Olivia and Oliver remain the top choices in New Zealand last year. Olivia has been the top girl choice for 2 years now, while for Oliver, it’s his 4th year as the top boy choice.
Here are the top 10 names in 2016:
|Rank||Name||Number||Rank change||N° change|
In the top 10, Ava replaces Isabella while Noah, Lucas and Leo replace Charlie, Liam and Jacob (who fell the same number of places as Leo).
The top 5 jumpers and droppers in the top 100 (excluding new entrants) include:
Names marked in italics are those who made a big jump by numbers and ranking.
|Jumpers (by numbers)||Droppers (by numbers)|
|Jumpers (by ranking)||Droppers (by ranking)|
Arlo was the biggest jumper by both numbers and ranking for boys, thanks, in no small part, to the success of the Disney movie The Good Dinosaur (2015) in which the main character, a dinosaur, goes by the name of Arlo.
In the top 100, new entrants include Maria, Pippa, Isabel, Taylor, Lucia, Heidi, Brooklyn, Faith, Billie, Esther and Hayley & Jasper, Leon, Beauden*, Zion and Micah. They replace Annabelle, Addison, Skyla, Jade, Keira, Sadie, Samantha, Daisy, Nevaeh, Imogen and Lydia & Cameron, Kayden, Isaiah, Jesse and Nikau.
* – Beauden may have entered the top 100 thanks to rugby union player Beauden “Beaudy” Barrett, who had a stellar overall performance in 2016.
That’s how the baby name scene in New Zealand shapes up. If you have any thoughts on this, leave them in the comments section below the source.
New Zealand Government’s SmartStart – https://smartstart.services.govt.nz/news/baby-names/