New Zealand top 100 baby names 2015

Girls

top ten 

Olivia is crowned as New Zealander’s favourite girls name she wrangled her crown back after Charlotte’s two year reign, she was last top in 2012.  Charlotte steps into her shadow. Harper jumps from 8th to narrowly missing runner up by one baby!

1.Olivia (+1)

2. Charlotte (-1)

3.Harper (+5)

4. Sophie (+1)

5. Emily (-1)

6. Ella (+1)

7. Isla (-4)

8. Mia (+6)

9. Amelia (-3)

10. Isabella (+1)

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top 100

Biggest risers

Victoria re-enters #57 (last placed at #73 in 2013)

Quinn NEW #59

Riley re-enters #61 (last placed #91 in 2013)

Matilda up 36 places to #41

Zoey NEW #66

Frankie NEW #74

Penelope re-enters at #79 (last featured in 1978!)

Annabelle, Skyla (enters at #82, last seen 2012) and Ellie up 18 spots

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Falling fast

Bella (-44) Amber (-37) and  Alexis + Pippa (-36).

Followed by

Aaliyah (-31), Imogen + Brooklyn (-27) and Molly (-25)

tagging along

Eden (-22) and Aurora (-19)

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Victoria #57, Quinn #59 (NEW), Riley #61, Charlie #69 + Zoey #66 (NEW)

Frankie #74 (NEW), Penelope #79, Skyla #82, Jade #83, Elsie #88 (NEW)

Emilia #89 (NEW), Eleanor #90 (NEW), Daisy #93, Lydia #99 + Lola #100

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Goodbye

Hayley, Naomi, Maria, Caitlin + Katie

 Isabel, Kayla, Isobel, Natalie + Alexandra

Brooke, Kate, Savannah, Brooklyn + Pippa.

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Unisex

Three names feature in both the boys and girls top 100

Charlie, Quinn + Riley.

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Boys

Top ten

Oliver retains #1 for 3rd year running. Jack remains in runner up spot. William moves up three places to #3.

1.Oliver (=)

2. Jack (=)

3. William (+3)

4. James (-1)

5. Benjamin (+4)

6. Mason (-2)

7. Hunter (+5)

8. Charlie (+7)

9. Liam (-4)

10. Jacob (=)

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Top 100

Biggest risers

Beau up 33 places to #40

Ezra up 27 taking # 61

Theo #66 (+23)

Finn jumps 21 to #37

Hugo + Asher up 18 spots

Lincoln + 16

Carter moves 13, Angus 12 and Phoenix 11.

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Falling down

Jordan plunges 38

Louis down 22, Levi 21 and Matthew 20.

Also Ryder 18,

David & Edward 15,

Xavier & Alex 14

and Cameron 12.

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Kayden re-enters at #88 (last placed in 2012 @ 77)

Kingston back #92 (2013 was #86)

Isaiah takes #93 same as when he was last placed  in 2013

Gabriel #94 (last seen late 90’s in 2013)

Nikau NEW at 97

Jesse last seen in 2013 returns #98

Harvey NEW and lucky last!

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Ka kite

Jasper, Marcus, Nathaniel & Vincent

Cohen, Aidan + Lewis.

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Will Oliver reign in 2015

With the Top 100 baby names for New Zealand in 2015 set to be released any day its interesting to wonder who will take out the top spots.

I suspect that Oliver will retain #1 and that Charlotte will remain his Queen especially with the birth of the royal Princess but its hard to say with Olivia hot on her heels.

I predict small movements within the top 10 of either gender but no big movers and shakers. Especially with the boys I suspect Oliver, Jack and James will stay in their trifecta of classic cool.

According to the 100 year rule new entries from 2014 old fashioned gems such as Theo and sister Thea, Arthur, Lewis, Harriet and Evie (also Evelyn) will continue to rise.

Set to continue to head up will be Millie, Evelyn, Alice, Matilda, Theodore, Alexander and Jasper.

New entry possibilities include; Elsie, Greta, Polly, Willa  and brothers Alfred, Frederic (k), Hugh and Jude.

Will it be the fall of Madison, Summer, Brooklyn, Savannah and Kayla or perhaps Jayden, Tyler, Jordan and Ashton.

Say goodbye to Caitlin and farewell Jake?

What do you think? what are you predictions for New Zealand or your home country? I’d love to hear from you :)

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British gems

These are names given to three children in England & Wales in 2015

 

Boys

Albin, Archimedes & Aurelius

Bart, Bastien & Beaumont

Colm, Conlan & Cove

Dash, Daxton & Diggory

Edric, Elmer & Enver

Ferris

Gonzalo

Harrington & Hendrik

Madoc, Mitch & Moss

Nicodemus

Rune

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Girls

Amabel, Arlette & Audra

Bette

Domino

Elvira

Finola, Florentine & Franka

Golda, Gracia & Gwyneth

Heloise

Isabeau

Jessamy

Lenora, Lettice, Lucienne

Myrtle

Quincy

Rowena

Seraphine

Tora

Winona

Zelie

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Christchurch (NZ) Press baby names first half of the year

Boys

William (5)

Jack (4)

Angus (3)

Charlie (3)

Oliver (3)

Samuel (3)

Christopher, Cooper, Fergus, Harry,

James, Max, Oscar, Ryan & Theodore (2)

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Girls

Isla (4)

Annabelle (3)

Charlotte (3)

Sophie (3)

Chloe, Emma, Eva, Georgia, Hannah, Isabelle,

Mackenzie, Maia, Natalie, Rosa, Scarlett & Stella (2)

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Its hard to know as many people don’t place birth announcements now if this is a good indication of popularity of names in Christchurch. But the following did feature in last years top 10 for boys and girls;

Charlotte, Isla and Sophie + Oliver, Jack, James and William.

