Origin: Latin Meaning: peace Wishing for peace for the world this holiday season? With this name (or the alternative Paxton), maybe, just maybe, your little newborn will spend the cold winter nights sleeping in heavenly peace.
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Origin: Hebrew Meaning: army This name honors the bravery of the army led by Judah Maccabee who fought to liberate the temple from Antiochan rule — the story on which the celebration of Hanukkah, or “Festival of Lights,” is based on.
Origin: English Meaning: plant with red berries A girl named this will get to sing about her name in all kinds of Christmas carols like “Deck the Halls” and “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas.” It’s also a good excuse to have a family movie night on cold December nights to watch Audrey Hepburn in her MORE »
Origin: English Meaning: born in December Other month names like April, May, January, and August have made their mark in baby-naming, but December is pretty unique while still having a nice ring to it. If you want something more subtle, opt for Declan or Decio.
Origin: Germanic Meaning: grey ruler This name might be a little out there, but what better way to pay tribute to America’s favorite dysfunctional family, the Griswolds, from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Even better if your son ends up having a cousin named Ed.
Origin: Hebrew Meaning: praised Hanukkah celebrates the re-dedication of the temple in Jerusalem during the Maccabean Revolt. This name pays tribute to the bravery of Judah Maccabee who led the army against Antiochus during that time. For something a little more outside-the-box, consider Maccabee instead.
Origin: English Meaning: cheerful, happy This name is packed with holiday spirit and good cheer, and it’s also a variation of the name Mary, one of the most important figures in the Christmas story.
Origin: Greek Meaning: dimunitive form of Cynthia or Lucinda The Grinch may have stolen Christmas, but it was Cindy Lou who saved it. Sharing a name with this littlest who in Whoville would be an honor for any little girl.
Origin: French Meaning: born on Christmas day If you want to honor your Christmas season baby but want to stay away from cliché holiday names, this is a beautiful choice with some French sophistication.
Origin: English Meaning: form of Charles Sadly, door-to-door Christmas caroling has been on the decline in recent years, but musically-inclined families can help bring it back with this namesake that also gives a nod to the Dickens’ holiday classic A Christmas Carol.