Singh is the most common family name for children born in New Zealand in 2021.
For the second consecutive year, Singh has topped the list of the most common family names for NZ children born in 2021.
Smith is in second place, followed by Kaur, the Department of Internal Affairs has said in a statement.
Registrar-General Jeff Montgomery said, “It’s a joy each year to get a feel for how the communities in each region are growing and thriving through looking at something as simple as the most common baby family names.”
The mix of surnames has been changing for the past two decades in Aeroterra
The Registrar-General gathers information about family names from the Government’s SmartStart website.