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Give your son a cowboy inspired name

Currently in the NZ top 100

Lincoln, Ryder, Cooper, Jackson, Hunter and Levi.

Grayson & Hudson (new in 2014)

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Hot to be imported from the USA

Colton, Parker, Carson, Nolan and Easton

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Or step back into the ranch

Audie Murphy

Gene Autry

George Houston

Johnny Mack Brown

Lane Chandler

Leo Carrillo

Tex Ritier

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Destinations

Nevada, Dallas, Winslow and Weston.

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Other names with that cowboy kind of feel

Emmett,Jed, Jethro,Wilder and Wyatt.

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References- http://www.jimwegryn.com/Names/cowboys.htm

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New Zealand VS America popular baby names 2014

With the American top 100 or top 1000 if it interests you being released recently here are some comparisons between the top 10 and some names which appear in the US top 100 but not in the NZ.

Girls top 10

Olivia sits at #2 in both lists (plus in Australia)

Emma, Sophia, Emily and Charlotte feature in both- with Charlotte at opposite ends of the top 10.

NZ bosts- #3 Isla (#150), #6 Amelia (#15), #7 Ella (#17), #8 Harper (#11) and #10 Ruby (#90)

USA hosts- #4 Isabella (#11), #5 Ava (#12), #6 Mia (#14), #8 Abigail (#33) and #9 Madison (#31)

Boys top 10

Noah, Liam, Mason, Jacob, William and James are hot in both countries.

USA claims- #6 Ethan (#11), #7 Michael (#56), #8 Alexander(#13) and #10 Daniel (#20)

NZ fames- #1 Oliver (#32), #2 Jack (#41), #7 Lucas (#19) and #9 Benjamin (#12)

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Names feature in USA top 100 only- unisex, vintage and spiritual

Girls

Avery

Victoria

Aubrey/Aubree

Zoey

Lillian

Brooklyn

Audrey

Allison

Arianna

Camila

Penelope

Gabriella

Claire

Riley

Skylar

Nora

Hailey

Kaylee

Paisley

Kennedy

Caroline

Madelyn/Madeline

Serenity

Alexa

Genesis

Autumn

Kylie

Maya

Alyssa

Taylor

Melanie

Faith

Katherine

Lydia

Brianna

Julia

Ashley

Khloe

London

Lauren

Hadley

Gianna

Isabelle

Vivian

Hadley

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Boys- biblical, cowboys and jackson spellings

Anthony

Andrew

Gabriel

Christopher

Owen

Wyatt

Christian

Landon

Jonathan

Julian

Isaiah

Jeremiah

Nicholas

Evan

Adrian

Gavin

Robert

Brayden

Josiah

Colton

Angel

Jace

Dominic

Kevin

Brandon

Parker

Ayden

Jason

Jose

Chase

Nolan

Easton

Jaxson

Bentley

Kayden

Carson

Brody

Justin

Juan

Lewis

Camden

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Perhaps Americans should consider one of these from the NZ top 100

Nixon, Arlo, Finn, Archer, Beau, Ezra or Theodore

Hazel, Ivy, Olive, Poppy, Freya or Thea

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New Zealand VS Australia popular baby names 2014

How close are we with our favourite names to our neighbours?

What names could inspire us from the Australian top 100 which don’t feature in our own.

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New Zealand & Australia top names for girls and boys are the same

Charlotte & Oliver

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Girls top 10

NZ & Aus

Charlotte #1, Olivia #2 Emily #4 & Amelia #6.

share also; Sophie, Sophia/Sofia * & Ruby

NZ only; Isla (vs #17), Ella (vs #13) and Harper (vs #27)

Aus only; Ava (vs #12), Mia (vs #14) and Chloe (vs #15)

Boys top 10

NZ & Aus share Oliver as #1

Both share; Jack, James, William, Noah and Lucas

NZ only; Mason (vs #13), Liam (vs #14), Benjamin (vs #20) and Jacob (vs #18)

Aus only; Jackson (vs #21)/Jaxon* , Thomas (vs #18), Ethan (vs #11) and Cooper (vs#19)

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Feature in Australian top 100 only

Girls

Chelsea

Audrey

Alyssa

                           Indiana (NZ has Indie)

Maya

Lola

Eliza

Eloise

Charlie

Claire

Lara

Victoria

Amelie

Penelope

Lillian

Jade

Eve

Mikayla

Heidi

Daisy

Elsie

Skye

Indigo

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Boys

                                                 Nate (NZ has Nathaniel & Nathan)

Nicholas

Chase

Mitchell

Hayden

Owen

Kai

Toby

Bailey

Christian

Jesse

Darcy

Hamish

Dominic

Jett

Seth

Parker

Anthony

Jonathan

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Perhaps NZ is a little ahead of the Australia trends considering names that left last year (2013) Ones in italic still feature in 2014 in Australian top 100

Boys

Dominic, Tyson, Gabriel, Christian, Isaiah,

Jonathan, Kingston, Declan, Sam, Maxwell,

Joel, Jesse & Andrew.

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Girls

Indi, Mikayla, Faith, Claire,

Esther, Taylor, Jade, Lola,

Charlie, Alyssa & Victoria

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Perhaps Australians should consider one of these from the NZ top 100;

Freya, Florence, Thea, Aurora or Olive

Vincent, Asher, Grayson, Ezra, Theo or Nixon

* the Australian statistics combine names with same pronounciation but different spelling as one ie Sophia/Sofia is one name but in New Zealand they would be counted seperately.

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