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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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Hot baby names 2019- New Zealand

Names to help your choose 🙂

Notable New Zealanders 2018

Boys

Kristine Bartlett : Fought for pay equity for aged care workers and won!

Marlon Williams: Best solo artist and album of the year

Luke Willis Thompson: Won 30,000 photography prize

Girls

Thomasin Harcourt: Actress in “leave no trace.”

Pip Adam: NZ top literary prize for “The new animals.”

Zoi Sadowski- Synnott- Bronze medal snowboarding winter Olympics.

(credit: https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/379291/the-kiwis-who-made-a-big-impression-in-2018)

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Honor lives lost in 2018

Boys

Stephen Hawking: Greatest mysteries of the cosmos

Milos Forman: director “one flew over the cuckoos nest.”

Otis Rush: Chicago blues gutarist

Stan Lee or Stanlee: Comic book dynamo

William Goldman: Screen writer, adapted fantasy novel “the princess bride.”

Girls

Goldie (see above)

Margot Kidder: Supermans Lois Lane

Aretha Franklin: Queen of soul

Audrey Geisel: Dr Seuss widow

Kofi Annan: Former UN Secretary general

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Celebrity inspiration 2018

Boys

Ennis Howard

Santiago Enrique

Beckett Richard

Francisco

Miles Theodore

Sebastian Piers

Ariel

Forrest Bradley

Girls

Geo Grace

Vida Amber Betty

Monroe Sky

Minnie Theodora

Greta Lilia

Story Annabelle

Marvel Jane

Lulu Gray

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Looking at NZ top 100, 2017

Boys

Theodore (fastest rising boy name)

Everett, Roosevelt, Hawthorne, Benedict/Bennett

Heathcliff, Edwin, Alvin & Floyd

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Harvey 

Grady, Emery, Wesley, Remy, Dewey,

Darcy, Rudy, Huxley, Rhodri & Wiley.

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Bodhi (NEW #77)

Daijo, Indra, Jihi, Jivan, Koan,

Loka, Zenji, Kiran, Ved & Akash.

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Oscar

Roscoe, Dexter, Tucker, Baxter, Samson,

Monty, Alfie, Murphy, Rufus & Gus.

Girls 

Addison (re-enters #57)

Avery, Arden, Devon, Emerson,

Emery, Easton, Monroe & Murphy.

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Sadie (+36)

Edie, Maidie, Bridie or Birdie,

Heidi & Zadie.

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Luna

Vesper, Venus, Elara, Lyra,

Leda, Astra & Alya.

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Phoebe & Frankie

Xanthe, Penelope, Seraphina,

Ramona, Romilly, Polly

& Phaedra.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oh baby of the year 2013- NZ

Contestants names

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Unusual

Abyssinia

Ada

Adela

Alba

Amaya

Anya

Arlie

Ataahua

Aurora

Azalea

Bowie

Calla

Cielo

Coco

Demi

Denim

Easton

Eila

Estelle

Genevieve

Heidi

Honor

India

Jiya

Juno

Kowhai

Luna

Manaia

Marnia

Meadow

Mimi

Nelu

Ottilie

Pearl

Polly

Rosario

Saffron

Tallulah

Teariki

Tillie

Vaiola

Winter

Valentina

Zenobia

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Abiel

Aldon

Alfie

Amokura

Arlo

Axel

Bentley

Blu

Boston

Bowie

Carlow

Cassius

Cullen

Czar

Ezra

Freddie

Giacomo

Greyson

Ilario

Jagger

Jarvis

Jensen

Jimmy

Kaeo

Kahui

Kaiyu

Kingsley

Luis

Lawson

Madden

Manaaki

Martel

Matariki

Mckendrick

Nickson/Nixon

Oakley

Pablo

Pedro

Phidarion

Quintin

Rex

Rimu

Rocco

Snaythe

Taio

Taitoa

Tasman

Te Arahi

Te Ariki

Te Kohi

Uriel

Van

Vincenzo

Weston

Wirangi

Zenos

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Unusual spelling

Adalynn

Addyson

Aleija

Alyria

Ashlynne

Ariyah/Arya

Ashlie

Briee

Cyla

Eleana

Eljay

Elyshia

Enjey

Harlyn

Jahmia

Janiah

Jorjah

Kadie

Kaelyn

Kahlia

Kaly

Kaycee

Kenzey

Khavarniya

Khali

Kobie

Kyanah

Lealla

Luci/Lucie

Mahlia

Meilah

Rheanin

Rylie

Tylah

Willah

Zahra

Zoie

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Cayde

Charley

Kayc

Koda

Konnor

Lucah

Masiah

Rhylan

Trae

Xarnder

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Trying to be unique

Avaeya

Mayley

Paetyn

Paisyn

Paylin

Talin

Tanar

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Bailyn

Braedon

Braxdyn

Chayse

Dekin

Kaedon

Kaeden

Kaidyn

Kupa

Kyran

Kyson

Maysen

Ryziam

Taelyn

Taylin

Quade

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Hyphenated names

Alyssa-Mae

Arahi-Rose

Aroha-Peyton

Bekah-Jane

Charlee-Jayne

Cora-Mae

Darcy-Rose

Ella-Marie

Harper-Jean

Jessie-Jane

Kadi-Belle

Kayleigh-Ann

Kiara-Lee

Kelly-May

Kyla-george

Lakoda-Jade

Layla-Grace

Lily-Rose

Lilly-Beth

Lyla-Rose

Nevaeh-Rose

Ruby-Jean

Skyla-Rose

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Cyris-Lee

Kal-el

Koi-Cardel

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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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Sharing our names with my Mum

She really likes Juno & Rowan,

also she told me she likes Miles but not Milo.

Gulliver reminded her of Gulliver’s travels,

She seem suprised I like Barnaby and said he would get Barney- I like Barney.

She asked what Thea could be short for I told her Anthea, Theodora, Dorothea but we just liked Thea,

She told me she wished my sister was Erin Isobel not Erin Nicole.

She doesn’t like any names like Star, Moon, Skye, Storm etc not even Luna.

She didn’t like Zora.  That’s all I can remember.

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What are your favourite nature names?

Mine are Rowan, Ivy, Iris, Juniper, Moana (ocean), Awa (river), Paloma, Harbor, Violet, Iolanthe, River, Heath, Gaia, Zipporah, Oakley, Hazel, Venus, Marigold, Magnolia, Hyacinth, Luna, Cosmo, Indigo

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Harry Potter names- Nameberry

Gosh I didn’t know there was so mnay gorgeous ones!! go J.K Rowling.

Andromeda, Bellatrix, Cassiopeia, Luna, Apolline,

Araminta, Aurora, Beatrix, Emmeline, Ginevra,

Hermione, Isla, Lavnder,Lucretia, Millicent,

Orla, Penelope, Ursula.

Sirius, Bartemius, Dexter, Gideon, Gulliver,

Humphrey, Ignatius, Ivor, Lorcan, Octavius,

Otto.

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