Popular Names in New Zealand

Information from the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs
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Boys · Girls
Boys
Change
Rank Name Times Rank Num. Pct.
1.
  
Peter
1,450 +1 +206 +16.6%
2.
  
John
1,277 -1 -107 -7.7%
3.
  
David
1,199 0 +22 +1.9%
4.
  
Michael
866 0 +1 +0.1%
5.
  
Paul
728 +1 +16 +2.2%
6.
  
Stephen
720 +1 +39 +5.7%
7.
  
Robert
695 -2 -34 -4.7%
8.
  
Kevin
600 0 +38 +6.8%
9.
  
Mark
573 +2 +121 +26.8%
10.
  
Christopher
523 -1 -24 -4.4%
11.
  
Ian
452 -1 -40 -8.1%
12.
  
Richard
438 0 +5 +1.2%
13.
  
Brian
429 +1 +42 +10.9%
14.
  
William
428 -1 +2 +0.5%
15.
  
Wayne
396 +4 +32 +8.8%
16.
  
Bruce
395 -1 +12 +3.1%
17.
  
Anthony
382 +1 +14 +3.8%
18.
  
James
354 +2 +3 +0.9%
19.
  
Gary
349 +3 +13 +3.9%
20.
  
Graeme
336 +1 -14 -4.0%
21.
  
Alan
329 -4 -42 -11.3%
22.
  
Murray
312 -6 -60 -16.1%
23.
  
Graham
292 0 -24 -7.6%
24.
  
Grant
259 +9 +39 +17.7%
25.
  
Barry
256 -1 -34 -11.7%
25.
  
Colin
256 0 -18 -6.6%
27.
  
Geoffrey
244 0 -20 -7.6%
28.
  
Andrew
240 +12 +48 +25.0%
29.
  
Kenneth
237 0 -12 -4.8%
30.
  
Gregory
236 +5 +28 +13.5%
30.
  
Neil
236 +2 +9 +4.0%
32.
  
Philip
235 -2 -11 -4.5%
33.
  
Ross
232 -7 -33 -12.5%
34.
  
Steven
216 +2 +16 +8.0%
35.
  
Allan
207 +2 +8 +4.0%
36.
  
Donald
200 -2 -12 -5.7%
37.
  
Trevor
196 -6 -45 -18.7%
38.
  
Raymond
187 -10 -65 -25.8%
39.
  
Stuart
175 +8 +30 +20.7%
40.
  
Keith
170 +1 -12 -6.6%
41.
  
Roger
169 -2 -25 -12.9%
42.
  
Garry
167 -4 -29 -14.8%
43.
  
Russell
165 +1 +12 +7.8%
44.
  
Thomas
158 0 +5 +3.3%
45.
  
Malcolm
157 +4 +18 +12.9%
46.
  
Patrick
150 +10 +29 +24.0%
47.
  
Phillip
149 +5 +21 +16.4%
48.
  
Jeffrey
145 +16 +46 +46.5%
49.
  
Douglas
144 +1 +12 +9.1%
50.
  
Martin
141 +4 +17 +13.7%
51.
  
Gordon
136 +6 +18 +15.3%
52.
  
Warren
135 -9 -26 -16.1%
53.
  
George
134 +8 +21 +18.6%
54.
  
Ronald
132 -12 -36 -21.4%
55.
  
Craig
129 +7 +19 +17.3%
56.
  
Robin
126 -3 -1 -0.8%
57.
  
Timothy
124 -9 -17 -12.1%
58.
  
Leslie
122 -1 +4 +3.4%
59.
  
Charles
116 0 0 0.0%
59.
  
Dennis
116 -13 -35 -23.2%
59.
  
Gavin
116 -4 -6 -4.9%
62.
  
Neville
113 +8 +22 +24.2%
62.
  
Simon
113 +16 +44 +63.8%
64.
  
Brent
112 +10 +30 +36.6%
65.
  
Edward
109 -14 -22 -16.8%
66.
  
