The Top Baby Names in New Zealand

Something really exciting for any expecting parents is to sift through lists of baby names to find that perfect selection for their new arrival.

Kiwis tend to look for baby names that bear a special meaning to them, either by culture, event or an experience.

With celebrities bucking the trend of choosing traditional baby names, many new mums and dads in New Zealand are thinking outside the square for their latest son or daughter.

What to Think About for Baby Names

There are a million things to consider when choosing your future childes name. Often this process is something that you, your partner and your family will need come to an agreement with together. Some ideas for consideration are:

If you’re still having some difficulty, Huggies New Zealand has recently developed their baby names finder tool that provides quick inspiration for soon-to-be parents. Using the tool is really easy and also shows information on origins, meanings and similar baby names to consider too.

Maori baby names

Both Maori and Pakeha often choose Maori baby names. Many sound beautiful and have interesting and evocative meanings, which is why they’re popular. Although, we suspect Tahupotiki, meaning ‘pickled youngest child’, might not make it to the NZ Top Baby Names list anytime soon!