60 Christmas-inspired baby names
Expecting a Christmas baby and searching for the perfect name? Look no further, here are more than 50 unique names all inspired by the festive season.
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Family, fun, food and an unhealthy amount of glitter and sparkle on everything, the festive season is a really special time of the year. 

Even more so if you're expecting. 

In fact, you're spoilt for choice if you're using the season to decide on a name. 

For everything from the Christmas tree to classic carols, here are a few ideas to help you decide:

The most wonderful time of the year 

Christmas inspired baby names

Names that mean Christmas 

Natalie/Natalia (F) 
Meaning: Christmas Day
Origin: Latin

Natala (F)
Meaning: Born at Christmas
Origin: Italian

Noeleen (F)
Meaning: Christmas
Origin: French

Noëlle (F), Noël (M)
Meaning: Christmas
Origin: French

Natalya/Natashia/Tashia (F) 
Meaning: Born at Christmas
Origin: Russian 

Yule (M)
Meaning: Born at Christmas
Origin: English

Great tidings

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Names inspired by the Nativity 

Angel (U)
Meaning: Messenger
Origin: Greek 

Angelica (F)
Meaning: Like an angel 
Origin: Latin 

Balthazar (M)
Meaning: God or Lord protect the king; said to have been one of the three wise men
Origin: Phoenician, Spanish

Belén (F) 
Meaning: House of bread 
Origin: Spanish form of Bethlehem

Bethlehem (F)
Meaning: Birth place of Jesus, House of bread
Origin: Hebrew 

Caspar/Jasper (M)
Meaning: One of the three wise men, Keeper of the treasure
Origin: Persian

Mary/Marie/Maria (F) 
Meaning: Wished-for child
Origin: Hebrew 

Melchior (M) (pronounced MEL-khee-awr)
Meaning: One of the three wise men, king city, a king
Origin: Iranian, Persian, Polish 

Joseph (M) 
Meaning: God shall add
Origin: Hebrew

Upon a star 

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Names that mean star or light 

Anwar (M)
Meaning: The one who is as bright as light
Origin: Arabic

Bianca (F) 
Meaning: White; shining
Origin: Italian 

Celeste (F) 
Meaning: Heavenly
Origin: Latin

Claire (F
Meaning: Bright, clear 
Origin: Latin 

Estella, Estelle, Stella (F) 
Meaning: Star 
Origin: Occitan

Esther, Hester (F)
Meaning: Star
Origin: Hebrew, Persian

Helen (F)
Meaning: The bright one
Origin: Latin

Khanya (U)
Meaning: Shine bright like God
Origin: Xhosa 

Khanyisile (F) 
Meaning: Bringer of light
Origin: Zulu 

Lux (F)
Meaning: Light 
Origin: Latin

Naledi (F)
Meaning: Star
Origina: Sotho

Nora (F) 
Meaning: Light
Origin: Latin 

Under mistletoe 

Christmas inspired baby names

Names inspired by Christmas greenery 

Amaryllis (F) 

Garland (M) 

Holly (F)

Ivy (F) 

Juniper (F)

Santa Baby 

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Names inspired by St Nick

Nicholas/Claus/Cole (M) 
Meaning: Victory of the people 
Origin: Greek  

Kristine/Kristin (F) 
Meaning: Follower of Christ 
Origin: Latin 

Jingle bell rock 

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Names inspired by Christmas carols

Bea (F)
Meaning: Bringer of joy
Origin: Latin

Belle (F) 
Meaning: Beautiful
Origin: French

Carolyn (F) 
Meaning: Strong
Origin: Italian 

Gcobani (M)
Meaning: Be joyful 
Origin: Xhosa 

Joy (F) 
Meaning: HappinessOrigin: English

Rudolph (M) 
Meaning: Famous Wolf
Origin: Germanic

Meredith (F) 
Meaning: Guardian of the sea
Origin: Welsh 
 
Tannen (F) 
Meaning: Leather maker
Origin: Old English

The Greatest Gift of all

Christmas inspired baby names

Names that mean gift 

Amani (F)  
Meaning: Blessing 
Origin: Arabic

Edith (F) 
Meaning: Rich gift 
Origin: Teutonic  

Isadora (F) 
Meaning: Gift of Isis
Origin: Greek

Jana (F) 
Meaning: Gift from God
Origin: Hebrew

Jesse (U)
Meaning: God's gift 
Origin: Hebrew

Keona (F) 
Meaning: God's Gracious Gift
Origin: Hawaiian

Matthew (M) 
Meaning: Gift of God
Origin: Hebrew 

Mpho (F) 
Sotho Meaning: Gift 
Origin: Sotho 

Ohanna (F) 
Meaning: God's gift of grace
Origin: Hebrew/Armenian

Shay (U)
Meaning: A Gift 
Origin: Hebrew, Irish, Celtic/Gaelic

Suday (M) 
Meaning: Gift 
Origin: Hindu 

Theodore (M)
Meaning: God's gift
Origin: Greek
 
Zane (M)
Meaning: Gift from God
Origin: Hebrew

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Have you been inspired by our list? Would you choose one of these names? Tell us in the comments. 

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