10 names for a boy born on Christmas day
Does your baby’s due date fall in the festive season? If so, why not look to Christmas for inspiration on what to name your baby boy?
Are you expecting a girl this Christmas? Find more names at Christmas names for girls.
Balthazar is the name of one of the Three Wise Men that visited Baby Jesus in Bethlehem.
Casper was another one of the Three Wise Men that visited Jesus under the guidance of the North star.
Meaning ”Follower of Christ, this is probably the most common Christmas-inspired name. A popular choice, it also lends itself to a variety of nicknames.
A name of Hebrew origin, Emmanuel means ‘God is with us’.
This is the name of the angel that told Mary she would give birth to Jesus. The name also means ‘God is my might’.
A common boys’ name that also has its origins in Hebrew, Joseph was the husband of the Virgin Mary.
A name made popular by the Christmas film Miracle On 34th Street, Kris Kringle is derived from the German word ‘Christkindl’, meaning ‘Christ child’.
Melchior is the name of one of the Three Wise Men, or Three Kings, that were guided by the North star to meet Jesus after his birth.
Nicholas has been a popular name since the days of Saint Nicholas, a 4th century saint and Greek bishop. The character of Santa Clause is based largely on this historic figure, as Saint Nicholas had a reputation for secretly placing gifts – such as coins – inside shoes.
Derived from the French word ‘Noël’, meaning Christmas. An ancient version of this name is the Hebrew word nolad, which means ‘to bring forth young’.
Illustration: Marie Canat
Where to now?
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