Holiday Baby Names
Commemorate the season with an extra-special baby name.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… especially when there’s a bundle of joy on the way. If you’re expecting a holiday baby, then you may want to commemorate the season with an extra-special baby name.
Traditional Christmas Baby Names
The list of Christmas symbols is never-ending. Which one best represents your favorite tradition?
- Belle – the soothing sounds of church bells on Christmas Eve
- Holly – the most symbolic of Christmas plants
- Ivy – goes hand-in-hand with Holly
- Joy – everyone is joyous at Christmas time
- Nicholas – Saint Nick, our beloved Santa Claus
- Noelle – French for “Christmas”
- Tannen – in honor of the Christmas tree carol, “O Tannenbaum“
- Yule – the comforting warmth of a burning log
Jewish Holiday Baby Names
The Jewish community celebrates Hanukkah, which is observed around the same time Christians celebrate Christmas. These holiday names suit the season:
- Hannah – the martyred mother whose seven sons were slain because they refused to eat pig in public
- Jonathan – one of Mattathias’s five sons
- Judah – another of Mattathias’s five sons
- Judith – saved her Jewish town from Holofernes
- Mattathias – Jewish priest central to the story of Hanukkah
- Simeon – yet another son of Mattathias’s
Pop culture Christmas names
If you love Christmas videos, then you’ll adore these baby names pulled from beloved holiday classics.
- Aaron – the lead character in The Little Drummer Boy
- Cindy Lou – the kindly little Who from How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- Clarice – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’s accepting girlfriend
- Clark – the head of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’s dysfunctional Griswold family
- George – the hero of It’s a Wonderful Life; his surname, Bailey, is perfect for a girl
- Karen – returned Frosty the Snowman to the North Pole so he wouldn’t melt
- Linus – delivers an inspired religious monologue in A Charlie Brown Christmas
- Ralphie – the bespectacled young man in the cult favorite, A Christmas Story
- Rudolph – the red-nosed reindeer, of course
- Susan Elizabeth – the little non-believer from Miracle on 34th Street