The end of the year is often a time full of celebrations: Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Years Eve fill up the end of any given year. It’s a delightful time of the year; snow covers the landscape, fires are lit inside houses and people in general are more friendly and spirited. It is certainly a time full of inspiration everywhere. City streets are lined with garland and wreaths. Lights twinkle everywhere you look. Mittens surround cozy cups of cocoa and coffee in the hands of almost anyone walking down the street.
Winter is a wonderful time to have a baby. Family and friends are visiting for the holidays and are likely willing to lend a hand, plus they get to meet the new addition! Frigid temperatures and frequent winter storms make staying inside that much more appealing, so Mom won’t feel like she is missing out on much by staying in. Not to mention, being able to indulge in holiday goodies! “Having a baby right before the holidays mean you can finally indulge in a few favorite foods that might have been previously off limits. For me, this means soft cheeses, red wines, and of course a few seasonal caffeinated beverages,” writes DisneyBaby.com.
With winter and the holidays being so full of inspiration, coming up with baby names becomes very fun. Winter is arguably the coziest time of the year, so dreaming of cozy baby names is easy to do. Cozy up with a mug of cocoa and keep reading for 25 of the coziest baby names.
Posy kicks off this list of cozy baby names, and how cozy is it? Posy is of English origin and means a bunch of flowers, according to NameBerry.com. “A sweet, nostalgic nosegay kind of name, Posy has been long fashionable in England, a country of gardeners, but this pretty bouquet-of-flowers name is still rarely heard in the US, though it could be seen as a more unusual possible alternative to Rosy or Josie,” adds NameBerry.com. Posy is not on any popularity charts in the United States so you can rest assured any Posy would surely be one of a kind!
The name Declan is of Irish origin and means ‘man of prayer’, according to NameBerry.com. It’s a strong and solid name but totally gives off cozy vibes. Declan is most commonly used as a boys name and currently ranks in at number 116 on NameBerry.com popularity charts. “Declan, the amiable and appealing name of an Irish saint (and the real first name of singer Elvis Costello), is very popular in the Emerald Isle and beginning its certain climb to popularity here, after debuting on the American list in 1998. Like Aidan and Liam, Declan is shaping up to be an American hit,” shares NameBerry.com.
Does it get any cozier than naming your child Winter? The name Winter is of English origin and is a word name that means, well, winter. The name is most commonly used for girls and is currently ranked at number 449 on NameBerry.com popularity charts. It’s definitely not too common if you are looking for something unique. “People with this name have a deep inner desire for travel and adventure, and want to set their own pace in life without being governed by tradition,” suggests SheKnows.com on those named Winter. If you have a free-spirited winter baby, why not consider naming them after the season they are born in?
One of my favorite names featured on this list, Rue is up next. “Rue has gone from Golden Girls actress to Hunger Games heroine. This botanical name is also a double word name, meaning regret in English and street in French, and has real potential as a middle name,” writes NameBerry.com. The name works for either gender and makes a cute option either way. It’s not ranked on any popularity charts, so if you are looking for unique, Rue is definitely one to consider. This charming one syllable name is full of cozy vibes, perfect for any winter babe!
“Harper is a red-hot name for girls, having jumped from obscurity to near the top of the popularity list in less than a decade; it entered the Top 10 for the first time in 2015, and has stayed near there since,” shares NameBerry.com. Harper is currently ranked at number 11 on NameBerry.com popularity charts, and it only continues to rise. If you are looking for unique, you might want to consider something else. But if you don’t mind a more common name, Harper is a very darling option for any little girl, or boy for that matter!
Another gender friendly name, Theo is of Greek origin and means divine gift. How perfect is that name meaning for any sweet babe? As a boys name, Theo is currently ranked at number 289 on popularity charts, according to NameBerry.com. Theo is not currently ranked for girls names but does seem to be growing in popularity. “Many modern parents use Theo as the short form for Theodore rather than the dated Ted--including some celebs, such as Dallas Bryce Howard-- but others bypass the Grandpa name Theodore entirely and skip right to the hip nickname Theo. Short and ultra-chic, Theo's a cool, contemporary baby name choice,” adds NameBerry.com.
“Lottie is a nostalgic great-grandma name that conjures up lockets and lace, and -like Nellie, Josie, Hattie, Tillie, and Milly -has considerable vintage charm. A Top 100 name at the end of the nineteenth century, Lottie fell off the popularity list around 1960, but well might climb back on most likely as a diminutive for the currently popular Charlotte. It's already an amazing Number 85 in England and Wales,” writes NameBerry.com. The name is indeed growing in popularity. I have already heard the name Lottie used several times as a nickname for Charlotte at local Mommy and Me groups. But it’s definitely no wonder why. The name Lottie is so sweet and super cozy!
A mighty name, Henriette is next up on the list! “The name Henriette is a French baby name. In French the meaning of the name Henriette is: Keeper of the hearth,” writes SheKnows.com. “People with this name have a deep inner desire for a stable, loving family or community, and a need to work with others and to be appreciated,” adds SheKnows.com. If you like the name Henriette, you might also consider Hayven, Odelet or Bridgit. Henriette is not very common and does not rank in on any popularity charts, so if you are looking for one-of-a-kind, Henriette is definitely a name to consider.
