40 Christmas baby names for your festive arrival

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Parents can find it difficult to choose a baby’s name. Some are easier than others. influenced by celebrities The monikers and other information that appears on the most popular listOthers may choose to name their child something related. ChristmasThey are especially welcome if they were born during the holiday season.

Even though Christmas Day and Boxing Day are actually the two rarest days to give birthMums and dads may still choose to share the joy of the holiday season through the name of their baby.

“Christmas can be a magical time of the year and evoke lots of happy memories so it’s not unusual that some parents look for winter-themed baby names,” explains Sarah Redshaw, managing director at Baby Centre.

“Holly and Ivy are both in the top 100 with Ivy making it into the top 10 this year and Gabriel has jumped eight places”.

Redshaw suggests classic Christmas desserts, including Arthur after the movie Arthur Christmas, Jack after Jack Frost which is up three spots this year, and Gabriel after the angel Gabriel from the Nativity story.

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Festive-inspired baby names are proving popular with parents. (Getty Images)

Parents are increasingly choosing to name their babies after festive themes. (Getty Images)

Redshaw offers a variety of seasonal names for parents of baby girl girls, including Holly, Robyn and Ivy.

Nova is a bright or newborn star name that will appeal to those who are looking for names with Christmas-inspired vibes.

Funky Pigeon We also did some analysis on the ONS’s recently released baby name data To reveal the most loved baby names that exude festive spirit

The name Ivy is at the top of the list, with 2245 babies given this name in 2021. It ranks 5th among all girls names in the UK.

Bella is second with 730 baby girl girls given this name by 2021. Although the name is traditionally shortened to Isabella, it can conjure up festive vibes and is a good choice for parents who want a hint of Christmas with its connections to jingle bells.

The seasonal Holly is third on the most loved festive names charts, with 568 new born girls receiving this name by 2021.

Holly has been a key Christmas addition for centuries – in fact prior to Victorian times the term ‘Christmas tree’ actually referred to holly.

Holly is also a birth flower of December, so it makes a great name for a December-born baby.

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Parents are turning to Christmas-inspired names for their December arrivals. (Getty Images)

For their December arrivals, parents are choosing Christmas-themed names. (Getty Images)

Jack is the winner when it comes to boy name suggestions. 2,847 boys were given this moniker in 2021.

Although the name doesn’t immediately appear Christmassy, it is the name of key Christmas characters such as Jack Frost and Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas).

Next, the eternally joyful Joseph will be next with 1,307 boys bearing the name by 2021. Gabriel is another nativity-inspired classic with 749 boys being given the same name last year.

Christmas is a time to feast and some of the most popular festive flavours and foods could be a good source of inspiration for parents looking for naming ideas.

Research conducted by ExanteTo find the best Christmas-sounding foodie names, we looked at some of the most popular food- and drink-inspired baby names.

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Holly is the cutest name for a baby girl born in December. (Getty Images)

Holly is the perfect name for a December-born baby girl. (Getty Images)

Sage (24,172), Rosemary (11,158) and Juniper (8.353) are the most loved Christmas names. Brandy and Berry were also in the top 10.

Parents looking for a more festive name for their child could also look at Champagne (62), Chianti (60%), or Thyme (31). These names are among the most obscure of festive-inspired foodie names.

These 30 Christmas baby names ideas include seasonal favorites like Joseph and Holly, as well as more unusual, festive-inspired names like Marley.

Christmas-inspired girl names

Mary

Holly

Ivy

Robyn

Bella

Eve

Noelle

Faith

Winter

Angel

Joy

Star

Marley

Merry

Angel

Sage

Thyme

Rosemary

Nova

Grace

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There are a number of cute Christmas-inspired baby names for parents to consider. (Getty Images)

Parents can choose from a variety of adorable Christmas-themed baby names. (Getty Images)

Names for boys with Christmas inspiration

Arthur

Noel

Jack

Gabriel

Joseph

Ebenezer

Marley

Nicholas

Rudolph

Emmanuel

Luke

Saint

Cane

Robin

Angelo

Shepherd

Tim

Bailey

Theodore

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