Do you have the most popular name in NZ? Find out here how popular your name is!

Publish Date
Friday, 19 January 2018, 8:59AM
Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

If you're a Michael, well then mate you are popular!

Well, your name is... Michael is the most popular name of the past 60 years in New Zealand.  

Since 1954 more than 40,000 Kiwi babies have been given the moniker of Michael, according to data provided by the Department of Internal Affairs.

Stuff has analysed the data and tracked trends from the top 100 names for each year. 

The top 10 most popular names in NZ since 1954 (both genders) are:

Michael 1 40,099
David 2 36,792
James 3 27,224
John 4 26,867
Andrew 5 25,593
Peter 6 23,996
Daniel 7 23,515
Christopher 8 23,459
Matthew 9 23,181
Mark 10 23,154

Interestingly, even though this data includes females, all top 10 are male, which could mean that males are more likely to given common names, whilst females can be given more unusual names.

The three top-ranking girls' names are:

Sarah - number 12 - 19,901 

Karen - number 22 - 13,524

Emma - number 23 - 13,245

Want to know how popular your name is though? Just pop it in the generator below!

BUT if your name didn't show up it means it never reached the top 100 popular names for any of the years since 1954.