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Merry baby girl names inspired by Christmas

Kim Grundy is a mom, writer, expert laundry folder and sandwich maker, not necessarily in that order. Raised in Oklahoma, she is now a West Coast gal and lives in California with her husband and two sons, along with one dog, two fish (oo...

The naming possibilites are endless when you're having a Christmas baby girl

The holidays are always a busy and exciting time, but if you're expecting a new baby in December the busyness and excitement multiplies by about a million.

Fortunately, naming a Christmas baby girl is a fun task because of all of the seasonal inspiration you have to pull from. With exotic names that hold special Christmas meaning and spiritually themed monikers at your fingertips, shortening your list of what to name your new addition becomes a little bit easier.

Here's a look at some names for little girls that capture the true meaning of the season. Christmas baby girl names are as merry and beautiful as the season itself.

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Unique Christmas girl names

These festive names capture the spirit of the season!

  • Holly: English name that is named after the Holly plant.
  • Noelle: French name meaning the Christmas festival.
  • December: Why not name your child after the Christmas month?
  • Natala: This name is Italian in origin and means, "Born at Christmas." Perfect!
  • Natalii: This name is French in origin and also means, "Born at Christmas."
  • Noeleen: French in origin and means, "Christmas."
  • Tashia: This is the Russian form of the name Natalie which means, "Born at Christmas."
  • Candy: This name is as sweet as candy canes. It is a Hebrew name meaning, "Dazzling white."
  • Eve: Hebrew name meaning, "Living and enlivening."
  • Starr:  English name meaning, "Star." Can also spell the lovely name with one "r."

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Spiritual girl names

If you are of Christian faith, you may want to name your baby girl a spiritual or biblical name inspired by Christmas.

  • Mary: Mary was the biblical mother of Christ.
  • Angele: This is a name of Greek origin meaning, "angel or messenger."
  • Abigail: Biblical origin – in the Old Testament King David's third wife
  • Hannah: Biblical mother of the prophet Samuel
  • Eden: The biblical Garden of Eden
  • Naomi: Hebrew name meaning "beautiful" or "agreeable"
  • Leah: First wife of Jacob in the Old Testament
  • Sarah: Name meaning "pure" or "happy."
  • Christiane: Green name meaning, "Christian."
  • Emmanuelle: Hebrew name meaning, "faith."
  • Faith:  A Christian virtue name.
  • Helen:  Latin name for "the bright one."

Check out our list of spiritual girl names for more great ideas!

Girl names from Christmas classics

You can also find some wonderful classic names from some of our favorite classic Christmas movies.

Judy and Betty were the name of the sisters in the 1954 classic movie, White Christmas. Donna Reed played the title role of Mary Hatch in the classic It's a Wonderful Life. Miracle on 34th Street had Maureen O'Hara playing Doris Walker and the talented Natalie Wood playing Susan Walker.

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Before you go, check out our slideshow below.

The naming possibilites are endless when you're having a Christmas baby girl
Image: Farley Baricuatro/Getty Images

Originally published November 2015. Updated November 2016.

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