Christmas is one of the most joyous times of the year. During this time of year as well as throughout the whole month of December, we celebrate love, faith, miracles, hope and generosity. If you’re new parents of a little one or soon-to-be parents, there are many reasons to give your child a December/Christmas-themed name, especially if they’re born in the month of the December.
Names inspired by Christmas are also among the most unique name choices two parents can choose for their child. What better way to celebrate the holiday season with the arrival of a little one than with a namesake that celebrates the reason behind this joyous season? Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant.
Whether you are searching for the most popular or a spiritual name or a name that captures the festive nature of the season, have fun unwrapping these great baby names for girls and boys.
The 10 most popular Christmas baby names:
Top girls’ names
Top boys’ names
Festive holiday baby names
The most obvious baby name inspired by the season — Christmas! This is an English name that is derived from the name of the Christian festival that can be given to a boy or a girl. If that name seems a bit too obvious, you could also consider Christa for a girl or Christian for a boy.
Winter is another great unisex baby that captures the season of Christmas. Nicole Richie used this as a middle name for her daughter Harlow Winter Kate.
Want more ideas? We love the following names inspired by the holiday:
Angelina: Spanish, Italian, Greek name meaning angel
Christina: English name meaning follower of Christ, Christian, Annointed
Holly: English name meaning plant with red berries
Ivy: English name meaning a creeping vine, Greek name meaning Ivy plant
Carol: English name meaning melody or song
Nicholas: English name meaning victory of the people
Christopher: English name meaning bearer of Christ
Balthazar (one of the Three Wise Men): English name meaning god or lord protect the king
Caspar (one of the Three Wise Men): English name meaning Treasurer
Melchior (one of the Three Wise Men): Persian name meaning the king of the city, Polish name meaning a king
Spiritual Christmas names
If you want to give your child a spiritual name after the story of Christmas, perhaps one of these biblical names are just right for you.
Mary and Joseph are both classic names that never go out of style and have been a popular choice for parents for many years.
For more options, check out the following:
Glory: English name meaning glory
Noel or Noelle: English name meaning born on Christmas Day, Christmas
Merry: English name meaning compassion; happy, cheerful
North: English name meaning north
Joy: English name meaning Joy or jubilation
Nick: English name meaning victory of the people
Emmanuel: English name meaning God is with us
Aaron: Egyptian name meaning peaceful
Gabriel: English name meaning Hero of God; God is my strength
Jasper: English name meaning Semi-precious stone
Baby names with Christmas meanings
If you looking for a name that has a wonderful Christmas-inspired meaning, perhaps the following names are the perfect fit.
Noella: French baby girl name that means Christmas
Natala: Italian name meaning born at Christmas
Hollie: English name meaning the holly tree
Tashia: Russian name meaning born at Christmas
Christy: Scottish name meaning Christian
Marvella: French name meaning miracle
Micaela: English name meaning gift from God
Yul: English boy name meaning born at Christmas
Clement: After Clement Moore, writer of Twas the Night Before Christmas
Cristiano: Spanish boy name meaning Christian
Paul: English boy name after the Biblical apostle in the New Testament
Asher: Boy name meaning blessing
Serafim: Hebrew name meaning an angel-like being
Theodore: Boy name meaning gift