Revealed – New Zealand’s top baby names of 2017

Charlotte, for a girl, and Oliver, for a boy, topped the lists for the most popular baby names in New Zealand last year.

 
 

According to the list published by Internal Affairs, Charlotte rose from second position in 2016 – and Oliver has clinched top spot for a fifth year.

Willow, Mila and Arlo have grown in popularity, while James has been a top 20 favourite for more than five decades.

Last year saw almost 61,000 babies registered via SmartStart – a free app for parents to register a baby and obtain an IRD number.

2017 top 10 girls’ names

1. Charlotte
2. Harper
3. Isla
4. Olivia
5. Ava
6. Amelia
7. Mia
8. Mila
9. Sophie
10. Emily

2017 top 10 boys’ names
1. Oliver
2. Jack
3. Noah
4. William
5. Hunter
6. James
7. George
8. Mason
9. Lucas
10. Arlo

 
 

 
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