Make way for the new son- Grayson

This post is a revamp in part of a post from Dec 2014 called “Revamped- the new sons.”

With Grayson being the highest rising name within the New Zealand top 100 2019 rising 40 places I thought it would be timely to examine to “son’s” in top 100 baby names.

Jason– was the first big “son” in New Zealand, he was #1 between 1970-1972 (inclusive), was inside the top 10 until 1983 and was in the top 100 before leaving in 2004.

Jackson was the second “son,” he entered in 1993 at #92 and rose steadily through the 90’s before reaching #43 in 2010. In 2019 it takes #26. Never as popular as Jason, perhaps owing to the popularity of Jack.

Harrison the third “son,” following five years later at #43 in 1998, he has never broken the top 30, the highest placing was #31 in 2003. Today it sits at #33.

Mason was the fourth son and second to break into the top 10, in 2014 & 2016 he was #4, 2015 #6, 2017 #8 and 2018 #10. Mason takes #14 in 2019, perhaps beginning to drop?

Hudson followed Mason 11 years later entering in 2014 #87, 2015 #77, 2016 #73, 2017 #60 before leaping to #3 in 2018. Its the highest its ever placed last year at #22, will it break the top 20 for 2020? I suspect so.

Grayson is the lastest “son” a huge leap from #98 in 2018 to #58 in 2019 showing perhaps it will be the latest son to rival Hudson.

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Australia (2018) #10 Mason, #13 Harrison, #19 Hudson & Jackson #41. (The first three more popular than in NZ currently)

United States of America (2018) #9 Mason, #17 Jackson, #32 Grayson, #54 Hudson, #70 Carson, #77 Greyson, #91 Jameson, #93 Bryson & #100 Jason. (Only Mason & Jackson higher placing +Italics not in NZ)

England & Wales (2018) #34 Harrison, #40 Mason, #70 Jenson, #80 Jackson & #83 Grayson. (None placing higher than NZ, Jenson not in NZ)

Scotland (2019) #28 Mason, #30 Harrison, #79 Jackson, #84 Carson & #87 Grayson.   (Harrison higher placed & Carson not in NZ)

RIPE FOR TAKING INTERNATIONALLY-

Carson,

Greyson (alt spelling),

Jameson,

 Jenson. 

Feels too old Bryson.

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Others to consider 

Brayson,

Cayson/Cason, Colson,

Dayson,

Edison,  Emerson,

Hayson,

Jedson, Jempson, Jemson, Jepson, Jetson, Judson,

Kason, Keeson, Kelson, Kenson, Kierson,

Larson,

Madson, Mackson/Macson, Morrison, Myson,

Nicson/Nickson

Orson,

Payson, Preston,

Tennyson,

Watson.

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Scottish gems 2019- Ellis & Ailsa (enter top 100)

New names to the Scotland top 100 (* are not in the NZ top 100 2019)

Carson (*)            Ailsa (*)

Cody (*)               Aoife (*)

Ellis (*)                  Elizabeth

Louie                    Eve (*)

Roman                  Evelyn

Sonny (*)               Harley (*)

Theodore              Lottie (*)

                              Lucie (*)

                              Mirren (*)

                              Myla (*)

                              Nova (*)

                               Scarlett

 

Boys top 100 (and beyond) 

#5 Harris

#9 Alfie

#10 Rory

#18 Brodie

#51 Jude

#69 Ruaridh

#79 Fraser

#83 Carson

#83 Innes

#85 Murray

#95 Ellis

 

***** Beyond****

#101 Frankie

#107 Struan

#108 Evan

#116 Calvin

#119 Teddy

#121 Marcus & Parker

#140 Cillian

#145 Albie

#161 Miller

#163 Milo & Oran

#189 Colton & Jenson

#204 Kerr, Keir, Rudi & Rio

#219 Kacper, Otis, Miles & Travis

#233 Jonah, Murdo & Mac

#244 Enzo, Asher, Lennox & Niall

#250 Odin

#258 Oakley & Rex

#264 Rocco & Rohan

#289 Dexter

#296 Bruno, Ivor, Kit, River & Tom

#320 Mateo& Rudy

#334 Tobias

#355 Bear, Beau, Bodhi, Chester, Fletcher, Joe, Marshall,Micah, Torin & Will

#394 Ari, Frank, Gary, Glen, Hector, Mitchell, Nolan, Saul & Tate

#431 Otto, Remy,Romeo & Wyatt

#464 Rupert, Roan, Simon, Walter & Wren

 

***Beyond top 500***

#516 August, Calder, Casper, Cormac, Dante, Ford,

Fox, Franklin, Jonas, Keanu, Knox, Orion, Raphael,

Solomon, Tadhg & Tierney.

