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Christmas Names

What names are related to Christmas?

There are many festive girls, boys and unisex names to choose from as well as some gorgeous Christmassy adaptations for those who just wish to have a nod to the season.

Whether you want to go traditional with names such as Mary and Joseph, or full on Christmas fanatic with names such as Buddy and Cindy Lou. We have you covered!

Christmas Girls Names

  • Angel
  • Bailey – a homage to everyone’s favourite Christmas tipple?
  • Bell / Belle 
  • Beth – A nod to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus
  • Candy
  • Carol / Carole
  • Cindy Lou – If your surname is Who, then this is a must! 
  • Coco
  • Cookie
  • Donna / Donner – A nod to one of Santa’s reindeer
  • Elsa – Although people scream from the rooftops that Frozen is NOT a Christmas movie, I think this name should make the cut!
  • Eve
  • Faith
  • Gabriella – A nod to the Angel Gabriel
  • Gloria
  • Grace
  • Holly
  • Hope
  • Ivy
  • Maria
  • Mariah – After Ms Carey, the one true Christmas queen! 
  • Mary
  • Meri / Merry
  • Noelle
  • Robyn / Robin
  • Rudy – Female variation of Rudolph! 
  • Star / Seren
  • Trixie – cute little Elf Name
  • Wynter
  • Joy
  • Jovie – Buddy’s partner in the movie “Elf,”
  • Virginia Mary

Christmas Boys Names

  • Angel
  • Bailey – a homage to everyone’s favourite Christmas tipple?
  • Balthasar – One of the three Wise Men
  • Buddy
  • Chris – Short for Christian or Christmas
  • Claus
  • Cole – This would be a much more welcomed arrival than that of it’s naughty list gift counterpart (coal)
  • David – Royal Davids City aka Bethlehem
  • Ebenezer 
  • Emmanuel 
  • Gabriel
  • Gaspar (or Caspar) – One of the Three Wise Men
  • Melchior – One of the Three Wise Men 
  • Nicholas
  • Noel
  • North – Move over North Pole, the Kardashians have made this name famous!
  • Robin
  • Jack – Frost?
  • Jesus
  • Joseph
  • Klaus
  • Marley – The ghostly character from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
  • Rudolph
  • Tim – A nod to the Character Tiny Tim from ‘A Christmas Carol’

What is the most popular Christmas Baby Name?

The most popular Christmas names in 2024 are Grace and Jack.  Here are the top 5 for Girls and Boys…
 
As of 2024 the most popular Christmas name for girls are
 

  1. Grace

  2. Ivy

  3. Bella

  4. Gabriella

  5. Maria

 
The most popular Christmas names for boys in 2024 are
 

  1. Jack

  2. Joseph

  3. Gabriel

  4. Angel

  5. Christian

 
These names all feature in the top 100 names given to children in 2022/23 in the UK and US.

Names that Translate to Christmas

The word Christmas is different across so many languages and is another great idea for a true Christmas name.

It doesn’t get more festive than actually being named Christmas!

Noeleen / Noel / Noëlle / Noella translates to Christmas in French.

Jólin translates to Christmas in Icelandic.

Joulu translates to Christmas in Finnish.

Jul translates to Christmas in Danish.

Kalikimaka translates to Christmas in Hawaiian

Kaliady translates to Christmas in Belarusian.

Kalėdos translates to Christmas in Lithuanian.

Koleda translates to Christmas in Bulgarian.

Nadolig translates to Christmas in Welsh

Nollaig translates to Christmas in Irish and Scottish Gaelic.

Nadal translates to Christmas in Catalan.

Natal translates to Christmas in Portuguese.

Natale translates to Christmas in Italian.

Navidad translates to Christmas in Spanish.

Vánoce translates to Christmas in Czech.

We hope you enjoyed this list of Christmas themed Girls and boys names, and got some festive inspiration. If you know of any other names you think should be added to these lists, please let us know in the comments below…

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