By Kylie McConville for TheBump.com
Shutterstock / The BumpFor those of you who are waiting on the arrival of a baby boy or baby girl, we've got the best holiday names to inspire you!
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Top holiday girls' names
Seraphina -- Hebrew for "powerful angel"
Gloria -- Latin for "glory"
Laila -- Hebrew for "night"
Natalia/Natalie -- Latin for "Christmas Day"
Top holiday boys' names
Kris -- after Kris Kringle
Gabriel -- responsible for telling Mary she was pregnant
Fritz -- little boy in The Nutcracker
Micah -- he foretold that the birth of Jesus would be in Bethlehem
Michael -- one of the seven archangels
Callum -- means dove, the symbol of peace
What's your favorite holiday-inspired name?
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