Baby Names Especially For Those Holiday Blessings

Baby Names Especially For Those Holiday Blessings

The holidays are such a magical time to be preparing for a baby. Thinking of baby names, folding little winter clothes, and enjoying all the Christmas cookies with little guilt!

Three years ago, I experienced it all. With a December 28th due date, I ate my fill at Thanksgiving, enjoyed all the pre-Christmas festivities, and then settled in, wondering if I’d have a Christmas baby or if he would hold on until sometime in the New Year.

If you have a little one on the way and are still waiting to stumble upon the perfect name, perhaps some of these subtly, holiday-inspired names will strike a chord!

baby names especially for those holiday blessings

Alegria – European Portuguese for “joy”

Amaryllis – A Christmas flower, nickname Amara, Mary, or Lissie

Benedict – Latin for “blessed”

Bianca – Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Bianca means “white”.

Carywyn – Means “a blessed one who is thankful”

Celeste – Means “heavenly”

Demetria – The goddess of harvest

Douglas – After the tree

Eve – For none other than Christmas Eve

Friede – German for “peace”

Gwenyth – Means “to be blessed or thankful”

Hollyn – A fun spin on Holly

Jasper – Means “bringer of treasure”

Juniper – Means “of the winter tree”

Luca/Lucia – Means “bright light”

Lux – Another “light” meaning

Maize – In reference to Thanksgiving

Nima – Means “a blessing”

Noble – Another tree reference that doubles as a virtue nod

Noel/Noelle/Noella – Means “the Christmas festival”

Paz – Spanish for “peace”

Sena – Means “to be blessed”

Shay – Means “a gift”

Starria – Like a star

Whittaker – Means “white field”, and I love the nickname “Whit”

Winter – Because, ’tis the season!

Do you have any favorite baby names that tie into Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year? Share with us!

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Gretchen hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two young children. Before transitioning to life as a stay at home mom, Gretchen worked in sales and marketing while earning her Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership. Now her days are focused on managing meal plans and nap times while organizing her sewing stash and children's toy bins. My oh my, how life changes in the blink of an eye! Gretchen writes frequently about natural parenting, becoming more environmentally conscience, her affinity for thrifted treasures, and hopes of making it out of yoga pants each day on her blog That Mama Gretchen (


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