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Thursday, November 25, 2021

97 Adorable Names For Your Elf

So you've decided to do Elf on the shelf this year and introduce a special elf friend to your family, but how does the elf get it's name? Well there's two main options really, either the elf arrives with a name Santa has already picked out for them, or you let the children decide on a name once the elf has arrived for the first time. 

Depending on your children's age this may result in some pretty.... interesting name choices, so if you want some ideas, here's 97 elf names for you to choose from, including names for boy and girl elves and some unisex elf names too.

elf on the shelf name ideas.

So what makes a great elf name? The short answer is anything that your kids love and makes them happy. Our special elf friend is named Elfie, which the girls chose when she first arrived. Some elves have funny names, festive names, every day names like you and me and some have, well, completely hilarious names. No matter what name you decide on it's sure to be the perfect one for your elf!


If you have a boy elf joining the family have a look through these names to see if anything takes your fancy. Whether you want a Christmas inspired name, fun or normal name for your elf, there's plenty of different ideas.

  • Alfie
  • Basil
  • Baxter
  • Bing
  • Bojangles
  • Buddy
  • Bucky
  • Charlie
  • Chip
  • Clancy
  • Claude
  • Cringle
  • Dash
  • Dave
  • Elfis
  • Frank
  • Fred
  • Frosty
  • Gandalf
  • Gizmo
  • Hank
  • Hermey
  • Jack
  • Jangles
  • Jasper
  • Jolly
  • Kevin
  • Manny
  • Milo
  • Nick
  • Noel
  • Pickles
  • Ralphie
  • Rupert
  • Scout
  • Snickers
  • Snowball
  • Sparky
  • Stuart
  • Teddy
  • Zap
  • Zerbert

boy elf on the shelf names.


If you're welcoming a girl elf for the very first time then one of these names is sure to suit her personality. 

  • Angel
  • Belle
  • Candy
  • Carol
  • Cinnamon
  • Coco
  • Eve
  • Faith
  • Ginger
  • Grace
  • Holly
  • Hope
  • Joy
  • Mindy
  • Minty
  • Mistletoe
  • Merry
  • Noelle
  • Norah
  • Nutmeg
  • Pixie
  • Snowflake
  • Snowy 
  • Sprinkles
  • Starlight
  • Sugarplum
  • Tinsel
  • Trixie
  • Twinkles
  • Wynter

girl elf on the shelf name ideas.


These unisex elf names are great for either boy or girl elves. Pick the perfect name from these ideas inspired by feelings, food and everyday objects.

  • Boots
  • Bubbles
  • Bubblegum
  • Button
  • Cheerio
  • Cookie
  • Dazzle
  • Elfie
  • Fruitloop
  • Fudge
  • Gumdrop
  • Happy
  • Jellybean
  • Jingle
  • Jinx
  • Lucky
  • Mittens
  • Nugget
  • Pip
  • Pudding
  • Shadow
  • Sherbet
  • Skittles
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Twix
  • Waffle

unisex elf on the shelf names.

creative elf on the shelf name ideas for boy and girl elves.


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