#606 Baxter, Bertie, Bowie, Emmett, Heath, Lorcan,

Murphy, Sawyer, Sullivan & Wilfred

#701 Atlas, Barnaby, Edwin, Fintan, Huxley,

Monty, Rafferty, Roscoe, Sorley & Viggo

 

****Given to one child****

Aldo, Alric, Ambrose, Arnold,

Bartholomew, Becker, Bryn,

Cassian, Conrad,

Darcy,

Edison, Emery, Evander, Everett,

Ferdinand, Floyd,

Griffin,

Holden, Humphrey,

Ignatius,

Jarvis, Jem, Jethro, Jock,

Kelso, Kester, Kip,

Linus, Lionel, Lucian,

Marlon, Miro, Monte,,

Ned, Nye,

Osiris,

Pablo, Pascal, Percy,

Quentin,

Reed, Rhett,

Sergio, Stellan, Sylvan,

Thiago,

Valentino,

Winter, Wolf,

Zebedee, Zeke, Zephyr, Zeppelin, Zeus & Ziggy.

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Girls top 100 (and beyond) 

#19 Rosie

#22 Eilidh

#29 Orla

#37 Robyn

#40 Gracie

#42 Skye

#45 Erin

#46 Hallie, #47 Molly, #59 Hollie, #67 Callie

#68 Hope

#70 Iona

#76 Myla

#85 Mirren

#92 Lucie (#12 Lucy)

#97 Nova

#100 Abbie, Aila, Ailsa, Aoife

Lottie, Lyla & Maria

 

*****Beyond******

#107 Aba, Arya, Eden, Lucia, Penny & Remi

#113 Flora & Heidi

#117 Arabella, Eleanor & Harriet

#129 Iris

#144 Rosa

#152 Edith

#158 Blake, Caitlin & Martha

#164 Isobel, Orlagh & Skylar

#168 Francesca, Frankie & Macie

#175 Ellis, Lois, Megan & Stella

#182 Nora & Olive

#185 Eloise, Keira, Marnie & Tilly

#191 Annabelle, Hazel, Libby & Lydia

#199 Rhea, Zofia & Zuzanna

#206 Billie & Charlie (also Nola)

#224 Anastasia, Bailey, Brooklyn, Helena, Laura & Romi

#237 Leia & Lyra

#248 Astrid, Caoimhe, Cerys, Eliana, Elodie.

#258 Fern, Margaret & Seren

#267 Faye, Felicity & Fiadh

#286 Wren

#304 Beatrice, Heather, Josie, Kate & Winter

#322 Margot, Madeleine & Mabel

#343 Delilah, Edie, Josephine, Katherine, Lillian, Minnie & Valentina

Nela, Nia & Noa

Remy & Romy

#376 Claudia, Elara, Elspeth, Nyla, Pixie & Polly

#406 Juliet, Lila, Nellie, Nuala, Pearl & Tara

#447 Cassidy, Celeste, Etta, India, Nancy, Nell, Sylvie & Verity

#493 Adeline, Arwen, Elsa, Genevieve, Greta, Juno, Kitty & Tabitha

 

 

******Beyond top 500********

#560 Athena, Aurelia, Beatrix, Blossom, Blythe, Clementine,

Emme, Ingrid, Marcella, Meadow, Noelle, Ramona & Winnie

#630 Anais, Audrey, Calla, Helen, Rosemary,

Tessa, Theodora, Vera, Willa & Zelda

#765 Cassandra, Clover, Coco, Enid, Evangeline,

Fiona, Greer, Honor, Jemima, Ophelia,

Saffron, Tallulah & Zunaira

#990 Agatha, Anouk, Ariadne, Astra,

Birdie, Bridget, Briony, Eleni, Evelina,

Fianna, Florrie, Gianna, Honey, Ines,

Joan, Joyce, Juniper, Maple, Marlowe,

Mirabelle, Nella, Octavia, Paloma, Primrose,

Romilly, Runa, Simona, Theadora, Thora

& Ziva.

