Top baby names of all time

This data set lists the top 350 male and female first names on birth registrations since our records began in 1848.

  • Records with no first name details have been excluded from this data set.
  • Registrations with a sex other than Male or Female (e.g. indeterminate or not recorded) are excluded.
  • As first and middle names are recorded in our system together, the first name has been split off from the middle names by looking for the first space in the name. This means there may be names not correctly listed.

Please see the below resource section to view the lists.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Theme Population and society
Author
Maintainer info@dia.govt.nz
Maintainer Email info@dia.govt.nz
Update frequency Irregular
Source
Created 2019-02-26
Date modified Unknown
Language English
Spatial
Source Identifier
Record created February 26, 2019, Last Updated February 28, 2019