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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New Zealand top 100 boys 2018, trifecta retains. Quinn hottest rising Irish boy!

Top ten 

Top three boys names stay the same,

Oliver, Jack and Noah.

#4 Leo, rises seven and enters the top 10 for the first time ever.

Arlo drops out to #18 but all other names from 2017 remain.

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TOP 100 

Biggest gains

Quinn (returns) 33+

Louis (returns, princely crown) 32+

Jasper +31, also returns last seen 2016 #69)

Jaxon +27, Hudson +22 and Sebastian +21

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Biggest loses

Austin -28

Grayson 20 below and Ashton falls 18.

Biblical boys; Zachary -24, Caleb -20, Joshua – 18, Daniel and Michael 17 apiece.

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RETURNS/ NEW both Lou sounds perhaps linking to the royal birth

#77 Quinn

#86 Louie (Louis is #58)

#88 Luka (Luca is #34)

#93 Harley (seen in late 80’s and 2014-15)

#95 Fletcher (hovered near bottom of list 2000’s)

#96 Alex (last featured 2016)

#97 Kayden (seen 2012 + 2015)

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FAREWELL

Leon, Angus, Owen, Jake, Spencer, Jesse & Cohen,

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NZ top 100 baby names 2018, Kiara hottest irish name to hit Aotearoa girls

NZ top ten

Girls

Charlotte retains her crown for the sixth year consecutively. Isla takes the runner up and Olivia third, both up one.

Ella and Isabella re-enter top 10 knocking out Mila and Sophie.

Sophie has been in the top 10 since 1999 almost 20 years, this is a big deal!!!! (2008, 09 and 10 she was #1).

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NZ Top 100 

Girls

Biggest climbers

Kiara (NEW) 33+

Freya +29, now sits at #27 within top 30.

Alexis (returns) 27+

Ariana (returns) 23+

Harriet +21

Cora (NEW) 20+

Elizabeth & Imogen (returns) +19

Aurora and Abigail, 18 and 16 places respectively.

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Biggest loses

Paige -39

Madison -27 (and Maddison -14)

Ayla -20

Aaliyah, Sofia & Victoria 18 each

Jasmine -16

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NEW

Kiara #70

Alexis #73 (2016 was #53)

Ariana #77 (#92 in 2016)

Cora #80

Imogen #81 (#98 in 2015 also 2009-2010, 2014)

Billie #88 (#94 in 2016)

Eliza #90 (not since 1997)

Daisy #91 (2009 #80, 2010 #85, 2012 #89 and 2015 #93)

Elsie #94 (2015 #88, 2016 #91)

Athena #96

Kaia #99

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GOODBYE

Clara, Holly, Faith, Madeline, Skylar,

Arabella, Lola, Amaia, Molly & Keira.

 

 

 

 

 

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Australian top 100 baby names 2017, Oliver and Charlotte reign across the ditch too!

New Zealand and Australia top 100 baby names are very similar.

In fact, in the top ten of the boys, six names are shared including Oliver in #1, both also feature Jack, William, Noah, James and Lucas. Thomas, Ethan, Jackson (and variants) and Lachlan round out the Australian ten whilst New Zealand holds Hunter, George, Mason and Arlo.

Charlotte is number #1 in both Australia and New Zealand, Olivia, Mia, Ava, Amelia, Isla and Emily all sit within the top 10 across islands. It’s not until you reach #29 in the NZ line up that you find Indie, not in the AUS list and #39 Audrey in the Australian lineup.

There are 19 boys names and 20 girls that differ between the neighbouring countries although it equates to slightly less in the New Zealand list as the Australian statistics count all variants under the one name i/e Darcey, Darcie and Darci are recorded as one whereas in New Zealand they are three separate monikers.

Boys feature Australian top 100 but not NZ: Nate and longer form Nathaniel, Kai, Hamish, Nicholas, Chase, Muhammad, Sonny, Darcy, Dominic, Christian, Fletcher, Ali, Lewis, Maxwell, Marcus, Hayden, Vincent & Parker. Many of these names have featured in the NZ list in years gone by.

