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Our collection of beautiful names for an Advent or Christmas baby


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Cerith Gardiner - published on 12/05/21

There's something so exciting about a baby born at this time of year. Here are some perfect names for the occasion!

Parents expecting a new cherub in the coming weeks might be looking for a name that reflects the joyous season of hope and love. Well, let Aleteia lend a festive helping hand!

Here’s a selection of popular slideshows with names for a baby boy or girl that are a nod to both the season and the holy men and women whom we celebrate at this time of year.

Seasonal saints

A great choice of names inspired by some of the saints of the Church’s calendar at this time of year.

10 Perfect Advent or Christmas names for a baby boy

Love and light

Light plays a key part in Christmas, from the Advent candles to the star that guided the Magi to Bethlehem. These pretty names are a more unusual choice for this time of year, but nonetheless, just as meaningful.

5 Names full of meaning and light for baby girls


Full of virtue

These names reflect the season in a subtle but beautiful way.

7 Baby girls’ names that capture the spirit of Advent and Christmas

Honoring the Mother of God

What better way to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ than by including His mother in your choice of name? While you may not want it for your son’s first name, this selection of names are a great complement.

12 baby boys’ names that pair well with “Mary”

Capturing Christmas

This selection of names is purely festive, representing Christmas and some truly inspirational holy women.

14 Symbolic names for your Christmas baby girl

Honoring Christ’s earthly father

Considering the role Joseph has in the life of Jesus, and the year we just had dedicated to him, it’s lovely to acknowledge his fatherly care and his love and dedication to the Son of God.

12 Names that pair well with Joseph for your baby boy

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