New Zealand top 100 baby names 2021

BOYS
Top 10

Oliver retains #1 for the ninth year running! Noah and Jack swap #2 and #3. Leo stays at #4. George and Charlie both move up one. #7 Lucas down two. Theodore leaps up seven to take #8 and place for the first time in top 10 along with Luca taking out #10 and jumping 13 places. William holds #9.

Fastest rising

Niko (+34) and Nikau (+30)

Ari up 23, Joseph 22, Lincoln 21 and Sebastian 20

Freddie climbs 19, River 18, Asher 17 and Grayson 16.

Fastest dropping

Jayden plummets 30 places.

Closely followed by Luke 27.

Ryan falls 22, Austin, Benjamin and Jacob 21.

Harry (-19), Cooper (-18), Jordan (-17) and Ryder (-16).

Holds Steady

Oliver #1, Leo #4, William #9, Elijah #11.

Finn #25, Hugo #26, Samuel #50 and Oakley #71.

Returning

Beauden & Gabriel 2018

Isaiah, Leon & Tyler 2019

NEW

Nico #66

Freddie #81

Otis #88

Miles #91

Tobias #98

BYE

Xavier, Flynn, Angus, Dylan & David

Kingston, Patrick, Manaia, Ashton & Matthew.

GIRLS

Top 10

Charlotte wrestles the crown back off Isla to take #1 for the sixth time, the first being 2006. Amelia and Olivia keep #3 and #4 respectively. Ava, Willow and Lily remain within the top 10. Isabella and Mila up four from outside the top 10 to take #8 and #9. Ella keeps the last spot.

Fastest rising

Daisy rockets 39 places from #88 to take #49 just within the top 50!

Sienna hot on her heels up 36 to take the same place she held in 2019 #35.

Kaia +18, Nevaeh +17, Billie +16, Freya +15 and Eloise +14.

Eliza, Elsie, Luna and Maeve gain 12.

Fastest dropping

Stella loses 35 to #67

Scarlett also down 30 to outside the top 50.

Zara 24, Charlie 23, Holly 22

Bella & Heidi fall 17

Eden, Molly, Poppy, Rosie and Sadie (-14)

Holds steady

Amelia #3, Olivia #4, Ella #10, Mia #11.

Emily #15, Lucy #16, Zoe #21.

Amaia #63, Eleanor #69 and Phoebe #79.

Returning

Nevaeh, Pippa #2015

Kaia 2018

Anna, Marley, Nina 2019

NEW

Eloise #86

Cleo #91

Amara #95

Kora #96

Bonnie #100

BYE

Charlie, Holly, Heidi, Molly,

Isabel, Rose, Athena, Delilah,

Esther, Annabelle and Iris.

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