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20th Nov 2023

Christmas Baby: Names inspired by the most wonderful time of the year

Jody Coffey


December babies are on their way!

Giving your baby a name that features a nod to the time of year they were born can be a lovely way to mark their arrival.

If you have a baby due around the Christmas holidays, there are some truly beautiful names that pay homage to the month of December through literature, language, seasonal associations, song, and film.

It’s a time of year that is heavily associated with family and togetherness, and welcoming a new member to the family makes it all the more special.

Here are some of our top picks for babies who will celebrate their birthdays during the most wonderful time of the year.

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  • Theodore
  • Noel
  • Nicholas
  • Felix
  • Rowan
  • Red
  • Noah
  • Avery
  • Arthur
  • Christopher
  • Jack
  • Joseph
  • Christian
  • Emmanuel
  • Bailey
  • Clarence
  • Robin
  • Stephen
  • Michael
  • Gabriel
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  • Nollaig
  • Carol
  • Evangeline
  • Holly
  • Gloria
  • Felicity
  • Gabrielle/Gabriella
  • Elsa
  • Ana
  • Ruby
  • Joye
  • Chrissy/Christine
  • Eve
  • Mariah
  • Angelica
  • Clara
  • Nova
  • Heidi
  • Rosemary

The article refers to ‘boy’ and ‘girl’ names, but it’s important to note that names can be used for anyone—no matter the gender assigned at birth.