Traditonal names for babies born close to Christmas
From names inspired by the story of the first Christmas to traditional biblical names with spiritual meanings, there are plenty of creative ways to honor the birth month of your December baby boy or girl.
Names inspired by the first Christmas
Check out these baby names inspired by this story of the first Christmas.
- Frank (after the gift of frankincense)
Names of the Magi
You can also consider the names of the Magi, 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, but also have spiritual meanings from the original 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 the 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"
Traditional biblical names
These never go out of style and are great for parents searching for a classic name that captures the spirit of Christmas.
Maybe you'd prefer a name inspired by the season?
- Nevaeh (Heaven spelled backwards)
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Originally published December 2015. Updated December 2016.