Thursday, December 5, 2019

Christmas Music Names

Did you guys enjoy my holiday namer's gift guide? That was just the start of the holiday posts around here! I hope you are ready for Namemas next week. Speaking of Namemas today's post was a theme idea for the 12 day long series but didn't have enough names for me to use. This list is perfect for the music lover and Christmas lover out there.

"Hark! The Herald Angles Sing" 
Herald comes from the 1736 hymn. A herald is an official messenger who brings news. The name is extremely unpopular and rarely used. In 2018 it wasn't even given to 5 baby boys (or girls). Some sources say it is possibly an alternative to Harold. 

"Joy to the World"
Joy is both a name from the beloved song of Joy to the World as well as a nice virtue name. The name was first used by the Puritans. It is still used today for both first and middle names because there is just so much to love about this short and sweet name.

"The First Noel"
Noel is an unisex name that currently ranks more popular for boys much to my surprise. It ranks in the top 500 for boys. The girls have taken over the Noelle spelling. Noel is the ultimate Christmas name simply for the meaning, Christmas in French.

"Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella"
The Christmas carol comes from France and was surprisingly not meant to be a Christmas carol. In the song two girls find a baby and his mother in a stall and run to a nearby town to tell everyone about it. Jeanette is a beautiful French name in line with other -ette names like Juliet and Odette.

"Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella"
Like the previous name, Isabella comes from the French Christmas carol. Right now Isabella is the #4 most popular name in the United States. He popularity was quick. In the 1980s the name wasn't even ranked in the top 1000!

"Carol of the Bells"
Carol as a song with the name but it really embodies all Christmas songs. A name that was popular in the 1930s and 1940s is not even ranked in the top 1000 today. She is a name you will find on your grandmothers. Carol comes from the name Charles meaning free man. 

"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"
You can find this song being sung throughout churches on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The name on the other hand is not something you are going to find very often. It ranks in the top 200 for 2018 but its on of the names that ranks high but it's overused. 

"Jingle Bells" 
Bell is the spelling of the word where Belle is the more mainstreamed spelling. The spelling Belle means beautiful and is ranked at the bottom of the top 1000 charts. Her sisters Bella, Isabelle, and Isabella all rank much higher on the charts.

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