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Jan
26

National Australia Day: Australian Baby Names

January 26th, 2012 is National Australia Day, a day of celebration for those who are native to the beautiful land, culture, and climate of Australia. The very recent celebration of Australian heritage was first celebrated as a public holiday in 1994. Specific ceremonies in honor of Australia take place and have become both a tradition and symbol of the national day. On January 26th, Australian citizens will celebrate citizenship ceremonies; join together in flying the Australian Flag and singing the National Anthem which starts like this:

[Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We've golden soil and wealth for toil;
Our home is girt by sea]

If you are native to Australia or have dreamed of one day vacationing to the beautiful destination, turn your dream into an every day glimpse of the beautiful continent. Here are a few Australian inspired baby names for your soon-to-be!

Boys:

Benjamin (Hebrew): Son of the south; son of the right hand
Lachlan (Gaelic): From the land of lakes
Noah (Hebrew): A peaceful wanderer
Oliver (Latin): From the Olive tree

Girls:

Charlie (English): Feminine form of Charles, meaning “a small, strong woman”
Ella (German): From a foreign land
Lucy (Latin): Feminine form of Lucius, meaning “one who is illuminated”
Ruby (English): As precious as the red gem stone