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20 festive names for your Christmas baby

Whether you are expecting a baby this time of year or just want a name that reminds you of the most magical time of the year, then why not give your baby a Christmas-inspired name?

There are actually quite a few – and they’re all SUPER cute!

To help with the selection process, we’ve compiled a list of festive baby names. Check them out below…

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10 festive girl names

Angel

Meaning: Angels are said to have told shepherds about Jesus’ birth, so angels are associated with this time of year.

Berry

Meaning: Berries such as cranberries are also associated with the festive season.

Carol

Meaning: Christmas carols are sung at this time of year. Carol means ‘manly’ and ‘strong’.

Christabel

Meaning: In Latin Christabel means ‘beautiful Christian’ ‘follower of Christ’.

Christina

Meaning: Like Christabel, Christina means ‘follower of Christ’.

Gloria

Meaning: Gloria is the name of a popular Christmas song. Gloria means ‘glory’.

Holly

Meaning: This name is taken from the name of the holly tree, which has glossy, sharp-pointed leaves and clusters of red berries and are a popular Christmas decorations.

Niamh

Irish girl’s name meaning “snow” that can also be anglicised with the spelling Neve.

Noelle

Meaning: This is a feminine French given name derived from noël, meaning Christmas.

Star

Meaning: A star lead the three wise men to Jesus in the nativity play, so naming your daughter Star is apt for this time of year.

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10 festive boy names

Balthazar

Meaning: Balthazar was the name of one of the three wise men in the nativity play. Balthazar is often represented as a king of Arabia.

Caspar

Meaning: Caspar is the name of another wise man in the nativity play. Casper is said to have come from India.

Christian

Meaning: Well-known people with this name are actors Christian Bale and Christian Slater and designers Christian Dior and Christian Louboutin.

Claus

Meaning: Think Santa Claus! In Greek Clausis means ‘people’s victory’.

Jack

Meaning: It’s a traditional English one meaning “God is gracious”, but it can be a subtle reference to Jack Frost.

Noel

Meaning: This is a masculine French given name derived from noël, meaning Christmas.

Robin

Although they’re from the Northern Hemisphere, these birds are a common sight during winter. Use the girl option Robyn for your daughter.

Snow

Meaning: nickname denoting someone with very white hair or an exceptionally pale complexion, from Old English snaw ‘snow’. Hero from Game of Thrones Jon Snow might make it even more popular!

Winter

Meaning: Yes it may be obvious but it’s getting to be quite popular. In fact, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden chose this for daughter Harlow’s middle name.

Yule

Meaning: In previous centuries in England and Scotland, Yule was a nickname for someone who was born on Christmas Day or had some other connection with this time of year.

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Jennifer Hartnett

Jennifer is our Senior News Producer with a passion for trending news and lifestyle stories. Jennifer spends the rest of her time running around after her son Kian.