New Zealander name and gender database

The New Zealander database contains 6.733 first names categorized by gender and 11.579 last names. This page shows the list with the most popular names in New Zealand and gives background information about the database.

Most countries in Oceania are very well organised and have great open data initiatives. In New Zealand we received a name and gender dataset from the New Zealander government or we used an open dataset. We identified the last names by removing the first names from 27.482 public profiles that we found in New Zealander open data sources.

Popular New Zealander first names for men

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
David 314 2.1% American British Spanish
Mark 266 1.7% American British Dutch
James 265 1.7% British American Australian
Paul 264 1.7% British American Dutch
Chris 239 1.6% American British Canadian
John 228 1.5% American British Canadian
Andrew 221 1.4% American British Australian
Michael 207 1.4% American British German
Sam 195 1.3% British American Australian
Ben 189 1.2% British American Australian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 27.482 New Zealander profiles from which 15.244 (55%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular New Zealander first names for women

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Sarah 203 1.7% British American Canadian
Emma 151 1.2% British American Australian
Alex 151 1.2% American British German
Kate 105 0.9% British American Australian
Rebecca 102 0.8% American British Australian
Rachel 99 0.8% American British Canadian
Anna 99 0.8% American British Polish
Michelle 90 0.7% American British Canadian
Karen 90 0.7% American British Canadian
Laura 87 0.7% American British Spanish
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 27.482 New Zealander profiles from which 12.238 (45%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular New Zealander last names

Last name Frequency *1 Percentage *1 Alternative countries *2
Smith 247 0.9% British American Australian
Brown 132 0.5% British American Australian
Williams 127 0.5% British American Australian
Jones 126 0.5% British American Australian
Wilson 121 0.4% British American Australian
Taylor 110 0.4% British American Australian
Anderson 80 0.3% British American Australian
Clark 74 0.3% British American Australian
Lee 72 0.3% British American Australian
Young 71 0.3% British American Australian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 27.482 New Zealander profiles having 11.579 unique lastnames.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.
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