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.
  • Lucia

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    A lovely name, the Latinate spelling of Lucy with operatic connections, that used to be given to babies born as daylight was breaking.

    A variety of references include Santa Lucia, a... Read More 

  • Mary

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    Mary, the quintessential New Testament name, was Number 1 for girls until the mid-twentieth century. Though still close to the Top 100, at Number 120 Mary is used now mostly for religious or... Read More 

  • Merilee

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    Merrily, we move on to more substantial names. Read More 

  • Natalie

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    Natalie -- a Franco-Russian name -- became Americanized years ago, and now a new generation is reviving Natalie to join former canasta partners Sophie and Belle. Always well used, it is now at... Read More 

  • Nicholas

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    Nicholas, though it has lost some ground (it was in the Top 10 from 1993 to 2002), is still a popular classic that would make an attractive, solid choice. A Greek name stemming from Nike, the... Read More 

  • Noel

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    Noel is British, fey, and sophisticated, connoting wit and creativity, much like namesake Noel Coward. Always high on the list of Christmasy choices, Noel is currently Number 356 in the US, 13 in... Read More 

  • Noelle

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    Feminissima, with a French gloss. Read More 

  • Snow

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    There's definitely a cold front of names moving in, with Summer, Spring and Autumn giving way to Winter--plus North, January, Frost--and Snow. This name feels brisk, fresh, pure, evocative -- and... Read More 

  • Stella

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    Following on the heels of Ella, Gabriella, Isabella et al, Stella manages to be both celestial and earthy at the same time. Stella is wildly popular among the Malibu set and its star is sure to... Read More 

  • Virginia

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    Virginia is a lovely place name starting with the fashionable V and having deep historical roots, yet, unlike some other other girls' classics, has been sorely neglected in recent years. ... Read More 

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