Baby names

The Department of Internal Affairs has announced the top New Zealand baby names for 2007 – see how many little ones you know contributed to the count…

Boys:

1. Jack, 2. James, 3. Joshua, 4. Daniel, 5. William, 6. Oliver, 7. Samuel, 8. Benjamin, 9. Ethan, 10. Ryan, 11. Jacob, 12. Liam, 13. Thomas, 14. Lucas, 15. Luke, 16. Noah, 17. Riley, 18. Jayden, 19. Matthew, 20. Alexander, 21. Hunter, 22. Dylan, 23. Blake, 24. Max, 25. Caleb, 26. Lachlan, 27. Logan, 28. Connor, 29. Tyler, 30. Joseph.

Girls:

1. Ella, 2. Sophie, 3. Olivia, 4. Emma, 5. Charlotte, 6. Emily, 7. Lily, 8. Grace, 9. Hannah, 10. Isabella, 11. Jessica, 12. Ruby, 13. Amelia, 14. Lucy, 15. Madison, 16. Chloe, 17. Brooke, 18. Ava, 19. Mia, 20. Paige, 21. Zoe, 22. Holly, 23. Kate, 24. Caitlin, 25. Maia, 26. Georgia, 27. Samantha, 28. Sophia, 29. Sienna, 30. Jade.

According to this NZ Herald article, “three new names – Lucas, Hunter and Lachlan – entered the top 30 boys list, at the expense of Charlie, Nathan and George. And for the girls, Sophia, Sienna and Jade replaced Sarah, Jasmine and Hayley.”

About Chris
A self confessed geek, meteorologist (aka weather forecaster), father & proud kiwi mainlander living, working & playing in Wellington, New Zealand.

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