Blizzard of 2016: Snowy baby names

An international lexicon of pure white snow names.

The blizzard that blanketed much of the US mid-Atlantic area in snow last weekend caused shuttered schools and businesses, buried cars and other massive disruptions for 80 million people. But with all that chaos, TV screens and the Internet were filled with picturesque wintry scenes and skiers gliding down Fifth Avenue. Snow still has a magical quality for the child in all of us, one that is celebrated in baby names across countless cultures. (by Linda Rosenkrantz)


Or you could go in a completely different direction and reference the ice granules that comprise snowflakes. Crystal was a Top 20 name from 1978 to 1984 and still ranks at 477 (though dropping precipitously). Still, a far better choice than Flurry or Flake.

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5 Responses to “Blizzard of 2016: Snowy baby names”

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Tiana Putric Says:

January 29th, 2016 at 9:33 pm

Such lovely snow names. I also like Siku, Inuit for ice. It brings to mind the adorable polar bear cub named Siku and reminds me of the name Suki (Suki Waterhouse).

luella_madison Says:

January 30th, 2016 at 4:07 pm

Wouldn’t Lixue be only two syllables, said as Li-shweh?

luella_madison Says:

January 30th, 2016 at 4:10 pm

Or close to that, anyway; it’s hard to make the same exact sounds if you don’t know the language well. Needless to say, pinyin is not very easy to understand sometimes…

ottertails Says:

February 2nd, 2016 at 4:47 am

I’d add Kirsi! As behindthename says, it’s the “Finnish form of CHRISTINA, or a short form of KIRSIKKA [means cherry]. It also means “frost” in Finnish.”

I also think a lot of the names that have white as part of the meaning would work like Bianca or Olwen.

luella_madison Says:

February 3rd, 2016 at 8:14 am

Again, I really think you need to change Lixue’s pronunciation so parents-to-be aren’t misinformed…I’m not trying to be irritating, but again, there’s no -ee at the end.

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