Christmas Baby Names

Names for a baby born at Christmastime can be especially festive and creative, drawing from all aspects of the holiday season. For more ideas, see the Christmas Baby Names blog.
  • Balthasar

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    Balthasar was one of the biblical Three Kings who visited the infant Jesus, also used by Shakespeare and in the oil-rich Getty family; offbeat and intriguing. Balthazar is another, equally... Read More 

  • Casper

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    This ancient name, also spelled Caspar, is finally shedding its ghostly image and moving into the 21st century. Popular in the Netherlands and Scandinavia, where it's sometimes shortened to Cas,... Read More 

  • Christian

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    Christian had been firmly planted in the Top 25 since 1996, not far below the stalwart Christopher, and is still, at Number 43, quite popular. Once considered overly pious, Christian is now seen... Read More 

  • Christmas

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    Christmas is a day name long and quietly used. Prettier and more modern than Noel or Noelle. Read More 

  • Eve

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    Eve, the oldest name in the Book, is now coming back into style, having the virtues of simplicity and purity, yet with more strength and resonance than other single-syllable names like Ann.... Read More 

  • Frost

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    Long heard as a last name, as in venerable poet Robert, U.K. talk show host David, British actress Sadie and old Jack Frost, the personification of cold winter weather, Frost has suddenly entered... Read More 

  • Gloria

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    Gloria is beginning to move beyond its de-glamorized Grandma image, most recently thanks to glamorous young Hollywood parents Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard, who chose it for their second... Read More 

  • Holly

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    Holly ranks just outside the British Top 30, but it's been out of favor here since the 1970s Era of Nickname Names. Still, the name may be on her way back as a rejuvenated nature pick. (She also... Read More 

  • Joseph

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    Joseph is one of the most classic names in American nomenclature, popular with parents from many ethnic backgrounds and having dual-religious appeal. In the Old Testament, Joseph is the 12th and... Read More 

  • Joy

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    Joy is from an older generation of word names, which also included Merry, Bliss, and Glory -- all of which exert a certain amount of personality pressure on a child. One interesting name that... Read More 

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