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.
  
David
1,481 0 +131 +9.7%
2.
  
Michael
1,276 +1 +94 +8.0%
3.
  
Peter
1,124 -1 -89 -7.3%
4.
  
John
1,031 0 -114 -10.0%
5.
  
Mark
946 0 -72 -7.1%
6.
  
Stephen
870 0 -39 -4.3%
7.
  
Paul
809 0 +24 +3.1%
8.
  
Andrew
646 +1 -27 -4.0%
9.
  
Robert
643 -1 -92 -12.5%
10.
  
Christopher
561 0 +17 +3.1%
11.
  
Kevin
534 +2 +21 +4.1%
12.
  
Richard
505 -1 -37 -6.8%
13.
  
Anthony
483 -1 -50 -9.4%
14.
  
Grant
471 +5 +98 +26.3%
15.
  
Wayne
456 0 +20 +4.6%
16.
  
Craig
454 +2 +77 +20.4%
17.
  
Gregory
406 0 +4 +1.0%
18.
  
Ian
394 -4 -59 -13.0%
19.
  
William
385 -3 -21 -5.2%
20.
  
Bruce
365 +1 +12 +3.4%
21.
  
Steven
361 -1 -8 -2.2%
22.
  
James
321 -1 -32 -9.1%
23.
  
Gary
318 0 -11 -3.3%
24.
  
Graeme
309 +1 -14 -4.3%
25.
  
Brian
305 +2 +4 +1.3%
26.
  
Murray
302 -2 -23 -7.1%
27.
  
Philip
297 -1 -8 -2.6%
28.
  
Ross
274 +1 -13 -4.5%
29.
  
Alan
273 -1 -21 -7.1%
30.
  
Dean
268 +6 +46 +20.7%
31.
  
Brent
258 0 +2 +0.8%
31.
  
Shane
258 +16 +85 +49.1%
33.
  
Colin
227 0 -17 -7.0%
34.
  
Neil
223 +3 +7 +3.2%
35.
  
Barry
221 -1 -13 -5.6%
36.
  
Geoffrey
220 -4 -28 -11.3%
37.
  
Graham
215 -7 -47 -17.9%
38.
  
Stuart
212 +11 +44 +26.2%
39.
  
Martin
203 -4 -26 -11.4%
39.
  
Timothy
203 +12 +38 +23.0%
41.
  
Simon
201 -1 +4 +2.0%
42.
  
Nigel
190 +12 +31 +19.5%
43.
  
Brett
188 +13 +35 +22.9%
43.
  
Phillip
188 -2 -5 -2.6%
45.
  
Allan
183 -3 -7 -3.7%
45.
  
Tony
183 +5 +16 +9.6%
47.
  
Trevor
178 -8 -26 -12.7%
47.
  
Warren
178 -1 +1 +0.6%
49.
  
Kenneth
171 -7 -19 -10.0%
50.
  
Russell
167 -12 -47 -22.0%
51.
  
Keith
164 -7 -21 -11.4%
52.
  
Raymond
161 -8 -24 -13.0%
52.
  
Thomas
161 0 -3 -1.8%
54.
  
Patrick
150 +4 +5 +3.4%
55.
  
Kerry
149 +4 +9 +6.4%
56.
  
Donald
147 -8 -22 -13.0%
56.
  
Glenn
147 +19 +46 +45.5%
58.
  
Jeffrey
143 -3 -12 -7.7%
58.
  
Malcolm
143 -5 -20 -12.3%
60.
  
Roger
130 -3 -17 -11.6%
61.
  
Douglas
127 +2 -1 -0.8%
62.
  
Gavin
125 0 -7 -5.3%
63.
  
Matthew
123 +16 +30 +32.3%
64.
  
George
122 +2 +3 +2.5%
64.
  
Nicholas
122 +9 +18 +17.3%
66.
  
Gordon
116 +1 -2 -1.7%
66.
  
