From Suzy Snowflake to Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Christmas carols are a surprising source of baby name inspiration for your little holiday angel. Looking for a sweet name for a December baby or like to celebrate all year round?
“You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen…” While you might not want to name your son after a reindeer (unless it’s Rudolph, of course), you might find a suitable moniker among these beloved Christmas songs:
- Claus — You better watch out: “Santa Claus is Coming to Town!”
- Christian — John Byrom wrote “Christians Awake” in 1746.
- David — Cecil Frances Alexander wrote the poem that inspired the carol “Once in Royal David’s City.”
- Emmanuel — The season of Advent is marked by the hymn “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.”
- Forrest — “Down in Yon Forest” is a traditional English carol.
- Nicholas — Please, “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas,” lean your ear this way…
- Tannen — “Oh Christmas Tree” is the English version of the German “O Tannenbaum.”
- Wenceslas — “Good King Wenceslas” went out on the Feast of Stephen.
- Angel — The shepherds in the field told of “Angels We Have Heard on High.”
- Belle — “Silver Bells” describes the sights and sounds of Christmas in the city.
- Gloria— The angels proclaimed to the shepherds, “Gloria, in excelsis Deo!”
- Holly and Ivy — Traditional red and green Christmas colors are found from the two hearty plants featured in the traditional carol “The Holly and the Ivy.” (Ivey and Ivo are masculine alternatives.)
- Jeanette and Isabella —”Bring a torch, Jeanette Isabella” is a French carol from the 16th Century.
- Joy — One of the most beloved Christmas songs is “Joy to the World.”
- Noelle — The angels calmed the shepherds in “The First Noel.”
- Suzy — “Here Comes Suzy Snowflake,” look at her tumbling down! Bringing joy to every girl and boy, Suzy’s back in town.