Ah winter, its time to dawn the clunky sweaters and fuzzy mittens and enjoy the cool, crisp winter days. I personally love winter, here in Texas the spring is sweltering, the summer is sweltering, most of autumn is sweltering and then winter is freezing. It’s a nice change.
So I thought I would compile a list names that have some association with winter. Some of these are interchangeable regarding gender and most are a bit out there.

Boys:

Blizgulis – Lithuanian God of Snow, means “that who glitters”
Yule – For Yuletide, of course
March
Valentine
Ember
Saturn – Saturn is the pagan God of agriculture, the festival Saturnalia (which would also make a good name) may have been one of the first solstice festivals to have gift giving.
Frost
Edur – Means “snow” in Basque
Cardinal
Aquilon – The Roman personification of the North Wind
Noel
Stribog – Slavic God of wind, cold, ice, and frost
Izotz – Means “ice” in Basque
Pine
Claus
Fannar – Icelandic name meaning “snow drift”
Nicholas
Aputsiaq – Greenlandic name meaning “snowflake”
Pyry – Means “snowstorm, blizzard” in Finnish

Girls:

Ginger
Snow
Icy
Skadi – The Norse Goddess of Winter and the hunt
Winter
Holly
Alcyone – Alcyone is the Greek Goddess of the kingfishers. She nests every winter when the sea becomes calm, this name, of course, means “kingfisher”
Ivy
Wintersweet
Snowpea
Tinsel
Hazel/Pallida – Witch-hazel, winter flower
Soyal – A Hopi Winter celebration
Manzanita – a winter flower
Chione – A nymph and daughter to Boreas (Greek version of Aquilon) and most likely the Goddess of snow.
Eirlys – Welsh name meaning “snowdrop”
Peppermint
Haukea – Means “white snow” in Hawaiian.
Angerona – Roman Goddess of the winter solstice, death, and silence.

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