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  • 89 Baby Names Inspired By The Birth Of Jesus

    Why not name your December baby in honor of the month's most special occasion?
    by Rachel Perez .
89 Baby Names Inspired By The Birth Of Jesus
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  • Babies born in December tend to receive only one gift for Christmas and their birthday. But at the time of their birth, they are the best holiday gifts for their parents. 

    If you’re expecting your baby’s arrival in December, the busiest month of the year, sure, you can name your litle one after the holidays. You may also want to consider a name related to the most memorable occasion: the birth of Jesus Christ.

    35 baby names for boys related to the birth of Jesus Christ

    Angel

    Meaning: angel or angelic

    Aster

    Meaning: star

    Balthasar, Balthazar

    Meaning: “God protects the kins,” One of the three wise men

    Caleb

    Meaning: devotion to God

    Casper, Gaspar

    Meaning: He doesn’t appear in the Bible; name of one of the three wise men

    Christian, Christopher, Cristobal

    Meaning: followers, bearers of Christ

    Ember

    Meaning: hot ashes, short for December

    Emmanuel

    Meaning: God is with us; commemorates the visit of the three wise men

    Epifanio

    Meaning: Hispanic for “bringing lights” 

    Gabriel

    Meaning: God is my strength; the angel who visited Mother Mary

    Jack

    Meaning: God is gracious

    Jasper

    Meaning: “bringer of treasure,” a derivative of Casper, one of the three kings

    Jesus, Yeshua

    Meaning: God saves

    Joseph, Giuseppe, Jozef

    Meaning: ‘God shall add another; wife of Mary, mother of Jesus

    Lucian

    Meaning: mang of light

    Matthew

    Meaning: Gift from God

    Melchior

    Meaning: “city of king,” the third king to visit Jesus

    Merry

    Meaning: “guardian of sea,” from Merry Christmas

    Noel

    Meaning: Christmas time, angel

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    North

    Meaning: referring to the guiding North Star

    Pax

    Meaning: peaceful

    Theodore, Theo, Teddy

    Meaning: a gift of God

    Timothy

    Meaning: honoring God

    Xavier

    Meaning: the new house

    Yule

    Meaning: winter solstice

    Zane

    Meaning: Gift from God 

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    Amaryllis

    Meaning: “to sparkle;” a flower associated with Christmas

    Angel, Angelica, Angel

    Meaning: angel or angelic

    Anya

    Meaning: grace

    Astra

    Meaning: Angel

    Astrid

    Meaning: divinely beautiful

    Bell, Belle

    Meaning: ringer of the bell

    Berry

    Meaning: fruit found during Christmas

    Beth

    Meaning:” from Bethlehem City, the birthplace of Jesus

    Cady

    Meaning: a variation of French word Cadeaux meaning “present”

    Carol

    Meaning: from Christmas carols

    Christine, Christina, Christabel

    Meaning: Followers of Christ

    Clara, Clarice, Chiara

    Meaning: bright and clear (like the star)

    December

    Meaning: December, the month of Christmas

    Emmanuelle, Epiphany

    Meaning: Commemorates the visit of the three wise men

    Estelle, Estella, Esther, Seren, Stella

    Meaning: Star, one that guided the three wise men

    Eve

    Meaning: living; the night before the birth of Jesus

    Faith

    Meaning: trust of belief 

    Gabriella

    Meaning: God is my strength

    Gloria

    Meaning: glory 

    Holly

    Meaning: December flower

    Hope

    Meaning: signifies expectations of believers in Christmas and God

    Hoshi

    Meaning: star

    Ivy

    Meaning: faithfulness

    Josepha, Josephine

    Meaning: wife of Mary, mother of Jesus

    Jovie

    Meaning: jovial 

    Joy

    Meaning: joy

    Lucia, Lucy

    Meaning: bright light

    Maria, Mary, Miriam

    Meaning: “wished for child,” mother of Jesus

    Natalia, Natalie, Natale, Natasha

    Meaning: derived from natal, which means “birth;” Italian word for Christmas; 

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    Noelle, Noella

    Meaning: Christmas

    Nora

    Meaning” light

    Dorothea, Dorothy

    Meaning: “gift of God”

    Virginia

    Meaning: maid, virgin; representing the Virgin Mary

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