It’s arguably one of the most important things parents give their children… A Name

The Department of Internal Affairs has released a list of the most popular names given to newborns in 2020

Despite their presence in the media, the names Jacinda, Judith and Ashley didn’t make the top 10 list. A total of 17,749 different first names were given to 58,676 babies born last year.

In 2019, there were 18,816 different first names given to 61,018 babies.

Without further ado, here’s the list!

Top 10 – Boy

1. Oliver
2. Jack
3. Noah
4. Leo
5. Lucas
6. George
7. Charlie
8= William
8= Thomas
10. Hunter

Top 10 – Boy – Māori

1. Nikau
2. Manaia
3. Ari
4. Mikaere
5. Koa
6. Ihaia
7. Manaaki
8. Te Ariki
9. Taika
10= Mateo
10= Wiremu

Top 10 – Girl

1. Isla
2. Charlotte
3. Amelia
4. Olivia
5. Willow
6. Harper
7 = Ava
7= Lily
9. Sophie
10. Ella

Top 10 – Girl – Māori

1. Mia
2. Aria
3. Maia
4. Amaia
5. Kora
6. Kaia
7. Aroha
8. Anahera
9. Tiana
10. Kaea

 

There you have it the most popular baby names of 2020.

Who knows this article might give you some inspo if you’re expecting and struggling to choose a name!

FUN FACT: Taylor and Darcy held the spot of being the most evenly split gender-neutral names for 2020. They had 51/49 per cent divide between boys and girls.

 

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