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Christmas Themed Names

Christmas themed namesChristmas really is a magical time of the year. Whether or not you are religious, there is still something special about Christmas that fills us with joy, hope and wonder.

If you are due to give birth to your bub around Christmas time you might want to consider giving your child a special name that reflects the season they were born into. There are some baby names that not only hold significant religious meaning but also some that bring to mind the meaning of life and the spirit of Christmas. Not only are there old names derived from thousands of years ago but the newer names that are coming into use thanks to popular Christmas movies such as The Grinch who stole Christmas, A Christmas Carol, etc.

We have researched all things Christmas to produce a list of boys, girls and unisex Christmas themed names for you to choose from. Some are religious, some are symbolic and some are character names from popular Christmas movies.

Whichever you choose, having a name that represents a magical time of year can’t be a bad way to start your life.

Girls Names

  • Angel  (spiritual being)
  • Beth (Bethlehem)
  • Carole
  • Charity (giving)
  • Cindy Lou (The Grinch, character)
  • Daisy (Love Actually)
  • Emma (White Christmas
  • Emmanuelle (God is with us)
  • Epiphany (sudden realisation)
  • Faith (belief)
  • Gabriella (female of Gabriel)
  • Glory (in Excelsis/highest order)
  • Grace (courteous, good will)
  • Holly
  • Hope (trust)
  • Ivy
  • Joy
  • Mary
  • Merry
  • Myrrh (Gold, Frankincense and)
  • Noelle (Christmas)
  • Virginia (derivative of virgin)

Boys Names

  • Bernard (The Santa Clause)
  • Buddy (Elf)
  • Caspar/Gaspar (3 wise men)
  • Christian (relating to Christianity)
  • Christopher (Christ bearer)
  • Elden (meaning Elf)
  • Emmanuel (God is with us)
  • Emmet (Emmet Otter/Jim Henson)
  • Gabriel (Christmas Angel)
  • Granville (Miracle on 34th Street)
  • Jack (Jack Frost)
  • Jesus (Christ)
  • Jasper
  • Joseph
  • Lucian (light)
  • Kris
  • Linus (A Charlie Brown Christmas)
  • Melchior (3 wise men)
  • Nicholas (Saint Nicholas)
  • Noel (derived from Noelle)
  • Rudolph (Reindeer)
  • Shepherd (he who tends the flock)
  • Stephen (Feast of)
  • Tannen (Tannenbaum/Fir Tree)
  • Yule (old term for Christmas)

Unisex Names

  •  Charlie (Charlie Brown’s Christmas)
  • Ebbie (Ebenezer Scrooge)
  • Garland (festive decoration)
  • Malachi (messenger of god)
  • Marley (Jacob, Mickey’s Christmas Carol)
  • Nazareth
  • Peace
  • Spirit (from the soul)
  • Starr (celestial body)

Was your bub born on Christmas Day or close to it? We would love to hear about your Christmas baby and how you make their birthday special and separate it from Christmas for them.

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Kathie Holmes

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Kathie Holmes is a Best Selling Author and is passionate about nurturing women and providing women with ways they can share their life stories to inspire others around the world. As a mum, grandma and business woman Kathie has first-hand experience at not putting herself first and is on a mission to ensure women the world over know that it doesn’t have to be this way. You can find out more about Kathie and the work she does at her website.

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