The most popular baby names in New Zealand for 2021 have been revealed ...

Publish Date
Tuesday, 11 January 2022, 5:38PM

If you know someone who has a baby due this year and is in need of some inspiration, the Department of Internal Affairs is here to help.

As it is the start of a new year, the most popular baby names of 2021 for Kiwi parents have been revealed.

And it seems there isn't much of a shift in the top 10 boys' and girls' names for 2021.

In 2021, 56,013 births were registered in Aotearoa, with a total of 16,790 different first names.

The figures show a slow decline in births from the previous two years. A total of 17,749 different first names were given to 58,676 babies born in 2020.

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

So without further ado, these are the most popular baby names for 2021 ...

Top 10 - all names

Boys
1. Oliver
2. Noah
3. Jack
4. Leo
5. George
6. Charlie
7. Lucas
8. Theodore
9. William
10. Luca

Girls
1. Charlotte
2. Isla
3. Amelia
4. Olivia
5. Ava
6. Willow
7. Lily
8. Isabella
9. Mila
10. Ella

Top 10 - Māori names

Tama (boys)
1. Nikau
2. Ari
3. Niko
4. Koa
5. Mateo
6. Keanu
7. Mikaere
8. Manaia
9. Kairo
10. Kiwa

Kõtiro (girls)
1. Mia
2. Aria
3. Maia
4. Aurora
5. Amaia
6. Kiara
7. Kaia
8. Amara
9. Kora
10. Maria