Baby names: The most popular festive monikers, including Noelle and Celyn

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There’s no doubt about it, choosing a name for your baby can be a mean feat.

While you can peruse the names which are most popular this year, or even take a look at vintage names making a come back, you could also head down the seasonal route.

Yes, we previously took a look at some of the most popular autumnal baby names, from Rust to Leaf, but it turns out festive baby names are also a thing. Hear us out.

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There are a range of sweet names which come with beautiful festive meanings and perusing this list might help you decide which you want to pick.

Here are some beautiful Christmas-themed girls and boys names to choose from…

Girls names

Avery – meaning ‘Christmas elf’

Carol or Carolle – from Christmas carol

December – the month of Christmas

Eira – Welsh meaning ‘snow’

Eve – meaning living

Faith – from the word ‘faith’

Grace – meaning effortless beauty

Gloria – meaning glory

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Holly – from holly tree

Ivy – named after the climbing plant

Joy – meaning joy!

Mary – meaning star of the sea

Michaela – female version of the Angel Michael, angel of love and families

Natasha – meaning ‘Jesus’ birth’

Neva – Latin origin meaning ‘Snow’

Noelle/Noella – meaning ‘Christmas’

Star – representing the star followed to find Jesus

Winter – like the season

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Boys names

Alfredo – Christmas elf

Balthazar – one of the three kings

Casper – one of the three kings

Celyn – meaning ‘holly’

Christian – meaning follower of Christ

Claus – meaning victorious people, but of course reminds us of Santa Claus!

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Eldan/Elden – meaning ‘Christmas elf’

Eull – ‘Yule’

Gabriel – from the Angel Gabriel

Jasper – one of the three kings

Jesus – meaning God will help

If a Christmas name isn’t for you, you could take a look at which names are popular in the specific area of the UK you live.

The Office of National Statistics has used data from 2018 (which is the most recent census) to find out the top 10 boys and girls name in different regions of country.

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Examining this will enable you to make sure your kid either fits in with their peers, or give you forewarning of names to avoid if you want them to be the only one on their class register.

Of course some names, such as Oliver and George for boys and Amelia and Olivia for girls, seem to be fashionable countrywide, but it is still interesting how names differ in areas of the UK.

Take a look for yourself…

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