Christmas Baby Names: From Natalie to Noel

Some Christmas baby names whisper their connection to the season: Think of Bailey, the surname of the main character from It’s a Wonderful Life, or Snow, the stuff we dream will give us a white Christmas.

And then there are those that trumpet the yuletide season loud and clear, like the 13 classic Christmas baby names featured here.


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The name of one of the Three Wise Men of the Orient, Balthazar—also spelled Balthasar—who brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the baby Jesus, is also the appellation of a 12-litre champagne bottle and a chic New York restaurant, not to mention an up-and-coming baby name for cutting-edge parents. Fellow Wise Man name Caspar is even more on the rise.

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14 Responses to “Christmas Baby Names: From Natalie to Noel”

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BerryBry Says:

December 23rd, 2012 at 7:51 am

oooooooh I love Caspar and Balthazar…and Natalie and Noelle

BerryBry Says:

December 23rd, 2012 at 7:54 am

Eve, Belle (I prefer the e), and Christmas would make lovely middles and its such a shame that the first thing everyone thinks of when they hear Rudolph is a red-nosed reindeer

NameNerdia Says:

December 23rd, 2012 at 11:02 am

Natalie Wood’s birth name was actually Natalia, not Natasha. Natasha was a nickname.

linda Says:

December 23rd, 2012 at 11:22 am

Right, NameNerdia–I made the correction. Thanks.

HerMajesty Says:

December 23rd, 2012 at 4:41 pm

My friends mn is Bell. I love Noelle and Eve, but I prefer Natasha and Natalia over Natalie:/

name-obsession Says:

December 23rd, 2012 at 4:54 pm

I’ve always loved my name! I wasn’t born around Christmas, but my name fits me wonderfully. And I always get compliments on it, regardless of its new rise in popularity.

samjaymc Says:

December 23rd, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Favourite Christmassy name is Noella

abeezee Says:

December 23rd, 2012 at 10:00 pm

I am a Christmas baby that wears the name Angela Christina. I always liked that it meant Christmas angel but have always hated having a birthday at Christmas time.

abeezee Says:

December 23rd, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Other ideas:
Callum(because it means peace)

bluegirl Says:

December 24th, 2012 at 6:09 am

What about Star, Betsy’s little sister who was born at Christmas (Carolyn Haywood)?
My brother, whose birthday was this past Friday is Nick (Nicholas), but that would have been his name no matter when he was born. Besides, the social worker didn’t put him in my arms until January.

juniperle Says:

December 24th, 2012 at 10:33 am

My good friend was born on Christmas day. Her mom named her Mary Christine for Merry Christmas. I like the subtlety of her name.

amylove Says:

December 24th, 2012 at 11:58 am

I like Eve, Natalie, and Natalia. Oh, and Balthazar. I’d like to add Belén (Spanish for Bethlehem).

MinnieAbby Says:

December 25th, 2012 at 8:05 am

I really like Natalie, and the spelling of Noel.

eenere Says:

August 28th, 2015 at 6:57 pm

I love the name Natalie. Our baby girl is due in December and we are deciding between Natalie and Natalyn. Any suggestions?

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