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What does Christmas mean?

Christmas Pronunciation of Christmas as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Christmas) is of Old English origin. Name of the holiday celebrating the birth of Christ, so named from "Christ" (see Christian) and "mass" meaning "festival". Used occasionally for December 25 babies, but now more usually replaced by the French form, Noel. See also Natalie.

ASSOCIATED WITH Chris-, old english


RELATIONS VIA CHRISTIAN, NATALIE, NOEL Christiaan, Christiana, Christiane, Christina, Chrystian, Cristian, Khristian



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How popular is Christmas?

Christmas is a rare first name for females but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#6082 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Christmas (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) are Natalie (#27 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Christina (#333), Noel (#1203), Christiana (#1274), Christian (#1694), Cristian and Christiane. These forms of Christmas reached the apex of their popularity in the 1980s (ADOPTION OF 1.7%) and are now significantly less popular (ADOPTION 0.6%, DOWN 62.9%), with versions such as Christina falling out of fashion. Natalie has been the overall favorite. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Christian, Christiana, Christiane, Christina, Cristian in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Natalie, Noel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Christina, Natalie outside U.S.