Top Baby Names of 2012



2012's Most Popular

312 baby Olivias and 374 baby Jacks joined us last year, putting those names at the top of New Zealand's 100 most popular names, according to details recently released by the Department of Internal Affairs.

Olivia claimed top spot after being runner-up in previous years, and consistently popular Jack (most popular name for boys from 2005 - 2009) has made a comeback from 10th place last year.

Top 10 Girls' Names (2011 place in brackets):

1 Olivia (2)
2 Sophie (3)
3 Emily (9)
4 Charlotte (5)
5 Ruby (1)
6 Isabella (4)
7 Ella (7)
8 Amelia (10)
9 Sophia (15)
10 Ava (12)

Top 10 Boys' Names (2011 place in brackets):
1 Jack (10)
2 Oliver (3)
3 William (5)
4 Liam (1)
5 Mason (15)
6 Samuel (7)
7 Jacob (11)
8 Lucas (4)
9 Ethan (16)
10 Noah (6)

Full list of the top 100 Boys' and Girls' Names of 2012

GIRLS

Olivia

Sophie
Emily
Charlotte
Ruby
Isabella
Ella
Amelia
Sophia
Ava
Chloe
Isla
Emma
Mia
Lily
Grace
Zoe
Lucy
Eva
Paige
Hannah
Georgia
Jessica
Mila
Sienna
Madison
Bella
Scarlett
Holly
Maia
Stella
Abigail
Harper
Alexis
Eden
Zara
Alice
Aria
Leah
Molly
Jade
Sarah
Isabelle
Willow
Elizabeth
Summer
Pippa
Annabelle
Maddison
Samantha
Addison
Aaliyah
Hazel
Ivy
Nevaeh
Lilly
Peyton
Jasmine
Hayley
Taylor
Indie
Layla
Poppy
Brooklyn
Olive
Nina
Mackenzie
Sofia
Brooke
Amber
Millie
Ashley
Alyssa
Ayla
Violet
Ellie
Piper
Mikayla
Rose
Matilda
Anna
Amy
Khloe
Phoebe
Evie
Lola
Skyla
Evelyn
Daisy
Kate
Riley
Lucia
Lauren
Isabel
Maria
Keira
Faith
Maya
Alexandra

Kayla

BOYS

Jack

Oliver
William
Liam
Mason
Samuel
Jacob
Lucas
Ethan
Noah
James
Cooper
Daniel
Blake
Benjamin
Joshua
Max
Thomas
Ryan
Charlie
Jayden
Hunter
Leo
Tyler
Alexander
George
Jackson
Braxton
Elijah
Lachlan
Isaac
Levi
Connor
Riley
Xavier
Matthew
Harry
Luke
Eli
Caleb
Nathan
Oscar
Carter
Dylan
Joseph
Logan
Finn
Harrison
Henry
Jake
Ryder
Toby
Michael
Austin
Luca
John
Phoenix
Alex
Zachary
Flynn
Jaxon
Angus
Jordan
Charles
Quinn
David
Felix
Archie
Ashton
Edward
Hugo
Cameron
Aiden
Sam
Louis
Joel
Kayden
Kingston
Nathaniel
Robert
Lincoln
Beau
Adam
Jasper
Tyson
Dominic
Zac
Hayden
Fletcher
Sebastian
Aaron
Israel
Marcus
Aidan
Asher
Zion
Patrick
Leon
Christopher
Nate




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