Ronald
116 -5 -18 -13.4%
68.
  
Joseph
115 -8 -22 -16.1%
69.
  
Charles
111 +1 -1 -0.9%
70.
  
Scott
108 +22 +41 +61.2%
71.
  
Bryan
106 +8 +13 +14.0%
71.
  
Edward
106 +1 -3 -2.8%
71.
  
Garry
106 -8 -22 -17.2%
74.
  
Daniel
104 0 +1 +1.0%
75.
  
Lance
103 -6 -11 -9.6%
76.
  
Terry
97 +15 +27 +38.6%
77.
  
Adrian
96 +6 +17 +21.5%
78.
  
Neville
94 -7 -17 -15.3%
79.
  
Darryl
92 +10 +20 +27.8%
80.
  
Robin
89 -15 -32 -26.4%
81.
  
Terence
87 -13 -29 -25.0%
82.
  
Jonathan
84 0 -3 -3.4%
83.
  
Derek
83 -6 -16 -16.2%
84.
  
Dennis
81 -3 -8 -9.0%
85.
  
Antony
80 -9 -20 -20.0%
86.
  
Noel
76 +12 +19 +33.3%
87.
  
Gerard
74 +13 +18 +32.1%
88.
  
Lindsay
73 -4 -5 -6.4%
89.
  
Alistair
72 +6 +11 +18.0%
90.
  
Rodney
71 -4 -4 -5.3%
91.
  
Eric
70 -2 -2 -2.8%
92.
  
Carl
68 -4 -6 -8.1%
93.
  
Kelvin
67 -8 -10 -13.0%
94.
  
Leslie
66 -16 -32 -32.7%
95.
  
Ricky
63 new new new
96.
  
Alexander
60 -2 -5 -7.7%
96.
  
Karl
60 new new new
98.
  
Kim
59 -5 -7 -10.6%
98.
  
Stewart
59 new new new
100.
  
Henry
57 -5 -4 -6.6%
Girls
Change
Rank Name Times Rank Num. Pct.
1.
  
Susan
729 0 -39 -5.1%
2.
  
Karen
655 0 -61 -8.5%
3.
  
Sandra
568 +2 +67 +13.4%
4.
  
Christine
547 -1 -67 -10.9%
5.
  
Deborah
518 -1 -25 -4.6%
6.
  
Joanne
482 0 -12 -2.4%
7.
  
Julie
479 0 -1 -0.2%
8.
  
Sharon
421 +1 -18 -4.1%
9.
  
Donna
411 -1 -29 -6.6%
10.
  
Robyn
405 +2 +13 +3.3%
11.
  
Wendy
404 -1 -7 -1.7%
12.
  
Linda
403 -1 +4 +1.0%
13.
  
Michelle
400 +5 +83 +26.2%
14.
  
Elizabeth
358 +1 -4 -1.1%
15.
  
Jennifer
337 -1 -44 -11.5%
16.
  
Helen
334 -3 -54 -13.9%
17.
  
Fiona
317 +6 +42 +15.3%
18.
  
Jacqueline
309 +1 +9 +3.0%
19.
  
Catherine
303 +4 +28 +10.2%
20.
  
Judith
278 -4 -44 -13.7%
21.
  
Margaret
267 -4 -53 -16.6%
22.
  
Debra
264 +3 -6 -2.2%
23.
  
Patricia
263 -3 -30 -10.2%
24.
  
Kim
256 +16 +76 +42.2%
25.
  
Mary
246 -3 -39 -13.7%
26.
  
Carol
238 -6 -55 -18.8%
27.
  
Lynette
235 -1 -34 -12.6%
28.
  
Heather
232 +1 -3 -1.3%
29.
  
Nicola
229 +5 +10 +4.6%
30.
  
Anne
224 -2 -25 -10.0%
30.
  
Suzanne
224 +1 -8 -3.4%
32.
  
Vicki
221 +4 +10 +4.7%
33.
  
