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88 Christmas Baby Names

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‘Tis the season to be Merry… or Mary.  The Christmas holiday offers plenty of inspiration for baby names. The nativity.  Classic Christmas carols and hymns. Wonderful holiday movies and TV specials watched year after year. If you’re expecting a little bundle of Joy near December 25th, consider some of these Christmas-inspired baby names.

Baby in santa hatThe Baby Jesus

 The Christmas story provides powerful inspiration. 

The Man in the Red Suit

 It doesn’t matter what you call the jolly fellow with the white beard  (Father Christmas, Mr. Kringle or Santa) just don’t forget his milk and cookies.

  • Claus: the German spelling is Klaus Kris – variations include Kristine, Kristin, Kriss and Cris

  • Nicholas: the feminine version is Nichole

  Popular Christmas Carols

 Holiday music brings back fond memories of Christmases gone by.

  • Carol: for a girl or a boy

  • Christian: proclaim your faith with this moniker

  • Emmanuel: add an a or e to this Hebrew name to make it feminine

  • Gloria: in excelsis Deo!

  • Holly: this name has both English and French roots 

  • Ivy: Ivey and Ivo are masculine alternatives

  • Jeanette: Bring a torch! 

  •  Isabella: trace this name to Hebrew, Italian and Spanish origins 

  • Midnight: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear 

  • Noell: a French name for a girl or boy 

  • Suzy: name your daughter after this famous snowflake

  • Tannen: a simpler version of Tannenbaum 

  • Wenceslas: this good king went out on the feast of Stephen 

The North Pole

 Taken right from Santa’s workshop:

  •  Alfredo: this name (Alfreda for a girl) means "Elf" in some cultures 

  •  Bell: suitable for a boy or a girl

  • Candy: a sweet name for a baby girl 

  • Elden: another name meaning Elf

  • Forest: imagine the splendors in the magical wood

  •  Garland: a name used for both girls and boys 

  • Ginger: Would you consider Bread for a middle name? 

  • Ice: a cool name indeed 

  • Jack: Mr. Frost would be honored

  • Poinsettia: another flower name like Rose or Daisy

  • Snow: the name of a dancer from the first season of So You Think You Can Dance?

  •  Yule: an English name meaning “Born at Christmas”

  TV and Movie Christmas Classics

 We can watch these programs over and over again.

  • A Christmas Carol: Bob, Ebenezer, Fred, Tim 

  • A Christmas Story: Flick, Ralphie, Randy, Schwartz, Scut

  • Christmas Vacation: Clark, Eddie, Ellen, Margo, Ruby Sue

  • Frosty the Snowman: Hinkle, Karen 

  • Home Alone: Kevin 

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Cindy Lou, Max

  •  It’s a Wonderful Life: Bert, Clarence, Ernie, George, Harry, Mary, Zuzu 

  •  Miracle on 34th Street: Kris, Susan Elizabeth

  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Clarice, Donner, Hermey, Rudolph, Yukon Cornelius

  • Santa Claus is Comin' to Town: Jessica, Kris, Tante, Winter 

  • The Little Drummer Boy:  Aaron

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