New Zealand Top Baby Names 2022

top baby names Newzealand 2021

Naming babies can be surprisingly challenging for a new or expecting parent! Some parents know their future baby’s name with absolute certainty from the moment that second line appears on a pregnancy test, and for some of us finding that name – or agreeing on a name with the child’s other parent – can be a near-impossible task!

Sometimes it’s helpful to go through the top baby names for the year your baby is expected, or deep dive into the top baby names for past years, for ideas and trends.

And trends have been fairly stable with baby names in New Zealand for the last few years, especially when looking at the top spots.

The top 5 boy names in New Zealand in 2022 were Oliver, Noah, Jack, Leo, and George. The only difference there compared to 2020 was Jack and Noah swapped spots and George replaced Lucas in the 5th position.

The top 5 girl names in Newborn in 2022 were Charlotte, Isla, Amelia, Olivia, and Ava. A little more movement for the girls, with Ava jumping back into the 5th position from number 7 in 2020. Otherwise, Charlotte and Isla swapped spots, and Amelia and Olivia haven’t moved.

Names debuting on the top 100 list for boys include Nico (66), Miles (91), Leon (93), Tobias, (98), and Beauden (99). And for the girls, newcomers to the list are Kaia (82) Nevaeh (83), Marley (90), Kora (96), and Bonnie (100).

RankBoys NameBoys Named in 2022RankGirls NameGirls Named in 2022
1Oliver3081Charlotte227
2Noah2652Isla214
3Jack2353Amelia206
4Leo2344Olivia185
5George2225Ava184
6Charlie2006Willow180
7Lucas1907Lily174
8Theodore1878Isabella171
9William1819Mila170
10Luca17210Ella165
11Elijah17111Mia164
12Liam16712Sophie163
13Mason16713Hazel160
14James16614Harper156
15Thomas16615Emily153
16Hudson16016Lucy150
17Arlo15517Chloe148
18Lachlan15218Grace144
19Archie14719Ruby135
20Arthur14420Matilda125
21Hunter14421Zoe125
22Oscar14022Freya123
23Max13623Aria120
24Levi13324Ivy114
25Finn12825Sophia113
26Hugo12726Evelyn109
27Ethan12427Georgia109
28Asher12228Olive109
29Henry11829Riley104
30Cooper11730Luna103
31Carter11431Ellie99
32Ezra11032Florence98
33Lincoln10733Millie98
34Felix10634Maia97
35Alexander10535Sienna96
36Archer10536Evie94
37Beau10537Frankie94
38Harrison10538Layla92
39Eli10439Ayla90
40Jackson10440Isabelle87
41Louis9741Poppy87
42Theo9642Aurora86
43Benjamin9543Emma85
44Nikau9344Madison83
45Isaac8745Billie79
46Joseph8746Mackenzie78
47Joshua8647Alice75
48Blake8548Thea75
49Daniel8249Daisy72
50Samuel8250Indie72
51Grayson8151Abigail71
52Caleb8052Maeve70
53Jasper7953Penelope70
54Luka7954Quinn70
55Braxton7855Emilia69
56Edward7856Scarlett68
57Jacob7857Violet68
58Harry7758Addison67
59Harvey7759Sofia67
60River7760Eva66
61Riley7661Elsie64
62Roman7662Harriet64
63Sebastian7463Amaia63
64Bodhi7364Bella63
65Luke7365Maddison63
66Nico7366Sadie63
67Louie7267Stella63
68Quinn7268Elizabeth62
69Logan7069Eleanor61
70Ryan6870Eden60
71Oakley6671Margot59
72Charles6572Piper59
73Jordan6473Harlow58
74Ari6274Zara58
75Connor6275Hannah57
76Nathan6276Amber56
77Aiden6177Eliza55
78Ryder6178Ada54
79Toby6179Phoebe53
80Austin5880Kiara52
81Freddie5881Zoey51
82Michael5882Kaia50
83Spencer5883Nevaeh50
84Zion5784Leah48
85Jaxon5685Summer48
86John5686Eloise47
87Micah5687Jasmine47
88Otis5688Maya47
89Gabriel5589Paige47
90Isaiah5590Marley46
91Miles5591Cleo45
92Zachary5592Maisie45
93Leon5493Pippa45
94Ezekiel5394Rosie45
95Tyler5395Amara44
96Adam5296Kora44
97Harley5297Lilly44
98Tobias5198Nina44
99Beauden5099Anna43
100Jayden50100Bonnie43

Top Baby names

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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