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Baby Name Trends Show New Zealand in need of a Royal Tour

Baby Name Trends Show New Zealand in need of a Royal Tour

While the pulling power of celebrities has always had an influence on baby naming trends, the Royal family as the original celebrities have traditionally influenced baby names more than any other.

And this remains the case in Australia with William having held the number 1 title for the last two years and the most popular boy’s name in 4 states (and a close #2 nationally). Additionally, since the birth of Prince George, this name has jumped 11 places in Australia and is now more popular than at any time over the last 4 decades.

However in New Zealand the younger royals have not had the same influence on baby naming trends with William down to #4, Harry down to #40 and George has dropped since the royal birth from 26th to 35th. Even the girl’s name Kate has dropped since the Royal wedding from 71st to 81st currently.

Based on these trends it seems that New Zealand is even more due for a Royal tour than Australia if the baby name trends are anything to go by.

More information on the Top 100 baby names for boys and girls in New Zealand is published in our Baby Names 2014 report.

New Zealand’s Top 10 Baby Names

RankBoysGirls
1OliverCharlotte
2JackEmily
3JamesRuby
4WilliamSophie
5MasonOlivia
6LiamIsla
7SamuelAmelia
8LucasAva
9NoahIsabella
10ThomasElla

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