Piper is next on the list, and I just think this name is so fun! Also, I think it’s the perfect blend of sweet and cozy for a winter baby. “The name Piper is a girl's name of English, Romanian origin meaning "pipe or flute player”, states NameBerry.com. The name is most commonly used for a girls name and currently ranks in at number 78 on NameBerry.com popularity charts. “Piper is a bright, musical name that entered the list in 1999, one year after the debut of the TV series Charmed, which featured a Piper, and it's been a consistent riser since,” adds NameBerry.com.
Another cozy boy name, Asher is up next on the list! “The Puritans were among the first to dust off this biblical name and introduce it to the English-speaking world. The happy meaning, the soft falling sound of Ash at the beginning and the trendy –er at the finish have helped propel the gentlemanly Asher to become a more approachable choice,” shares TheBump.com on this name of Hebrew origin. Asher has definitely become a popular choice, currently ranking in at number 59 on NameBerry.com popularity charts. The name literally means fortunate, happy and blessed one, according to NameBerry.com. It’s no wonder parents all over are choosing to bestow such a name on their little men!
Another one of my favourite names featured on this list, Finn is the next cozy name on the list. This one syllable name is of Irish origin meaning white or fair, according to NameBerry.com. As a boys name, Finn is currently ranked at number 167 on NameBerry.com popularity charts. Finn is not unheard of as a girls name, but it is definitely much more popular as a boys name. That being said, Finn would be a super cute and unique name for a little girl! “Finn is a name with enormous energy and charm, that of the greatest hero of Irish mythology, Finn MacCool (aka Fionn mac Cuumhaill), an intrepid warrior with mystical supernatural powers, noted as well for his wisdom and generosity,” adds NameBerry.com.
Hadley is of English origin and means heather field, according to NameBerry.com. “Hadley, most famous as the name of Ernest Hemingway's first wife, is more sophisticated, professional, and modern than cousins Harley, Haley, or Hayden. The hit book The Paris Wife, a novel told from the point of view of Hadley Hemingway (born Elizabeth Hadley Richardson), has helped popularize the name, which also appears on the vampire show True Blood. Hadley could become this generation's Hailey,” shares NameBerry.com. This two syllable name currently ranks in at number 113 on NameBerry.com popularity charts. Hadley is definitely a name to consider for any sweet little winter baby girl.
I think the name Wren is just too stinking cute! “Wren as a girl's name is of Old English origin referring to a small brown songbird,” shares TheBump.com. “This petite bird was regarded in Ireland as the "magician of the birds" and the Druids considered it a bird of prophecy. Thanks to an early fable, it has also been known as King of the Birds,” shares NameBerry.com. Wren is currently ranked at number 465 so it’s definitely still unique! Wren is a quaint and charming name to consider adding to your list of possibilities for a little winter baby.
“The name Hazel is a girl's name of English origin meaning "the hazelnut tree”,” shares NameBerry.com. Hazel is such a sweet name for a little girl, and it definitely suits a winter baby. “People with this name are excellent at analyzing, understanding, and learning. They tend to be mystics, philosophers, scholars, and teachers. Because they live so much in the mind, they tend to be quiet and introspective, and are usually introverts. When presented with issues, they will see the larger picture,” suggests SheKnows.com on those given the name Hazel. Hazel is a name worth considering adding to your list of possibilities!
Rowan a gender neutral name that is very charming either way. “The name Rowan is a boy's name of Scottish, Irish origin meaning "little redhead", shares NameBerry.com. As a boys name, Rowan is currently ranked at number 140 on NameBerry.com popularity charts, and as a girls name, Rowan is ranked at number 212. “Rowan is the name of a tree with red berries that's commonly found in Scotland (and said to ward off witches). Some scholars say this name has been used for girls as well as boys since the Middle Ages, though no Rowans are found outside literature until modern times. In the U.S., Rowan was almost unheard of as a girls’ name before Brooke Shields chose it for her daughter in 2003 -- the year that it entered the Top 1000. Now popular for both sexes, there's about one girl named Rowan for every two boys,” adds NameBerry.com.
Thank you Thomas Rhett and family for introducing us to this sweet, sweet name. The name is of German origin and means resolute protection, according to NameBerry.com. “Willa has become increasingly fashionable, with its combination of Willa (born Wilella) Cather-like pioneer strength and the graceful beauty of the willow tree,” adds NameBerry.com. The name is currently ranked at number 454 on NameBerry.com popularity charts but we may see it rise in popularity, given the Rhett family choosing the name for their first daughter, Willa Grey. Willa is a strong and steady name that manages to still be very cute and charming. It is definitely one to consider!
“Elodie as a girl's name is of French and Greek origin meaning "marsh flower”, shares TheBump.com. “The lyrical and melodious Elodie, a budding Nameberry favourite, is an overlooked medieval saint's name that could be a more sophisticated tribute to an Aunt Melody,” shares NameBerry.com. I just think this three-syllable name is so darling and enchanting; perfect for any little winter princess. This name would pair so well with a middle name like Ann, May, June or even James. The name is actually gaining in popularity and is currently ranked at number 63 on NameBerry.com popularity charts.
