25 Festive Baby Names for the Holiday Season

These meaningful, magical names are perfect for babies born in December!

By: Amanda Mushro

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A portrait of a newborn baby wrapped in Christmas themed cheesecloth and crochet wrap.


A portrait of a newborn baby wrapped in Christmas themed cheesecloth and crochet wrap.

Photo by: sampsyseeds


December can be a hard time to have a baby. Depending on where you live, the weather can be questionable, and it seems like everyone has a cough or a cold during this month. However, if your due date is in December — don’t fret. December can also be a wonderful month to welcome a baby.

It’s the start of the winter season, and it’s a month full of cozy vibes and holiday celebrations. If you are welcoming your little one this month, here are 25 baby names that are inspired by the last month of the year and all of the wonderful holidays celebrated during the holiday season.

Eve: If your little girl is due near Christmas Eve, this Hebrew girl's name that means "life," is a lovely option.

Axel: A Scandinavian boy’s name that means "man of peace."

Stella: This girl’s name is derived from the Latin word for "star" and for a December baby, this could be a sweet nod to the star in Bethlehem.

Jack: A boy's name of English origin that means "God is gracious" and it’s also a nod to Jack Frost, who may visit during this wintery month.

Nia: A girl’s name that means "brilliance" in Swahili and it’s also the fifth day of Kwanzaa.

Avery: This gender-neutral name means "king elf" and it’s a fun spin on a Christmas name.

Holly: An English girl's name that references the holiday shrub with red berries — a festive name option.

Jasper: A boy's name of English origin as well as one of the three Magi who brought gifts to Jesus at his birth.

Natalie: If you have a Christmas baby, consider this girl's name of French origin that means "born on Christmas Day."

Nicholas: A nod to St. Nick, this boy's name of Greek origin that means "people of victory."

Bianca: This Italian girl's name means "white" and perfect for a December baby born in a winter wonderland.

Noel: A boy's name of French origin that means "Christmas."

Noelle: A girl's name of French origin that means "Christmas."

Yas: This unisex name of Native American origin means "snow."

Eira: A girl's name of Welsh origin that means "snow."

Yukio: This is a boy's name of Japanese origin that means "snow boy."

Lumi: A name with Finnish origin, this girl's name means "snow."

Jesse: The Hebrew boy’s name means "gift."

Neve: This girl’s name is the English version of the Irish Gaelic name Niamh meaning "bright."

Solomon: A boy’s name that is derived from the Hebrew word "shalom," meaning peace.

Tindra: A Swedish girl’s name that means
"glitter" or "sparkle."

Paxton: A boy’s name of Latin origin that means "peace town."

Kalea: This Hawaiian girl’s name means "joy."

Arina: A girl’s name that means "peace" and has a Russian origin.

Ever: An American boy’s name that is a nod to the evergreen trees decorated around Christmas.


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