100+ Great Christmas Names
By Esmeralda Rocha
Christmas is here once again!
It’s such a magical time of year that many who welcome a baby into the world at this time want to find a special name that reflects the holiday spirit.
We’ve pulled together a list of well over 100 names that in some way promote a Christmas theme – everything from the obvious Noelle and Holly to the more unusual Nevin or Hoshi. Let us know your favorite Yuletide moniker!
The Holy Family
Christian / Christopher / Kit
Christine / Christina / Christa /Kirsten
Mary / Maria / Marie / Mario
Joseph / Josephine
Virginia / Virginie / Agnes / Ines / Azra
Emmanuel / Emmanuelle
Salvatore / Salvador
Jesus / Yeshua
Angels, Wise Men and Related Saints
Angela / Angel / Angelica / Angelina / Angelique
Nicholas / Nicola
Nicole / Nicolette
Serafina / Seraphine
Joy, Love and Peace
Amadea / Amadeus
Clementine / Clement
Culver / Jonah
Dove / Paloma / Colomba / Jemima
Felix / Felicity
Fenna / Frida
Habib / Habiba / Haviva
Irene / Eirene / Airini / Iria
Kazuki / Kazuko
Laetita / Lettice
Miran / Miro / Mira
Paz / Pax / Paziva / Pace
Salome / Salim / Shula / Solomon
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on December 22nd, 2017 at 7:25 am
I think you missed Shepherd, Christiane, and Christiana.
on December 22nd, 2017 at 7:27 am
Also Myron, Aurelian, Aurelius, Aurelia, and Tala.
on December 22nd, 2017 at 11:21 am
And Carol and Gloria.
on December 22nd, 2017 at 11:42 am
Don’t forget Bedford, Clarence, Zuzu, and Capra!
on December 22nd, 2017 at 1:33 pm
I know this doesn’t have anything to do with light, but how about the girl name Harika? Harika is of Turkish origin, and means “a miracle”. I think this would count as an appropriate Christmas name.
on December 22nd, 2017 at 1:36 pm
Also, Chesna is a great peace name. It’s of Slavic origin and means “bringing peace”.
on December 22nd, 2017 at 8:09 pm
Almost forgot Wenceslas! Probably too much for a first name but I think it’d be a great middle for a Christmas time baby boy.
on December 22nd, 2017 at 10:17 pm
If I remember correctly, the name Tiffany is related to Epiphany.
Stephen might work: “Good King Wenceslas looked out/On the feast of Stephen…”
Faith: “O come/All ye faithful…” Joy might work there too.
Mary’s mother’s name was Anne, & John the Baptist was Jesus’s cousin.
In England the Yule log is traditionally an oak…so Oak/Oakley/etc.
on December 23rd, 2017 at 12:24 am
I’m liking Angelica and Emmanuelle from this list.
on December 23rd, 2017 at 3:41 pm
My favorite from this list is the name we hope to use on a daughter some day, Evangeline.
My favorite Christmas-themed names missing from this list are Belen/Bethlehem.
My newest favorite Christmas name is a subtle nod: Haddon, for artist Haddon Sundblom, who painted the iconic Santa Claus adverts for Coca-Cola in the 1930’s.
on December 23rd, 2017 at 4:29 pm
Our second daughter was due Christmas Eve. We named her Evelina! A lot of these are really beautiful but I’m a little biased toward Iria (my oldest’s middle), Meredith (my middle), and Seraphine (my youngest). Also love Calanthe!
on December 23rd, 2017 at 5:37 pm
My favourite “Merry” names are missing: Merryn and Merrily!
So many beautiful names here. Happy Christmas, everyone.
on December 25th, 2017 at 7:16 am
Doesn’t Nora also mean light?
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