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NZ top 100 baby names 2018, Kiara hottest irish name to hit Aotearoa 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).


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.


Biggest loses

Paige -39

Madison -27 (and Maddison -14)

Ayla -20

Aaliyah, Sofia & Victoria 18 each

Jasmine -16



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



Clara, Holly, Faith, Madeline, Skylar,

Arabella, Lola, Amaia, Molly & Keira.






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Name pairings… what are your favourite boy/girl sibsets?

Zeppelin & Athena

Barnaby & Artemis

Zeus & Freya

Milo & Iris

Rupert & Hazel

Gulliver & Hermione

Ignatius & Willa

Finnegan & Isolde

Amos & Olive

August & Isadora

Monty & Thea

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Featured name from the NZ top 100


William has slowly climbed up the rankings; he entered at #17 in 1999, #15 in 2000, #12 for 2001-2003, #8 in 2005, #5 for 06 & 07 but the highest he has been is #3 in 2008 before he dropped back to #5 in 2009. Over the last decade there has been 3,316 William’s born New Zealand wide.

William is #3 in Sweden, #4 in Norway and #5 in the USA. He sits at #10 for Australia for 2008 and for England and Whales in 2009. In Scotland William is less popular as in Ireland; #34 and #55 respectively.

Telegraph: William Edward Jocelyn, William Simon Jack, William Benjamin Henry, William Cassidy Phoenix, William James (4), William Morgan, William Toby, William Edward Samson, William Tudor.

Siblings: Eliza/Bella/Alice(3)/Rosie/Nina/Molly(2)/Meredith/Athena/Annabel. Angus & Lucy. Henry & Arabella. George & William (twins). William & Alexander (twins). Lucy & Edward. Olly, Charlie & Emily. Georgina & William (twins). Eliza, Edward & Imogen. Sebastian & Edwin. George, James & Henry. Beatrice & Georgina. Tom, Ewen & Cathan. Anastasia, Octavia & Antonia. Samuel, Isabel & Jack.

Christchurch Press: William James(5). William Rueben George, William Xavier, William Rupert, William Francis, William Douglas, William Hugh.

Siblings: Genevieve & Amelia, Charlotte, Lucy & Harriet, Charlie & Poppy, Poppy, Henry & Tom, Tobin & Dylan, James, Hamish & Sam, Joe & Tom, Georgina & Benjamin, Henry & Maggie, Jack & Ollie.

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Name for 18th February- Zeus supreme Olympian god, and a mighty image for a little fella to live up to, but more and more parents are beginning to consider it seriously. name of a Greek god, related to the old Indo-European god *Dyeus whose name probably meant “shine” or “sky”. In Greek mythology he was the highest of the gods. After he and his siblings defeated the Titans, Zeus ruled over the earth and humankind from atop Mount Olympus. He had control over the weather and his weapon was a thunderbolt

Zeus (pronounced /ˈz(j)uːs/; Ancient Greek: Ζεύς; Modern Greek: Δίας) is the King of the Gods, the ruler of Mount Olympus and the god of the sky and thunder in Greek mythology. His symbols are the thunderbolt, eagle, bull, and oak. In addition to his Indo-European inheritance, the classical “cloud-gatherer” also derives certain iconographic traits from the cultures of the Ancient Near East, such as the scepter. Zeus is frequently depicted by Greek artists in one of two poses: standing, striding forward, with a thunderbolt leveled in his raised right hand, or seated in majesty.
Zeus was the child of Cronus and Rhea, and the youngest of his siblings. In most traditions he was married to Hera, although, at the oracle of Dodona, his consort was Dione: according to the Iliad, he is the father of Aphrodite by Dione. He is known for his erotic escapades. These resulted in many godly and heroic offspring, including Athena, Apollo and Artemis, Hermes, Persephone (by Demeter), Dionysus, Perseus, Heracles, Helen, Minos, and the Muses (by Mnemosyne); by Hera, he is usually said to have fathered Ares, Hebe and Hephaestus.[2]
In Greek, the god’s name is Ζεύς Zeús /zdeús/ or /dzeús/ (Modern Greek /’zefs/) in the nominative case and Διός Diós in the genitive case. His Roman counterpart was Jupiter and his Etruscan counterpart Tinia. In Hindu mythology his counterpart was Indra with ever common weapon as thunderbolt, which he could hold like a staff.

