Posts tagged Amelia

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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Australian top 100 baby names 2017, Oliver and Charlotte reign across the ditch too!

New Zealand and Australia top 100 baby names are very similar.

In fact, in the top ten of the boys, six names are shared including Oliver in #1, both also feature Jack, William, Noah, James and Lucas. Thomas, Ethan, Jackson (and variants) and Lachlan round out the Australian ten whilst New Zealand holds Hunter, George, Mason and Arlo.

Charlotte is number #1 in both Australia and New Zealand, Olivia, Mia, Ava, Amelia, Isla and Emily all sit within the top 10 across islands. It’s not until you reach #29 in the NZ line up that you find Indie, not in the AUS list and #39 Audrey in the Australian lineup.

There are 19 boys names and 20 girls that differ between the neighbouring countries although it equates to slightly less in the New Zealand list as the Australian statistics count all variants under the one name i/e Darcey, Darcie and Darci are recorded as one whereas in New Zealand they are three separate monikers.

Boys feature Australian top 100 but not NZ: Nate and longer form Nathaniel, Kai, Hamish, Nicholas, Chase, Muhammad, Sonny, Darcy, Dominic, Christian, Fletcher, Ali, Lewis, Maxwell, Marcus, Hayden, Vincent & Parker. Many of these names have featured in the NZ list in years gone by.

NZ only: Theo, Ezra, Braxton, Asher, Arthur, Bauden, Bodhi, Grayson, David, Leon, Kingston, Reuben, Phoenix, Wyatt, Roman, Nixon, Jesse & Cohen (quite a biblical heavy group!)

Girls feature only Australian top 100 but not NZ: Audrey, Savannah, Imogen, Alexis, Chelsea, Claire, Indiana (NZ has Indie), Billie, Eloise, Elsie, Eliza, Daisy, Ariana, Bonnie, Alyssa, Hayley, Eve, Aisha, Lara & Alexandra.

Nz only: Indie, Millie, Riley, Zoey, (all very ee), Maia, Freya, Pippa, Luna, Leah, Keira, Amaia, Nina, Amber, Arabella, Skylar, Clara (NZ are very keen on the soft uh sounding for girls names) and Faith.

From my years of looking at names, I  think that Australia is generally a little behind New Zealand in picking up the latest naming trends which often lead from the USA. It will be interesting to see whether Arlo will rise to the same popularity (now inside NZ top 10) and whether Luna will enter the girl’s list.

 

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New Zealand VS Australia popular baby names 2014

How close are we with our favourite names to our neighbours?

What names could inspire us from the Australian top 100 which don’t feature in our own.

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New Zealand & Australia top names for girls and boys are the same

Charlotte & Oliver

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Girls top 10

NZ & Aus

Charlotte #1, Olivia #2 Emily #4 & Amelia #6.

share also; Sophie, Sophia/Sofia * & Ruby

NZ only; Isla (vs #17), Ella (vs #13) and Harper (vs #27)

Aus only; Ava (vs #12), Mia (vs #14) and Chloe (vs #15)

Boys top 10

NZ & Aus share Oliver as #1

Both share; Jack, James, William, Noah and Lucas

NZ only; Mason (vs #13), Liam (vs #14), Benjamin (vs #20) and Jacob (vs #18)

Aus only; Jackson (vs #21)/Jaxon* , Thomas (vs #18), Ethan (vs #11) and Cooper (vs#19)

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Feature in Australian top 100 only

Girls

Chelsea

Audrey

Alyssa

                           Indiana (NZ has Indie)

Maya

Lola

Eliza

Eloise

Charlie

Claire

Lara

Victoria

Amelie

Penelope

Lillian

Jade

Eve

Mikayla

Heidi

Daisy

Elsie

Skye

Indigo

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Boys

                                                 Nate (NZ has Nathaniel & Nathan)

Nicholas

Chase

Mitchell

Hayden

Owen

Kai

Toby

Bailey

Christian

Jesse

Darcy

Hamish

Dominic

Jett

Seth

Parker

Anthony

Jonathan

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Perhaps NZ is a little ahead of the Australia trends considering names that left last year (2013) Ones in italic still feature in 2014 in Australian top 100

Boys

Dominic, Tyson, Gabriel, Christian, Isaiah,

Jonathan, Kingston, Declan, Sam, Maxwell,

Joel, Jesse & Andrew.

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Girls

Indi, Mikayla, Faith, Claire,

Esther, Taylor, Jade, Lola,

Charlie, Alyssa & Victoria

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Perhaps Australians should consider one of these from the NZ top 100;

Freya, Florence, Thea, Aurora or Olive

Vincent, Asher, Grayson, Ezra, Theo or Nixon

* the Australian statistics combine names with same pronounciation but different spelling as one ie Sophia/Sofia is one name but in New Zealand they would be counted seperately.

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The NZ top 100 – over run with A names

A names!

What is it about them that make people love them so much?

Is it that they are the first letter in the alphabet? so therefore at the beginning of the baby name lists?

In the New Zealand top 100 there is currently;

15 girls and 14 boys names beginning with A.

Here they are.

