- Publish Date
- Friday, 19 January 2018, 8:59AM
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.
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.