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Name for Yesterday- Minerva

Roman Mythology & English.

Possibly derived from Latin mens meaning “intellect”, but more likely of Etruscan origin. Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom and war, approximately equivalent to the Greek goddess Athena. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since after the Renaissance (

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Sibsets off a new forum

Jasmine, Athena & Shane.

Connor, Riley & Daniel.

Joseph, Daniel & Stanley.

Abigail & Jackson

Evangeline & Cana.

Katie & Mary.

Talulla, Aila, Devanie & Kate

Tommy & Emma

Piper & Phoebe

Holden, Gabriel & Imogen

Vincent & Micah

Grace, Gavin & Finnegan.

Luke & Jacinda

Alaina & Alex

Maddison & Camryn (twins)

Jordan, Jax & Kelli

Regan & Tamsyn

Kaylee & Tyler

Frances & Sailor

Rosalie & Penelope

Arion & Sofia

William & Violet

Breanna & Madelyn

Dominic, Xander & Felix

Layla, Paisley (g) & Thatcher

Harriet, Henri & Hazel

Kaelin, Karlee, Kevin & Kaleb

Bastian, Malakai, Magus & Jace

Jack, Megan & Kevin

Genevieve, Brooklyn & Callia

Boston & Ashton

Jordynnn, Preston, Kyson & Gavin.

Noella & Ezra

Jack & Silas

Gage, Escher & Bella

Jaden, Mara & Fenn

Canyon, Rory & Arden

Hayden & Wilder (g)

Veda,girl, girl, boy, Thea.

Levi, Reuben & Silas

Faelynn & Evan

Lili & Camiana

Scarlette & Ruby

Kitiara & Aerith

Audric & Nouvelle

Talan & Taryn

Grace, Lauren & Stella

Sarala & Kaelyn

Aldria & James

Isabella, Declan & Henry.

Delaney, Camden & Paxton

Keira & Piper

Skyler, Airyanna & Oceana

Aurora, Oliver,Simon, Savannah, Harrison, Genevieve & Sebastian

Jordan, Elizabeth &  Savanna

Makaley, Arden,  Anniston, Taegan, Balen, Kellen, Ellery, Innish & Finnian

Brooke & Bree

Boston, Harlem & Memphis

Kevin,Kennyth & Sofiya

Grace, Kate & Claire.

Anthony, Ephram & Avalea

Fallon & Piper

Alyssa, Lauren,Lily & Luke

Samuel& Ian

Faithlynn & Mairyn

Jacob & Paige

Blake & Marina

Ivy & Kael

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Goddesses- A world of myth & magic

Burleigh Muten.

Aatentsic, Aditi, Ama-terasu, Aphrodite,

Artemis, Athena, Bard, Bastet, Beiwe,

Benten, Brigit, Britomartis, Callieach Beara,

Chalchiuhtlicue, Change-e, Cybele, Demeter,

Durga, Echo, Eirene, Elli, Epona, Estsanatletehi,

Eterna, Eurynome, The Fait, Feng-po, Fortuna,

Freya, Gaia, Gendenwitha, Goga, The Graces,

The graeae, Hanna hanna, Hathor, Hekate,

Hel, Hera, Hestia, Iduna, Inanna, Iris, Isis,

Ixchel, Junkgowa, Juno, Kaauyga-hime, Kali,

Ko-no-hana, Korrigan, Kuan yi, Lakshmi, Lia,

Lilith, Macha, Mama paccha, Medusa, Ngolimento,

Nike, Ninlil, Norwan, Nuwa, Oba, Olwen, Ops,

Oshun, Ostara, Pandora, Papatuanuku, Pele, Persephone,

Qadesh, Quilla, Ranui, Sarasvati, Tara, Themism Vma,

Zoe, Zorya.

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