THERE'S no denying that picking a name for your new arrival is one of the biggest decisions you'll ever make as a parent – and that's before you've even probably got stuck in.

Well if you're due to welcome your new baby in time for Christmas, why not take inspiration from the festive season?

Last month, the Office of National Statistics released their annual list of the UK's most popular baby names.

And while Olivia and Oliver came out top again, Christmastrees.co.uk analysed the findings to reveal the nation's favourite festive monikers.

Jack narrowly won first place – with 2,900 little boys born with that name last year.

Although the name actually means "God is Gracious", it has also festive connections thanks to Jack Frost.

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Meanwhile, Theodore came in second place as 2,737 newborns were given this name in 2020.

Translating as "God's Gift", the name was hugely popular among early Christians and was given to over 20 saints.

What's more, the name Joseph – which is shared by Jesus' father – came in third after 1,437 baby boys were born last year.

As for girls, 2,166 babies were born named Ivy – ranking it top on list of Christmas themed names for girls.

The name Grace – which means eloquence, kindness and favour – came in second place after 2,010 girls were given the festive moniker last year.

In 2020 there were 1,793 baby girls born named Evie – making it the third most popular Christmas-inspired name.

Most popular Christmas names:

Girls:

  1. Ivy
  2. Grace
  3. Evie
  4. Bella
  5. Lucy
  6. Maria
  7. Robyn
  8. Holly
  9. Maryam
  10. Clara

Boys:

  1. Jack
  2. Theodore
  3. Joseph
  4. David
  5. Gabriel
  6. Jesse
  7. Michael
  8. Felix
  9. Jasper
  10. Alfred

Evie is the Latin form of Eve, the name itself means living, and the night before, and you can’t get much more festive than Christmas Eve itself.

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