 

***** Given to one child******

Allegra, Anne, Anoushka, Apple, Aroha, Aspen, Asta,

Atla, Atlantis, August, Aura, Avalon, Awa,

Bellatrix, Berry, Bibiana, Bliss, Blue, Bowie, Bramble,

Calliope, Clemence, Clementina, Clio, Coralie,

Coraline, Cordelia, Cressida,

Daphne, Delphi, Dora, Dorothy, Dottie, Dulcie

Elka, Euthymia,

Fionnuala, Fleur, Flossie, Frances, Freda,

Gigi, Gwendoline,

Heba, Hera, Hero, Hettie,

Idette, Inez, Iola, Irene, Isa, Isadora

Jacinda, Jean, Julie, June, Jura,

Keala, Keiko, Kemi, Kiki, Kiva, Koala,

Lark, Lettie, Lilou, London, Lotta, Lotus,

Luciana, Lucille, Lucinda, Lula, Lulu, Lumi,

Maidie, Mariella, Mavis, Meg, Mimi,

Minerva, Minna, Monroe, Myrtle,

Natasha, Nikita, November, Nula,

Odette, Orly,

Parla, Pepper, Pia, Posy,

Raven, Rebel, Rosamund, Roxana, Rumer, Rumi,

Sage, Sailor, Sanne, Scout, Senna, Soleil, Sorrel, Sparrow,

Tamsin, Thistle, Tovi, True, Truly, Tula,

Vida, Virginia,

Winona,

Xanthe,

Yarra, Yasmine,

Zinnia & Zosia

 

 

 

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TOP 100 baby names New Zealand- BOYS Oliver retains #1, Fastest rising Grayson.

Top 10

Oliver retains #1 for sixth year in a row, looking to follow in Joshua’s footsteps #1 (1995-2004)

Noah and Leo up 1 to #2 and #3

Jack falls 2 to #4, Lucas up 3 to #5 and James up 1 to #8.

George stays at #6 and William also keeps #7.

Thomas and Charlie return to the top 10, up five and two spots respectively to take #9 & #10.

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Biggest risers

Grayson +40

Arthur +29

Caleb +27

Felix +24

Theodore +21

John & Roman +16, Louie +15 and Matthew +14.

Also up 10+; Harvey, Hudson, Levi, Angus and Beau

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Biggest loses 

Irish boys lose out and er endings starting to fall?

Charles -24

Connor -23

Sebastian -20

Gabriel & Louis -17

Adam, Aiden & Harry -16

Blake, Flynn & Michael -15

Also down 10+; Archer, Braxton, Jaxon, Ryder, Edward and Tyler.

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Stable= Same placing

Oliver, George, William, Finn, Ryan and Daniel.  (all placed top #50)

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New is Ezekiel and others return

Biblical theme

Zion #81 (2009 #89, 2012 & 16 # 96)

Isaiah #85 ( 2000 #94, 2013 #93 and 2015 #93)

Ezekiel #86 NEW

Micah #91 (2016 #98)

Reuben #95 ( 1982 #100, 1984 #99, 2003 #44 2010 #86 and 2017 #87)

Elliot #97 (1995 #98)

Nikau #98 (2015 #96)

Leon #99 (1973 #99, 1982 #75, 1983, 1986 and 2008 #99, 2016 +17 #85)

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Gone

Quinn, Nixon, Beauden, Kingston,

Fletcher, Alex, Kayden & Patrick.

 

 

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Top 100 New Zealand baby names 2019 GIRLS- Amelia takes crown and Amber up 35 places

Top Ten

Amelia is crowned number #1 for the first time, congrats Amelia!

Charlotte drops to runner up after a two year reign.

Isla also falls one to take #3.

Returning are; Ruby jumps 18 to #5, Sophie up 11 to #6 and Mila hop skip 5 to #8.

Willow enters the top 10 for the first time at #9.

Olivia #4, Harper #7 and Ava #10.

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Biggest risers

Amber +35

Eleanor +28

Riley +22

Sofia +20

Piper +19

Ruby +18

Aaliyah, Elsie and Sienna +17

Jasmine +16

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Biggest fallers

Zoey -31

Isabelle -26

Charlie -24

Addison -22

Lilly -19

Alice & Stella -18

Hannah, Peyton & Rose -17

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NEW

Welcome; Maisie, Harlow, Ada and Marley.

