The Christmas Elf Name Generator

Your Christmas Elf Name

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About The Christmas Elf Name Generator

About The Christmas Elf Name Generator

Looking to deck the halls with boughs of holly? In the mood for some Christmas cheer? Need to find the right name for your 'Elf on the Shelf'? Then you've come to the right place! The Christmas elf name generator will give you a unique name and personality for one of Santa's little helpers, and help you spread some seasonal fun! You can generate male or female Christmas elf names for all ages, and you have the option to create a completely random name, one that's specific to your name, or even generate lists of Christmas elf names to choose from. You can name an elf, and then share it with your friends – because amusing, embarrassing or annoying your friends is part of what Christmas is all about!

Santa Claus himself was originally referred to as an 'elf' in the poem 'A Visit from Saint Nicholas' (more popularly known as 'T'was The Night Before Christmas') in 1823, but Christmas elves didn't start properly appearing in stories until the mid-to-late Nineteenth century. Little Women author Louisa May Alcott wrote a book called Christmas Elves in 1852 that was never actually published, while the American woman's magazine Godey's Lady Book popularized the idea of Santa's workshop with a cover in 1873 that showed Santa surrounded by elves busily creating toys. Since then, Christmas elves have spread all through popular culture – they are almost always portrayed as diminutive little creatures dressed in green with pointy hats, and they've appeared widely in books, TV shows, and films like Santa Claus: The Movie, The Polar Express, and Elf.

There are also different kinds of elves and helpers for Santa in different European cultures, matching Santa's different names like St. Nicholas, Papa Noel, and SinterKlaus. St. Nicholas's helpers in Belgium and the Netherlands are called Zwarte Piet (Black Peter). In Germany, Santa's helpers are the Knecht Ruprecht; in Luxembourg, they're the Hoesecker, and in Iceland, they are called the Yule Lads, and they spend the days between December 12th and 24th visiting homes and either leaving presents or playing tricks on children.

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