English (New Zealand) Submitted Names

These names are a subset of English names used more often in New Zealand. See also about English names.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Arnya f English (Australian, Rare), English (New Zealand, Rare), Popular Culture
Variant of Anya. Arnya Duchevnic was a character on the Australian 2001 situation comedy 'Flat Chat'.
Breahn f English (New Zealand)
The name originated from the name Brianna
Cushla f English (Australian, Rare), English (New Zealand, Rare)
Derived form Irish Gaelic cuisle "pulse". This name was created in the early 1800s from the Irish term of endearment cuisle mo cridhe (usually anglicized as Cushla Macree, in former times also Cushlamachree) which translates to "pulse of my heart"; it is popularly interpreted to mean "beat of my heart".... [more]
Darnielle f English (Australian, Rare), English (New Zealand, Rare)
Likely an invented name. It might possibly be a variant of Danielle, possibly influenced by Darnell. Also may be transferred usage of the surname Darnielle.
Ellesse f English (New Zealand, Modern, Rare), English (American, Rare)
From the name of the Italian sportswear brand, which is derived from the initials of its founder, Leonardo Servadio (the letters L and S, in Italian elle esse).
Gaylene f English, English (New Zealand)
Elaboration of Gayle using the common name suffix lene.
Jemaine m English (New Zealand, Rare)
Most likely a variant of Jermaine or possibly a name of Maori origin. A famous bearer of this name is New Zealand actor Jemaine Clement (1974-).
Jordie m English (New Zealand)
A diminutive of Jordan. This is also the name of Jordie Barrett, a rugby player from New Zealand.
Kiriana f English (American, Modern, Rare), English (Australian), English (New Zealand)
Elaboration of Kiria by way of adding the name suffix -ana.
Minimus m English (New Zealand)
Derives from the word "Minimus". Derogatory - nickname used as a parralel to "Maximus". Used when talking about multiple people named max involved in conversation.
Narla f English (New Zealand)
Means "happy" in New Zealand. Most likely based off similar sounding names such as Marla, Carla and Darla.
Seaforth m English (Australian, Rare), English (New Zealand, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Seaforth. Kenneth Ivo Brownley Langwell Mackenzie (1913-1955) was an Australian poet and novelist... [more]
Tarnie f English (Australian), English (New Zealand), English (British, Modern)
Derives from either a Maori or Australian Aboriginal name meaning "salty water". It could also be used as a diminuitive of the Tania or Tara, or possibly a variation of Marnie.
Vaelyn f American (Modern, Rare), English (New Zealand, Rare)
A recently created name, formed using the popular name suffix lyn. (Compare Kaylyn, Braelyn, Shaelyn, Raelyn.)
Yesha f English (New Zealand)
Yesha is a rare name used in New Zealand or in Maori. Yesha means beautiful culture.