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Top baby names of 2022 revealed

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10 January 2023 3:52PM

The Department of Internal Affairs has revealed New Zealand's top baby names of 2022.

Every year, the Registrar-General, Jeff Montgomery, shares the most common baby names in New Zealand from data gathered from SmartStart, a website that provides new and expectant Kiwi parents with step-by-step information and support to help them access the right services for them and their babies.

18,041 different first names were given to a total of 59,711 babies that were registered in 2022. 

Oliver remains the country's most popular boy name for the 10th year in a row, Isla took out the top spot for girls, and Riley proved to be the most popular gender-neutral name.

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Top 10 girls' names for 2022

  • Isla
  • Amelia
  • Charlotte
  • Mila
  • Lily
  • Ava
  • Willow
  • Olivia
  • Harper
  • Sophie

Top 10 boys' names for 2022

  • Oliver
  • Noah
  • Leo
  • Jack
  • Luca
  • Theodore
  • George
  • Charlie
  • Hudson
  • William