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Christmas names remind everyone of the magic of Christmas and the winter season. Bring the joy of Christmas inspiration year round with these festive baby names.

Welcome in the most wonderful time of the year! When the cold air hits and that fresh snow falls, it means that Christmas is coming!

Imagine sparkly lights, festive decorations, Christmas carols, and the joy that the holiday season brings. If you are religious, Christmas has an even deeper meaning for you with the birth of Jesus Christ.

If you are pregnant and expect a little one on December, you might be considering some Christmas-inspired names. Along with some extra presents under the Christmas tree, you might be eagerly awaiting the arrival of your own Christmas miracle! Or perhaps you just want to celebrate the magic of Christmas all year round!

To start, you can take some inspiration from the Bible or traditional Christmas figures. You can consider winter scenes or names with Christmas-related meanings.

Start with the list of of Christmas baby names below and see if any of them “rings a (jingle) bell”.

Festive Christmas Names Inspired By The Holiday Season, Merry Inspired baby names for December babies

What is a good Christmas name?

There are a variety of good Christmas names for your baby. If you have a December baby or perhaps just want the name to reflect Christmas, consider some inspiration from this winter holiday. Popular Christmas names include Noel/Noelle, Angel/Angela, Mary/Maria, Joseph, Carol, etc. You can also try modern Christmas names such as Candi/Candy, Rudolph, Ivy, December, Juniper etc. There’s also Christmas-inspired names that mean thing related to Christmas such as peace and happiness.

Festive Christmas Names Inspired By The Holiday Season

Festive Christmas Names Inspired By The Holiday Season, Merry Inspired baby names for December babies

Christmas Baby Girl Names

  • Angel, Angelina, Angelica
    • Meaning: all names for angel
  • Avery
    • Meaning: Elf King
  • Bell, Bella, Belle
    • As in Christmas bells, meaning: beauty
  • Beth, Bethany, Bethenny
    • As in Bethlehem, the city where Jesus Christ was born
  • Candi, Candy, Kandi
    • As in Candy Cane, or Christmas candies
  • Carol, Carolle, Carolina
    • As in Christmas carol
  • Christina, Christine
    • Meaning: follower of Christ
  • December
    • The month of Christmas
  • Dorothy, Dorothea
    • Meaning: Gift from God
  • Dove
    • As in the bird
  • Eira
    • Meaning: snow
  • Emmanuelle
    • Meaning: God is with us
  • Eve
    • Meaning: living
  • Faith
    • from the word ‘faith’
  • Felicity
    • Meaning: happiness
  • Grace
    • Meaning: Eloquence, kindness, favor
  • Gloria
    • Meaning: glory
  • Ginger
    • As in gingerbread, meaning: pure
  • Hermione
    • Meaning: The messenger
  • Holly
    • from holly tree
  • Hope
    • from the word ‘hope’

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Festive Christmas Names Inspired By The Holiday Season, Merry Inspired baby names for December babies

  • Ivy
    • plant seen around Christmas
  • Joy
    • from the word ‘joy’
  • Juniper
    • Meaning: young; evergreen
  • Mary, Maria, Miriam
    • Meaning: wished for child
  • Meri, Merry
    • Meaning: Mirthful; Joyful
  • Michaela
    • Female version of Michael, which means “who is like God”
  • Natalie, Natalia
    • Meaning: born on Christmas Day
  • Natasha
    • Meaning: born on Christmas Day
  • Neva
    • Meaning: white snow
  • Nicole
    • As in Saint Nick/Nicholas; Meaning victory of the people
  • Noelle, Noella
    • Meaning: Christmas
  • Paloma
    • Meaning: dove
  • Robin, Robyn
    • Meaning bright fame
  • Serephina, Serefine
    • Meaning: Angel; Fiery
  • Star, Starr
    • Representing the star followed to find Jesus
  • Stella, Estella, Estelle
    • Representing the star followed to find Jesus
  • Theodora
    • Meaning: Gift from God
  • Winter
    • From the word ‘Winter’

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Festive Christmas Names Inspired By The Holiday Season, Merry Inspired baby names for December babies

Christmas Baby Boy Names

  • Alfred, Alfredo
    • Meaning: Christmas elf
  • Angelo
    • Meaning: angel
  • Balthazar
    • Meaning: one of the three kings
  • Cane, Kane
    • As in candy cane, meaning: warrior
  • Caspar, Gaspar, Jaspar
    • Meaning: one of the three kings
  • Celyn
    • Meaning: holly
  • Christian, Christopher, Cristobal
    • Meaning: follower of Christ
  • Claus
    • As in, Santa Claus; meaning: people’s victory
  • Eldan, Elden
    • Meaning: from the elves valley
  • Emmanuel
    • Meaning: God is with us
  • Felix
    • Meaning: lucky; successful
  • Gabriel
    • From the angel Gabriel, meaning: God is my strength
  • Geoffrey
    • Meaning: peace

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Festive Christmas Names Inspired By The Holiday Season, Merry Inspired baby names for December babies

  • Jack, Jax
    • As in Jack Frost, from the name John, meaning: God is gracious
  • Jesus
    • Meaning: God will help
  • Joseph
    • Meaning God shall add, as in Mary and Joseph
  • Malachi, Malakai
    • Meaning: God’s messenger
  • Noel
    • Christmas;  Angel
  • Nicholas
    • As in Saint Nick/Nicholas; Meaning victory of the people
  • Pax, Paxton
    • Meaning: peace
  • Rudolph, Rudy
    • As in the red-nosed reindeer!
  • Tannon
    • From the Christmas carol, ‘O Tannenbaum’
  • Theodore
    • Meaning: Gift from God
  • Yul
    • From the word Yule meaning Christmas

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Festive Christmas Names Inspired By The Holiday Season, Merry Inspired baby names for December babies

Baby names meaning light:

  • Claire, Clara, Clarice (Also the little girl in the Nutcracker)
  • Eleanor, Eleanora, Leonor, Lenora, Nora
  • Epifanio, Epiphany
  • Ellen
  • Helen
  • Lucia, Lucian, Lucius, Lucy, Lux
  • Raiden

See entire list of names meaning ‘light’ here

Baby names associated with winter:

  • Alba
  • Alaska
  • Aspen
  • Elsa
  • Everest
  • Forest
  • North
  • Rocky

See entire list of winter inspired names here

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