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The most popular baby names in New Zealand in 2012 - top 100 list


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#1 applea

Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:49 PM

This new article has just been published - New Zealand's Most Popular Baby Names: Top 100 Lists for Girls and Boys in 2012

Lots of names that are popular is Australia as well made the list as well as some which are much less common here. Interesting to see shorter versions of names (Nate as opposed to Nathan for example) made the top 100.

#2 Gudrun

Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:18 AM

Thanks for the link applea, very interesting.

#3 la di dah

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:17 AM

I find the boy's list more interesting than the girl's. Lots of names on the top hundred boy's I prefer to other lists I'm used to. Kingston, Leon, Marcus, Phoenix, Israel, Asher? I like all of those but I wasn't expecting to see them break a top hundred.

#4 B.feral3

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:51 AM

I am surprised Hazel was on the girls list. I think it's a beautiful name. I had no idea it had grown so much in popularity.

#5 FeralandStompy

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:54 AM

I didn't realise Neveah was so popular... I'd assumed that was an internet myth.

#6 Le-a

Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:11 AM

Braxton? As in Hicks? Apologies to anyone who loves this name or has one, but that's terrible!

I haven't seen any aussie top 100 lists in a while, are the NZ/AU ones very similar?

#7 Just Another Cat

Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:19 AM

I never would have picked Nevaeh as top 100.

#8 Plaxy

Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:57 AM

Interesting to see the spelling Khloe there! Also Maia whereas in Aus it seems to be mostly Maya.

Also Riley in the girls, seems to be more boys in Aus.

Interested to see Zion in the boys.

#9 EssentialBludger

Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:01 AM

Khloe?! blink.gif

#10 Chchgirl

Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:02 AM

One of my daughters has two friends in NZ called Maia (and spelled that way) and the other one knows a couple of Alexis's! Not surprised they are popular then..

#11 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:02 AM

QUOTE (EssentialBludger @ 11/02/2013, 12:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Khloe?! blink.gif



It IS New Zealand don't forget!

#12 Chchgirl

Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:03 AM

One of my daughters has two friends in NZ called Maia (and spelled that way) and the other one knows a couple of Alexis's! Not surprised they are popular then..

#13 Kitty Fantastico

Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:57 PM

QUOTE (EssentialBludger @ 11/02/2013, 12:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Khloe?! blink.gif



There must be lots of Kardashian fans over there tongue.gif

#14 Peppery

Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:48 PM

QUOTE (Bek+3 @ 11/02/2013, 09:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am surprised Hazel was on the girls list. I think it's a beautiful name. I had no idea it had grown so much in popularity.


I had the exact response when i read the list.

#15 applea

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:19 PM

QUOTE (Le-a @ 11/02/2013, 10:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Braxton? As in Hicks? Apologies to anyone who loves this name or has one, but that's terrible!

I haven't seen any aussie top 100 lists in a while, are the NZ/AU ones very similar?


Here's an Australian list from the same site, though it isn't last years stats - http://suite101.com/article/australias-mos...es-2010-a344088

Lots of the top names are similar (Olivia, Ruby, Jack, Oliver, William). Chloe with a C is there but definitely not Khloe with a K. Was surprised to see Summer and Zara rank so highly.

#16 Feral Nicety

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:33 PM

QUOTE (Old Grey Mare @ 11/02/2013, 11:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It IS New Zealand don't forget!



and?  Your point would be?

Or are you just hanging out here being unpleasant again?

#17 Swarley

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:58 PM

QUOTE (Balzac @ 11/02/2013, 09:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
and?  Your point would be?

Or are you just hanging out here being unpleasant again?

Leave her alone Balzac... maybe she still hasn't realised how badly she fails when trying to be witty and hilarious?  shrug.gif


I was surprised at the list .... Really didn't expect Khloe with a K. Some of the boys names rated a lot higher than I thought too.




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