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New Zealand Baby Names 2018

Posted 2 February 2019

SmartStart  has published baby names data for 2018 for New Zealand. Data is available for the 100 most popular female and male names.

Female Names

For the second year running Charlotte is the most popular girls’ name. Isla moves up one place to second, Olivia climbs one place to third, and Amelia moves up two places to fourth. Harper falls three places to fifth. Ella is a new entry in the top ten, climbing five places to sixth. Isabella is also a new entry, moving up four places to seventh. Emily climbs two places to eighth. Ava drops four places to joint ninth with Mia, who falls two places. Mila and Sophie drop out of the top ten.

New entries in the top 100 names are Kiara (70th), Alexis (72nd), Ariana (74th), Cora (79th), Imogen (81st), Billie (82nd), Eliza (89th), Daisy (91st), Athena (joint 94th), Elsie (joint 94th) and Kaia (joint 99th).

Male Names

The top three most popular boys’ names are unchanged, with Oliver in first place, Jack in second and Noah in third. Leo climbs seven places to fourth. George moves up two places to joint fifth with Hunter. William falls three places to seventh, and Lucas moves up one place to eighth. James falls three places to ninth and Mason drops two places to tenth. Arlo drops out of the top ten to eighteenth.

New entries in the top 100 boys’ names are Quinn (77th), Louie (85th), Luka (87th), Harley (90th), Fletcher (95th), Alex (96th) and Kayden (97th).

Visit the name popularity tables page to view the tables in full, and to view tables for other years.

Data UpdatesNew ZealandAlex, Alexis, Amelia, Ariana, Arlo, Athena, Ava, Billie, Charlotte, Cora, Daisy, Eliza, Ella, Elsie, Emily, Fletcher, George, Harley, Harper, Hunter, Imogen, Isabella, Isla, Jack, James, Kaia, Kayden, Kiara, Leo, Louie, Lucas, Luka, Mason, Mia, Mila, Noah, Oliver, Olivia, Quinn, Sophie, William

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