Terence
102 -7 -14 -12.1%
67.
  
Nigel
96 +5 +8 +9.1%
68.
  
Bryan
95 -3 -3 -3.1%
69.
  
Joseph
93 -3 -3 -3.1%
69.
  
Lindsay
93 -6 -15 -13.9%
71.
  
Kerry
92 -2 0 0.0%
72.
  
Tony
91 +1 +4 +4.6%
73.
  
Rex
88 -5 -6 -6.4%
74.
  
Glenn
86 -7 -9 -9.5%
75.
  
Rodney
82 +2 +7 +9.3%
76.
  
Noel
80 -6 -11 -12.1%
77.
  
Alexander
75 -3 -7 -8.5%
78.
  
Eric
71 +3 +9 +14.5%
79.
  
Derek
66 +9 +13 +24.5%
80.
  
Lance
62 0 -1 -1.6%
80.
  
Norman
62 +12 +14 +29.2%
82.
  
Maurice
61 -3 -6 -9.0%
83.
  
Gerard
60 +3 +4 +7.1%
83.
  
Shane
60 +15 +14 +30.4%
85.
  
Daniel
58 new new new
85.
  
Desmond
58 +7 +10 +20.8%
87.
  
Nicholas
56 0 +1 +1.8%
88.
  
Bernard
55 -5 -4 -6.8%
88.
  
Ivan
55 new new new
90.
  
Arthur
54 -16 -28 -34.1%
90.
  
Stewart
54 -6 -4 -6.9%
90.
  
Terry
54 new new new
93.
  
Kelvin
53 new new new
94.
  
Francis
52 -12 -9 -14.8%
95.
  
Dean
50 new new new
96.
  
Alistair
48 new new new
96.
  
Brett
48 -4 0 0.0%
96.
  
Lawrence
48 +1 +1 +2.1%
99.
  
Leonard
47 new new new
100.
  
Owen
45 -16 -13 -22.4%
Girls
Change
Rank Name Times Rank Num. Pct.
1.
  
Susan
851 0 +108 +14.5%
2.
  
Christine
754 0 +65 +9.4%
3.
  
Karen
615 +3 +183 +42.4%
4.
  
Judith
478 0 +19 +4.1%
5.
  
Margaret
467 -2 -92 -16.5%
6.
  
Jennifer
431 -1 -17 -3.8%
7.
  
Elizabeth
394 +4 +31 +8.5%
8.
  
Robyn
387 +4 +31 +8.7%
9.
  
Patricia
380 -2 -41 -9.7%
10.
  
Linda
369 -1 -17 -4.4%
11.
  
Mary
359 -3 -39 -9.8%
12.
  
Barbara
335 -2 -40 -10.7%
13.
  
Helen
327 +1 -3 -0.9%
14.
  
Wendy
326 -1 -20 -5.8%
15.
  
Anne
319 +2 +10 +3.2%
15.
  
Sharon
319 +11 +97 +43.7%
17.
  
Heather
317 -2 -12 -3.6%
18.
  
Sandra
312 0 +13 +4.3%
19.
  
Lynette
308 -3 -9 -2.8%
20.
  
Carol
296 0 +38 +14.7%
21.
  
Diane
275 -2 -14 -4.8%
22.
  
Pamela
251 -1 +4 +1.6%
23.
  
Julie
242 +5 +28 +13.1%
24.
  
Suzanne
235 0 -2 -0.8%
25.
  
Janice
231 -3 -9 -3.8%
26.
  
Dianne
223 +1 +3 +1.4%
27.
  
Catherine
215 +8 +37 +20.8%
28.
  
Deborah
214 +2 +24 +12.6%
29.
  
Raewyn
204 -4 -21 -9.3%
30.
  
Janet
203 -7 -36 -15.1%
31.
  
Rosemary
194 -2 -4 -2.0%
32.
  
Alison
192 0 +8 +4.3%
33.
  
