Is Christmas your favourite time of year, or are you expecting a December baby and haven't picked out a name yet? We have a list of baby names inspired by the yuletide celebration just perfect for your little one!
Chestnuts are roasting on an open fire, tall pine trees beautifully decorated with shiny baubles and tinsel are put up around town, colourful lights twinkle through the night, cheery snowmen greet you with smiles along the streets, grazing reindeer provide picture-perfect moments, and jolly old Santa Claus will soon be making his debut.
The season of joy is here and for those of you expecting a special present to be dropped off by the stork this month, have a look through our list of Christmas inspired baby names, perfect for boys and girls.
Baby names for boys
Need some baby names for your Little Drummer Boy? Here are a few for your mini man of the house:
1. Christian: (English) “Follower of Christ”.
2. Yule: (English) “Winter solstice”.
3. Joseph: Mary’s husband.
4. Noel: (French) “Christmas”.
5. Nicholas: (Greek) “Victory of the people”. From Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of children, who Santa Claus is based on.
6. Jack: (English) “God is gracious”.
7. Neve: (Latin) “Snow”.
8. Cole: (Greek) “Victory of the people”. Also a play on the word “coal”, used for cozy fires to roast your chestnuts.
9. Gabriel: Christmas angel.
10. Nazareth: The hometown of Jesus.
1. Rudolph/ Rudolf: The most famous reindeer of all.
2. Frost: As in, Frosty the Snowman.
3. Klaus/ Claus: The bringer of presents.
4. Dasher: One of Santa’s dashing reindeer.
5. Donner: Another one of Santa’s reindeer who helps him deliver presents.
6. Giftson: Your son was the most precious gift you received this Christmas.
7. Night: Oh holy night, oh silent night – something you’ll be wishing for when your bub has colic.
8. Avery: Christmas elf.
9. Prophet: This is a pretty “heavy” name for a kid to have. But maybe he’ll grow up to be someone important – or a rapper.
10. Tenzel: A twist on “tinsel”, the shiny Christmas decorations.
Go to the next page for our list of Christmas inspired baby names for girls.