50 Baby Names Inspired by Winter

This December, I’m not naming a brand new baby (instead, I’m celebrating my baby’s first birthday!), but if I was, these wintery names would be high on my list.

Click through to see some of my favorites:

  • Winter Inspired Baby Names

    Winter Inspired Baby Names

    These baby names are beautiful no matter what time of year your baby is born in!

  • Robin

    Robin

    Another winter bird, and a classic girl’s name.

  • Quilo

    Quilo

    If you’re looking for an unusual name, this one comes from Roman mythology referring to the North Wind.

  • Olwen

    Olwen

    Means “white footprint”

  • North

    North

    Directional names are always popular (think Easton or Weston), and North is a perfect winter fit.

  • Noel

    Noel

    Or go with the masculine version instead for a little boy.

  • Noelle

    Noelle

    This festive girl name is a great fit for a little one born near Christmas.

  • Nicholas

    Nicholas

    I’m sure Santa won’t mind sharing his name.

  • Neve

    Neve

    Latin for “snow.”

  • Lumi

    Lumi

    “Snow” in Finnish

  • Krystal

    Krystal

    If snowflakes are keeping you and your new baby company, this might be the perfect name.

  • Crystal

    Crystal

    Or stick with the more traditional spelling.

  • Jenara

    Jenara

    A Latin version of “January.”

  • January

    January

    A pretty name for a little girl!

  • Jack

    Jack

    Jack Frost shares this super popular first name (it’s in the top 50 on the Social Security name list).

  • Iclyn

    Iclyn

    “Ice” might be a bit much, but this is a nice feminine variation on it.

  • Ivy

    Ivy

    This winter vine is bright and beautiful even in the dead of winter.

  • Holly

    Holly

    Beautiful winter berries, and a popular girl’s name.

  • Hollie

    Hollie

    Or try this spelling, if you want something a bit more unique.

  • Alaska

    Alaska

    This state (which knows its fair share about winter) makes a great girl name.

  • Aspen

    Aspen

    This name, borrowed from a popular ski resort, is trendy and cute.

  • Aster

    Aster

    If “Star” is a bit much for you, try this Greek version of the word instead.

  • Aubin

    Aubin

    French for “white.”

  • Bianca

    Bianca

    This lovely name means “white.”

  • Gwendolen

    Gwendolen

    In Welsh, this means “White Circle.”

  • Gwen

    Gwen

    If Gwendolen is too much of a mouthful, try the shortened variation instead.

  • Guinevere

    Guinevere

    Or another spin off of Gwendolen.

  • Gwenyth

    Gwenyth

    Welsh for “white.”

  • Garnet

    Garnet

    The January birthstone makes a great male or female name.

  • Cole

    Cole

    Here’s one kind of coal you might want to get in your stocking.

  • Gabriel

    Gabriel

    The name of the angel in the Christmas story.

  • Gabrielle

    Gabrielle

    Or try the feminine version instead.

  • Eirwen

    Eirwen

    Means “white as snow.”

  • Eira

    Eira

    This pretty and uncommon name is a welsh word for “snow.”

  • Douglas

    Douglas

    The name of one of the most popular varieties of Christmas trees.

  • Coldin

    Coldin

    “Cold” might be too extreme, but “Coldin” makes a great name for a baby born in winter.

  • Colden

    Colden

    Or spell it with an “e” instead.

  • Christian

    Christian

    Strongly associated with Christmas, this is a perfect name for a baby born in mid-December (or go with “Christine” for a girl).

  • Carol

    Carol

    A perfect, celebratory name for a Christmas baby.

  • Demi

    Demi

    A shorter version of “Demeter,” the Greek goddess responsible for winter.

  • December

    December

    This might not be the most popular “month-as-name” but it’s one of my favorites!

  • Crispin

    Crispin

    Perfect for a baby born on a crisp winter day.

  • Branch

    Branch

    This old-fashioned name brings to mind the bare and beautiful branches of trees in winter.

  • Star

    Star

    Whether it reminds you of the Christmas star or just the bright winter-night stars, this is a beautiful and vibrant girl name.

  • Snow

    Snow

    Reminiscent of Snow White, this name is ideal for a baby born in the coldest months of the year.

  • Wren

    Wren

    I love this sweet name (a wren is a winter bird!)

  • Winter

    Winter

    This name has a crisp, unisex feel to it.

  • Wynter

    Wynter

    Or swap the “i” for a “y.”

  • Winnie

    Winnie

    Or go for a nickname version of “Winter” with “Winnie” instead.

  • Whittaker

    Whittaker

    Means “white field.” (Isn’t this a great boy name?)

  • Storm

    Storm

    Storm could go either way, but I particularly like it for a girl.

And if you need more naming inspiration, try BabyZone’s baby name finder.

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