Traditional male baby names enjoyed a renaissance last year, with Noah the most popular boy's name for 2012 and Charlotte the top pick for girls.
The top 50 baby names for 2012, released by the WA Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages yesterday, revealed Olivia was second on the girls' list.
Ruby was ranked third for the second year running, down from first in 2010.
Ethan, 2011's most popular boy's name, fell to fourth. Jack came in second and William third.
Last year a number of celebrity Noahs and Charlottes came into the world, with West Coast Eagles ruckman Dean Cox and wife Kerry welcoming daughter Charlotte Ivy and actor Megan Fox giving birth to Noah Shannon Green. Registrar Brett Burns said Noah climbed from 12th in 2011 to top spot last year.The WA Registry has upgraded its online archives search so it now goes back to 1930. Then, Margaret was the most popular girl's name. Betty, Shirley, Valma and Beryl all made the top 10.
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