These are the 26 most popular Christmas-themed baby names 6 months ago

These are the 26 most popular Christmas-themed baby names

Baby name trends come and go.

But seasonal baby names have always been extremely popular - and this year is no exception. Spring, summer, autumn and winter-themed monikers have been trending throughout the year.

According to a survey by Emma's Diary, 62 per cent of parents-to-be who are expecting winter babies are planning to choose a traditional name.

And 38 per cent of parents said that they would pick something more modern, while 43 per cent would give their bundle a Christmas-themed name.

Among the top picks for girls are Ivy and Holly, while Arthur and Harry are the favourites for boys.

Although, it's not only the festive-themed names that parents are loving: many of the royal family's names have also made the list.

Faye Mingo, Marketing Director at Emma's Diary, told the Daily Star:

"Interestingly for girls names, Ivy and Holly remain ever-popular at this time of year, while the draw of more traditional names is growing too.

"Choosing a name for your baby takes a lot of thought and planning and as our poll shows, many of us are very much influenced by our own family name traditions too."

Top girls' names

1. Ivy

2. Holly

3. Eva

4. Alice

5. Charlotte

6. Robyn

7. Elsa

8. Meghan

9. Natalie

10. Angel

11. Victoria

12. Star

13. Eugenie

 

Top boys' names

1. Arthur

2. Harry

3. Joseph

4. George

5. Gabriel

6. Nicholas

7. Thomas

8. Matthew

9. Christopher

10. Noelle

11. William

12. Alfred

13. Olwen