For carrying on the tradition, here is a list of the 'etymology' for the Winter Bash 2021 hats. Everything about the naming (whether related to Stack Exchange mechanics, memes, or anything else that isn't obvious to most readers) can be found here. What may be obvious to you (because you're a game expert, or a native English speaker) may not be obvious to other users. For pictures and a list of criteria, see the Winter Bash 2021 Hat List 😷 🎓 instead.
The list is a community wiki; feel free to edit it if you have more information about a hat. Please keep the list in alphabetical order for easier searching. If you like to do some research, some hats have been featured in earlier editions, so you might be able to find more information in the previous installments:
|2020||Winter Bash 2020 hat names & references explained|
|2019||no entry since all hats were reruns|
|2018||Winter Bash 2018 hat names|
|2017||Winter Bash 2017 hatymology|
|2016||A list of what each of the Winter Bash 2016 hats are named after|
|2015||Is there a list of what each of the Winter Bash hats is named after?|
Copied from Glorfindel's 2020 post.