Christmas Baby Names: 10 Stylish Names Inspired by the Festive Season

Christmas baby names

Looking for Christmas baby names? The holiday season is in full swing & if your little one is due to make an appearance in the next few weeks, you may be feeling inspired by the festive fun!

Check out our top 10 seasonal name ideas now.

Christmas Baby Names for Girls

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This beautiful French name actually means ‘Christmas’.  Also spelt Noel for a boy – what could be better for a Christmas baby!


Holly is one of those traditional nature names that is enjoying a resurgence recently.

Conjuring up images of rich green foliage, bright red berries & festive winter scenes, it’s always a popular choice for December babies here in the UK.

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Holly’s ultra-feminine & ever so slightly quirky sister, Ivy is another beautiful botanical name that’s perfect for December babies.

Beyoncé & Jay Z chose it for their eldest, Blue Ivy, and well, if it’s good enough for Queen Bey…


Smart & stylish with plenty of vintage appeal, Clara comes from Latin origins meaning clear and bright – perfect for evoking those crisp December nights.

Clara is also the name of the little girl in The Nutcracker – the ultimate festive ballet.

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If your little one happens to arrive on the 24th or even the 31st of December, Eve could be a beautiful choice.

The Hebrew name, meaning ‘life’, is literally the oldest name in the book and yet, with its sleek streamlined sound, still manages to feel modern.

Christmas Baby Names for Boys

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A popular Hebrew name meaning ‘God is my Strength’, in Christian tradition Gabriel is the name of the archangel who kicked off the Christmas story by heralding the news of Jesus’ birth.

He also appears in Jewish & Muslim texts, presiding over heaven & serving as the angel of mercy, life, joy, judgement, truth & dreams – a lot to live up to for a new little one!


A good strong name with a regal ring to it, Nicholas is an ever-popular choice – especially at this time of year.

After all, what better December namesake than jolly old St Nick himself!

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Inspired by the famous reindeer, Rudy is the softer version of the name, which comes with infinitely more street cred.

A lovely choice for boys or girls, Rudy is a Christmas name with an alternative twist.



Another Biblical option, Emmanuel is a Hebrew name meaning ‘God is with us’ and is the name given to the promised Messiah in the prophecy of Isiah.


A classic winter bird name, Robin is a bright & chirpy choice which is long due for a revival – perfect for boys or girls.

Wishing you a wonderful festive season mamas – whether you’re celebrating baby’s first Christmas or expecting a new arrival in the New Year!

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