BOYS

Aaron
Adam
Aidan
Aiden
Alex
Alexander
Angus
Archer
Archie
Arlo
Arthur
Asher
Ashton
Austin

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GIRLS

Aaliyah
Abigail
Addison
Alexandra
Alexis
Alice
Amber
Amelia
Anna
Annabelle
Aria
Ariana
Aurora
Ava
Ayla

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Featuring in the Australian top 100 2014 =17

Ava

Amelia

Abigail

Alexis

Annabelle

Alice

Audrey

Addison

Aria

Alyssa

Anna

Alexandra

Aaliyah

Amelie

Amber

Ayla

Ariana

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Featuring in the USA top 100 2013 = 21

Ava

Abigail

Avery

Amelia

Aubrey

Addison

Audrey

Allison

Anna

Aaliyah

Aria

Arianna

Alexis

Aubree

Ariana

Alyssa

Alexa

Autumn

Ashley

Annabelle

Alexandra

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Which would you use? Which do you like?

Are you a parent of A- name children?/Do you have a name beginning with A?

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A names are amazing

At my work six children are girls named A…

 which is just under a quarter of our group, that got me thinking about A names.

Also my name is Anna and I think that its pretty awesome! 🙂

So I did some digging 🙂

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A girls names in the NZ top 100 = 16/100 = 16%

Amelia #8

Ava #10

Abigail #32

Alexis #34

Alice #37

Aria #38

Annabelle #38

Addison #51

Aaliyah #52

Amber #70

Ashley #72

Alyssa #73

Ayla # 74

Anna #81

Amy #82

Alexandra #99

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In the UK 10/100 = 10%

Including an A name at number #1!

Amelia #1

Ava #9

Alice #37

Abigail #38

Amy #51

Amber #52

Amelie #54

Anna #67

Annabelle #79

Aisha #95

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In th USA 20/100 = 20%

Ava #5

Abigail #7

Addison #13

Avery #18

Aubrey #20

Alexis #26

Amelia #30

Alyssa #37

Anna #38

Allison #40

Ashley #42

Audrey #43

Aaliyah #46

Arianna #52

Alexa #55

Autumn #69

Alexandra #76

Andrea #81

Ariana #84

Aubree #99

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Astrid

My favourite A girls name :). In Norse it means divine strength/ divinely beautiful.

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Annora

Less heard of than Anna and Annabelle with a more old fashioned feel. In Latin it means Honor.

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Alexa

A more fresh and spunky feel than Alexandra a variant meaning “defending men.”

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Aspen

With a nature feel for those of us looking to connect our child to the earth. It is both a tree in the Poplar family and a ski resort in Colorado.

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Alanis

Probably most famous for the singer, it is the feminine form of Alan meaning cheerful 🙂

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Araminta

With many cute nickname options including Minty. This name is of Greek origin and means “defender.”

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Aveline

This name is beautiful, with a similar feel to Madelyn and Evelyn it would not be out of place. Of French roots a cognate of Hazel.

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Anouk

Another Ann name this one from France. Often mispronounced but very pretty. Meaning “grace”.

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Arielle

A pretty elle name beginning with A :).  The French feminine form of Ariel.

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What are your favourite A names?

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Sources for meanings.

nameberry.com

behindthename.com

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Christchurch Press Weekend Births- February- Lilabelle Te Aroha Violet

BOYS

Joe Richard

Maxim Kiefer- Elise

George Justin Albie

Fletcher Jack- Samirah & Meila

Fletcher Mark- Constance

Marco

Joel Alex John

Oliver Jack- Finn & Ronan

James Xavier- Alexander

Baxter Charles- Toby & Oscar

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GIRLS

 Aria Ellen

Annie Isabel- Cameron

Ava Nita- Thomas

Zara Azami- Julia, Monica & Kyra

Indeya Samantha- Brylee & Jasmine

Alice Grace- Emma

Elle Ruve- Sian

Lilabelle Te Aroha Violet- Charli-Rose

Beth Susan- Emily

Amiya Eloise

Cadie Lynnell

Esther Helena- Olive

Eden Bettina

Sylvia Bell- Leo

Mila Poppy- Gianna

Estella Margaret Rose

Edy Grace- Ella & Cooper

Grace Olive

Zoe Amelia- Finn

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What’s your favourite?

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This weeks featured name from NZ TOP 100

CHARLOTTE

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In NZ 

Charlotte was #4 this year.

For the last eight years she has been placed in the top 10.

In 1999 when NZ stats were first collected she was #20.

She placed number One in 2006.

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Internationally 2010

#20 in England & Wales

#23 in Scotland

#45 in USA

#69 in Ireland

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 Christchurch Weekend Press

Charlotte Seraphine Veronica

Charlotte Rose

Charlotte Mae

Charlotte Emily

Charlotte Ruby

Charlotte Eve

Charlotte Imogen

Charlotte Eloise

Charlotte Lily

Charlotte Helen

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Siblings

Charlotte & Grace (twins)

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Alexandria, Abigail, Madeleine, Lucy, Harriet,

Sophie, Julia, Amelia, Isabella, Georgie,

Felicity, Rose, Imogen, Greta, Phoebe & Eliza.

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Oliver, Connor, Adam, George, Leo,

Nicholas, Monty, Samuel, Jack, Henry,

Oscar, Lewis, Lachlan, Liam, Benjamin,

Thomas, Alexander, Daniel, Blake & Logan.

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