66 Christmas Names For Your Festive Bundle Of Joy

Isobel Murphy
Feb 16, 2024 By Isobel Murphy
Originally Published on Sep 07, 2020
Edited by Sarah Hallam
Blue-eyed baby lying on its back wearing a furry hood smiling.

Why Christmas Names?

The festive period is famously the most wonderful time of the year. And what could be more wonderful than a beautiful new baby joining the family at Christmas time?

You can capture the magic of your new arrival's first Christmas with a Christmas baby name that will stay with them forever. Christmas inspired names are not only very joyous but also bring a lot of positivity to the life of the child as well as the family.

The meanings are pious and holy, something which all parents look out for. Here is a list of some great Christmas inspired names for your baby.

Boys' Baby Names From The Nativity

1. Angelo (Greek origin), meaning 'angel'.

2. Balthazar (Arabic origin), this is the name of one of the three wise men who visited the baby Jesus in the nativity.

3. Casper (German and Slavic origin), this is another name of one of the three wise men who visited the baby Jesus.

4. Frank(German origin), frankincense was one of the gifts given to the newborn baby Jesus from the three wise men.

5. Gabriel (Hebrew origin), meaning 'God is my strength'. In the nativity, it was the Angel Gabriel who told Mary that she was going to give birth to the son of God.

6. Jasper (Persian origin), a variation of Casper, the name of one of the three wise men who visited the baby Jesus.

7. Jesus (Hebrew origin), the name of the son of God.

8. Joseph (Hebrew origin), meaning 'God shall add'. Joseph is the name of Mary's husband in the nativity.

9. Melchior (Hebrew origin), the name of one of the three wise men who visited the baby Jesus after his birth.

10. Shepherd (English origin), meaning 'sheep herder'. This name references another important group of characters in the nativity.

11. Abbott (Hebrew, Aramaic origin) meaning 'father', a nod to Father Christmas!

12. Alvar (Spanish, Italian, Portuguese origin) means 'elf warrior'.

Girls' Baby Names From The Nativity

13. Angel (Greek origin), meaning 'messenger of God'. Angels play a prominent role in the nativity story.

14. Angelica (Latin origin), meaning 'angel'.

15. Angelina (Greek origin), meaning 'angel'.

16. Beth (English origin), this name, a diminutive of Elizabeth meaning 'God is my oath', reminds us of Bethlehem, the town where Jesus was born.

17. Gabrielle (French origin), meaning 'God is my strength'. Gabrielle is the feminine form of Gabriel, the angel who told Mary she was going to give birth to the son of God.

18. Mary (Hebrew origin), meaning 'beloved'. In the nativity, Mary is the name of baby Jesus' mother.

19. Myrrh (Greek origin), meaning 'ancient spice'. The three wise men gifted myrrh to the newborn baby Jesus in the nativity.

20. Star (Latin origin), the three wise men followed the Star of Bethlehem to find baby Jesus.

Christmas Baby Names For Boys

21. Alfredo (Italian origin), meaning 'elf counsellor'.

22. Cane (English origin), this name references a popular Christmas treat - candy canes!

23. Celyn (Welsh origin), meaning 'holly'.

24. Christian (Latin origin), meaning 'follower of Christ'.

25. Claus (German origin), meaning 'victory of the people'. This name reminds us of Santa Claus himself.

26. Cole (English origin), meaning 'charcoal', the traditional gift given to naughty children on Christmas morning.

27. Comet (English origin), this is the name of one of Santa's reindeer.

28. Eldan (English origin), meaning 'from the elves' valley'.

29. Garland (French origin), meaning 'wreath, prize'. This is also the name of a traditional Christmas decoration.

30. Nicholas (Greek origin), meaning 'people's victory'. St Nicholas is the traditional name of Santa Claus.

31. Rudolph (German origin), this is the name of the most famous reindeer of them all.

32. Wenceslaus (Slavic origin), meaning 'greater glory'. The famous carol 'Good King Wenceslas' has meant that this name is now associated with Christmas.

33. Yule (Old English origin), meaning 'Christmas time'.

Christmas Baby Names For Girls

34. Amaryllis (Greek origin), meaning 'sparkling'. The Amaryllis flower is a popular choice in the festive season.

35. Beatrice (Latin origin), meaning 'bringer of joy'. This sweet name epitomises everything that Christmas is about - joy!

36. Belle (French origin), meaning 'beautiful'. Bells are traditionally played at Christmas time, making this a lovely Christmas baby name.

37. Berry (English origin), meaning 'small fruit'. The image of red berries instantly makes us think of Christmas.

38. Candy (American origin), meaning 'bright, sweet'. This name references a traditional Christmas treat - candy canes!

39. Carol (English origin), meaning 'free person' or 'song'. This could be a lovely name for your very own little Christmas Carol.

