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Expecting over the holiday season? Here are the top 20 baby name suggestions for your little present. You might want to consider these when choosing baby names for your baby.


One of the more obvious choices, Noel is a French term for Christmas or the Christmas season. The First Noel is a popular Christmas Carol. Famous Noels: Noel Coward, playwright. Pronounced NOHL or No-EL.


Natalie literally translates to "Born" although it's come to mean "Born on Christmas Day." Famous Natalies: Natalie Cole, singer. Natalie Maines, singer, Natalie Schaffer, actress.


The formal name from which the diminutive NATALIE was derived. Slavic. Famous Natashas: Natasha Richardson, actress. Natasha Bedingfield, singer. Natasha Fatale, cartoon villain.


Meaning: Christ-bearer, or Follower of Christ. Famous Christians: Christian Dior, clothing designer. Christian Lacroix, clothing designer. Christian Bale, actor. Christian Siriano, clothing designer. Christian Audigier, clothing designer. Christian Louboutin, shoe designer.


Claus is a Germanic nickname (no pun intended) for the name NICHOLAS. Hence Santa Claus = Saint Nicholas. Pronounced KLOWSE in German or CLAWZ in English. Famous Clauses: Klaus Kinski, filmmaker. Klaus Nomi, opera singer. Klaus Von Bulow, Danish aristocrat and famous murder defendant.


From a plant with red berries. Famous Hollies: Holly Hunter, actress. Holly Madison, reality star/Playboy Bunny. Holly Golightly, character in novel and movie Breakfast at Tiffany's, played by Audrey Hepburn. Holly Hobby, animated peasant girl.


Welsh name pronounced "KELLYN" which means holly.


Identified with meaning the Christmas season, it actually means "feast." Famous Yules: Yul Brynner, actor.


The white stuff that falls from the sky around Christmastime.


The season during which the holidays fall. Famous Winters: Wynter Gordon, singer. Wynter Mitchell, journalist.


Meaning cheerful and happy, a word normally used to wish someone a happy Christmas. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Christmas carol.


Santa Claus, translated into Dutch is Sinterklaas, which was derived from the original St. Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, repentant thieves, children, brewers, pawnbrokers and students in various cities and countries around Europe. St. Nicolas used to conduct secret gift-giving, which was the beginning of the Santa Claus mythology.


A guardian from heaven. Pronounced "AYN-gell" in English or "Ahn-HEHL" in Spanish. Famous Glorias: Gloria Gaynor, singer. Gloria Allred, attorney. Gloria Steinem, women's activist.


A Christmas song. Famous Carols: Carroll O'Connor, actor. Carol Burnett, comedienne. Carol Channing, actress. Carol Mosely-Braun, first female African-American in the U.S. Senate.


A guardian from heaven. Pronounced "AYN-gell" in English or "An-HEHL" in Spanish. Famous Angels: Angela Davis, political activist. Angela Cartrwight, actress. Angela Lansbury, actress.


Climbing vine plant. The Holly and the Ivy, Christmas carol. Famous Ivys: Ivy Queen, singer/composer. Ivy Higa, fashion designer/reality show contestant.


A celestial body of hot gases OR a celebrity. Famous Stars: Star Jones, talk show host/attorney. Starr Parker, politician.


Originally meaning "the tenth month" since December was the tenth month on the ancient Roman calendar. The month in which Christmas falls.


Almost too obvious, this literally translates to "The Mass of Christ." A Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ, celebrated traditionally on December 25th.


We can't forget the mama who gave birth to the child on the day we celebrate the birth! Famous Marys: Mary, mother of Jesus. Mary Magdelene, follower of Jesus. Mary Stuart Masterson, actress. Mary J Blige, singer. Mary Poppins, children's book and movie character. Maria Callas, opera singer. Maria Shriver, journalist. Maria Bello, actress.

and last but not least... Jesus

The reason for the season! Pronounced "Hay-ZOOS" in Spanish or "GEE-zuhs" in English. Famous Jesuses: Jesus Christ, star of the New Testament. Jesus Montero, baseball player. Jesus Espana, Olympic Athlete. Jesus Pelez Miranda, soccer player. Jesus Franco, filmmaker.