These were the most popular baby names of 2017

trending 08/01/2018

Get ready for to meet a lot more little humans called Oliver and Charlotte...

For the fifth year in a row, Oliver has topped the list of New Zealand's most popular baby names, with 314 of them joining the world in 2017. There are 277 new Charlottes, the classic name rising from second to first.

The only new entrant in the top 10 for girls was Mila, in eighth place with 201 babies - right behind the similar-sounding Mia, seventh with 205.

For boys, George rose from 12th to eighth, while Arlo rocketed from 23rd to 10th.

Oliver and Jack remain in first and second, as they have since 2013. Noah jumped from seventh to third, pushing William back to fourth.

The top girls' names of 2017 (2016 position)

  1. Charlotte (2)
  2. Harper (4)
  3. Isla (3)
  4. Olivia (1)
  5. Ava (10)
  6. Amelia (6)
  7. Mia (8)
  8. Mila (15)
  9. Sophie (9)
  10. Emily (7)

The top boys' names of 2017

  1. Oliver (1)
  2. Jack (2)
  3. Noah (7)
  4. William (3)
  5. Hunter (6)
  6. James (5)
  7. George (12)
  8. Mason (4)
  9. Lucas (8)
  10. Arlo (23)

SOURCE: Newshub.