60 Christmas-inspired baby names
Expecting a Christmas baby and searching for the perfect name? Look no further, here are some unique names all inspired by the festive season.
From the Christmas tree to classic carols, here are a few baby name ideas to help you decide. (Photo by lascot studio from Pexels)

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


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 


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 


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 


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: Happiness

Origin: 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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