Names That Mean Snow

Names That Mean Snow

Names that mean snow are cool and icy — perfect for a child born in the snowy season!

Names with snowy meanings are common in cold-climate countries — many Scandinavian names have meanings related to snow, such as the Finnish name Lumi and the Icelandic name Andri.

Along with Lumi, other girl names that mean snow worth considering include Neve, Haunani, Yuki, and Eira.

In addition to Andri, other boy names that mean snow trending now include Ayaz, Moroz, Yukio, and Edur.

Unisex names that mean snow on the rise include Frost, Glacier, and Ice.

Featured on this list are names that mean snow, names that mean ice, and names that mean frost, ordered by their current popularity on Nameberry.

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  1. EiraHeart
    • Origin:

      Welsh
    • Meaning:

      "snow"
    • Description:

      This Welsh nature name that can be pronounced exactly like the male Ira. Or, to avoid confusion, you could just name her Snow.
  2. LumiHeart
    • Origin:

      Finnish
    • Meaning:

      "snow"
    • Description:

      Lumi may be a rare girls' name in the USA and England, but it comes in the Top 50 in Finland, where it means snow. Given the popularity of Winter, Holly, Ivy and many other wintery-christmassy names, we think that short and spunky Lumi definitely has potential for greater usage outside its home country as one of the more unusual names for Christmas babies.
  3. NeveHeart
    • Origin:

      Anglicized spelling of Irish Niamh or Italian and Portuguese
    • Meaning:

      "snow"
    • Description:

      Introduced to the American public by actress Neve Campbell; it was her Dutch-born mother's maiden name. Neve is an interesting and fresh new possibility, one which Conan O'Brien chose for his daughter.
  4. SnowHeart
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Description:

      There's definitely a cold front of names for winter babies moving in, with Summer, Spring and Autumn giving way to Winter--plus North, January, Frost--and Snow. This name feels brisk, fresh, pure, evocative -- and magical. A haunting middle name choice.
  5. AneiraHeart
    • Origin:

      Welsh
    • Meaning:

      "much snow"
    • Description:

      This airy Welsh name, which has only been in use since the early 20th century, is formed of the intensifying prefix an- plus eira ("snow"), making it a wintry nature name.
  6. NevaHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish
    • Meaning:

      "white snow"
    • Description:

      Has a pure, clean aura, but is also evocative.
  7. YukioHeart
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "snow boy"
    • Description:

      In the Japanese culture, this name suggests a sense of independence and is one of the popular names for December babies.
  8. MiyukiHeart
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "beautiful snow / beautiful happiness"
    • Description:

      The meaning of this sweet Japanese name varies depending on the combination of kanji used, but the first element mi means "beautiful".
  9. KhioneHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek mythology
    • Meaning:

      "Snow"
    • Description:

      Khione was the name of several minor figures in Greek mythology, of which the most notable is the nymph who Hermes turned into a snow cloud. Khione works as both a high-brow mythological name and a Kardashian-trendy K name.
  10. EirlysHeart
    • Origin:

      Welsh
    • Meaning:

      "snowdrop"
    • Description:

      This ethereal Welsh word name has a sound as pretty and delicate as its floral namesake.
  11. GwyneiraHeart
    • Origin:

      Welsh
    • Meaning:

      "white snow"
    • Description:

      An unusual Gwyn name with a lovely meaning.
  12. YukiHeart
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "snow"
    • Description:

      An appealing Asian name with a nickname feel.
  13. LumiaHeart
    • Origin:

      Finnish, Italian
    • Meaning:

      "snow; citron"
    • Description:

      Although Lumi (Finnish for "snow") is far more popular, the elaboration Lumia is used in Finland as well. It's also a technical word in English for patterns of light used as an art form, and in Italian it refers to the citron fruit and tree – a pear-shaped citrus fruit also known as a sweet lemon. Nokia chose the name for a brand of smartphone, now discontinued.
  14. FrostHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "freezing"
    • Description:

      Long heard as a last name, as in venerable poet Robert, U.K. talk show host David, British actress Sadie and old Jack Frost, Frost has suddenly entered the scene as a possible first, along with other seasonal weather names like Winter and Snow.
  15. AndriHeart
    • Origin:

      Icelandic
    • Meaning:

      "snowshoe"
    • Description:

      Similar to Andrew, but with a refreshingly different origin and meaning.
  16. NiveaHeart
    • Origin:

      Portuguese from Latin
    • Meaning:

      "snow-white"
    • Description:

      Nivea, or Nívea, is most commonly seen as a given name in Brazil, where it was derived from niveus, meaning "snow-white" in Latin. The German skincare brand NIVEA, founded in 1882, took its name from the same source.
  17. KirsiHeart
    • Origin:

      Hindi, Finnish diminutive of Kirstina and Kirsten
    • Meaning:

      "amaranth blossoms; Christian, frost"
    • Description:

      This attractive multicultural name is found in India and Finland, where it is also a word meaning "frost."
  18. ShimoHeart
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "frost"
    • Description:

      Chilly choice for a winter-born daughter.
  19. IcyHeart
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "icy"
    • Description:

      A short form of the modern coinage Icelyn that feels cool as a short form, but too frosty for a full name.
  20. NevadaHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish place-name
    • Meaning:

      "covered in snow"
    • Description:

      Western place-name that feels equally appropriate for both genders. Note: Natives say rhyme that second syllable with had, so it's not nehv-AH-da.