Top 20 Most Popular Baby Names in New Zealand for 2017 Revealed

By Hannah Schenker

Are you currently pregnant with a child and starting to think about baby names? If you’re hoping to be original, then you might want to scan the lists below to see New Zealand’s 20 most popular names for 2017.  According to the Department of Internal Affairs, who release these lists every year, Charlotte took out the top spot as most popular girls name (bumping down Olivia which was most popular in 2016), while Oliver was most popular for boys – for the fifth time running.

Is your baby’s name on this list?

Girls

1 Charlotte
2 Harper
3 Isla
4 Olivia
5 Ava
6 Amelia
7 Mia
8 Mila
9 Sophie
10 Emily
11 Isabella
12 Ella
13 Lucy
14 Ruby
15 Lily
16 Chloe
17 Zoe
18 Emma
19 Grace
20 Aria

 

Boys

1 Oliver
2 Jack
3 Noah
4 William
5 Hunter
6 James
7 George
8 Mason
9 Lucas
10 Arlo
11 Leo
12 Liam
13 Max
14 Thomas
15 Charlie
16 Cooper
17 Benjamin
18 Elijah
19 Henry
20 Joshua

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