Baby Names Inspired by the Holidays

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Though we are a nation blanketed in unbelievable mourning in the wake of the Newtown massacre, many of us are doing our best to prepare for the upcoming holiday by filling it with extra love, laughter, hugs and kisses. And for those of us who are waiting on the arrival of a baby boy or baby girl, we’ve got the best holiday names to inspire you!

Top holiday girls’ names

Noelle

January

Seraphina - Hebrew for “powerful angel”

Winter

Gloria – Latin for “glory”

Angel

Laila – Hebrew for “light”

Holly

Joy

Natalia/Natalie – Latin for Christmas day

Mary

Eve

Top holiday boys’ names

Nicholas

Kris – After Kris Kringle

Gabriel – Responsible for telling Mary she was pregnant

Fritz – Little boy in the Nutcracker

Joseph

Caleb

Moses

Felix

Shepherd

Micah – He foretold that the birth of Jesus would be in Bethlehem

Michael – One of the seven archangels

Callum – Means dove, the symbol of peace

What is your favorite holiday-inspired name?