Christmas baby names

30+ Graceful CHRISTMAS Names for Girls and Boys

January 7, 2020 7:00 am

Published by Jessica

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Christmas is a magical time.

And having a baby born during this period of time makes it extra special.

Did you know that on average fewer babies are born on Christmas day than any other day of the year?

So if your precious little gift arrived during the Christmas holidays, give her a unique Christmas-related name to make her even more special.

All these names have a meaning related to Christmas. Being happy, receiving gifts or even Biblical meaning.

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In this article you will find:

  • Christmas names for girls 👧🏼

  • Christmas names for boys 🧒🏻

 

christmas names for girls

 

Christmas names for girls

Angela 

  • variants: Angelica, Angie, Angelina
  • from the medieval Latin masculine name Angelus, meaning “messenger”

Belen 

  • Spanish form of Bethlehem, the name of the town in Judah where King David and Jesus were born

Carol 

  • variants: Caroline, Carrie, Callie
  • in reference to the English vocabulary word, which means “song” or “hymn”

Charity 

  • variants: Carita
  • from the English word charity, ultimately derived from Late Latin caritas meaning “generous love”

Christiana 

  • variants: Christina, Christine, Christa, Chrissie, Tiana
  • from the medieval Latin name Christianus meaning “a Christian”

Clara 

  • variants: Claire, Kiara
  • feminine form of the Late Latin name Clarus, which meant “clear, bright, famous”

Dorothea 

  • variants: Dorothy, Dora, Thea, Dottie
  • from Late Greek name meaning “gift of God”

Evangeline

  • means “good news” in Greek

Eve

  • variants: Ava, Eva, Evie
  • derived from the Hebrew word meaning “to breathe” or “to live”
  • according to the Book of Genesis, Eve and Adam were the first humans

Faith

  • variants: Fae, Fay
  • simply from the English word faith, ultimately from Latin fidere “to trust”

Felicity

  • from the English word felicity meaning “happiness”

Gabriella

  • variants: Gabrielle, Bria, Briella
  • from the Hebrew name meaning “God is my strong man”
  • the announcer of the birth of Jesus to Mary

Gloria

  • variants: Gloriana, Glory
  • means “glory”

Grace

  • variants: Gracelyn, Grazia, Gracie
  • from the English word grace

Holly

  • variants: Hollie 
  • from the English word for the holly tree

Joy 

  • simply from the English word joy

Lucy 

  • variants: Lucia, Lucinda
  • derived from Latin lux “light”

Mary 

  • variants: Maria, Marie, Marilyn, Miriam, Marika
  • most importantly Mary the mother of Jesus

Natalie 

  • variants: Natalia, Nat, Natasha
  • from the Late Latin name Natalia, which meant “Christmas Day”

Nicole 

  • variants: Coline, Nikol
  • from the Greek name meaning “victory of the people”
  • Saint Nicholas was a 4th-century bishop, he formed the basis for the figure known as Santa Claus

Noelle 

  • variants: Noela
  • means “Christmas” in French, in the Middle Ages it was used for children born on the holiday

Shay 

  • variants: Shai
  • from Hebrew meaning “gift”

Stella 

  • means “star” in Latin

Christmas names for boys

Christmas names for boys

Christian

  • variants: Kristian, Karsten, Christen, Chris
  • from the medieval Latin name Christianus meaning “a Christian”

Christopher

  • variants: Chip, Chris, Kit, Kristoffer
  • from the Late Greek name meaning “bearing Christ”

Emmanuel

  • variants: Manuel
  • from Hebrew meaning “God is with us”

Esmond

  • derived from Old English “grace” and mund “protection”

Felix

  • variants: Feliks
  • from a Roman cognomen meaning “lucky, successful” in Latin

Gabriel

  • variants: Gabe, Gavriel
  • from the Hebrew name meaning “God is my strong man”
  • the announcer of the birth of Jesus to Mary

Joseph

  • variants: Joe, Joey
  • husband of Mary, mother of Jesus

Matthew

  • variants: Matt, Matthias, Matteo, Matia, Matei
  • from the Hebrew name meaning “gift of  God”

Nicholas

  • variants: Nick, Colin, Nikolai, Niklas, Nico, Kai
  • from the Greek name meaning “victory of the people”
  • Saint Nicholas was a 4th-century bishop, he formed the basis for the figure known as Santa Claus

Noel

  • variants: Nowell
  • means “Christmas” in French, in the Middle Ages it was used for children born on the holiday

Shay

  • variants: Shai
  • from Hebrew meaning “gift”

Theodore

  • variants: Ted, Theo
  • from the Greek name meaning “gift of God”

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