Elf on the Shelf is a fun Christmas tradition in which a little elf moves around the house each day. My kids are now too old, but I remember how they loved waking up and searching for where the elf had landed that day. Naming the elf made it feel like a real part of the family. If you are looking for the perfect name for your elf, my family and I collected some of the most classic, funniest, and cutest elf names to help you choose the names for your Christmas elf.
Classic Elf Names
Christmas Elf Names
Reindeer Elf Names
- Donner (or Dunder)
Food Elf Names
- Peppermint (or “Minty” for short)
Christmas Elf Names Female
Christmas Elf Names Male
Funny Christmas Names
- Red Velvet
Elf Names Based on Christmas Movies
- Buddy (from Elf)
- Hermey (from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer)
- Bernard (from Santa Clause)
- Dobby (from Harry Potter)
- Winky (from Harry Potter)
- Kreacher (from Harry Potter)
- Gimbel (from Elf)
- Elfo (from Disenchantment)
- Celeborn (from The Lord of the Rings)
- Thranduil (from The Hobbit)
- Aegnor (from The History of Middle-Earth)
- Link (from Zelda)
- Snap (from Rice Crispies)
- Crackle (from Rice Crispies)
- Pop (from Rice Crispies)
- Frosty (from Frosty the Snowman)
- Rudolph (from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer)
- Comet (from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer)
- Olaf (from Frozen)
Why Should You Name an Elf?
Naming a Christmas elf is important because it helps kids learn new words and improve their language skills. When children name their elves, they practice their vocabulary and creativity. When a child gives a name to their Christmas elf, it becomes more special to them. It is not just an elf anymore; it’s their friend. This makes playtime more fun and the bond with the elf stronger. When kids bond closely with their toys, they feel more comforted. Often, a named elf is not just a toy but a buddy.
How to Choose a Name for an Elf
You might be close to picking a name for your Christmas elf or still thinking about it. Choosing a name that feels right and makes the elf seem friendly is good. Here are some questions to help you and your child decide:
- What personality does the elf have?
- Does your child have a favorite character from a story or movie?
- Is the elf a boy or a girl?
- What does the elf look like? Any special colors or patterns?
Keep the name easy and short. Let your child choose, but you can also give some ideas.
What Is My Elf Name
To find out your Christmas elf name, look at the first letter of your name and then find the month you were born in. Put those two names together, and voila! You’ve got your very own elf name.
Create Your Own Christmas Elf Name
Want to make your own Christmas elf name? Here’s how:
- Think of Christmas words like frost, star, tinsel, and more.
- Make those words sound cute! Like ‘frosty’ or ‘Starry.’
- Think of fun words like snowball, fruitcake, or sprinkle.
- Mix holiday and fun words for an elf last name, like FrostyFruitcake.