Holly #73 (last seen in 2017 #99, first entered in 1983 #72, highest placing #16 in 1994 & 2003)

Amaia #79 (2017 #87)

Maisie  #83 NEW

Harlow #86 NEW

Lola #88  (last seen 2016 #74, first entered 2007 #92 and highest placing 2016)

Esther #95 (2013 #92 and 2016 #100)

Ada #97 NEW

Marley #98 NEW

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GONE
Alexis, Ariana, Paige, Brooklyn,

Eliza, Athena, Maya & Kaia.

 

 

 

 

 

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NZ and Australian baby names a comparison

Top 10

Charlotte is Queen for both NZ and AUS

Share; Isla, Olivia, Amelia, Harper, Mia & Ava

NZ; Grace, Chloe & Willow

AUS; Ella, Isabella & Emily

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Oliver & Jack share #1 and #2

Share; Noah, Leo, William, Lucas & James

NZ; Hunter, George & Mason

AUS; Henry, Thomas & Liam

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Top 100 

More likely to meet in NZ

Girls

Freya #27 vs #60

Thea #37 vs #77

Bella #39 vs #83

Millie #45 vs #99

Eden #47 vs #81

Olive #50 vs #79

Addison #59 vs #88

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Boys

Blake #40 vs #90

Luke #45 vs #68

Theo #46 vs #99

Asher #54 vs #82

Ryder #55 vs #94

Bodhi #75 vs #100

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Top 100

More likely to meet in AUS

Girls

Sienna #28 vs #52

Emilia #43 vs #71

Sofia #46 vs #79

Daisy #47 vs #91

Elsie #48 vs #94

Eleanor #50 vs #92

Maya #58 vs #98

Jasmine #63 vs #84

Annabelle #67 vs #95

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Boys

Henry #5 vs #21

Levi #20 vs #41

Logan #31 vs #51

Xavier #30 vs #56

Harvey #37 vs #68

Patrick #46 vs #100

Ashton #58 vs #89

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Who’s missing

GIRLS

Share the top 34 names

Exact same placing, Charlotte #1, Sophia #21, Aurora #49, Luna #62.

17 names differ in top 100

NZ only;

Maia, Indie, Riley, Sadie, Lilly, Zoey,

Kiara, Peyton, Leah, Cora, Paige,

Nina, Brooklyn, Jessica, Athena, Kaia

and Amber.

AUS only;

Audrey, Savannah, Lola, Indiana, Eloise,

Claire, Elena, Adeline, Bonnie, Lara,

Chelsea, Alyssa, Harlow, Hayley,

Madeleine, Pippa and Clara.

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BOYS

Share the top 52 names

Exact same placing; Oliver #1, Jack #2, Ethan #11, Jaxon #47.

18 names differ in top 100

NZ only;

Braxton, Ezra, Felix, John, Quinn,

Nixon, Beauden, Wyatt, Louie,

Roman, Luka, Kingston, Harley,

Fletcher, Alex, Kayden, Grayson

and David.

AUS only;

Kai, Darcy, Nate, Owen, Muhammad,

Spencer, Hamish, Sonny, Maxwell,

Jake, Ali, Nicholas, Leon, Christian,

Jude, Leonardo, Vincent and Parker.

 

 

 

 

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Unique names from England & Wales 2018

Each year the statistics are released right from the most popular names to the names given to three babies only. Below are the boys and girls names bestowed on three babies organised by sex.

Girls

Adie, Albertine, Amaryllis, Anwyn, Arrow,

Athene, Aurore, Bathsheba, Betty-Lou,

Birdy, Cedar, Chevy, Clementina,

Cleo-Marie, Deja, Demetria, Dollie-Anna,

Dottie-May, Dulcie-Mae, Edwina, Effie-Rae,

Eirlys, Eluned, Eula, Excellent, Farrow,

Fauna, Faustine, Fernanda, Flourish,

Forrest, Frankie-Jean, Galia, Geraldine,

Gift, Hallelujah, Henny, Henriette, Iggy,

Indra, Ishbel, Isla-Bleu, Iuliana, Jessa,

Jillian, Jora, Juna, Juri, Justice, Kavi,

Kemi, Kensa, Keturah, Kittie, Lady,

Lenna, Lettice, Lilly-June, Lilu, Lola-Belle,

Lovella, Lubna, Luz, Lyric, Magdalene,

Marlow, Marvelous, Meg, Milka, Morgana,

Nelia, Nuna, Nyx, Odelia, Orchid, Paola,

Petal, Pixie-Beau, Prairie, Promise, Reba,

Rosaria,  Reed, Ruby-Jo, Rumer, Sacha,

Sawyer, Shine, Sigrid, Soleil, Story, Sunshine,

Tansy, Tessie, Thisbe, Thomasina,

Valentine, Winnie-Rose, Zyla.

