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Magical Christmas Baby Names

Names for Christmas babies can be drawn from many sources, from names that mean Christmas to figures associated with the magical holiday to symbols of Christmas and winter. The Christmas names here represent many origins and styles and include Christmas names for girls and boys as well as gender-neutral names with Christmas meanings. Names that mean blessed or holy, star or light, joy or peace might be considered Christmas names. Nature names related to snow or the trees and flowers of Christmas qualify, along with the names of the Holy Family, the angels and the Wise Men. If you're expecting a baby born during the end-of-year holidays, or simply want a name that connotes the magical season, consider this collection of Christmas baby names.

  • Aaru

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    Egyptian mythology place-name with an intriguing sound and appealingly peaceful meaning. Exotic update for Aaron?Read More 

  • Abner

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    This neglected Biblical name--it was the name of the commander of Saul's army and appears twice in the New Testament--is ready to flee Dogpatch. It was regularly used in the nineteenth century,... Read More 

  • Absalom

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    Absalom, because of its biblical and literary associations, just might appeal to the daring namegiver.

    In the Old Testament, Absalom was the handsome, favored but rebellious son of... Read More 

  • Agnes

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    Agnes, though it was the third most common English girls' name for four hundred years, has long been stuck in the attic. But now it looks like Agnes was so far out it's just about ready to come... Read More 

  • Aimee

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    Amy was a 1970s favorite, and French spelling Aimee peaked in the same decade.

    Aimee Teegarden is an American actress, known for her role as Julie Taylor on the TV drama Friday Night... Read More 

  • Allegra

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    In music, the term allegro means "quickly, lively tempo," which makes this quintessential Bohemian ballet dancer's name all the more appealing. Allegra is one of the most distinctive yet... Read More 

  • Amadea

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    Amadea is a strong and musical feminine form of Amadeus, as in Mozart. Read More 

  • Amadeus

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's middle name could make an interesting pick for music-loving parents--if only in middle place. Amadeus is the title of a Peter Shaffer play which became an... Read More 

  • Amy

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    Amy was second only to Jennifer for the whole decade of the 1970s and, though far less used for babies today, remains a short, sweet Little Women-style classic. When asked which seventies... Read More 

  • Angel

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    Angel is a perennial Hispanic boys’ name, but it was Buffy the Vampire Slayer that brought it into the Anglo-male camp, where it's now heard... Read More 

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