The Names of Christmas Past: Movie names from Anya Claus to Zuzu Bailey

As a holiday season extra, we’re serving up a second helping of one of our favorite past Christmas slideshows.

Looking for Christmas names for your holiday-season babe? Well, you can forget about those old chestnut choices likeNoel/NoelleHollyNatalieEveMerryCarol and Claus. A much more original idea might be to look at some of the classic and current Christmas movies for interesting character names that would do the job more subtly. But don’t worry– we’re not suggesting Ebenezer or Clarence.



In 1985's "Santa Claus," starring Dudley Moore, Mrs. Claus’s first name was Anya. This Russian pet form of Anna instantly turns the blander Ann and Anna exotic. It was also Audrey Hepburn’s name in Roman Holiday, and played a role in Buffy, the Vampire Slayer.

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