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TOP 100 baby names New Zealand- BOYS Oliver retains #1, Fastest rising Grayson.

Top 10

Oliver retains #1 for sixth year in a row, looking to follow in Joshua’s footsteps #1 (1995-2004)

Noah and Leo up 1 to #2 and #3

Jack falls 2 to #4, Lucas up 3 to #5 and James up 1 to #8.

George stays at #6 and William also keeps #7.

Thomas and Charlie return to the top 10, up five and two spots respectively to take #9 & #10.


Biggest risers

Grayson +40

Arthur +29

Caleb +27

Felix +24

Theodore +21

John & Roman +16, Louie +15 and Matthew +14.

Also up 10+; Harvey, Hudson, Levi, Angus and Beau


Biggest loses 

Irish boys lose out and er endings starting to fall?

Charles -24

Connor -23

Sebastian -20

Gabriel & Louis -17

Adam, Aiden & Harry -16

Blake, Flynn & Michael -15

Also down 10+; Archer, Braxton, Jaxon, Ryder, Edward and Tyler.


Stable= Same placing

Oliver, George, William, Finn, Ryan and Daniel.  (all placed top #50)


New is Ezekiel and others return

Biblical theme

Zion #81 (2009 #89, 2012 & 16 # 96)

Isaiah #85 ( 2000 #94, 2013 #93 and 2015 #93)

Ezekiel #86 NEW

Micah #91 (2016 #98)

Reuben #95 ( 1982 #100, 1984 #99, 2003 #44 2010 #86 and 2017 #87)

Elliot #97 (1995 #98)

Nikau #98 (2015 #96)

Leon #99 (1973 #99, 1982 #75, 1983, 1986 and 2008 #99, 2016 +17 #85)



Quinn, Nixon, Beauden, Kingston,

Fletcher, Alex, Kayden & Patrick.



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my favourite B names

Barnaby- I love the sound of this name as it rolls off the tongue, I love the nickname Barney too 🙂 Also a favourite NZ written picture book has a character Barnaby Bennett- I think its divine!

Beatrix- Bea & Trixie both cute nicknames. Could also see myself using it in the middle name slot. Always makes me think of Beatrix Potters magical little creatures :).

What are your favourite B names and why?

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Name for today- 7th May


It’s  Native American  meaning is “brave” and it is also a Croatian form of Matej or Matija.

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Name for today- 6th May


It is said Loo see oh.

It is an Italian form of Lucius.

Lucius means light it comes from the latin word lux.

Lucius is a Roman title.

Variants/Nicknames: Lucian, Lucaster, Luke, Lu, Lux, Luca, Lukash, Lucas, Lucifer,

Other Italian male names (Wikipedia)

Alessandro, Amadeo, Arlo, Bernardo, Cosimo, Dino, Emilio, Fabio, Guido, Ivo, Jacopo, Leonardo, Marcello, Ottavio, Paolo, Renato, Salvatore, Valentino.


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Name for today- 5th May


It is said LOO-is.

In Old High German its meaning is famous warrior.

It is a English form of the French Louis.

It began its life in Germany in the form Hludwig.

C.S Lewis- wrote the chronicles of Narnia.

Lewis Carroll was the creator of Alice in Wonderland, Alice through the looking glass and what Alice found there.

Popularity: #2 in Scotland.

Variants/Nicknames: Louis, Luis, Lewes, Aloysius, Alois, Aloys, Loyce, Louie, Lou, Lewie, Lew, Lu, Lukin, Luigi, Luiz, Lajos, Ludwig, Ludi.

Comments on Lewis:

Lewis is a very beautiful name and I think it also sounds royal. It is a name I would give my son. It is also the name of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s great-grandfather and is also the middle name of several of her relatives.

— Anonymous User  1/4/2007

I love this name. I prefer this spelling of Lewis to Louis. But I quite like both. I prefer Lewis as a middle name because I think that it makes many names in a name combo flow well.

— EgYpTiAn PrInCeSs 7/14/2007

Lewis in my opinion is the sexiest and handsomest name in the whole wide world ever.

— BonVoyage 11/18/2009


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Name for today 4th May


Lev is a boys name.

It is said LYEF.

Its Russian meaning is Lion and in Hebrew it means heart.

It was Leo Tolstoys given name.

Variants/Nicknames: Levander, Levi, Levant, Levy, Liev, Lyev, Leon.


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