Diane
220 -3 -13 -5.6%
34.
  
Raewyn
216 0 -3 -1.4%
35.
  
Carolyn
214 -3 -11 -4.9%
36.
  
Denise
211 -9 -39 -15.6%
36.
  
Jane
211 +3 +25 +13.4%
36.
  
Kathryn
211 +2 +18 +9.3%
39.
  
Andrea
198 +13 +52 +35.6%
40.
  
Angela
197 -3 -4 -2.0%
41.
  
Barbara
181 -9 -44 -19.6%
42.
  
Tracey
178 +12 +37 +26.2%
43.
  
Maree
165 +23 +48 +41.0%
44.
  
Dianne
158 -2 -14 -8.1%
45.
  
Alison
157 -2 -6 -3.7%
46.
  
Annette
154 0 -7 -4.3%
47.
  
Brenda
151 +1 -1 -0.7%
48.
  
Leanne
148 +27 +38 +34.5%
49.
  
Kathleen
146 +3 0 0.0%
50.
  
Louise
143 +10 +16 +12.6%
50.
  
Pamela
143 -6 -19 -11.7%
52.
  
Tracy
140 +28 +45 +47.4%
53.
  
Bronwyn
138 -4 -11 -7.4%
53.
  
Janet
138 -12 -38 -21.6%
53.
  
Michele
138 -3 -9 -6.1%
56.
  
Jan
135 -9 -18 -11.8%
57.
  
Kerry
132 0 -2 -1.5%
58.
  
Lynda
131 +1 0 0.0%
58.
  
Shelley
131 +14 +19 +17.0%
60.
  
Sally
129 +14 +18 +16.2%
61.
  
Gillian
127 +3 +4 +3.3%
62.
  
Janine
122 +23 +32 +35.6%
62.
  
Marie
122 -2 -5 -3.9%
62.
  
Pauline
122 -2 -5 -3.9%
65.
  
Rosemary
120 -7 -12 -9.1%
66.
  
Jillian
117 -16 -30 -20.4%
66.
  
Maria
117 +2 +1 +0.9%
68.
  
Debbie
115 +14 +23 +25.0%
69.
  
Ann
113 0 -1 -0.9%
70.
  
Janice
112 -14 -23 -17.0%
70.
  
Lorraine
112 -15 -26 -18.8%
70.
  
Yvonne
112 -10 -15 -11.8%
73.
  
Kay
110 -9 -13 -10.6%
73.
  
Tania
110 new new new
75.
  
Cheryl
108 -9 -9 -7.7%
76.
  
Katherine
107 +21 +28 +35.4%
77.
  
Sarah
106 0 -2 -1.9%
78.
  
Shirley
105 -34 -57 -35.2%
79.
  
Caroline
104 +8 +16 +18.2%
80.
  
Colleen
102 -10 -11 -9.7%
81.
  
Sheryl
101 -11 -12 -10.6%
82.
  
Lesley
97 -6 -12 -11.0%
83.
  
Anna
94 -1 +2 +2.2%
84.
  
Diana
93 +7 +11 +13.4%
85.
  
Vivienne
92 +8 +11 +13.6%
86.
  
Christina
90 +7 +9 +11.1%
87.
  
Frances
89 -8 -7 -7.3%
87.
  
Lisa
89 new new new
89.
  
Ruth
86 -11 -12 -12.2%
90.
  
Shona
85 -18 -27 -24.1%
91.
  
Stephanie
84 -4 -4 -4.5%
92.
  
Amanda
82 -1 0 0.0%
93.
  
Maureen
81 0 0 0.0%
94.
  
Megan
79 new new new
95.
  
Gail
77 -13 -15 -16.3%
95.
  
Lynley
77 new new new
97.
  
Lynne
75 -16 -18 -19.4%
98.
  
Penelope
71 new new new
99.
  
Kaye
70 -10 -16 -18.6%
100.
  
Teresa
68 -10 -15 -18.1%
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