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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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The next hottest NEW ZEALAND girls name could be…

The hot girls names in NZ fall into two patterns.

Three or four letter names ending in a with;

either  double letters ie two a’s or two m’s  (1)

or a “luh” sound (2)

or both (3)

or a spelling variation (ie Maia to Mia)

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Previous contesters

Maia (1) was the first hot name to hit NZ by storm that I remember along with her sisters Mia and the less common Maya. Maia’s highest placing was #15 in 2005 but she sure seemed more popular!  Mia still currently sits at #14 the more preferred spelling perhaps?

Emma (1) was number #1 in 2003,  2004 & 2005 and currently sitting #13 the teen’s is where all the hot names sit

 Ava #10,  Isla #12, Emma #13 and Mia #14

Ella (3) her year of Queen was 2007,  she was #3 and #4 in 2004 & 2005 respectively. Ella still sits within the top 10 at number #7 perhaps testament to her appeal as a (3).

Ava (1) First entered the top 100 in 2003 at #93 she made a huge leap of 43 places in just one year! Ava was #50 in 2004.  She hovered for a year before climbing to #26 (2005) and then #18 (2006), still hot Ava stayed within the top 20 for four years before entering the top 10 at #10 in 2012 for the first time!

Isla (2) Suddenly everyone was talking about Isla the sweetest undiscovered name until… She entered in 2004 at #92,  up to #88 the next year and like Ava a huge jump up to #47 in 2006.  Isla suffered a small fall in 2007 before climbing  to #30 in 2008.  Just one year later she broke the top 20 at #18. Isla is hovered outside the top 10 for the last two years at 13 and 12. Will she break into the top 10 for 2013?

Mila (2) This slavic diminutive entered in 2010 at #84. She jumped a huge 53 places to #31 in 2011. Seems like the hottest names are only getting hotter as New Zealand parents look for that special name! In 2012 Mila was #24, I wonder will she break the inside the top 20 for 2013.

Is Ayla the next hottest girls name? Shes a 3 like Ella sharing both double sounds and the “luh” magic 🙂 she also seems trendy with her y! She entered in 2008 at #97, just made it in 2009,  made a 20 point leap to #77 in 2010, up 1 in 2011 and sitting at #74 in 2012, only time will tell!

or could it be Lola hovering in the late 80’s/9o’s who is is also a 3?

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Here are some choices that are undiscovered but possess the formula to become a hottest name 🙂

1. Etta, Vada, Aura, Aja, Ara, Alba, Asha, Taja.

2. Nola, Zola, Orla, Eula, Ilja. 

3. Lula, Lila, Nala, Ebba, Zala. 

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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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Oh baby of the year 2011- GIRLS

GIRLS

Most popular: Ava & Sophie (15),  Ruby (13),

Amelia & Charlotte (11), Isabella (10) and

Ella & Olivia (9)

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Aiyana, Alyana, Anberlin, Ariadne, Arlie, Atlanta & Azalea

Baileeblyss, Bella-Rose, Brya.

Cadence, Caitlin-Lily, Chanley, Cherie, Clover, Coco & Corra.

Dana, Daphne, Delphi, Dylan.

Eirana, Ellora, Elodie, Emily-Rain, Eulie & Evannah

Filia, Francesca (Franca).

Gianna, Giovanna, Gracen.

Hana, Harliyah-Brie.

Ianessa, India & Iva.

Jamileh, Jazahna-Lee, Jiraiya & Juliette.

Kaia-Rose, Kartier, Kaylan, Keela, Keiani.

La’chaey, Lani, Lila-Rose, Lily-Kahurangi, Lucy-Jean, Luyanda & Lyra.

Maebh, Maiya, Margeaux, Masada, Meihana, Mille, Mina.

Ngaire, Nguyen,Niveyah, Nneka.

Oceana.

Paloma, Paxton.

Raiha, Reanna, Rilee-Anais.

Saffie, Sariyah, Silvia, Syraya.

Taliyah, Tamsen, Teal, Tehillah, Temperance, Thiwa, Trelise, Tyler-Grace.

Valentina, Vanessa, Vittoria.

Waimana, Wednesday.

Xanthe-Ella.

Yana.

Zara, Zion, Zirah.

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Christchurch Press Births February

BOYS

Leo Henry- Ophelia

Tiaki Cyril Raymond- Maika & Anahera

Henry James- Lewes, Alexander & Samuel

Rocco Willis- Bella

Hemi Mason

Sam Clinton- Lachie

Max James- Tadhg

Taine Joseph- Noah & Nikau

Albie George- Freddie

George Oliver Henry- Robert, Archie & Thomas

Duncan Campbell

Koupa Miles- Tiegan & Blake

Ron William- Arthur

Rylan John- Caleb, Ethan, Brayden & Austin

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GIRLS

Julia Lillian

Isla Jayne- Tom, Jack & Charlie

Lucy Austin- Millie & Bella

Ava Margaret- Max

Lily Helen- Finn

Dela Marie

Penny Kathryn- George

Alexia Prudence- Lachlan

Alice Ruby

Addison Quinn

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