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100+ Great Christmas Names

From Agnes to Zuma

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

Blessed / Holy
Ariadne
Barack
Beatrix / Beatrice / Beatriz
Benedict / Bennett
Boone
Eren
Megumi
Nevin

Christmas and Christmas-related holidays
Epiphany
Eve
Noelle / Noel / Noely
Natalie / Natalia
Natasha
Navidad
Yule

Star
Astra / Astrid
Danica
Estelle / Estella / Stella
Esther
Hoku
Hoshi
Izar
Naledi
Seren
Sidra
Taina
Tarak

Snow
Eira
Lumi
Neve
Yukiko

Other Yuletide Symbols
Calanthe
Cedar
Celyn
Cullen
Holly
Ivy
Kantuta
Myrna
Robin
Winika

Angels, Wise Men and Related Saints
Anahera
Angela / Angel / Angelica / Angelina / Angelique
Balthazar
Cassiel
Gabriel
Gaspar
Kendry
Maiara
Malachi
Malak
Melchior
Michael
Mitra
Nicholas / Nicola
Nicole / Nicolette
Serafina / Seraphine

Messengers or Bearers of Good News
Bashir
Evangeline / Evangelina
Hermione / Hermes
Nashira
Naveed
Vanina

Light
Abner
Azenor
Beacon
Claire / Clara / Chiara
Eleanor / Elena / Ellen / Helen / Helene / Helena
Hikaru
Inara
Kiran
Lior
Lucinda / Lucy / Lucia / Lucienne
Lucius / Lucian / Lux / Luz
Nahara

Joy, Love and Peace
Aaru
Absalom
Alafia
Allegra
Amadea / Amadeus
Amy
Aroha
Asher
Axel
Carys
Clementine / Clement
Culver / Jonah
Daia
David
Dove / Paloma / Colomba / Jemima
Felix / Felicity
Fenna / Frida
Geoffrey
Habib / Habiba / Haviva
Hani
Ilario
Irene / Eirene / Airini / Iria
Jedidiah
Joy
Kazuki / Kazuko
Kerensa
Laetita / Lettice
Merry
Miran / Miro / Mira
Mirembe
Paz / Pax / Paziva / Pace
Philou
Rudo
Sachi
Sakina
Salome / Salim / Shula / Solomon
Seeley
Shanti
Zuma

Names that could have ‘merry’ as a nickname
Emeric
Meredith
Merewen
Merindah
Merrick
Merrigan
Meryl

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tfzolghadr Says:

December 22nd, 2017 at 7:25 am

I think you missed Shepherd, Christiane, and Christiana.

tfzolghadr Says:

December 22nd, 2017 at 7:27 am

Also Myron, Aurelian, Aurelius, Aurelia, and Tala.

Pansy Says:

December 22nd, 2017 at 11:21 am

And Carol and Gloria.

lesliemarion Says:

December 22nd, 2017 at 11:42 am

Don’t forget Bedford, Clarence, Zuzu, and Capra!

NaomiNY Says:

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.

NaomiNY Says:

December 22nd, 2017 at 1:36 pm

Also, Chesna is a great peace name. It’s of Slavic origin and means “bringing peace”.

Pansy Says:

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.

Bobcat108 Says:

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.

mill1020 Says:

December 23rd, 2017 at 12:24 am

I’m liking Angelica and Emmanuelle from this list.

beynotce Says:

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.

ARead Says:

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!

katinka Says:

December 23rd, 2017 at 5:37 pm

My favourite “Merry” names are missing: Merryn and Merrily!

So many beautiful names here. Happy Christmas, everyone.

STLmama225 Says:

December 25th, 2017 at 7:16 am

Doesn’t Nora also mean light?

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