Enchanting baby names inspired by the Christmas season

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Are you anticipating a festively-timed new addition to the family? Take inspiration from these Christmas baby name suggestions.

A Christmas-inspired baby name doesn’t have to be tacky or blatantly festive. There are lots of baby names that mark the season of your little one’s birth and lovely choices, too.

Top 10 girls names for Christmas babies

1. Carol

We all love singing a Christmas carol, so why not name your little girl after this festive tradition?

2. Holly

Festive and feminine, this English name comes from the Christmas prickly plant and is a lovely option.

3. Mary

Old fashioned names have made a huge comeback this year, making Mary the perfect on-trend and Christmas-appropriate name for your baby.

4. Joy

Another traditional name choice, Joy is short, simple and oh-so-sweet for a baby.

5. Gloria

Taken from the word Glory (which makes an appearance in many a Christmas hymn), this girl’s name is the first name of I Will Survive signer Gloria Gaynor.

6. Noelle

If you’ve been playing around with French names, take Noelle into consideration. A play on Noel, it mean’s ‘born on Christmas day.’ Perfect for your festive tot.

7. Ivy

Ivy’s made quite a lot of top baby names in the last few years. Meaning ‘faithfulness’, it’s a really cute baby name option.

8. Faith

Since Nicole Kidman named her daughter Faith, the name has risen in popularity and is a lovely, feminine name.

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9. Angel

If you like this angelic name but worry that it may spur some teasing, how about opting for one of its lengthier versions – Angelica or Angelina?

10. Snow

If you fancy selecting a slightly more unusual name for your Christmas, Snow could be for you. Just so long as your surname isn’t White…

Top 10 boys names for Christmas babies

1. Nicholas

Named after Father Christmas himself (St. Nicholas) this traditional boy’s name can be affectionately shortened to ‘Nick’ or ‘Nicky’.

2. Joseph

Another traditional option, Joseph is a good sturdy Hebrew baby name – and, obvs, Jesus’ old man’s name.

3. Casper

One of the three wise men, Casper can be spelt ar or er, depending on which you prefer.

4. Rudolph

Not just Santa’s head reindeer’s name, this Germanic name has become increasingly popular in recent years.

5. Gabriel

You could name your baby boy after the angel of Christmas, Gabriel, which is another Hebrew name.

6. Noel

…Coward, Gallagher, Edmonds – quite a few male celebs rock this festive name effortlessly.

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7. Balthazar

If you’re after a name that’s a bit more unusual, this could be perfect. Another of the three wise men’s names, Balthazar can be adorably shortened to ‘Baz’.

8. Christian

The ultimate spiritual name, Christian means ‘follower of Christ’. And hey, if it’s good enough for Batman actor Christian Bale…

9. Comet

Another of Santa’s reindeer, Comet is a really cute baby name and we reckon this astronomical name could become popular.

10. Buddy

If you’re a fan of Elf (and who isn’t?!), then Buddy could be a great choice for your festive arrival.

This story originally appeared on Mother & Baby UK.

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