53 Festive Christmas Baby Names You’ll Love

on December 16, 2020

Christmas starts to take on a whole new meaning when you’re expecting a little one. You might find yourself really emphasizing the line “hurry down the chimney” while singing along to “Santa Baby”. And while you may have requested Lululemon leggings as a gift in years past, this year you’re just hoping for a labor that lasts under 20 hours. But before your baby arrives and settles in for their long winter’s nap (as you stay awake for 3 months straight), consider including a little holiday magic in their first name. We’ve rounded up the most adorable and unique Christmas baby names so you can relieve yourself of this one stress and come up with a positively festive epithet for your little one. You’ll love these creative holiday-inspired baby names!

Christmas Names for Girls
  • Angel, Angelica, Angelina
  • Belle, Bella, Bell
  • Beth, Bethany, Elizabeth (named for Bethlehem, where Christ was born)
  • Candi, Kandi (as in Christmas candies, candy cane)
  • Carol, Carole, Caroline
  • Christine, Christina
  • December
  • Dorothy, Dorothea (meaning “gift from God”)
  • Dove (the bird of peace)
  • Elle, Emmanuelle (meaning “God is with us”)
  • Eve, Eva
  • Faith
  • Felicity (meaning happiness)
  • Grace
  • Gloria, Glory
  • Ginger
  • Holly
  • Hope
  • Ivy
  • Joy
  • Mary, Maria
  • Natalie, Natalia (meaning “born on Christmas day”)
  • Natasha
  • Nicole
  • Noelle, Noel
  • Star, Starr, Starlee
  • Stella (meaning star)

Christmas Names for Boys
  • Malachi (“my messenger” in Hebrew)
  • Christian
  • Christopher
  • Emmanuel (meaning “God is with us”)
  • Joseph
  • Joshua, Yeshua (versions of the name Jesus)
  • Theodore (meaning “gift from God”)
  • Nicholas, Nick
  • David
  • Felix (meaning success, happiness)
  • Gabriel, Gabe (meaning “God is my strength”)
  • John (meaning “God is gracious”)
  • Noel, Nole
  • Rudolph, Rudy
  • Tannon (from “O, Tannenbaum”)
  • Angelo
  • Jasper, Casper (Jasper is the English version of Caspar, the name assigned to one of the Magi bearing gifts to baby Jesus)
  • Jesus
  • Lucia (meaning light)
  • Clement (meaning mild or merciful)
  • Elden (meaning “from the elves’ valley”)
  • Ember (taken from part of December)
  • Frank (taken from part of Frankincense)
  • Luke
  • Michael (meaning “who is like God”)
  • Snowden