Pauline
188 -2 +3 +1.6%
34.
  
Kathleen
186 -1 +3 +1.6%
35.
  
Shirley
184 +7 +32 +21.1%
36.
  
Lorraine
170 -1 -8 -4.5%
37.
  
Denise
166 -3 -15 -8.3%
38.
  
Annette
157 +6 +8 +5.4%
39.
  
Ann
152 -1 -4 -2.6%
40.
  
Jane
150 +8 +23 +18.1%
41.
  
Yvonne
148 -4 -17 -10.3%
42.
  
Lesley
142 -1 -12 -7.8%
43.
  
Glenda
140 +4 +10 +7.7%
44.
  
Jacqueline
134 +10 +14 +11.7%
44.
  
Marie
134 -6 -22 -14.1%
46.
  
Gail
133 +4 +9 +7.3%
47.
  
Kathryn
129 +14 +21 +19.4%
48.
  
Colleen
127 -6 -25 -16.4%
48.
  
Jillian
127 +1 +2 +1.6%
50.
  
Sheryl
124 0 0 0.0%
51.
  
Beverley
123 -11 -32 -20.6%
51.
  
Joanne
123 +20 +32 +35.2%
53.
  
Cheryl
121 +6 +11 +10.0%
53.
  
Maureen
121 -7 -12 -9.0%
55.
  
Lynda
116 -3 -7 -5.7%
56.
  
Maria
115 +2 +4 +3.6%
57.
  
Brenda
114 -5 -9 -7.3%
58.
  
Marilyn
110 -13 -34 -23.6%
58.
  
Vicki
110 +4 +6 +5.8%
60.
  
Gillian
105 +5 +6 +6.1%
61.
  
Kay
100 -6 -17 -14.5%
62.
  
Joy
99 +18 +21 +26.9%
63.
  
Jan
98 +1 -2 -2.0%
64.
  
Donna
97 -4 -12 -11.0%
65.
  
Marion
93 -8 -23 -19.8%
66.
  
Frances
91 +6 +2 +2.2%
67.
  
Sally
90 -1 -6 -6.3%
68.
  
Angela
89 +12 +11 +14.1%
68.
  
Jeanette
89 -5 -12 -11.9%
70.
  
Debra
88 +20 +21 +31.3%
71.
  
Maree
87 +1 -2 -2.2%
72.
  
Carolyn
83 -17 -34 -29.1%
73.
  
Lynne
81 -5 -12 -12.9%
73.
  
Vivienne
81 +12 +9 +12.5%
75.
  
Dorothy
80 +1 -2 -2.4%
76.
  
Ruth
79 -9 -16 -16.8%
77.
  
Louise
78 +11 +8 +11.4%
78.
  
Valerie
75 -4 -12 -13.8%
79.
  
Anna
74 new new new
80.
  
Jocelyn
73 -12 -20 -21.5%
80.
  
Penelope
73 +18 +12 +19.7%
82.
  
Adrienne
71 -4 -8 -10.1%
82.
  
Shona
71 -4 -8 -10.1%
84.
  
Diana
70 +9 +6 +9.4%
84.
  
Jill
70 -14 -22 -23.9%
86.
  
Philippa
69 new new new
87.
  
Victoria
68 new new new
88.
  
Glenys
67 -11 -14 -17.3%
88.
  
Rhonda
67 new new new
88.
  
Stephanie
67 +1 -2 -2.9%
91.
  
Joan
66 +5 +4 +6.5%
92.
  
Josephine
63 new new new
92.
  
Kerry
63 new new new
94.
  
Bronwyn
62 -9 -10 -13.9%
94.
  
Dawn
62 new new new
94.
  
Elaine
62 -19 -21 -25.3%
94.
  
Katherine
62 +6 +3 +5.1%
98.
  
Paula
61 -15 -12 -16.4%
99.
  
Christina
60 -8 -6 -9.1%
100.
  
Lois
59 -17 -14 -19.2%
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