Human Interest

Expecting a holiday bundle of joy but don’t know what to name your baby? There has been a notable rise worldwide in Google searches for “Christmas baby names” over the past 12 months — a whopping 272% increase. Researchers at Absolute Digital Media have ranked the top 209 festive baby names using Forebears, to establish which festive baby name is most popular worldwide. It calculates this by determining how many people have that name, which country it is most prevalent and the origin meaning. Another analysis was conducted using Name Berry‘s seed list of Christmas baby names. Christmas names considered include: names that mean blessed or holy, star or light, joy or peace; nature names related to snow or the trees and flowers of Christmas; names of the Holy Family, the angels and the Wise Men. Some of the names on the list are more unique, such as Snow, Drummer, Lumi, Lucian, Kerensa and Pace.

54 of the most popular festive baby names in the world are most prevalent in the United States.

If you’re expecting a baby born during the end-of-year holidays, or simply want a name that reflects the magical season, see the top 10 list of Christmas baby names below:

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