40. Christina (Latin origin), feminine form of Christian meaning 'follower of Christ'.

41. Clementine (English origin), this name of a fruit traditionally given at Christmas, means 'mild or merciful'.

42. Cookie (English origin), meaning 'sweet biscuit'. This is the name of a popular Christmas treat.

43. December (Latin origin), meaning 'born in December', this name is perfect for a Christmas baby.

44. Donna (English origin), meaning 'woman'. This is the name of one of Santa's reindeer.

45. Eve (Hebrew origin), meaning 'life'. This name could be perfect for a little girl born on Christmas Eve.

46.Faith (English origin), meaning 'faithful'.

47. Ginger (English origin), meaning 'reddish, orange color'. Gingerbread is instantly recognizable as a Christmas flavor.

48. Gloria (Latin origin), meaning 'glory'.

49. Holly (English origin), meaning 'plant with red berries'. Holly trees are a popular symbol of the Christmas period.

50. Ivy (English origin), meaning 'faithfulness'. The ivy plant is traditionally associated with Christmas, making it a lovely Christmas name.

51. Juniper (Latin origin), meaning 'evergreen shrub'. Juniper is another plant that is popular at Christmas and is often used in decorations.

52. Merry (English origin), this name, meaning 'cheerful, happy', is a word commonly used to describe the mood of the festive season.

53.Natalia (Italian origin), meaning 'born on Christmas day'.

54. Natasha (Russian origin), meaning 'born on Christmas day'.

55. Nicole (French origin), feminine form of Nicholas.

56. North (English origin), popularized by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, this name is a cute nod to the home of Father Christmas himself - the North Pole!

57. Abigail (Hebrew origin), From the Old Testament, meaning “my father is joyful”.

58. Anya (Hebrew origin), Anya means favored by God. It was Mrs. Claus’s first name in the movie 'Santa Claus'.

59. Audrey (English origin), It was the youngest Griswold daughter in the movie 'National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation'.

60. Bethany, or Bethenny (English origin), A nod to Bethlehem, the city where Jesus Christ was born.

61. Carolina (Latin origin), derived from the masculine name 'Carolus, generally meaning 'free man' or 'freeholder'

62. Dorothy or Dorothea (Greek origin), meaning 'gift from God'.

63. Eira (Welsh origin), meaning 'snow'.

64. Emmanuelle (English origin), an Old Testament name meaning 'God is with us'.

65. Estelle (Occitan origin), meaning 'star'.

66. Jeanette (Hebrew origin), meaning 'God is gracious' and included in the Christmas carol 'Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella'.

67. Jovie (American origin), meaning of Jovie is 'joyful'. A name from the Christmas movie Elf.

68. Lucy (Latin origin), means 'light'.

69. Marley (English origin), means meaning 'marshy meadow,' 'pleasant wood,' or 'marten wood.'. This is the name of the ghost in 'A Christmas Carol'

70. Miriam (Hebrew origin), means 'wished-for child'.

71. Neva (Mexican and Spanish origin), Meaning 'white snow'.

72. Nora (Latin origin), meaning 'honor'.

73. Paloma (Latin origin), meaning ;dove', as featured in the song, 12 Days of Christmas.

74. Stella (Latin origin), means 'star'.

75. Suzy (Hebrew origin), means 'lily'.

Unisex Christmas Baby Names

76. Avery (Old English origin), meaning 'ruler of the elves'.

77. Christmas (English origin), meaning 'mass of the Christ'.

78. Kris (Latin origin), meaning 'follower of Christ'.

79. Robin (English, French and German origin), meaning 'bright fame'. Robin red breasts are a popular symbol of Christmas.

80. Rudy (American origin), diminutive form of Rudolf, meaning 'famous wolf'.

81. Stevie (Greek origin), meaning 'crown'. Boxing day on 26 December is traditionally called St Stephen's Day, making Stevie the perfect name for a baby born on this date.

82. Winter (American origin), why not name your Christmas baby after the season they were born in?

83. Wish (English origin), this modern baby name is perfect for a baby whose arrival was your Christmas wish!

84. Robyn (Germanic origin) means 'bright famous one'.

Names that Mean Christmas in Different Languages

85. Jólin Icelandic.

86. Kalėdos Lithuanian.

87. Kaliady Belarusian.

88. Kalikimaka: Hawaiian.

89. Koleda Bulgarian.

90. Krisamāsa Bangla.

91. Nadal Catalan.

92. Natala Italian.

93. Natalie Latin and French

94. Natalya Latin and French.

95. Noeleen French.

96. Noel French.

97. Noëlle French.

98. Noella French.

99. Noheri Kinyarwanda.

100. Nollaig Irish and Scottish Gaelic.

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Written by Isobel Murphy

Bachelor of Arts specializing in History

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Isobel MurphyBachelor of Arts specializing in History

With a love for exploring cities and finding outdoor spaces to enjoy, Isobel has spent her life exploring various cities in the UK, from her hometown of Surrey to Birmingham where she studied history for three years. She is passionate about sports and enjoys watching and playing, as well as baking and spending quality time with her loved ones.

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