Names distinctive to New Zealand

The list of names unique to New Zealand*

Female forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Mélanie 21% 1.
2. Josée 45% 2.
3. Josee 29% 3.
4. Geneviève 22% 4.
5. Mélissa 24% 5.
6. Émilie 33% 6.
7. Jacinthe 43% 7.
8. Andréanne 100% 10.
9. Jacynthe 67% 10.
10. Anick 26% 8.
11. Mylène 21% 9.
12. Liette 53% 12.
13. Jakly 100% 14.
14. Karyne 25% 13.
15. Gaétane 100% 15.
16. Audrée 100% 18.
17. Réjeanne 100% 19.
18. Paméla 28% 17.
19. Marama 23% 16.
20. Lysanne 28% 19.
21. Marieve 27% 21.

Male forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Gord 41% 1.
2. Rejean 32% 2.
3. Réjean 70% 4.
4. Selvaraju 21% 3.
5. Frédérick 31% 5.
6. Réal 31% 6.
7. Yazdan 22% 7.

Surnames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Sandgreen 100% 5.
2. Filemonsen 100% 13.
3. Petrussen 100% 13.
4. Jeremiassen 85% 13.
5. Gagné 34% 1.
6. Mikaelsen 61% 13.
7. Abelsen 57% 7.
8. Lyberth 52% 7.
9. Côté 27% 2.
10. Enoksen 41% 7.
11. Josefsen 37% 6.
12. Tobiassen 36% 13.
13. Rosing 34% 7.
14. Website 38% 20.
15. Lynge 32% 7.
16. Kreutzmann 32% 13.
17. Mathiassen 28% 4.
18. Zeeb 26% 3.
19. Lennert 26% 12.
20. Løvstrøm 100% 26.
21. Bélanger 27% 19.
22. Dubé 27% 21.
23. Henare 58% 24.
24. Nz 23% 22.
25. Hintleman 100% 35.

*The rank of the unique name is the geometric average of the name uniqueness and the name prevalence in the respective country. Name uniqueness is measured only by the exact grapheme form (not taking into account transliterational equivalents or phonetic similarities).

** Country similarity is the correlation of the relative frequency of the names shared by two countries (as measured by cosine similarity).