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Boys

Aleksei, Alfie-Jai, Alfredo, Aloysius, Amory,

Apollon, Archie-Joe,  Archimedes, Arco

Arrow, Athen, Atreyu, Aurelien, Aurelio,

Billy-Dean, Bowden, Bramwell, Bronson,

Chandler, Charlie-Ray, Chen, Clive, Coda,

Conley, Corbin, Crawford, Dave, Deo, Dermot,

Dodge, Earnest, Elroy, Emilios, Enrik, Enver,

Ewen, Ezio, Falcon, Finlo, Frankie-John,

Fyfe, Glory, Hawke, Hemi, Henzo, Herman,

Huckleberry, Iago, Io, Isaias, Isidore, Japheth,

Jemuel, Jesse-Kay, Jolan, Juniper, Kass, Kavi,

Kellen, Kelso, Kelton, Ken, Kitto, Kip,

Lancelot, Lander, Lando, Lockley, Lord, Luc,

Luca-George, Luco, Ludwig, Manu, Marcellus,

Marvellous, Matthieu, Mercer, Mitch, Monte,

Morley, Nero, Nesta, Nicolai, Nino, Nilan, Nivesh,

Obadiah, Ollie-Jake, Orley, Orlo, Otter, Ovie,

Peace, Pippin, Prosper, Psalm, Reco, Remington,

Remo, Rennie, Riko, Ronnie-John, Royale, Royalty,

Ruadh, Rune, Sailor, Shem, Sofian, Sonny-Joe,

Taj, Tane, Taye, Teddy-Jai, Terrence, Thibault,

Tino, Vinny-James, Walt, Wrenley,

Yogi, Zacharius, Zante, Zavi.

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L names for boys, most popular initial in New Zealand.

Typically in the NZ top 100 the most popular initial for both boys and girls is A. In 1954 when records began there was four L name’s in the top 100- Leslie #52, Lindsay #62, Lawrence #78 and Lance #94. 1964 there was two and in 1974 there was only Lance #85. In 1984 and 1994 there was four, consecutively Luke, Lance, Logan, and Leon and Luke, Logan, Levi and Lewis. In 2004 it had doubled to eight and in 2014 in NZ there were 11 boys names beginning with L in the top 100. Liam was number one in 2010 and 2011. And in 2018 there is 12 starting with L (equal to A).

In 2018 eight L names feature in the top fifty; Leo #4, Lucas #8, Lachlan #13, Liam #15, Luca #34, Lincoln #35,         Levi #41 and Luke #45. Others in the NZ top 100 include; Logan #51, Louis #58 & Louie #86 and Luka #88. Across the ditch in Australia (2017) there were 11 L names in top 100 including 8 in the top fifty only one missing was Luka. A hop skip and a jump to England and Wales there were 10 in the top 100, no Lachlan or again Luka. And in the USA there were 9 featured L names with Liam #1, Lucas #8 and Logan #10, including Landon and Leonardo but excluding Luca & Luka, Louis & Louie and Lachlan.

Alternatives to consider;

(Luc) Lucas, Luca & Luka, Luke- Lucan,/Luken, Lucien/Lucian, Luciano, Luben, Ludde, Lugh, Loukios and Loukianos, 

(Lu) Louis & Louie- Luis, Luiz, Luigi, Lugos, Lewis and Lewin.

(n) Lachlan, Lincoln & Logan- Landon/en/yn, Langston, Larkin, Lawton/Lawson, Lennon, Levon, Levin, Linden, Linton, Llewellyn, London, Lorcan and Lowden.

(Short/Punchy) Leo, Liam, Luca, Levi and Luke- Lake, Laird, Lando, Lavi, Lazlo, Leif, Lev, Lex, Loki, Ludo, Lynx, Lyon and Lyr.

(Also!) Lawyer, Laxmi, Lebron, Ledger, Leifr, Leland, Lemuel, Lennox, Leolin, Leonty,  Linus,  Lorenzo and Lysander.

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