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Winter Baby Names Inspired by Cold and Cooler Weather

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I have many interests and an inability to make up my mind about which one to focus on. That's how I came up with my name: ControlledChaos1.

If you love the cold and are on the lookout for some good names inspired by winter or fall, then you've come to the right place. The seasonal names below were 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, 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 (or just arrived).

Popular Winter Names for Babies

  • Adolpha: means "noble wolf" and is of German origin
  • Avalanche: maybe Avi or Ava for short
  • 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. I would find it amazing for a girl named Hope helping people 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 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: means "snow" in Japanese
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Cold Weather Names

 

 

 

Crystal

Nick

Anorak

Polar

Flurry

Chill

Glacier

Aspen

Hail

Autumn

Comet

Ginger

Evie

Dasher

Clause

Mary

Joseph

Cardinal

Santa

Glee

Feliz

Bing

Mistle

White

Frost

Frostine

Silver

Blizzard

Prim

Adele

Foggy

Angel

Sleet

Grinch

Hark

Lennon

Star

Charity

Belle

Berry

Christopher

Crisp

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 Names for Boys

 

 

 

Noel

Jesus

March

Frosty

Rudolf

Christian

Jack

Crispin

Gabriel

Blue

Sirius

Chimney

Nicholas

Gale

Merry

December

Zero

Ralphie

Ebenezer

Cole

Ryder

Leroy

Clark

Leopard

Red

John

North

Bethlehem

Shadow

King

Lynx

Cab

Boo

Hare

October

Otto

Felix

Klaus

Prophet

Abner

Spruce

Ander

Chris

Marley

Balsam

Bodhi

Caspar

McKinley

Christmas Baby Names That You Might Just Have Heard of Before

Ken Stabler

Barbara Mandrell

Clara Barton

Helena Christensen

Ryan Seacrest

Demaryius Thomas

Justin Trudeau

Anwar Sadat

Jimmy Buffett

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.

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

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 Names for Girls

 

 

 

Christmas

January

Aubrey

Eve

Noelle

Winter

Alaska

Sugar

Holly

Siria

Carol

Elsa

Ember

Aster

Ivy

Piper

Joy

Pumpkin

Faith

Miracle

Angela

Myrrh

Darling

Prancer

Holiday

Dove

Scarlett

Magenta

Adair

Nia

Crimson

Neve

Saint

Bliss

Virginia

Angelina

Gabriella

Wish

Ingrid

Kari

Evergreen

Glory

Anya

Gloria

Natasha

Nora

Plum

Stasia

Spirit

Nip

Arctic

Amber

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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.

The Word "Winter" in Other Languages

 

 

 

Zima (Bosnian)

Fuyu (Japanese)

Invernu (Corsican)

Negua (Basque)

Vintro (Esperanto)

Teli (Hungarian)

Hiems (Latin)

Vinter (Danish)

Xitwa (Maltese)

Zimowy (Polish)

Usum Tiris (Sundanese)

Barii (Swahili)

To Cold or Not To Cold

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)

© 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