Did an Elf on the Shelf show up at your house, and now you are scratching your head to find the perfect name? This huge list of Elf on the Shelf names is just what you need to find just the right name for your new elf that you and your family will love forever!
Has your new Elf on the Shelf arrived with an Elf on the Shelf Arrival Letter and now you are trying to find the perfect name? We are here to help you find the perfect name!
What is the Elf on the Shelf?
If you are new to the Elf on the Shelf, welcome to this fun new tradition. When the Elf on the Shelf first appeared years ago, he originally would sit on the shelf and every night would report to Santa if the kids were good or naughty. Since then, the Elf on the Shelf has changed just a bit.
Each morning your elf is hiding or perhaps causing a little bit of mischief that the kids will find. My kids love looking for our elf every morning.
Once the elf is found, he/she will watch all day to report to Santa that night if they were naughty or nice. But be careful; if your kids touch the elf, he loses his magic, and they won’t be able to fly back to Santa that night.
If you are looking for Elf inspiration, be sure to check out our Elf on the Shelf ideas as well as our calendar to help you stay organized and enjoy your new Elf.
If you have yet to grab your elves, you can get them here!
What are good elf on the Shelf Names?
When it comes to naming your Elf on the Shelf, there is no wrong name! That said, you may want to take a little time to think about it!
When our Elf first arrived at our house many, many years ago (12+ years), I let the kids pick it. The boys instantly picked Buster after Buster Posey, who Colby loved at the time. Since then, Buster comes every year, hides, and offers so much joy and laughter.
Some kids, on a whim, may name their elf Princess Starfish Dolphin which is great too.
The most important thing about naming your elf on the shelf is ensuring that your kids L-O-V-E IT! It is the perfect name for your elf if they love it.
Best Elf On The Shelf Names
If you are looking to name your Elf on the Shelf, here is a huge list of names for you to choose from or to help spark some great ideas. Once you decide on a name, don’t forget to print your Elf on the Shelf name certificate.
Be sure to comment at the end of the post which name you finally choose!
Popular Elf on the Shelf Names from Movies
- Buddy (from Elf)
- Dobby (from Harry Potter)
- Winky (from Harry Potter)
- Kreacher (from Harry Potter)
- Bernard (from Santa Clause)
- Hermey (from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer)
- Gimbel (the store name in Elf)
- Bing (from The Great Santa Claus Switch)
- Hoppity (from The Great Santa Claus Switch)
- Zippity (from The Great Santa Claus Switch)
- Bing (from Great Santa Claus Switch)
- Thranduil (from The Hobbit)
- Arwen (from The Lord of the Rings)
- Elrond (fromThe Lord of the Rings)
- Legolas (from The Lord of the Rings)
- Celeborn (from The Lord of the Rings)
- Thranduil (fromThe Lord of the Rings)
- Aegnor (from The History of Middle-Earth)
- Olaf (from Frozen)
- Anna (from Frozen)
- Billy (from The Polar Express)
- Ebenezer (Mickey’s Christmas Carol)
- Jack (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
- Mickey (Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas)
- Lucy (A Charlie Brown Christmas)
- Clark (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation)
- Clara (The Nutcracker)
- Charlie (A Charlie Brown Christmas)
- Grinch (Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas)
- Kevin (Home Alone)
Christmas-Themed Elf on the Shelf Names
Reindeer-Themed Elf on the Shelf Names
Elf on the Shelf Names
- Jingle Bell
Food-Themed Elf on the Shelf Names
- Sweet Potato
- Candy Cane
- Peppermint (“Minty”)
- Casserole (“Cassie”)
- Graham Cracker (“Graham”)
- Candy Cane
Cowboy and Cowgirl- Themed Elf on the Shelf Names
Don’t forget to share your favorite Elf on the Shelf name in the comments!