News | Entertainment
31 Aug 2014 0:11
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Ski Report
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Charlotte, Oliver most popular baby names

    Charlotte and Oliver continue to be popular names for kids, topping the most popular baby names lists for last year.


    Charlotte Dawson and Oliver Driver can pat themselves on the back - their given names proved popular with Kiwi parents last year.

    Of course, it's hard to know whether the celebrities inspired the trend, but Charlotte and Oliver topped the favourite names for babies born in 2013, according to lists released on Friday by the Department of Internal Affairs.

    Charlotte has been a popular name for newborns for a number of years, topping the most popular list in 2006.

    Lorde, too, can feel flattered - Ella, the given name of the teen pop-sensation who rose to fame in 2013, came in at number 10.

    Oliver was the most popular name last year, followed by Jack, the most popular boy's name in 2012 - so perhaps TVNZ's Jack Tame's star is falling.

    Biblical names were popular for boys, with James, William, Liam, Samuel, Lucas, Noah and Thomas all making the top ten.

    There were no surprises in the top 10 for either girls or boys, with all of the names placing in the top 20 most popular names during 2012.

    The lists were compiled from names registered with the Department of Internal Affairs last year.


    NZN




    © 2014 NZN, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     30 Aug: Joan Rivers is in a "critical condition" after she stopped breathing during throat surgery on Thursday.
     30 Aug: Jon Voight reportedly wasn't invited to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's wedding last weekend.
     30 Aug: Bobbi Kristina Brown's husband has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI).
     30 Aug: Blake Lively was attacked by a swarm of bees last weekend.
     30 Aug: Christina Aguilera wants to lose 40lbs in four months.
     30 Aug: Tracy Morgan is having a "tough time" recovering from his injuries following his car crash in June.
     30 Aug: Nicole Kidman has revealed Keith Urban filmed the birth of their first child.
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    ARU top up Hunt deal More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Mad Butcher owner buying Nosh Food Market More...



     Today's News

    Rugby League:
    Raiders' young guns down Wests Tigers 21:57

    Entertainment:
    Joan Rivers is in a "critical condition" after she stopped breathing during throat surgery on Thursday. 21:44

    Skiing:
    Freestyle skier Kuzma secures gold for NZ 21:17

    Entertainment:
    Jon Voight reportedly wasn't invited to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's wedding last weekend. 21:14

    Entertainment:
    Bobbi Kristina Brown's husband has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI). 20:44

    Entertainment:
    Blake Lively was attacked by a swarm of bees last weekend. 20:14

    Entertainment:
    Christina Aguilera wants to lose 40lbs in four months. 19:44

    Entertainment:
    Tracy Morgan is having a "tough time" recovering from his injuries following his car crash in June. 19:14

    Rugby:
    ARU top up Hunt deal 18:57

    Entertainment:
    Nicole Kidman has revealed Keith Urban filmed the birth of their first child. 18:44


     News Search






    Power Search


    Click for info on advertising with WebAds
    © 2014 New Zealand City Ltd