Pregnancy

The names of women most likely to have a baby in 2017

Congratulations are in order for Jess, Bec and Mel! These are three of the names of women most likely to welcome a baby into the world in 2017. Come and have a look at the other 27 names that make the list.

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Technology allows us to connect to the past, present and even predict the future like nothing else. And here’s the proof.

By simply analysing data from the past compared to the most up-to-date statistics on the average age of Australian mums, we are able to determine the names of the women most likely to fall pregnant next year.

Here’s what we mean.

The average Aussie mum, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, is 30.1 years of age, which means that women born in 1987 and 1988 are the ones most likely to have a baby next year. With that in mind, we went to the Australian Birth, Deaths and Marriages records of the past to determine the most popular girls’ names of these years. And, voila!

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Next Year’s Class of Mums

So, is a baby in your cards for the New Year? Here’s our list of the top 30 names of women most likely to give birth in 2017.

  1. Sarah
  2. Jessica
  3. Rebecca
  4. Melissa
  5. Samantha
  6. Lauren
  7. Emma
  8. Stephanie
  9. Amanda
  10. Nicole
  11. Kylie
  12. Amy
  13. Danielle
  14. Natalie
  15. Megan
  16. Lisa
  17. Emily
  18. Elizabeth
  19. Ashley
  20. Ashleigh
  21. Laura
  22. Alexandra
  23. Michelle
  24. Rachel
  25. Katherine
  26. Kate
  27. Cassandra
  28. Kristy
  29. Hannah
  30. Chloe

Although this list is just a bit of fun (based on real statistics), we’d love to know if your name made the list (and if you’re expecting a baby, or hoping to fall pregnant soon). If so, then have a look at some of our favourite baby name lists including the most popular baby names of last year and our predictions for trendsetting baby names in 2017.

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Jenna Galley

Born and raised in Canada, Jenna traded in the cold mountain air for the laid back lifestyle of Australia nine years ago. She is now a mum to one son, one daughter, one dog and one cat, all of whom live with her and her partner in Cairns, QLD. When not writing about the ups and downs of parenting, she is usually outside doing some form of physical activity or indulging in a glass of antioxidant-infused fruit drink. Okay, it's wine.