Auckland Libraries: Introduction to Auckland street names

An alphabetical list of street names in the former districts of the Auckland region. 

Find out how the names originated and how they may have changed over time. Most of the lists also indicate the dates the street names were formed.


You will find that streets were commonly named after:

  • historic events or celebrations

  • early administrators and notable people

  • activities that were conducted there

  • trees species or natural landmarks that were in the area.


Sources of information

Local history librarian David Verran identifies the sources that were helpful in creating this guide.


John Davenport's Street names of Auckland: their story is one of the sources that trace name origins. However, it does not cover the greater Auckland area.


We have a database search for Auckland City streets. While local historical societies and historians provided the lists for Māngere, Manurewa, North Shore, Papatoetoe, Rodney and Wāitakere.