Australian name and gender database

The Australian database contains 19.283 first names categorized by gender and 47.748 last names. This page shows the list with the most popular names in Australia and gives background information about the database.

Most countries in Oceania are very well organised and have great open data initiatives. In Australia we received a name and gender dataset from the Australian government or we used an open dataset. We identified the last names by removing the first names from 165.057 public profiles that we found in Australian open data sources.

Popular Australian first names for men

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
David 2.155 2.2% American British Spanish
Michael 1.938 2.0% American British German
Andrew 1.833 1.9% American British Canadian
Chris 1.703 1.7% American British Canadian
Mark 1.563 1.6% American British Dutch
Paul 1.536 1.6% British American Dutch
James 1.512 1.5% British American Canadian
John 1.498 1.5% American British Canadian
Peter 1.384 1.4% British American Dutch
Matt 1.295 1.3% American British Canadian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 165.057 Australian profiles from which 98.503 (60%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Australian first names for women

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Sarah 1.102 1.7% British American Canadian
Kate 732 1.1% British American Canadian
Michelle 673 1.0% American British Canadian
Emma 625 0.9% British American Irish
Lisa 553 0.8% American British Canadian
Jessica 527 0.8% American British Brazilian
Emily 502 0.8% American British Canadian
Rebecca 494 0.7% American British Canadian
Amanda 457 0.7% American British Brazilian
Rachel 450 0.7% American British Canadian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 165.057 Australian profiles from which 66.554 (40%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Australian last names

Last name Frequency *1 Percentage *1 Alternative countries *2
Smith 1.308 0.8% American British Canadian
Jones 702 0.4% American British Canadian
Williams 698 0.4% American British Canadian
Brown 645 0.4% American British Canadian
Taylor 582 0.4% American British Canadian
Wilson 564 0.3% American British Canadian
Lee 484 0.3% American British Canadian
Johnson 441 0.3% American British Canadian
White 390 0.2% American British Canadian
Anderson 381 0.2% American British Canadian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 165.057 Australian profiles having 47.748 unique lastnames.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.
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