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Christmas Names for Pets

Pets adopted at Christmas or given as holiday gifts might get classic Christmas names. Festive and creative, Christmas names draw from all aspects of the holiday season. For more ideas, see our master list of Christmas baby names.

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  • Balthasar

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    Balthasar was one of the biblical Three Kings who visited the infant Jesus, also used by Shakespeare and in the oil-rich Getty family; offbeat and intriguing. Balthazar is another, equally... Read More 

  • Casper

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    This ancient name, also spelled Caspar, is finally shedding its ghostly image and moving into the 21st century. Popular in the Netherlands and Scandinavia, where it's sometimes shortened to Cas,... Read More 

  • Christian

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    Christian has fallen a bit from its 90's and 00's heights, but it's still quite popular. Once considered overly pious, Christian is now seen as making a bold statement of faith by some, while also... Read More 

  • Christmas

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    Christmas is a day name long and quietly used as a name for babies born at Christmas. Prettier and more modern than Noel or Noelle. Read More 

  • Claus

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    A very Christmas-y Christmas baby name, that may avoid the Santa image by instead adopting the alternative spelling Klaus.Read More 

  • Dancer

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    A word name that's appealing when applied to a person boogying or doing ballet; a different story in the context of Santa's reindeer. Read More 

  • Eve

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    Eve, the oldest name in the Book, is now coming back into style, having the virtues of simplicity and purity, yet with more strength and resonance than other single-syllable names like Ann.... Read More 

  • Frost

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    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... Read More 

  • Gloria

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    Gloria is beginning to move beyond its de-glamorized Grandma image, most recently thanks to glamorous young Hollywood parents Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard, who chose it for their second... Read More 

  • Holly

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    Holly ranks just in British Top 50, but it's been out of favor here since the 1970s Era of Nickname Names. Still, the name may be on her way back as a rejuvenated nature pick.

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