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Christmas Baby Names

Expecting a Christmas baby, or just want a name that connotes the magical season? Here, our collection of Christmas baby names. See our blog for even more Christmas baby names.
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  • Gabriel

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    Gabriel -- the name of the archangel who heralded the news of Jesus' birth, appearing in Christian, Jewish and Muslim texts, the angel of mercy, life, joy, judgment, truth, and dreams, who presides... Read More 

  • Holly

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    Still just outside the British Top 25, but out of favor here since the 1970s Era of Nickname Names, Holly suddenly seems to be on her way back as a rejuvenated nature name. And she could get a fur... Read More 

  • Hope

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    Can a name as virtuous as Hope be cool and trendy? Strangely enough -- yes. But though this optimistic Puritan favorite is experiencing substantial popularity, Hope is too pure and elegant to be c... Read More 

  • Ivy

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    The quirky, offbeat and energetic botanical name Ivy is enjoying a deserved revival, sure to be propelled even higher by its choice by high-profile recent parents Beyonce and Jay-Z for baby girl Bl... 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 twelfth an... Read More 

  • Josephine

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    With its large measure of class and character and a gently offbeat quality, plus an intriguing number of vivacious nicknames, it's no wonder Josephine is a Nameberry favorite and climbing up the na... 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 personality pressure on a child. One interesting name that means the same thing: Chara. Read More 

  • Juniper

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    Juniper is a fresh-feeling nature name — it's a small evergreen shrub — with lots of energy. A new favorite of fashionable parents, Juniper joins such other tree and shrub names as Hazel, Acacia, a... Read More 

  • 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 fourth centu... Read More 

  • Mary

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    Mary, the quintessential New Testament name, was Number 1 for girls for four hundred years. Though still close to the Top 100, at 123, Mary is used now mostly for religious or family reasons. If it... Read More 

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