Surprise winner for most-searched baby nameThe most searched-for baby names in Australia have been revealed. Picture: iStock

While names like Charlotte, Oliver and Noah topped birth registries in Australia last year it seems expectant parents are now thinking more outside the box.

Baby name search engine site Nameberry have released the most-searched for names in Australia, with Luna coming out on top for girls while Arlo was the number one search for boys.

Luna, which means moon in Italian, has grown in popularity since Chrissy Teigen and John Legend welcomed daughter Luna Simone in 2016.

Arlo, which comes from the Celtic word Aherlow which means “between two highlands”, has grown in popularity in the last 10 years especially in the UK and US.

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Top five searched-for Australian girls’ names

1. Luna

2. Isla

3. Aurora

4. Mia

5. Maeve

Top five searched-for Australian boys’ names

1. Arlo

2. Hugo

3. Oscar

4. Leo

5. Theodore

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In New Zealand, Aurora is the most-searched for name for girls, followed by Luna, Ivy, Hazel and Mabel.

For the boys, Arlo is also the top choice there followed by Asher, Felix, Leo and Milo.

In the US, Silas is the top search for boys while Luna remains the most popular searched name for girls.

Like Australia, in the UK both Luna and Arlo are the top-searched girls’ and boys’ names on Nameberry.

But the other names in the top five searches for girls are all different, with Luna followed by Ophelia, Elodie, Iris and Maeve, while the boys’ top five are rounded out by Oscar, Hugo, Albie and Atticus.

Here’s how the rest of the world fares:

Brazil

Girls’ names

1. Luna

2. Olivia

3. Lyra

4. Helena

5. Lavinia

Boys’ names

1. Santiago

2. Ethan

3. Kai

4. Mateo

5. Rafael

Canada

Girls’ names

1. Luna

2. Maeve

3. Chloe

4. Ophelia

5. Ivy

Boys’ names

1. Arlo

2. Silas

3. Levi

4. Finn

5. Atticus

China

Girls’ names

1. Kailani

2. Lisann

3. Luna

4. Teagan

5. Juliann

Boys’ names

1. Jordi

2. Milo

3. Arlo

4. Ethan

5. Asher

Finland

Girls’ names

1. Aurora

2. Mila

3. Iida

4. Luna

5. Noa

Boys’ names

1. Atlas

2. Mason

3. Rufus

4. Severus

5. Ari

France

Girls’ names

1. Ava

2. Niamh

3. Esme

4. Penelope

5. Anouk

Boys’ names

1. Arlo

2. Ezra

3. Tobias

4. Emrys

5. Xavier

Germany

Girls’ names

1. Luna

2. Anna

3. Anastasia

4. Aurora

5. Josephine

Boys’ names

1. Hugo

2. Leo

3. Archie

4. Felix

5. Otto

Ghana

Girls’ names

1. Abena

2. Kayla

3. Akosua

4. Bridget

5. Adelaide

Boys’ names

1. Jayden

2. Denzel

3. Kofi

4. Dominic

5. Samuel

India

Girls’ names

1. Anjali

2. Reshma

3. Kavya

4. Kiara

5. Niharika

Boys’ names

1. Aarav

2. Aryan

3. Danger

4. Sahil

5. Reyansh

Ireland

Girls’ names

1. Fiadh

2. Ada

3. Caoimhe

4. Eabha

5. Zoe

Boys’ names

1. Tadhg

2. Cormac

3. Ronan

4. Eoin

5. Atticus

Israel

Girls’ names

1. Ellie

2. Maya

3. Mia

4. Ivy

5. Thea

Boys’ names

1. Eli

2. Ben

3. Arlo

4. Ethan

5. Tai

Italy

Girls’ names

1. Enola

2. Alice

3. Elena

4. Bianca

5. Giulia

Boys’ names

1. Soren

2. Elias

3. Cassius

4. Marco

5. Orion

Japan

Girls’ names

1. Luna

2. Aurora

3. Mia

4. Mina

5. Rio

Boys’ names

1. Kai

2. Lorenzo

3. Eneko

4. Ezra

5. Jiro

New Zealand

Girls’ names

1. Aurora

2. Luna

3. Ivy

4. Hazel

5. Mabel

Boys’ names

1. Arlo

2. Asher

3. Felix

4. Leo

5. Milo

Nigeria

Girls’ names

1. Jasmine

2. Olivia

3. Zara

4. Rebecca

5. Aisha

Boys’ names

1. Jayden

2. Denzel

3. Francis

4. Adriel

5. Bryan

Pakistan

Girls’ names

1. Alizeh

2. Esha

3. Zara

4. Alisha

5. Reyna

Boys’ names

1. Ludo

2. Danger

3. Qadir

4. Jhon

5. William

Philippines

Girls’ names

1. Luna

2. Maeve

3. Astrid

4. Athena

5. Mae

Boys’ names

1. Azriel

2. Zachary

3. Abiah

4. Asher

5. Ethan

Poland

Girls’ names

1. Alice

2. Clara

3. Julia

4. Violet

5. Diana

Boys’ names

1. Charles

2. Dorian

3. Lucifer

4. Theodore

5. Adam

Russia

Girls’ names

1. Lilibet

2. Lilith

3. Polina

4. Anastasia

5. Elena

Boys’ names

1. Victor

2. Igor

3. Remus

4. Joey

5. Emrys

South Africa

Girls’ names

1. Pedi

2. Luna

3. Swati

4. Amara

5. Keziah

Boys’ names

1. Jayden

2. Kai

3. Leo

4. Micah

5. Zuko

Spain

Girls’ names

1. Aria

2. Ava

3. Luna

4. Maya

5. Olivia

Boys’ names

1. Santiago

2. Louis

3. Jack

4. Elias

5. Hugo

Sweden

Girls’ names

1. Anastasia

2. Cora

3. Julia

4. Celia

5. Nora

Boys’ names

1. Finn

2. Silas

3. Caspian

4. Adrian

5. Atlas

United Arab Emirates

Girls’ names

1. Aria

2. Liya

3. Mariam

4. Noor

5. Zara

Boys’ names

1. Aryan

2. Silas

3. Jonah

4. Vihaan

5. Malakai

United Kingdom

Girls’ names

1. Luna

2. Ophelia

3. Elodie

4. Iris

5. Maeve

Boys’ names

1. Arlo

2. Oscar

3. Hugo

4. Albie

5. Atticus

United States

Girls’ names

1. Luna

2. Maeve

3. Aurora

4. Isla

5. Aurelia

Boys’ names

1. Silas

2. Atticus

3. Arlo

4. Theodore

5. Finn

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