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.



The memorable young daughter of Jimmy Stewart in the eternally moving "It’s a Wonderful Life" is called Zuzu, which is actually a nickname for Zuzana, a Slavic form of Susana—but most likely in the Bailey family a nickname for Susan; Zuzu has a lot more pizzazz then the usual Susie. Celebrity chef Tania Peterson named her daughter Zuzu Audrey.

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