December Baby Names: 12 names for the 12th month

November 30, 2017 Linda Rosenkrantz

By Linda Rosenkrantz

If you’re expecting a baby this month, you have lots of wonderful options for December baby names. You could go the wintry route with a name like Snow or Frost or Neve or even Winter. But here’s another idea: how about playing off the fact of December being the twelfth month on the calendar?

Twelve is a number with all kinds of references and resonances, not only numerical but in religion and myth, history, literature and film. Here are a dozen great names for babies born in December.


Apollo 12 was the second manned mission to land on the moon, launching on November 14, 1969, four months after the historic Apollo 11. Apollo is one of the Greek deity names that has come down to earth and started landing on birth certificates, especially since it was chosen by Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale. On the US list since 2012, it’s now at #584.