New Zealand baby name statistics

BOYS

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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GIRLS

NZ top ten

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 

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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