Winter names for a girl ?

(50 Posts)
skybluedaze Fri 01-Nov-13 23:33:37

Any ideas for a winter inspired name for a girl ? It can't be related to flowers or leaves so Holly and Ivy are sadly not options....

MrPricklepants Fri 01-Nov-13 23:36:02

I actually knew a girl called Winter. But that's not what you're after... How about Santa? ;)


ClosedAuraOpenMind Fri 01-Nov-13 23:39:26

I know an Xmas baby who is Noelle....or you could have Robin/Robyn

2kidsintow Fri 01-Nov-13 23:39:28

I also know a little girl called Winter.
I always in my head want to call her Summer.

notanyanymore Fri 01-Nov-13 23:48:07

Christmas smile
(it is a name, i saw it on a Bond film, with the classic line of 'but I thought Christmas only came once a year' - classic!)
how about a winter goddess name?

listenwithmother Fri 01-Nov-13 23:53:04

Hermione - the heroine of A Winter's Tale?

MrPricklepants Fri 01-Nov-13 23:53:30

notany I'm not sure that James Bond line is going to sell the name to the OP! ;)

meditrina Fri 01-Nov-13 23:55:28

We have several Winters in the family tree - all boys.

How about Khione - minor Greek goddess of snow

Allalonenow Sat 02-Nov-13 00:01:43


Or one of the many versions of 'star'.

joanofarchitrave Sat 02-Nov-13 00:01:58

Wow, Khione is gorgeous. Is that Kee-OH-ney?

Quite scared a Kardashian will end up with that now.


SeeBoobies Sat 02-Nov-13 00:05:37

Eira - Welsh for snow. Love the name but my 2 DDs were Spring and Summer babies.

FlabbyAdams Sat 02-Nov-13 00:08:44

I worked (years ago) with a lady called January

I have also come across an Autumn.

Other names that spring to mind are christmassey ones like Carol, Holly, Ivy, Noella, Angel, Epiphany, Mary, Joy, Star etc

Other maybe loosely connected winter names:
Celyn - I think this maybe welsh for holly or ivy (Help Welsh Mumsnetters)

I misread the thread title and thought "winter's a nice name". Helpful?

BigPawsBrown Sat 02-Nov-13 00:16:09

I adore January. January jones pulls it off well!

Lucia, goddess of light
Freya, the Norse mother goddess

All winter solstice goddess myths

Tobermory Sat 02-Nov-13 00:52:15


skybluedaze Sat 02-Nov-13 07:46:17

Thank you - some great ideas here ( but perhaps not Christmas......!) I particularly like all those winter goddesses and anything snow or ice related.

RalphtheTimid Sat 02-Nov-13 11:45:17


comewinewithmoi Sat 02-Nov-13 11:51:59

Winter? Robyn carol Natalie joy autumn

comewinewithmoi Sat 02-Nov-13 11:53:37

I know a Star.

Scoutfinch1 Sat 02-Nov-13 11:55:46

Flabby- Celyn is welsh for holly

Lottiedoubtie Sat 02-Nov-13 12:06:55

Istarin? Star as NN.

Yamanba Sat 02-Nov-13 12:25:57

Yuki - snow in Japanese

Yika Sat 02-Nov-13 12:35:52

Viola (from Twelfth Night)

CordeliaRose Sat 02-Nov-13 12:57:34

I was going to suggest Stella - but you beat me to it Yika
Also Seren, which is Welsh for star, and Eirlys (snowdrop).

babybellsmum Sat 02-Nov-13 13:10:05

Hester - Gaelic for star
Clara - from the nutcracker apparently
Robyn - our lg 's name. It really suits her and wouldn't change it but did find as a little baby we'd have to say 'with a y' so people didn't think she was a boy!

skybluedaze Sat 02-Nov-13 18:23:52

Oooh thank you...I adore Stella but have been put off by friends who instantly say lager. Hester also very appealing and I think Yuki is beautiful but perhaps wouldn't stand up to English playgrounds. Christmas - certainly not now ( see above ) although I laughed a lot... Neve is gorgeous, particularly with our surname.... Does it mean snow or am I getting confused with neige ???!

onlyentropycomeseasy Sat 02-Nov-13 18:37:25

Eirlys is welsh for snowdrop. Endzela is Georgian for same. I'd have used one of these if Jan DS1 was a girl. Lumi is nice too - don't think I'd use it, as I don't like Luna either and they're similar. It is Finnish for snow. Lumikello is snow drop in Finnish I think.

onlyentropycomeseasy Sat 02-Nov-13 18:40:29

Neve is Italian I think. While Neige would be French.

buttercrumble Sat 02-Nov-13 21:04:44


Yika Sat 02-Nov-13 22:31:38

I think Neve is actually a variant of Niamh - which doesn't have a winter meaning - apparently 'bright' or 'beautiful' - but the spelling is the same as the Spanish word for snow.
Pretty tenuous connection but I'm trying to think laterally, and I think it's a pretty name. smile

Yika Sat 02-Nov-13 22:33:15

Sorry, Italian, onlyentropy is right.

BeigeBuffet Sun 03-Nov-13 00:02:36

Freya/Frigga is the Norse Yule goddess
Rhiannon/Rhianydd (Ree-ann-ith) goddess of winter solstice
Demeter/Persephone- linked to the changing of the seasons

steppemum Sun 03-Nov-13 00:05:30

I thought Thalia meant blossom, so not winter?

MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Sun 03-Nov-13 00:13:46

Eira - Snow (welsh)

Eirwen - Snow white

Seren - star

Neve - snow (italian)

BeigeBuffet Sun 03-Nov-13 00:42:26

Oooh thought of some more...

Paloma-means dove

Clearly you can't call the baby Frigga.

bunnybing Sun 03-Nov-13 00:57:54

Oh I think Frigga would be a lovely name!

To frig means to erm, masturbate.
As in the rugby song 'frigging in the rigging'
Please don't. Freya is lovely though.

BeigeBuffet Sun 03-Nov-13 01:07:23

I named Frigga more as a reference point because Freya is a lesser known name of that Goddess. I agree, don't call her Frigga

I know, I linked to Norse and winter goddess site up thread with Freya/Frigga. It's a shame it now means what it does in UK slang! But noooo....

eve (as in Christmas)
avery (Christmas elf)

skybluedaze Sun 03-Nov-13 08:55:36

Don't worry Trucks.... Baby Frigga definitely not an option. Thanks for some great ideas - I love Gabriella and am still very keen on Neve ( to rhyme with Eve - even if it's misspelling the Irish name and the wrong pronunciation of the Italian ...)

myron Sun 03-Nov-13 09:03:30

Carol or variations derived from that

comewinewithmoi Sun 03-Nov-13 09:09:31


BumpAndGrind Sun 03-Nov-13 17:48:48

My 10 day old DD is Celyn, she was due Dec 23rd but came 9 weeks early!

It is indeed Welsh for Holly.

OddFrog Sun 03-Nov-13 17:56:50

How about Sylvia? It fits with the 'sylvester' period, I like the connotations of the silvery sound as it makes me think of frost on the trees and of course fits with the 'forest' meaning. Our DD is Sylvia Neve since it snowed while she was being born and we liked Niamh, but preferred a phonetic spelling, so although the pronunciation is different for the snow meaning, we've adjusted it to suit ourselves!


Nothin' wrong with Frigga.


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