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L names for boys, most popular initial in New Zealand.

Typically in the NZ top 100 the most popular initial for both boys and girls is A. In 1954 when records began there was four L name’s in the top 100- Leslie #52, Lindsay #62, Lawrence #78 and Lance #94. 1964 there was two and in 1974 there was only Lance #85. In 1984 and 1994 there was four, consecutively Luke, Lance, Logan, and Leon and Luke, Logan, Levi and Lewis. In 2004 it had doubled to eight and in 2014 in NZ there were 11 boys names beginning with L in the top 100. Liam was number one in 2010 and 2011. And in 2018 there is 12 starting with L (equal to A).

In 2018 eight L names feature in the top fifty; Leo #4, Lucas #8, Lachlan #13, Liam #15, Luca #34, Lincoln #35,         Levi #41 and Luke #45. Others in the NZ top 100 include; Logan #51, Louis #58 & Louie #86 and Luka #88. Across the ditch in Australia (2017) there were 11 L names in top 100 including 8 in the top fifty only one missing was Luka. A hop skip and a jump to England and Wales there were 10 in the top 100, no Lachlan or again Luka. And in the USA there were 9 featured L names with Liam #1, Lucas #8 and Logan #10, including Landon and Leonardo but excluding Luca & Luka, Louis & Louie and Lachlan.

Alternatives to consider;

(Luc) Lucas, Luca & Luka, Luke- Lucan,/Luken, Lucien/Lucian, Luciano, Luben, Ludde, Lugh, Loukios and Loukianos, 

(Lu) Louis & Louie- Luis, Luiz, Luigi, Lugos, Lewis and Lewin.

(n) Lachlan, Lincoln & Logan- Landon/en/yn, Langston, Larkin, Lawton/Lawson, Lennon, Levon, Levin, Linden, Linton, Llewellyn, London, Lorcan and Lowden.

(Short/Punchy) Leo, Liam, Luca, Levi and Luke- Lake, Laird, Lando, Lavi, Lazlo, Leif, Lev, Lex, Loki, Ludo, Lynx, Lyon and Lyr.

(Also!) Lawyer, Laxmi, Lebron, Ledger, Leifr, Leland, Lemuel, Lennox, Leolin, Leonty,  Linus,  Lorenzo and Lysander.

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New Zealand top 100 boys 2018, trifecta retains. Quinn hottest rising Irish boy!

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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Vintage baby names- what could be hot in NZ for 2015. Boys.

Baby names that were popular in 1915 that are in top 100 in 2014

John #1 (#85)

William #2 (#6)

James #3

George #4 (#25)

Thomas #6 (#18)

Arthur #7 (#98)

Charles #8 (82)

Edward #11 (#71)

Henry #16 (#30)

David #19 (#67)

Jack #23 (#2)

Alexander #34 (#13)

Joseph #39 (#43)

Patrick #45 (#77)

Harry #46 (#36)

Samuel #62 (#14)

Michael #75 (56)

Daniel #80 (#20)

Lewis #83 (#100)

Leo #86 (#23)

Louis #99 (#62)

Here are some ready to be recycled from 1915.

Frederick/Wilfred (Freddie)

Albert (Bertie)

Walter

Frank

Herbert (Herbie)

Stanley

Sydney/Sidney

Ralph

Hector

Percy/Percival

Edwin

Arnold

Rex

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Christchurch WEEKEND press- BIRTHS- JUNE- Arcadia Ann-marie

BOYS

Barnaby Hopper

Montague Harvie

Robin Resim

James Dawson- Emily & Elias

Israel Paul- Isaiah

Eli Ashley- Liam, Evan & Bryn

Fitz Glengarry- Estelle & Angus

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GIRLS

Niwako (Niwa)- Waka

Lucy Pippa- Poppy & Maggie

Arcadia Ann-marie

Nova Anne

Edith Mary

Maisie Dawn- Otis

Zola Mae- Isla

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TWINS

Max Lorenzo & Leo Richard- Oscar, Charlie & Kate

Evelyn Christina & Nathan James

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Christchurch NZ, Weekend Press, BIRTHS, April- Bellamy Florence Katie

BOYS

Leo George

Kobe Maxwell- Peta

Kieran Marshall

Arlo Fraser Michael- Rory

Edgar Busby- Max & Ruby

Finn Cole Wiremu- Maddison & Millie

Dash Harper

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GIRLS

Indie Afra Grace- Flynn

Maggie Jean- Alice

Gretal Susi

Maille Hannah

Bellamy Florence Katie

Lyla Brigitte

Zarlee Lucia- Blake & Sienna

Lila Scarlett Anne- Samuel

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TWINS

Madeleine Moana & Matthias Aiden- Ishoa

Jasper James & William David

Marcel Joel & Callum Malachi- Liam, Tobin & Reuben

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Could appeal to NZ parents

GIRLS

Ada, Polly, Tilly, Maisy, Esme, Eulie, Nellie, Elsa, Flora & Lulu

Claudia, Elena, Amalie, Inez, Elin, Mahalia, Anouk, Lotte & Liv

Claire, Lola, Cara, Lana, Tess, Romy, Yara, Vera & Thea

Calla, Astra. Cora, Daisy, Nova, Iris, Fleur & Luna

Gaia, Hera, Freya, Evanthe, Clio & Isis

Ainsley, Bridie, Caja, Keela, Mabyn, Orla & Yula.

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BOYS

Freddie, Bertie, Billy, Eddie, Percy, Alfie, Monty, Ernie, Herbie, Iggy & Jimmy

Gus, Bram, Leo, Ned, Theo, Mac, Joe, Tom, Will, Russ, Rex, Abe, Bart, Ike, Nate,

Russ, Pip, Kit, Len, Zeke, Jem, Jock, Sid, Bob, Rafe & Pete

Vann, Emmett, Marco, Leon, Heath, Cole, Frank & Vincent

Dexter, Baxter, Axel, Pax, Lex, Jax, Lennox, Lynx, Maddox & Xander

Dashiell, Jasper, Rupert, Barnaby, Milo, Arlo, Bruno, Anders, Ambrose,

Beckett, Caspar & Chester

Cormac, Nolan, Lorcan & Quinlan

Jonah, Jedidiah, Zedekiah, Solomon, Ezra, Micah & Isaiah.

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REFERENCES: The celtic baby names book- Gillian Delaforce

Top 100, 2009 Sweden, Norway & The Netherlands.

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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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