Updated October 2012. We can bring you this list because of wide scale research by us into baby names given since the first day of 2012. We group the two countries together because of similarity in tastes but will alert you to any names more poplular in one country than in the other. One sample spelling is given for each name. We have however considered all possible variant spellings when assessing any names popularity. This is important to do otherwise you will not truly know how common any name you pick will sound. Most providers of name info do not remember to do this, neither do official stats. All names listed here occur at a frequency of one in three hundred births or more often. This post will be constantly updated. Info on emerging trends in baby naming is available in another post. Copyright protected.
Aaliyah Abbie Addison Adele Amelia Annabel Arabella Ashley Audrey Ava Ayla (more NZ) Bianca (Australia) Brooke Carys (more NZ) Charlie Charlotte Chelsea (Australia) Chloe Claudia Ebony Edith Eleanor Ella Elodie (more Australian) Elsie Emma (especially NZ) Emily Erin Eva Eve Evie Felicity Georgia Grace Hannah Harper Hazel Heidi Holly Imogen Indie Isabella Isla Isobel Ivy Jasmine Jessica Juliet Kara Kayleigh Keira Lacey Lara Layla Leah Lexie Lilah Lily Lola Lucinda (Australia) Lucy Mackenzie Madeleine Madison Matilda Mia Mikayla Mila Milly Mollie (especially Aust ) Nadia Natalie (NZ) Neve Olive Olivia Penelope Peyton Phoebe Pippa oppy Portia Quinn Poppy Rachel (Australia) Riley Rose Ruby Samantha Sadie (NZ) Sasha (More NZ) Saskia (Australia) Saylor Scarlett Sienna Sophia Sophie Stella Sylvia Tara (Australia) Victoria Violet Willow Zahlia (Australia) Zara Zoe
Popular middle names are as above plus: Alana Alexandra Alexandria Alice Anne Beth Christina Elise Elizabeth Eloise Emelia Faith Faye Gabrielle Hope Jade Jane Jasmine Jean (especially NZ) Joan Jo Joy Judith (NZ) June Kate Kaye Lee Louise Lyn Margaret Marie Mary (NZ) May Michelle Paige Patricia Rae Renee Robyn Ruth Sage Sarah Theresa Tyla