New Zealand Top Baby Names 2020

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Finding the perfect name for your baby can be a challenge! Some people know instantly what they’ll name their baby, or they’ve had names picked out since their own childhood. But for others choosing a name can take months of searching – not to mention having another person have to agree with you! Sometimes the best you can hope for in the end is a name you can both live with!

Sometimes it’s helpful to know what has been popular in the years leading up to your baby’s birth to find the right name – whether you’re trying to find a name that means they’ll fit in, OR you’re wanting to avoid having them be one of the three Charlottes or Jacks in their class!

The most popular boys names for 2020 were Oliver, Jack, Noah, Leo and Lucas – the same 5 boys names in the top spots as 2019. The only difference is Jack and Noah have switched position.

The most popular girls names for 2020 were Isla, Charlotte, Amelia, Olivia and Willow. Willow rising up from 9th position to knock Ruby out of the top 5 since 2019.

For the girls sweet older names seem to be on trend – Abigail, Esther, Delilah, Florence, Iris. And of course a strong botanical theme with Willow, Lily, Hazel, Ivy, Olive, Poppy, Violet, Rosie, Daisy, Rose, Jasmine, Lilly.

For the boys traditional names are also in season – Lincoln, Ezra, Joseph, Sebastian, Edward, Louis. As well as names that seem like they aren’t quite old enough to have circled back into fashion so seem like they’re the names of middle aged men like Frank, Adam, Anthony, Travis, Jason, Mark and Joe.

RankNamesGirls named in 2020RankBoy NamesBoys named in 2020
1Isla2431Oliver315
2Charlotte2222Jack261
3Amelia2133Noah240
4Olivia2084Leo235
5Willow1845Lucas206
6Harper1776George197
7Ava1757Charlie183
8Lily1758Thomas175
9Sophie1689William175
10Ella16310Hunter174
11Mia16211Elijah170
12Isabella16012Cooper163
13Mila15413James157
14Chloe15314Lachlan157
15Emily14815Theodore157
16Lucy14716Arlo156
17Grace14617Mason153
18Ruby14618Liam152
19Aria13219Oscar148
20Hazel13020Hudson140
21Zoe12321Archie135
22Ivy12122Benjamin130
23Olive10323Luca130
24Matilda10124Carter129
25Millie10125Finn126
26Scarlett10026Hugo126
27Poppy9927Max126
28Sophia9528Levi125
29Georgia9329Ethan124
30Riley9330Henry123
31Evelyn9231Arthur119
32Stella9132Alexander112
33Frankie9033Harrison110
34Florence8934Eli107
35Evie8835Theo101
36Mackenzie8836Jacob100
37Freya8537Joshua100
38Maia8538Luke99
39Ellie8339Harry97
40Thea8340Beau96
41Layla8141Daniel92
42Luna7842Caleb91
43Alice7743Felix89
44Aurora7744Jackson89
45Emma7645Asher88
46Quinn7446Ezra88
47Bella7347Jasper88
48Indie7348Ryan86
49Isabelle7349Archer84
50Zara7250Samuel84
51Ayla7151Isaac82
52Sadie7152Louis82
53Harriet7053Riley80
54Madison7054Lincoln78
55Sofia6655Blake77
56Eden6556Jordan76
57Maddison6557Harvey73
58Abigail6458Luka73
59Eva6259Austin72
60Penelope6160Braxton72
61Billie6061Connor72
62Emilia6062Ryder72
63Amaia5963Bodhi71
64Maeve5964Logan71
65Violet5965Louie71
66Harlow5666Edward70
67Piper5567Grayson70
68Addison5468Joseph70
69Eleanor5469Roman69
70Elizabeth5370Jayden68
71Sienna5371Oakley66
72Amber5272Xavier64
73Elsie5173Flynn63
74Hannah5174Nikau63
75Leah5175Toby63
76Margot4976Aiden62
77Charlie4877Quinn62
78Holly4878River61
79Phoebe4879Angus60
80Rosie4880Dylan60
81Summer4881Michael60
82Ada4682Nathan60
83Heidi4683Sebastian60
84Kiara4684David59
85Zoey4685Ezekiel59
86Molly4586Adam58
87Paige4587Charles58
88Daisy4488Jaxon57
89Eliza4489Harley55
90Isabel4490Zion55
91Maya4391Micah53
92Rose4392Kingston52
93Athena4293Patrick52
94Delilah4294Manaia51
95Esther4295Spencer50
96Annabelle4196Zachary50
97Jasmine4197Ari49
98Lilly4198Ashton49
99Maisie4199John49
100Iris40100Matthew48

Rachel Stewart

Rachel is the founder of Parenting Central. She is raising two children, boy and girl, with her partner. Rachel is obsessed prams, car seats, carriers and all things baby. She has worked in the baby industry for several years, for both suppliers and also in a retail setting and has developed a passion for connecting parents with the right products to make their lives easier. When Rachel isn't playing with prams she's enjoys crocheting, drinking coffee (sometimes wine) and spending a little too much time on Facebook.

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