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Baby Names Inspired by Winter
If you on the lookout for some good wintry baby names then you must be expecting or know someone who is. The good news is that you're in the right place, as the seasonal names below should provide you with a good jumping off point for ideas. They're influenced by a variety of cold-weather related terms that are always used more often whenever the chilly part of the season rolls around. Everything from winter slang and clothing worn during this time of the year to animals and plants closely associated with cold to iconic places or fiction associated with winter have been used for inspiration.
The idea for this article came to me last winter when my sister and I were making a list of potential baby names while it was snowing outside. We had a warm crackling fire going, two cups of hot chocolate and that fire-like hue was lighting the living room just the right amount to make things more peaceful. Thinking back on the memory makes me really appreciate family. I hope the list below will help you come up with that perfect name for your newborn child, and if it doesn't, I at least hope that the article gives you a little inspiration to discover a name on your own. In either case, thank you for taking a look and best wishes to you, your family and the family yet to come.
Popular Winter Names for Babies
- Adolpha: means "noble wolf" and is of German origin
- Avalanche: could go with Avi or Ava for shorter name
- Candy: the one time of they year where everyone eats more candy and sweets than any other time
- Donner: one of the reindeer that pulls Santa's sleigh when delivering presents each winter (and one of my favorites from my youth)
- Eliora: a beautiful Hebrew name that means "God is light"
- Frankie: short for frankincense
- Froid: means "cold" in French
- Gelu: "intense cold" in Latin
- Hope: A lot of people don't have a lot of hope around the holidays. Wouldn't it be inspiring if a girl named Hope helped someone become a little happier around this time of the year?
- Idas: "December" in the Sardinian language
- Kenyon: a name of English origin that means "white-haired"
- Meg: a great winter name from someone I actually know; short for nutmeg
- Natalia: in Latin, this beautiful name means "Christmas Day"
- Oswald: a great name inspired by a classic Batman villain, which in turn was inspired by the cold weather, flightless bird... the penguin
- Robert: Robert Ripley was born on Christmas day
- Yukio: a beautiful name that means "snow" in Japanese
Cold Weather Names
Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire; it is the time for home.
— Edith Sitwell
Winter Baby Names for Boys
Christmas Baby Names That You Might Just Have Heard of Before
A Little Ambience While Searching For That Perfect Name
If there's one thing cold weather brings with it, it's the need for warmth. If you're lucky enough to be able to burn wood, it's the most relaxing sound you'll ever hear—perfect for reading, sharing memories, or falling to sleep. There are people from all around the world that can tell you how good the sound of a crackling fire is to their ears; it's also a great way to come up with clever names as it acts as "white noise" in the background, while allowing you to concentrate on coming up with something cool.
Winter Inspired Baby Names
- Cookie: you can find this delicious treat everywhere when it gets cold; my guess is that it is a wonderful comfort food that makes you feel good
- Douglas: a tree that is used quite often during the holidays
- Ebusika: a perfect name for either a boy or girl that means "winter" in the Zulu language
- Eira: means "snow" in Welsh and would be a good name for a boy or girl
- Enero: this word means "January" in Spanish
- Frio: means "cold" in Spanish
- Gelid: icy or extremely cold
- Gennaio: in the Italian language this word means "January"
- Humphrey: Humphrey Bogart was another well known Christmas baby
- Israel: a word that is heard often this time of the year
- Kevin: the kid from the Home Alone Christmas movies
- Niamh: a very unique name for a girl with Irish origins meaning "bright" or "radiant"
- Nog: short for eggnog, which is a most delicious holiday drink
- Shepherd (or Shep for short if you prefer)
- Solstice: the winter solstice marks the arrival of winter and is also generally the shortest day of the year
- Vostok: named after the Vostok research station in Antarctica
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It was the hour when snow goes blue and the streetlights come on and a hare may pause on the tree line as still as a word in a book.
— Anne Carson, Autobiography of Red
Winter Baby Names for Girls
My cousin actually named her little girl "Aspen" because she went into labor early at a well known ski resort in Aspen. The child decided to be born around three weeks early. Thankfully the birth took place inside a hotel and not on the slopes, although that would have been a good story to tell as well.
Names That Mean Winter or Snow in Other Languages
Usum Tiris (Sundanese)
To Cold or Not To Cold
A Little Cold Weather Mood Music
One thing most people can agree on is that when latter half of the year comes around, listening to Christmas and holiday music becomes much more appealing. Isn't it funny how this time of the year, this kind of music can fill our hearts with kindness more than any other tunes permeating the airwaves.
I have a cousin named Christmas who comes to visit during the holidays almost every year. She always wants to go out for karaoke, where she always chooses songs about Christmas, snow or cold weather. We always have fun without drinking an ounce of alcoholic beverage. As a side note, don't really try doing this at a low-end dive bar that has karaoke; we've tried that a couple of times and it didn't go over too well with the audience.
I have come to regard November as the older, harder man's October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. If puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer's death as winter tightens its grip.
— Henry Rollins
Some Famous Winter Babies
Rod Serling (12/25/1924)
Elvis Presley (1/8/35)
Taylor Swift (12/13/89)
Casius Clay (1/17/42)
Seth Green (2/8/74)
Oprah Winfrey (1/29/54)
Eva Mendes (3/5/74)
Marlene Dietrich (12/27/01)
Jessica Biel (3/3/82)
Dolly Parton (1/19/46)
Michael C. Hall (2/1/71)
Denzel Washington (12/28/54)
Bradley Cooper (1/5/1975)
Born In Winter by Gojira
© 2018 Don
Anybody out there born in fall or winter that wants to share their name?
Caitlin on March 07, 2019:
What should my name be