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

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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

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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

ClariceRudolph 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

Names for the Class of 2025