How popular is the baby name Lachlan in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Use the popularity graph and data table below to find out! Plus, see all the blog posts that mention the name Lachlan.
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The island nation of New Zealand is located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, about 1,200 miles east of Australia.
Last year, New Zealand welcomed a total of 59,711 babies. What were the most popular names among these babies? Isla and Oliver.
Here are New Zealand’s top 50 girl names and top 50 boy names of 2022:
Isla, 246 baby girls
Lucy, 117 (tie)
Olive, 117 (tie)
Georgia, 105 (tie)
Sienna, 105 (tie)
Layla, 102 (tie)
Poppy, 102 (tie)
Matilda, 101 (tie)
Sophia, 101 (tie)
Isabelle, 85 (tie)
Margot, 85 (tie)
Evie, 83 (tie)
Violet, 83 (tie)
Aurora, 80 (tie)
Billie, 80 (tie)
Oliver, 274 baby boys
Hudson, 169 (tie)
William, 169 (tie)
Ezra, 123 (tie)
Max, 123 (tie)
Archer, 103 (tie)
Felix, 103 (tie)
Benjamin, 100 (tie)
Luka, 100 (tie)
Alexander, 87 (tie)
Roman, 87 (tie)
Grayson, 85 (tie)
Harrison, 85 (tie)
Jackson, 83 (3-way tie)
Lincoln, 83 (3-way tie)
Samuel, 83 (3-way tie)
Jacob, 82 (tie)
Louie, 82 (tie)
This is the tenth year in a row that Oliver has been New Zealand’s #1 boy name.
The news release also mentioned that the “most popular gender-neutral name for 2022 was Riley,” which ranked 40th for girls and 51st for boys.
And what about the top Maori baby names?
Maori girl names
Aroha / Te Aroha
Atarangi / Te Atarangi
Maori boy names
Ariki / Te Ariki / Teariki
There are a couple of things we need to note about the Maori baby name rankings, though.
First, the Maori rankings don’t cover the same period of time as the national rankings. Instead, they cover births from June 21, 2022, to July 9, 2023. Why? Because these dates are linked to Matariki, or Maori New Year. (The Maori word Matariki refers to both the Pleiades star cluster and to the yearly celebration of the Pleiades’ return to the night sky, in late June or early July).
Second, a more thorough process is now being used to determine which names to include in the Maori rankings. Previously, the only criterion was that the names be made up of letters in the Maori alphabet. Now, on top of that, the names must: end in a vowel, be “carefully considered and checked,” be discussed with a Maori elder, and be reviewed by the Maori Language Commission.
In 2021, the top names overall in New Zealand were Charlotte and Oliver.
John Tyler became the unexpected 10th president of the United States upon the sudden death of William Henry Harrison.
He wasn’t a particularly impressive commander-in-chief, but he was notable for at least one thing: having more legitimate children than any other U.S. president.
He married this first wife, Letitia Christian, in 1813. They had eight children:
Mary (b. 1815)
Robert (b. 1816)
John (b. 1819)
Letitia (b. 1821)
Elizabeth (b. 1823)
Anne Contesse (1825-1825) – John Tyler’s paternal grandmother’s maiden name was Contesse.
Alice (b. 1827)
Tazewell, called “Taz” (b. 1830) – He “was named by the older children after the Tyler family’s close friend, Littleton W. Tazewell.”
Letitia had a stroke in 1839, and died in 1842.
John married his second wife, Julia Gardiner, in 1844. They had seven more children:
David (b. 1846)
John (b. 1848)
Julia (b. 1849)
Lachlan (b. 1851) – Julia’s mother’s maiden name was McLachlan.
Lyon (b. 1853) – Probably named in honor of Julia’s ancestor Lion Gardiner.
Robert Fitzwalter, called “Fitz” (b. 1856) – He was “[n]amed Robert Fitzwalter in honor of Julia Tyler’s ancestor of thirteenth-century England.” (I found several contenders, but my guess is this guy.)
Pearl (b. 1860) – She “was originally to be named Margaret, but she was christened Pearl instead.”
Below are hundreds of baby names with a numerological value of 6.
What do I mean by that?
Well, in numerology, you substitute each letter in a word with that letter’s ordinal value in the alphabet. (The letter B has a value of 2, for instance, because it’s the second letter.) Then you add those ordinal values together to come up with a total. Lastly, you add the digits of that total together to obtain a numerological value.
Here’s an example: The letters in the name Ian have the values 9, 1, and 14. Added together, these values equal 24. And the digits of 24 added together equal 6.
All of the “6” names below are sub-categorized by totals — just in case any of those larger numbers are significant to anyone. Within each group you’ll find some of the most popular “6” names per gender (according to the most recent set of U.S. baby name rankings).
The letters in the following baby names add up to 6.
Girl name (6)
Boy names (6)
6 via 15
The letters in the following baby names add up to 15, which reduces to six (1+5=6).
Girl names (6 via 15)
Boy names (6 via 15)
Aida, Alaa, Adia, An, Ama
Jad, Aadi, Gabe, An, Ej
6 via 24
The letters in the following baby names add up to 24, which reduces to six (2+4=6).