Amber & Arlo New Zealand’s hottest baby names, also joining us are Beauden, Micah and Billie (female).

So the 2016 top 100 baby names for New Zealand have been released

Oliver and Olivia remain the King and Queen!


Oliver has been king for the past four consecutive years.

Oliver, Jack and William like 2015 retain the trifecta.

There are four new entries to the top 10;

Leo up 15 to #9, Lucas up 8 to #8, Noah up four to #7 and

Max up three to take last spot.

The fastest rising boys name is Arlo up 36 places, closely followed by Austin up 35,

also re-enering is Jasper at #69 last seen in 2014.

Up 21 is Felix and Quinn moves up 20.

Jordan, Connor and Roman up 17, 16 and 15 respectively.

Braxton hicks down (sorry!) 36!

Flynn falls 18 and Brother Dylan plummets 15.

The j’s start to fall with Jayden losing 16, Jacob 15 and Joseph 14.

Also on the down is Zachary with 14 rungs.

The boys are typically more stable than the girls this year only seeing five new entries to the top 100.

 Beauden and Micah who have never featured before,

Leon and Zion last seen in 2012 and Jasper back from 2014.


Olivia and Charlotte remain in prime positions 1 & 2.

This is Olivia’ second year as ruler, she was also Queen in 2012.

Isla is up four places to take 3rd, Sophie is down five to #9 and Ava is up four and takes spot number 10 (last seen in 2013 at #8).

Isabella slips to 13th.

There is a lot of movement outside the top 20 names going up and names coming down…

Amber is the fastest rising girls name of 2016, up 33 spots, she is chased by Freya who gains a mighty 31.

Lola is not far behind moving up 26 places, Aaliyah 25, Alexis 23, Lilly and Maria (re-enters) and Aurora 20.

Lucia, Pippa and Taylor also re-enter the bottom of the top 100.

Sarah and Layla groove up 18, Matilda 17, Thea jumps 16, while Alice, Mackenzie, Nina and Violet all go up 14 a piece and not to be outdone are Harriet and Penelope up a inch over a dozen 13.

The biggest drops were the royalists Queen Victoria (-40) and Elizabeth (-35)

Followed by leaving Annabelle falling 28,  Unisex Charlie losing 26, Madeleine 25 and Rose 24.

Other blooms wilting include; Holly and Poppy 17.

Welcome back to Brooklyn, Hayley, Isabel and  Maria (2014), Esther,  Faith, Pippa and Taylor (2013), Blast from the past Heidi (last seen in 1986!) and to newbie Billie.


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