Writing Resource

Writing Resource: Christmas Inspired Names

It’s officially Christmas time.  So, to get into the Christmas spirit, and add some inspiration to any Christmas story ideas, here is a list of Christmas themed names! Plus if you’re expecting a baby this month than these names could be perfect for your bundle of Christmas joy!

I will be adding to these lists over time so you can save it as a bookmark if you want.  Also, comment your favourite Christmas sounding names in the comments.  And no they are not in really in alphabetical order, just categorized as such and I’ll be adding more in-depth definitions in the future if I feel like it and including if it is a female or male name – though I think that’s a personal choice if you ask me, with certain exceptions (Noel and Noelle).

 

A

Angel – Greek, ‘messenger’

Angelica – Latin, ‘angel’

Angelina – Greek, ‘messenger angel’

B

Balthazar – Greek, ‘Baal protects the King’, commonly attributed to one of the Three Wise Men

Beth (Bethlehem) – Hebrew, ‘house’

C

Cady

Candace ‘Candy’ – Latin, ‘white, pure, sincere’

Carol – ‘joyous song’

Christian – derived from Latin, ‘a Christian’, ‘a follower of Christ’

Christmas

Christopher – ‘Light-bearer’, ‘follower of Christ’

Cindy –  Cindy Lou Who

Clara – From The Nutcracker, ‘bright, clear’

Clarice – variant of Claire, ‘bright, shining, gentle’, from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Claus – derived from the medieval Klaus, which is a shortened form of Niklaus or Nicholas

Clementine – Latin, ‘mild, merciful’

Cole/Coal – Middle English, ‘swarthy, coal-black, charcoal’

D

December – Latin, ‘ten’, the month of Christmas

E

Eira – Welsh, ‘snow’, also originating from the Norse goddess Eir who was associated with healing

Ember – English, ‘spark, burning low’, nickname for December

Emmanuel – Hebrew, ‘God is with us’

Eve – English, derived from Latin Eva, originating from the Hebrew Chavah, ‘to give life’, ‘living’

F

Faith

Felix – Latin, ‘successful’, ‘lucky’

G

Gloria – Latin, ‘glory’

H

Holly

Hope

I

J

Jack – Jack Frost, derived from Jackin, a medieval diminutive of John

Jasper – ancient Persian, ‘treasurer’

Joseph – Hebrew, ‘Yahweh/Jehovah shall increase/add’, Mary (who gave birth to Jesus) and Joeseph

Joy – Old French (joie), ‘delight or great happiness’

K

L

M

Mary – Hebrew, ‘bitterness’, mother of Jesus

Merry – Middle English, ‘lively’, ‘cheerful’

N

Natalia – Late Latin meaning ‘Christmas Day’ (Latin natale domini)

Nicholas – Greek, ‘victory to the people’, Old Saint Nick

Noel – French, masculine form of the name version of noël

Noelle – French, feminine form of the name version of noël

North – like the North Pole

O

P

Pax – Latin, ‘peace’, ‘the binding thing’, goddess of peace in Roman mythology

Q

R

Rudolph/Rudolf – German, ‘fame wolf’

S

Snow

T

U

V

W

Winter

X

Y

Z

 

 

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