NZ only: Theo, Ezra, Braxton, Asher, Arthur, Bauden, Bodhi, Grayson, David, Leon, Kingston, Reuben, Phoenix, Wyatt, Roman, Nixon, Jesse & Cohen (quite a biblical heavy group!)

Girls feature only Australian top 100 but not NZ: Audrey, Savannah, Imogen, Alexis, Chelsea, Claire, Indiana (NZ has Indie), Billie, Eloise, Elsie, Eliza, Daisy, Ariana, Bonnie, Alyssa, Hayley, Eve, Aisha, Lara & Alexandra.

Nz only: Indie, Millie, Riley, Zoey, (all very ee), Maia, Freya, Pippa, Luna, Leah, Keira, Amaia, Nina, Amber, Arabella, Skylar, Clara (NZ are very keen on the soft uh sounding for girls names) and Faith.

From my years of looking at names, I  think that Australia is generally a little behind New Zealand in picking up the latest naming trends which often lead from the USA. It will be interesting to see whether Arlo will rise to the same popularity (now inside NZ top 10) and whether Luna will enter the girl’s list.

 

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Hot baby names 2019- New Zealand

Names to help your choose 🙂

Notable New Zealanders 2018

Boys

Kristine Bartlett : Fought for pay equity for aged care workers and won!

Marlon Williams: Best solo artist and album of the year

Luke Willis Thompson: Won 30,000 photography prize

Girls

Thomasin Harcourt: Actress in “leave no trace.”

Pip Adam: NZ top literary prize for “The new animals.”

Zoi Sadowski- Synnott- Bronze medal snowboarding winter Olympics.

(credit: https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/379291/the-kiwis-who-made-a-big-impression-in-2018)

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Honor lives lost in 2018

Boys

Stephen Hawking: Greatest mysteries of the cosmos

Milos Forman: director “one flew over the cuckoos nest.”

Otis Rush: Chicago blues gutarist

Stan Lee or Stanlee: Comic book dynamo

William Goldman: Screen writer, adapted fantasy novel “the princess bride.”

Girls

Goldie (see above)

Margot Kidder: Supermans Lois Lane

Aretha Franklin: Queen of soul

Audrey Geisel: Dr Seuss widow

Kofi Annan: Former UN Secretary general

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Celebrity inspiration 2018

Boys

Ennis Howard

Santiago Enrique

Beckett Richard

Francisco

Miles Theodore

Sebastian Piers

Ariel

Forrest Bradley

Girls

Geo Grace

Vida Amber Betty

Monroe Sky

Minnie Theodora

Greta Lilia

Story Annabelle

Marvel Jane

Lulu Gray

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Looking at NZ top 100, 2017

Boys

Theodore (fastest rising boy name)

Everett, Roosevelt, Hawthorne, Benedict/Bennett

Heathcliff, Edwin, Alvin & Floyd

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Harvey 

Grady, Emery, Wesley, Remy, Dewey,

Darcy, Rudy, Huxley, Rhodri & Wiley.

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Bodhi (NEW #77)

Daijo, Indra, Jihi, Jivan, Koan,

Loka, Zenji, Kiran, Ved & Akash.

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Oscar

Roscoe, Dexter, Tucker, Baxter, Samson,

Monty, Alfie, Murphy, Rufus & Gus.

Girls 

Addison (re-enters #57)

Avery, Arden, Devon, Emerson,

Emery, Easton, Monroe & Murphy.

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Sadie (+36)

Edie, Maidie, Bridie or Birdie,

Heidi & Zadie.

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Luna

Vesper, Venus, Elara, Lyra,

Leda, Astra & Alya.

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Phoebe & Frankie

Xanthe, Penelope, Seraphina,

Ramona, Romilly, Polly

& Phaedra.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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