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Festive Girl Names for the New Year

The New Year brings hope, change, and, of course, celebration!

If you’re expecting a daughter on the December/January cusp this year, these upbeat girls’ names might make great choices. From names that suggest New Year soirees to those inviting joy and good cheer, there’s something here for every style of namer.

So pop the champagne – or the apple juice – and consider a girls’ name that glitters with all the excitement of 2017. By Abby Sandel

Caia and Gaia

There are dozens of possible origins for Kaya, Kaia, and Caia, but one strikes a festive note. The Roman name Caius or Gaius might come from the Latin gaudere “to rejoice.” The traditional Christmas carol Gaudete ties this to the Advent season, but the meaning seems just right for a New Year’s baby.

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mill1020 Says:

December 30th, 2016 at 1:11 am

I like Marni/Marnie and Zelda best. Revel is interesting, too. I’d be afraid it would be heard as Rebel, though.

NaomiNY Says:

December 30th, 2016 at 1:19 pm

I like most of these names. Too bad my parents probably wouldn’t approve of Jubilee, though (even though I only associate it with the holidays, and X-Men).

Kara Says:

December 31st, 2016 at 8:42 pm

I’ve loved Caia for a long time but wasn’t aware of this origin. Very cool list!

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