Baby Names: The Most Popular Christmas Names Revealed

pick out a baby name Giving their child a name related to Christmas can be a very difficult decision for new parents and some may be influenced by the time of year if they are born in November and December.

From Holly, Gabriel and even Ebenezer, there are many that can be associated with this time of year.

The personalized map page to get you in the mood for the season Funky Pigeon delved into data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to find the most popular baby names associated with Christmas.

Viewed the data baby names selected for 2021 in England and Wales.

The Argus:ONS data has revealed the most Christmassy baby names, which were the most chosen last yearONS data has revealed the most Christmassy baby names, which were the most chosen last year (Image: PA)

Top 10 Christmas baby names for girls

1. Ivy (2,245 counts)

One of the two plants mentioned in the Christmas carol, the holly and the ivy

2. Bella (730)

A nod to Christmas bells

3. Holly (568)

The other plant besides ivy that is mentioned in the Christmas carol.

4. Anna (545)

According to Funky Pigeon, the Christmas link comes from the name of one of the main characters of the winter hit Frozen.

5. Gabriella (354)

The feminine form of the name Gabriel, the name of the angel sent to tell Mary that she was pregnant with the Son of Christ.

6. Eve (281)

A link to Christmas Eve.

7. Mary (148)

The name of the mother of Jesus Christ.

8. Beauty (147)

Another nod to Christmas bells.

9. Glory (70)

From “Gloria in excelsis Deo” (Latin for “Glory to God in the highest”), a Christian hymn often sung at Christmas.

10. Elsa (69)

The name of the other main character from Frozen.

Honorable Mentions: Angelina (44), Noelle (37), Star (23), Jovie (20) and Snow (11).

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Top 10 Christmas baby names for boys

1. Jack (2,847)

Funky Pigeon says the Christmas connection comes from both the Jack Frost and Jack Skellington characters from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

2. Joseph (1.307)

A biblical connection here to the wife of Mary who gave birth to Jesus Christ.

3. Gabriel (749)

A name shared by the angel who comes to tell Mary that she is pregnant with Jesus Christ.

4. Luke (496)

Another biblical link is the Luke Gosepl, which contains the birth of Jesus and thus the beginning of Christmas.

5. Nicholas (321)

A reference to Saint Nicholas or Santa Claus.

6.Kevin (285)

Funky Pigeon says that the Christmas link comes from the main character’s name in Home Alone.

7. Frank (285)

Another biblical connection, Funky Pigeon, says Frank refers to incense, one of the gifts the three wise men gave to Jesus.

8. Christian (190)

Related to the religion of Christianity.

9. Emmanuel (125)

Yet another biblical connection, since Emmanuel is one of Jesus’ names in the text.

10 Timothy (113)

A link to the character of Tiny Tim from A Christmas Carol.

Honorable Mentions: Buddy (107), Noel (75), Clark (45), Olaf (27), Clement (17), and Ebenezer (14). Baby Names: The Most Popular Christmas Names Revealed

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