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216 Awesome Australian Baby Girl Names & Meanings

2 years ago9 min read
Last updated: Jan 20 2023

Move over, Sheila ‒ there are so many more beautiful Australian baby girl names out there!

Australian Baby Girl Names

A lot of the names you’ll find in modern-day Australia are similar to those found throughout the US and Europe ‒ heavily influenced by Latin, Greek, British, and Scandinavian cultures.

However, with over 250 native languages and 500 different nations across the continent, there are certainly lots of unique Australian girl names for you to choose from.

So, without further ado, let’s dive headfirst into our ultimate list of 216 Australian baby girl names (and meanings!):

In this article 📝

  • What is an Australian name for a girl?
  • What is the most popular girl name in Australia?
  • What are some traditional Aboriginal Australian girl’s names?
  • What are some unique Australian girl names?
  • What is the most attractive name for a girl?

What is an Australian name for a girl?

As we mentioned before, there are two different categories to Australian girl’s names ‒ Australian Aboriginal girl names and popular Australian girl names, so here’s a selection of the top Australian girl names from both types:

  1. Adelaide: A tribute to the South Australian city, the fifth-most populated city in all of Australia ‒ Adelaide is still one of the most popular girl’s names in Australia. We love that this Australian girl’s name can be shortened to Addy.
  2. Bindi: You might recognize this Australian girl name as that of Bindi Irwin, daughter of the legendary zookeeper and conservationist Steve Irwin. Bindi means “little girl” or “butterfly” in the Aboriginal Australian language of Noongar.
  3. Bodhi: A popular Australian girl’s name, Bodhi is actually an Indian name, meaning “enlightenment”.
  4. Darcy: An Australian name for girls that’s traveled all the way from Ireland, Darcy means “dark-haired”.
  5. Evie: One of the most adorable Australian baby girl names, Evie means “life” or “breath” in Hebrew, from the name Eve.
  6. Isla: Isla Fisher is one of the most well-known Australian actresses, and we absolutely love her name! Isla means “island” in Spanish.
  7. Kylie: Of course, one of the most famous Australians in the world is Kylie Minogue ‒ we still remember her days in Neighbours! Kylie is an Australian Aboriginal girl’s name meaning “boomerang”, but it also means “beautiful”, from the Gaelic surnames O’Kiely and O’Cadhla.
  8. Summer: From the outside, it seems like Australia is in a permanent state of summer, so we love this popular Australian girl’s name for your little peanut.
  9. Sydney: When it comes to Australian girl’s names, Sydney had to make our list. Sydney is one of the largest cities in the continent, although, contrary to popular belief, it’s not the capital. It’s also an Australian boy’s name, too, and means “wide island” in Old English.
  10. Victoria: Another of the Australian girl names after a place in Australia, Victoria is one of the largest regions in the continent. Victoria is originally a Latin name meaning “victory”.

What is the most popular girl name in Australia?

A lot of the more common Australian girl names are also pretty common elsewhere in the world, so you’ll probably recognize a lot of these wherever you are.

Here are the top 100 most popular Australian girl names:

