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Spiritual Christmas baby names are a joy to behold

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...

Christmas-inspired boy and girl names for your sweet one

Christmas baby names have a hint of something spiritual about them. Whether you're having a December baby or just in the holiday spirit, here are a host of baby names with a spark of the spirit in them.

From names inspired by the story of Christmas to traditional biblical names and names with spiritual meanings, check out our ideas for finding the perfect spiritual Christmas baby girl name or baby boy name.

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Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Day to Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem, as told in the New Testament books of Matthew and Luke in the Bible. Wise men, also called Magi, followed the North Star to find baby Jesus and brought him gifts of gold, incense and myrrh. Check out these baby names inspired by this wonderful story of Christmas.

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You can also consider the names of the Magi or three wise men, which could be a cool theme if you are searching for spiritual Christmas names for multiples or siblings:

Baby names with special Christmas meanings

The following baby names are not only unique and lovely, but they also have wonderful spiritual meanings from the Christmas story.

  • Aurelio: Spanish boy name meaning "gold" (one of the gifts given to Jesus)
  • Ketura: Hebrew girl name meaning "incense" (one of the gifts given to Jesus)
  • Noel: French name meaning "Christmas"
  • Eve: Hebrew name meaning "life"
  • Estella: French girl name meaning "star"
  • Natala: Italian girl name meaning "born at Christmas"
  • Yule: English boy name meaning "born at Christmas"
  • Gabriel: Hebrew name meaning "man of God"
  • Nordica: German girl name meaning "from the north" — inspired by North Star
  • Tosha: English name meaning "born at Christmas"
  • Christobel (boy) or Christabel (girl): English names meaning "followers of Christ"
  • Seraphina: Hebrew name meaning "powerful angel"

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Traditional biblical names

The never go out of style and are perfect for parents searching for a classic name that captures the spirit of Christmas. Think about names from your favorite biblical story or prophet for ideas or check out our list below.

Christmas inspired names

Why not let the spirit of the season inspire you when searching for a Christmas baby name? The following names are perfect for your Christmas bundle of joy.

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