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Christmas Names for Boys

Christmas Names for Boys

Christmas names for baby boys represent a range of styles and relate to many different aspects of the holiday season.

Religious Christmas Names

Balthasar, Balthazar– One of the Magi

Casper, Gaspard, Jasper– While he doesn’t appear in the Bible, this is also said to be the name of one of the Three Wise Men

Christian, Christopher, Cristobal – Followers of Christ

Emmanuel or Immanuel

Epiphany– For the celebration just following that commemorates the visit of the Magi

Jesus

Joseph, Giuseppe, Jozef, Joe - Jesus's stepfather

Yeshua– Another version of the name Jesus

Melchior– The third king to visit Jesus

North– After the guiding North Star.

Theodore, Theo, Teddy -- “Gift of God”

Names that mean light

Aaron

Abner

Barack

Bodhi -- a bit of a religious mixed metaphor, but that's okay

Kiran

Lior

Lucian, Lucius, Lux

Lumen

Meyer

Xavier

Zohar

Angel Names

Angel, Angelo

Clarence - also means light

Gabriel

Malachi– “My messenger” or “my angel” in Hebrew

Michael– Another of the seven archangels

Raphael

Spiritual Names Related to Christmas

Bennett

Fidel

Felix

Foy

Loyal

Vero

Names that mean peace

Axel

Clement

Colm

Colombe

Dove

Frederick

Jonah

Oliver

Pax, Paxton

Placido, Plaxico

Shiloh

Solomon

Wilfred

Nature names

Berry

Cedar

Elm

Juniper

Pine

Winter Names

Nevada– “Snow-capped” in Spanish

Nieves– “Snow” in Spanish

Robin

Snow

Solstice

Winter

Yuki, Yukiko– Japanese, “happiness + snow”, and “happiness + snow + child”

Yule– Winter festival

Celebratory Christmas Names

Christmas

Claus, Nicholas, Nick, Nico

December

Drummer

Holiday

Noel

Rudolf, Rudolph

Happy holidays, everyone.

About the Author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry and Baby Name DNA. The coauthor of ten groundbreaking books on names, Redmond is an internationally-recognized name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, CNN, and the BBC. Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show, and its sequel, Older. She has three new books in the works.