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40 Christmassy Names For Your Newborn

40 Christmassy Names For Your Newborn

Love Christmas? Then consider naming your baby boy or girl one of these cute and uncommon Christmas baby names!

There are some people who start putting up Christmas decorations after Thanksgiving.  But for some Christmas trees are kept up and decorated in different rooms of their home throughout the year!

If you are the merry and magical type of holiday person and you want to be reminded of your favorite holiday all year long… 

Why not name your baby one of the festive Christmassy names on this list?!

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Merry & Bright Christmassy Names To Inspire You

Aaron

Not only is Aaron a traditional name that’s stood the test of time, it also makes this list of Christmassy names thanks to the 1968 beloved classic movie The Little Drummer Boy. 

Aaron is also a Hebrew and biblical name meaning exalted.

Angel

Angels and Christmas seem to go hand-in-hand.  This name means messenger of God.  In the story of Jesus’ birth, an angel named Gabriel tells Mary she will give birth.

Arthur

This baby name makes this list of Christmassy names thanks to the movie Arthur Christmas.  In the story Arthur is the youngest son of Santa who must save Christmas by delivering the final present on Christmas Eve.  

The name Arthur comes from Celtic roots and is thought to mean “bear-like.”

Audrey

Audrey is the daughter of Clark (AKA Sparky) Griswald from the classic movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.  

Audrey means noble strength.

Augustes

Augustes was the mayor of Whoville in the story How The Grinch Stole Christmas.  The name means exalted, majestic, and venerable.

Balthazar

Balthazar is one of the three wise men who visited Jesus after his birth.  It means “Baal protects the King.”

Belle

Of course, I’m talking about carol or Christmas bells.  Belle is a delicate yet, classy name that means beautiful.

Beth

Beth is short for Bethlehem, the city where Mary gave birth to Jesus.  While Bethlehem means “house of bread,” the short name of Beth means house.  Beth is also the short form of the name Elizabeth.

Buddy

“Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?”  Yes, the famous Buddy from the movie.  One of my absolute favorite Christmas movies!

Buddy is an American name that means friend.

Carol

As in carol bells.  The meaning of the name Carol is “free man.”

Charlie

For this list of Christmas names, the name Charlie comes from everyone’s favorite show A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Charlie is short for Charles and means “free man.”

Cindy Lou

Yep, you guess it…  Cindy Lou Who from How The Grinch Stole Christmas.  The name Cindy comes from Latin origins and means light.

Clara

The name Clara comes from the Disney movie The Nutcracker and the Four Realms and means bright.

Clarence

Clarence is often seen as a boys name and used in the movie It’s A Wonderful Life.  Clarence Odbody is the guardian angel in the 1946 film and means bright.

Clarice

No, not Clarice Starling from Silence of the Lambs, but the Clarice from Rudolf The Red Nosed Raindeer.  The young doe play Rudolf’s love interest in the short film and means bright or clear.

Clark

This traditional name is used by the main character of Clark W. Griswald in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.  Clark has multiple meanings including scholar, clerk, scribe, and secretary.

Claus

As in Santa Claus!  The name Claus was originally used as a short name for Nicholas.  They may explain why Saint Nicholas simply became Santa Claus instead.

Claus means the “people’s victory.”

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December

Why not name your child after your favorite month of the year?!  December is one of the most beautiful Christmassy names for a baby girl!

Ebenzer

If you know classic literature of Charles Dickens, you know the story “A Christmas Carol.”  Ebenzer is the first name of the main character also known as Ebenzer Scrooge.

The name means “stone of help.”

Eve

Eve is a simple, yet eloquent name that gets its inspiration from Christmas eve, the night Santa Clause delivers all gifts around the world.

The name itself means enlivening. 

Faith

For many the Christmas season is more than gifts and Santa, it’s about biblical faith.  What better way to display your biblical belief than by naming your baby girl Faith.

The name means “trust or belief.”

Gabriel

Gabriel was the angel who visited Mary to tell her of her appending birth to Jesus.  The name means “God is my strength.”  

Gabriel can be used for a boy while Gabrielle is typically used for a girl.

Ginger

As in gingerbread cookies and ginger snaps traditionally made around the holiday season.  Ginger means pure.

Holly

While the name means “to prick,” Holly wreaths and garlands are famous during the Christmas season for decorating.

Jack

During the cold winter months, “Jack Frost” is said to bring snow, freezing temperatures, and winter in general.  The name means “God is gracious.”

John

The name John is another form of the name Jack that means “God is gracious.”

Joseph

In the story of Jesus’ birth, Joseph is the father of Jesus and Mary’s husband.  Joseph means “increase or addition.”

Jovie

In the movie Elf, Jovie is Buddy’s love interest.  It’s one of the best unique Christmassy names and means jovial.

Joy

Is there any emotion to better describe how one feels about the holiday season?  If you feel joy during Christmas, why not name your newborn after a delightful emotion?

Kevin

The name Kevin comes from the Holiday classic movie Home Alone.  Kevin means gentle.

Kris

Santa is known by many names.  One of the most famous Christmas names is Kris Kringle.  Although you can use the traditional spelling of Chris for a boy, Kris for a girl is usually spelled with a K.

Kris means “follower of Christ.”

Linus

Linus is part of the Peanut’s gang with Charlie Brown in the classic movie “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”  The name means flax.

Marley

The name Marley comes from the 1983 movie Mickey’s Christmas Carol.  Jacob Marley is the first ghost and former business partner to Scrooge.

Marley means “pleasant wood” or “from the lake meadow.”

Mary/Merry

You can name your newborn after Jesus’ mother Mary or spell the name instead as Merry which means lighthearted or happy.

Noel

Noel is a French word meaning Christmas.

Noel is one of the most popular Christmas names that means Christmas.

Ralphie

Ralphie is the little boy from the movie A Christmas Story that wanted a Red Ridder BB Gun for Christmas.  The name means “wolf counsel.”

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Rudolph

Rudolph comes from Santa’s most famous reindeer who lit the night’s sky up with his shiny red nose.

Snow

Snow and winter go hand-in-hand.  If you look forward each year to the first snow fall or a white Christmas, then you may want to consider snow for your baby girl.

Winter

If Christmas is your favorite holiday, why not name your child a name that encompasses your love of the coldest, yet joyful season of the year?

Zuzu

Zuzu is the name of George Bailey’s daughter in It’s A Wonderful Life and means lily.

Final Thoughts

Choosing a name for your newborn is difficult and takes a lot of deep thought and time to find the perfect name. 

But, if you have a deep love for everything related to the holiday season, pick one of the above Christmas names to be reminded of Christmas each day of the year!

 

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