If you're about ready to pop this Christmas (and we don't mean because you've scoffed too many Christmas tree chocolates) then what about a Christmas baby name for your new little bundle of joy?
Choosing a baby name is hard. Taking a look at the most popular baby names is one way to help you make a decision, but you can also take inspiration from the time of year your little one is born too!
Stocking up on Christmas toys to fill a stocking for a new arrival? Christmas is one of the most magical times of year to have a baby, so here’s a run down of some Christmassy names for your bundle of joy and what their festive meanings are.
Even if you’re not having your baby at Christmas, these festive names are definitely worth considering…
Christmas baby girl names
Angel/Angelina/Angelica – all names for angel
Amaryllis – a flower commonly associated with Christmas
Avery – meaning ‘Christmas elf’
Belle – the name of Scrooge’s long lost love, means ‘beautiful’ in French
Carol or Carolle – from Christmas carol
Chiara – after St. Chiara, means ‘light and clear’
Clara – the little girl in the famous festive ballet, The Nutcracker
Clementine – a citrus fruit commonly eaten during Christmas
December – the month of Christmas
Eira – Welsh meaning ‘snow’
Eve – meaning ‘living’
Faith – from the word ‘faith’
Grace – meaning ‘effortless beauty’
Gloria – meaning ‘glory’
Holly – from holly tree
Ivy – named after the climbing plant
Joy – meaning joy!
Mary – meaning ‘star of the sea’
Michaela – female version of the Angel Michael, angel of love and families
Natasha – meaning ‘Jesus’ birth’
Neva – Latin origin meaning ‘Snow’
Noelle/Noella – meaning ‘Christmas’
Paloma – meaning ‘dove’
Star – representing the star followed to find Jesus
Winter – like the season
Christmas baby boy names
Alfredo – Christmas elf
Augustus – meaning ‘noble’
Balthazar – one of the three kings
Casper – one of the three kings
Caleb – meaning ‘devotion to God’
Celyn – meaning ‘holly’
Christian – meaning follower of Christ
Christopher – the patron saint of travelling, means ‘bearer of Christ’
Claus – meaning victorious people, but of course reminds us of Santa Claus!
Eldan/Elden – meaning ‘Christmas elf’
Eull – ‘Yule’
Emmanuel – meaning ‘God is with us’
Frank – derived from Frankincense
Gabriel – from the Angel Gabriel
Jack – meaning ‘God is gracious’, but is also associated with Jack Frost!
Jasper – one of the three kings
Jesus – meaning ‘God will help’
Joseph – meaning ‘God shall add another’
Luke – meaning ‘light giving’, in the Bible the Gospel of Luke gives the longest account of the nativity
Malachi/Malakai – God’s messenger
Noel – ‘Christmas time’ it can also mean ‘Angel’
Nicholas – meaning ‘victory of the people’
Robin – (unisex) meaning ‘bright fame’
Rudolph – like our favourite reindeer!
Tannon – from the Christmas carol, ‘O Tannenbaum’
Did you chose a Christmas baby name for your child? Tell us your choice below…