Peyton Sawyer is totally my favourite character on One Tree Hill, so I totally vibe with this name. And no, this is not the last OTH reference you will see featured on this list! Sawyer is such a cute name, though! And it’s definitely gender neutral. The name is of English origin and means wood cutter, according to NameBerry.com. As a boys name, Sawyer currently ranks in at number 95. As a girls name, it ranks in at number 224.
“Sawyer is a stylish, newly unisex name, used for their daughters by such parents as Sara Gilbert, co-host of The Talk and former actress on Roseanne. While Sawyer feels more conventionally masculine—maybe it's the image of a person wielding a saw?—this is one of those newly-stylish occupational names that can work for either gender. If you want something with less brawn and more brains than Sawyer, try Sayer,” adds NameBerry.com.
“Ruby as a girl's name is of English origin meaning "the red gemstone". It is a jewel name first used in the 1870s,” shares TheBump.com on the name Ruby. I think Ruby is one of the sweetest little girls names there is! Ruby is currently ranked at number 79 on NameBerry.com popularity charts. “For the past few years, Ruby has been a huge hit across the English-speaking world: right now she's popular in Australia, in England and Wales, and in Ireland. Her highest point in the US was from 1900 to 1936, when she was in the Top 50--but she could surpass that number if enthusiasm for her continues to grow,” adds NameBerry.com on the popularity of the name.
Atticus is such a fun, unique and charming name for a little boy. Not to mention it has total cozy vibes to it. Atticus is of Latin origin and means from Attica, according to NameBerry.com. The name is currently ranked at number 350 for boys names on NameBerry.com popularity charts. “If To Kill a Mockingbird is one of your favourite books, take a page from this classic novel and name your son Atticus after the protagonist, the wise and honourable attorney Atticus Finch. Harper Lee, the book’s author, took the name from a respected, influential Roman called Titus Pomponius Atticus, who lived in the first century BC,” writes TheBump.com.
This one syllable girls name is very feminine, sweet and cozy. Perfect for a snuggly little winter baby! Mae is a girls name of English origin and means bitter, according to NameBerry.com. It’s an odd meaning, but one that’s easily looked passed for a name as cute as Mae. “Mae, a Top 100 name through 1920, was big in early film history--there were leading actresses named Mae Clarke, Mae Marsh, Mae Busch and Mae Murray. Towering over them (figuratively) was Mae West, who changed the name from sweet to sexy. This image continued with Madonna's character in A League of Their Own, known as 'All the way Mae,” shares NameBerry.com.
“Strong-willed warrior and protector. It's a shorter form of the Irish name Uilliam, which originated from the Frankish Willahelm, meaning "helmet of will." It's also a shortened version of "William." Well-known Liams: actors Liam Neeson and Liam Hemsworth,” states BabyCenter.com. Liam is a seriously cozy baby boy name! This two syllable name would pair well with a middle name like Joseph or Carter. The name is currently ranked at number one on NameBerry.com for boys names, so if you are looking for unique, keep on looking! But if you don’t mind the popularity, then go for it, because there is a reason Liam has climbed all the way to the top of the charts!
Very popular in the 1800’s, Mabel may just now be seeing a come-back, and it’s definitely no wonder why! Mabel is of Latin origin and means loveable, according to NameBerry.com. Again, this is such a cute baby name meaning! “Although it enjoyed considerable time outside of the Top 1000, Mabel is back on the list -- although nowhere near where it was in the 1880s and 1890s, when it was a Top 20 name. There is a Princess Mabel in the Netherlands today, born a commoner and married to Prince Friso,” writes NameBerry.com. Mabel is seriously too cute for words, and definitely one to consider for any little girl!
Sweet, sweet Eloise is the last girls name on this list of cozy names! “The name Eloise is a girl's name of French, English origin meaning "healthy; wide", shares NameBerry.com. This name is very elegant and charming. Just imagine snuggling up with your little baby girl Eloise! The name is currently ranked at number 190 on NameBerry.com popularity charts, and seems to continue to rise. Eloise would be super cute with a middle name like Mae or Jane. “Eloise nicknames might include Ellie, Lolly, or Lola. Eloisa is an Italian alternative, adding some vintage charm,” adds NameBerry.com.
If you don’t mind hearing the One Tree Hill theme song pop in your head all the time, then you might consider giving your little one the name Gavin. According to NameBerry.com, the name is of Celtic origin and means white hawk. It’s a pretty cool name, perfect for any cool little dude. Much more common as a boy’s name, Gavin is currently ranked at number 96 on NameBerry.com popularity charts. “Gavin also has made literary appearances in J.M. Barrie's The Little Minister and in William Faulkner's Snopes family trilogy. In the form Gawain, he was one of the Knights of King Arthur's Round Table. Gavin entered the ranks in the 1950's and climbed as high as Number 30, in 2008, before dropping a bit on the charts,” states NameBerry.com.