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Christmas-inspired baby boy names

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...

Unique boy names for your Christmas baby

Expecting a baby at Christmastime? We have some great season-appropriate choices if you're expecting a boy.

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Unique boy names inspired by memories of a fun holiday month

  • Nicholas: After, "Jolly Ole St. Nicholas" himself
  • Noel: French name that means "Christmas"
  • Yule: English name meaning "born at Christmas"
  • Clement: Clement Moore wrote 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
  • Christian: Greek name meaning "believes in Christ"
  • Winter: English name meaning "year"
  • Frost: Perfect for this frosty time of year
  • Snowden: This is an English name meaning "from the snowy hill"
  • Kris: After Kris Kringle; also an English name meaning "follower of Christ"
  • Jack: Great traditional name; this time of year can be after Jack Frost

For more ideas, check out our list of winter baby boy names.

Spiritual Christmas names

If you are of Christian faith, these biblical or spiritual boy names are a perfect choice for your Christmas baby.

  • Emmanuel: Hebrew name meaning "God with us"; also Old Testament name for the Messiah
  • Joseph: Hebrew name; Joseph was the father of Jesus
  • Gabriel: Gabriel is a Spanish name meaning "man of God"
  • Christopher: St. Christopher is the patron saint of travelers; he is believed to have carried the Christ child across the river
  • Jasper: One of the kings who visited baby Jesus
  • Michael: In the Bible, St. Michael was the patron saint of soldiers
  • Balthazar: One of the kings who visited baby Jesus
  • Angel: Biblical name for spirit messengers of God
  • Aaron: Moses' older brother
  • Caleb: Leader sent by Moses to explore the promised land
  • Moses: Brought the 10 Commandments; also name of the son of Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Dagon: Hebrew name meaning "fish"
  • Ethan: Biblical name meaning "strong"

Get more spiritual boy baby names here.

Boy names from Christmas classics

Take a look back at some Christmas classic movies for great traditional and unique boy names.

From White ChristmasBing Crosby (either the first or last name would make a cool boy's name!) played Bob Wallace, while Danny Kaye played Phil Davis. From It's a Wonderful Life, Jimmy Stewart played the lovable George Bailey — or what about Clarence the angel? You could also name your son Charles — after Charles Dickens, writer of A Christmas Carol.

More: These twin baby boy names are just the right amount of "matchy-matchy"

Before you go, check out our slideshow below.

Unique boy names for your Christmas baby
Image: Farley Baricuatro/Getty Images

Originally published December 2010. Updated December 2016.

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