65 Best Elf On The Shelf Names That You’ll Be Snow In Love With

All it takes is one trip to the store with your elementary school aged child during the holidays to get hoodwinked into getting an Elf on the Shelf. (Not with them there, of course.) And when you get your doll, you’re going to have to give them a name right away, according to Elf on the Shelf law. But what will you call your elf? Well, these 65 best Elf on the Shelf names are elfin awesome.

It’s only a few pages into the Elf on the Shelf book when you’ll be prompted to pick a name for your little friend.

“The first time I come to the place you call home

You quickly must give me a name of my own.”

Now, the book does offer suggestions, from the sweet like Sparkle or Heart, to the more, um, questionable like Criddle or Foddle. But how do you pick an Elf on the Shelf name? It’s really up to you and your kids. Will you be inspired by sights, sounds, and smells of the season? Or will you be motivated to name your elf after other elves, like Buddy the Elf? In order to give your kids the full Elf on the Shelf experience, your doll should have a name — even if it’s just Doll or Dolly.

So if you’re looking for popular Elf on the Shelf names, these might give you some inspiration. 

Holiday Names For Elf On The Shelf

  • Winter
  • Holly
  • Jolly
  • Tinsel
  • Mistletoe
  • Noelle
  • Nicholas
  • Piper
  • Rudolph
  • Hope
  • Grace
  • Frosty
  • Eve
  • Faith
  • Joseph
  • Mary
  • Snowball
  • Angel
  • Snow
  • Blanca


Reindeer-Inspired Elf On The Shelf Names

  • Dasher
  • Comet
  • Cupid
  • Donner
  • Blitzen
  • Dancer
  • Prancer
  • Vixen

Food names for Elf on the Shelf

  • Cookie
  • Sprinkles
  • Peppermint
  • Candy Cane
  • Chestnut
  • Marshmallow
  • Cocoa
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Pudding
  • Ginger (bread)
  • Biscuit
  • Fudge
  • Spice
  • Cinnamon

Elf Names From Movies

  • Arwen (from The Lord of the Rings)
  • Elrond (from The Lord of the Rings)
  • Legolas (from The Lord of the Rings)
  • Celeborn (from The Lord of the Rings)
  • Thranduil (fromThe Lord of the Rings)
  • Bing (from The Great Santa Claus Switch)
  • Hoppity (from The Great Santa Claus Switch)
  • Zippity (from The Great Santa Claus Switch)
  • Bing (fromThe Great Santa Claus Switch)
  • Gil-Galad (from Rings of Power)
  • Galadriel (from Rings of Power)
  • Celebrimbor (from Rings of Power)
  • Arondir (from Rings of Power)
  • Hermey (from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer)
  • Buddy (from Elf)
  • Gimbel (the store name in Elf)
  • Dobby (from Harry Potter)
  • Winky (from Harry Potter)
  • Kreacher (from Harry Potter)
  • Bernard (from Santa Clause)
  • Hermey (from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer)
  • Thranduil (from The Hobbit)
  • Aegnor (from The History of Middle-Earth)

When you need to name your Elf on the Shelf, you can really get inspo anywhere, from movies to the season itself. One thing is for sure, though. Whatever you decide to call your Elf on the Shelf will be the perfect name for this new and fun part of the holiday season.

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