  1. Addison
  2. Adeline
  3. Alexis
  4. Alice
  5. Amelia
  6. Anika
  7. Anna
  8. Aria
  9. Ariana
  10. Audrey
  11. Aurora
  12. Ava
  13. Ayla
  14. Bella
  15. Betty
  16. Bonnie
  17. Bridie
  18. Bronte
  19. Charlotte
  20. Chelsea
  21. Chloe
  22. Claire
  23. Clara
  24. Daisy
  25. Delilah
  26. Eden
  27. Eleanor
  28. Elena
  29. Eliana
  30. Eliza
  31. Elizabeth
  32. Ella
  33. Ellie
  34. Eloise
  35. Elsie
  36. Emilia
  37. Emily
  38. Emma
  39. Eva
  40. Evelyn
  41. Florence
  42. Freya
  43. Gabriella
  44. Georgia
  45. Grace
  46. Hallie
  47. Hannah
  48. Harlow
  49. Harper
  50. Harriet
  51. Hazel
  52. Heidi
  53. Imogen
  54. Indiana
  55. Isabella, Isabel, or Isabella
  56. Ivy
  57. Jasmine
  58. Lara
  59. Layla
  60. Leah
  61. Lily
  62. Lola
  63. Lucinda or Lucy
  64. Luella
  65. Luna
  66. Mackenzie
  67. Madeline
  68. Madison
  69. Maeve
  70. Maggie
  71. Maryam
  72. Matilda
  73. Mila
  74. Millie
  75. Molly
  76. Olive or Olivia
  77. Penelope
  78. Peyton
  79. Phoebe
  80. Piper
  81. Pippa or Pippi
  82. Poppy
  83. Quinn
  84. Riley
  85. Rose or Rosie
  86. Rosella
  87. Ruby
  88. Sadie
  89. Sarah
  90. Savannah
  91. Scarlett
  92. Sienna
  93. Sofia
  94. Sophia or Sophie
  95. Stella
  96. Thea
  97. Violet
  98. Willow
  99. Zara
  100. Zoe

What are some traditional Aboriginal Australian girl’s names?

Looking for a more traditional Australian girl’s name?

How about taking a look at these 96 beautiful Australian Aboriginal girl names:

