Archive for girls names

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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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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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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Neve Te Aroha Adern Gayford

This morning we learnt the name of Jacinda Adern and Clarke Gayford’s beautiful daughter.

Neve is an anglicised version of the Irish Gaelic Niamh, meaning bright or radiant, in mythology she is the daughter of the Ocean god and one of the Queens of eternal youth. The anglicised versions are spelt Neave and Nieve. Jacinda said that she and Clarke chose this spelling as they both understood that it was hard having a name that was spelt differently. Neve is also a variant of Neva (Latin) and the meaning is snow, it also has the same meaning in Spanish and Portuguese.

Te Aroha means” The Love” in Te Reo Maori, to love, to feel concern or be compassionate and to empathise.It links Neve to her whakapapa as Jacinda grew up in the small rural Waikato town Te Aroha, it sits at the foot of the 952m mountain with the same name, which is the highest point in the Kaimai range. This was decided on quite early as a reflection of all the love the baby was shown before it arrived and the generosity of the names several iwi had gifted.

Famous Neve’s include Neve Campbell, Canadian Actress who most recently starred in Netflix series “House of Cards,” Neve McIntosh Scottish actress appeared in “Doctor Who” and Neve Glacier in Washington State.

Niamh has only featured in the top 100 once since 1954, it placed at #94 in 2000 with 49 girls bestowed.

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Irish names placed in the top 100 in 2017 were

Girls; Riley #49, Quinn #59 and Keira #78.

Boys; Liam #12, Finn #29, Ryan #40, Riley #41, Aiden #52, Connor #54, Flynn #68 and Angus #89.

Other Irish names ripe for picking; Aoife, Breda, Caoimhe, Fenella, Fia, Nola, Orla & Tully.

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Other Ev names in the top 100 2017

Evelyn #24

Eva #26

Evie #36

Other Ev names ripe for picking; Evangeline, Everly, Genevieve, Maeve, Neva.

Also similar sounding; Hebe and Sylvie.

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Jacinda & Clarke’s baby daughters name

Welcome to the world 🙂

So she’s here and the question a lot of us are pondering on is what will she be named?

Will the happy new parents choose a popular moniker, a family name, a kiwi inspired number or perhaps something a little more unusual and less common like their own?

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Popular choices #1-10 in the NZ top ten 2017

Charlotte, Harper, Isla, Olivia, Ava,

                                                    Amelia, Mia, Mila, Sophie or Emily.

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Less Common #90-100 in the NZ top 100 2017

Maya, Lola, Brooklyn, Sarah, Arabella (niece is Isabella so may be unlikely),

Skylar, Madeline, Faith, Holly or Clara.

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Kiwi inspired 

Amaia

Anakiwa

  Huia

Kahurangi

Kea

Kimihia

Kowhai

Mariua

Ngaio

Opaea

Rangimarie

Rata

Tahaia

Te Hana

Tui

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My choices

Audra

Athena

Caoimhe

Cora

Dulcie

Edith/Edie

Freida

Imogen

Josephine/Josie

Lotta

Maisie

Neva

Orla

Phaedra

Polly

Ramona

Tess

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Addison the rising stars of NZ top 100 baby names 2017 (Girls)

Girls

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Charlotte reclaims her crown after two years. She was Queen in 2013 + 2014 also.

Harper is the runner-up, taking out second place her highest spot to date (#3 in 2015).

Isla, Amelia & Sophie retain #3, #6 and #9 respectively.

Mila enters the top ten, (+7) to #8 she bumps Emily to #10.

Ava is up from #10 to fifth place her highest placing in the top one hundred.

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The biggest rising star is Addison re-entering at #57 up (+43). She was last seen in 2015 at #77 before falling off the list last year.

Sadie also re-enters at #64 (+36) appeared in 2014 and 2015.

Luna is NEW taking spot #74 (+26) along with royal Victoria also regaining 26 to #71

Frankie & Phoebe both jump 23 places.

Keira re-enters also #78 a 2015 returnee.

Unisex Charlie rising still up 20

Florence up 18.

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Jessica loses the most plumetting 31

Holly falls 29

Amber drops 28 (after being the hottest girls name in 2016 up a mighty 33)

Closely followed by Sarah 26 and Nina 24

And slipping a dozen or more are Aaliyah,  Elizabeth, Harriet, Lilly, Lola, Maia, Quinn, Summer+ Violet.

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Hello again old friends

Addison,Annabelle, Keira and Sadie (2015)

 Maya (2012)

Madeline (2009)

We welcome

Arabella, Amaia, Clara, Luna & Skylar. (Note all the strong “uh” endings)

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Farewell

Ariana, Billie*, Brooklyn*, Elsie, Esther*, Hayley*, Isabel*, Lucia*, Madeleine, Maria*& Taylor (seven of who only returned/entered in 2016 *)

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