 2018) reflecting the diversity of our state," Mr Speakman said.
Parents have 60 days to register their newborn, which means some 2018 births are yet to be registered.
A final list of the top 100 baby names will be released by April.