  1. Aabroo: Meaning “fame”.
  2. Aaina: Meaning “mirror”.
  3. Aaishah: Meaning “lively person”.
  4. Aakifah: Meaning “devoted”.
  5. Aalaa: Meaning “highest”.
  6. Aalia or Aaliyah: Meaning “exalted”.
  7. Aara: Meaning “adoring”.
  8. Aarzoo: Meaning “wish”.
  9. Aase: Meaning “tree-covered mountain” or “God”.
  10. Aasimah: Meaning “protector”.
  11. Aasiya: Meaning “precious”.
  12. Aayla: Meaning “mountain peak”.
  13. Abaigael: Meaning “gives joy”.
  14. Abeba: Meaning “flower”. 💮
  15. Abena: Meaning “born on Tuesday”.
  16. Abi: Meaning “goddess”.
  17. Abigail: Meaning “leads a monastery”.
  18. Abilene: Meaning “a plain”.
  19. Abla: Meaning “perfectly formed”.
  20. Adalet: Meaning “justice”.
  21. Adaliya: Meaning “rainbow serpent spirit”.
  22. Adalyn: Meaning “noble”.
  23. Adanne: Meaning “mother’s daughter”.
  24. Adeeba: Meaning “she who loves to read”. 📖
  25. Adina: Meaning “pleasant”.
  26. Akuna: Meaning “flowing water or “to follow”.
  27. Alira, Allira, or Allyra: Meaning “translucent quartz”.
  28. Alkina: Meaning “moon”. 🌙
  29. Alkira: Meaning “sky”.
  30. Allora: A town in Queensland.
  31. Alisah: Meaning “great happiness”.
  32. Alkawari: Meaning “covenant”.
  33. Alyne: Meaning “ray of the sun” or “blonde-haired”.
  34. Anele: Meaning “enough”.
  35. Angoona: Meaning unknown.
  36. Anmanari: Meaning unknown.
  37. Araluen: Meaning “water lilies”.
  38. Arika: Meaning “blue water lily”.
  39. Badia: Meaning “unprecedented”.
  40. Badiha: Meaning “insight”.
  41. Badra: Meaning “full moon”.
  42. Bahia: Meaning “nice”.
  43. Ballina: A town in New South Wales.
  44. Baraa: Meaning “purity”.
  45. Basima: Meaning “smiling”.
  46. Bayan: Meaning “eloquence”.
  47. Binda: Meaning “green place” or “deep water”.
  48. Brindabella: Meaning “two hopping mice”. Also an Australian mountain range.
  49. Callanna: A South Australian town.
  50. Cardinia: Meaning “look to the sunrise”. 🌅
  51. Celyse: Meaning “heavenly”.
  52. Ciji: Meaning “cute”.
  53. Collerina: A town in New South Wales.
  54. Cra: Meaning “elegance”.
  55. Darana: An Aboriginal supernatural being, said to be around during the Dreamtime.
  56. Elanora: Meaning “home by the sea”.
  57. Ellin: Meaning “wish”.
  58. Iluka: Meaning “by the sea”.
  59. Inala: Meaning “night-time” or “place of rest”. Also a town in Brisbane.
  60. Indeko: Meaning “moon”.
  61. Jannali: Meaning “moon”.
  62. Jarrah: Meaning “red eucalyptus tree”.
  63. Jedda: Meaning “small wild goose” or “wren”.
  64. Jiemba: Meaning “Venus” or “laughing star”.
  65. Kaiya: Meaning “spear”.
  66. Kalina: Meaning “love and affection”.
  67. Kareela: Meaning “grass near a waterhole”. Also a suburb in Brisbane.
  68. Karri: Meaning “eucalyptus tree”.
  69. Keira: Meaning “large lagoon” or “tall mountain”.
  70. Kiara: A town in Western Australia.
  71. Killara: Meaning “always there”. Also a town in Sydney.
  72. Koori or Korrie: A town in Victoria and New South Wales.
  73. Kyabra: A town in Victoria.
  74. Lenah: Meaning “kangaroo”. Also a town in Hobart.
  75. Leumeah: Meaning “here I rest”. Also a suburb in Sydney.
  76. Lowanna: Meaning “girl” or “woman”.
  77. Lutana: meaning “moon”. Also a suburb in Hobart.
  78. Maali, Mali, Mahlee, or Marli: Meaning “black swan” or “old tree”. Also a town in New South Wales.
  79. Manmarra: Meaning “moonshine”.
  80. Maya: Meaning “home”.
  81. Medika: Meaning “flower”.
  82. Merri: Meaning “very rocky”.
  83. Minjarra: Meaning “fruit in the bush”.
  84. Mirri: Meaning “the sun”. ☀️
  85. Myaree: Meaning “foliage”.
  86. Narelle: Meaning “little river”.
  87. Orana: Meaning “moon”.
  88. Pengana: Meaning “hawk”.
  89. Rianna: Meaning “caterpillar”. 🐛
  90. Talia: A town in South Australia.
  91. Tarni or Tahnee: Meaning “sound of the surf”.
  92. Waratah: A bush native to Sydney with a crimson flower.
  93. Waru: Meaning “fire” or “Milky Way”.
  94. Watorea: Meaning “sunset”.
  95. Yarran: Meaning “acacia tree”.
  96. Yindi: Meaning “child” or “Sun”.

What are some unique Australian girl names?

Most of the Australian Aboriginal girl’s names on our list are rarely seen outside of the continent, so they all have a degree of uniqueness.

But here are a few of our favorite unique Australian girl’s names for you to peruse ‒ we simply love their meanings:

  1. Alinta: Meaning “fire”. 🔥
  2. Centaine: Meaning “individual”.
  3. Lilardia: Meaning “flower”.
  4. Ngarra: Meaning “together with you”.
  5. Tidam: Meaning “star”. ⭐

What is the most attractive name for a girl?

Each of these Australian names for girls is beautiful in its own way, depending on what works for you and your family.

But if you’re after names that mean attractive in Aboriginal Australian, here are a few Australian baby girl names that we adore:

  1. Aarani: Meaning “beautiful”.
  2. Adeena: Meaning “goddess”.
  3. Bahiya: Meaning “attractive”.
  4. Kirra: Meaning “beautiful woman”, “life” or “dancing leaf”. Also the name of a beach in Queensland.
  5. Merindah: Meaning “pretty”.

So, which Australian baby girl names are making your shortlist?

Share your favorites (and not-so-favorites) with the rest of the mamas-to-be on Peanut.

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