It’s Christmas time and many Elf scouts are arriving at their new homes! We have made this list of over 100 fun girl and boy Elf on the Shelf names to help you decide what your new family member will be called.
Our family has had a ton of fun with our Elf on the Shelf and his many antics throughout the years this mystical creature has been visiting. The first step, of course, is coming up with a name for your Elf on the Shelf! Below are some of our favorites.
|Classic Boy Elf on the Shelf Names|
|Classic Girl Elf on the Shelf Names|
|Gender-Neutral Elf Names|
|Movie-Inspired Boy Elf on the Shelf Names|
|Movie-Inspired Girl Elf on the Shelf Names|
|Sports-Themed Elf Names|
|2023 Pop Culture Elf Names|
Boy Elf on the Shelf Names
Classic Boy Holiday Names for your Elf
Famous Elf Names from Movies
Here are some great boy Elf names that are from famous Christmas movies. We also included links to some of our favorite movies so you can check them out for yourself.
- Buddy (from Elf)
- Maxx (from Grinch That Stole Christmas)
- Ralphie (from A Christmas Story)
- Clark (from Christmas Vacation)
- Scott Calvin (from The Santa Clause)
- Murray (from Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas)
- Dobby (from Harry Potter)
- Charlie (from Santa Clause)
- Bernard (from Santa Clause)
- Arthur (from Arthur Christmas)
- Sparky (from Christmas Vacation)
- Cousin Eddy (from Christmas Vacation)
- Leon (from Elf)
- Miles Finch (from Elf)
- Mayor Augustus Maywho (from Grinch)
- Kevin (from Home Alone)
- Gus Polinski (from Home Alone)
- Buzz Macallister (from Home Alone)
- Gimbel (from Elf)
- Vic Frohmeyer (from Christmas with the Kranks)
- Gonzo (from Muppet’s Christmas)
- Hans (from Die Hard – not really a family Christmas movie, but it is one of my favorite movies!)
- Wreck it R”elf” (from Wreck it Ralph)
- Neezer (from Scrooge)
- Wayne (from Prep & Landing)
- Lanny (from Prep & Landing)
- Frodo (from Lord of the Rings)
- Legolas (from Lord of the Rings)
2023 Sports Themed Elf on the Shelf Names
- Kelce (Kansas City Chiefs)
- Jokic (Denver Nuggets)
- Mookie (LA Dodgers)
- Puka (LA Rams)
- Curry (Golden State Warriors)
- Kiké (Boston Red Sox)
- Jimmy (Miami Heat)
- Kittle (SF 49ers)
- Giannis (Milwaukee Bucks)
- Luka (Dallas Mavericks)
- Dak (Dallas Cowboys)
- LaMelo (Charlotte Hornets)
Girl Elf on the Shelf Names
Classic Girl Holiday Names for Your Elf
- Figgy Puddin
Christmas Movie Names for a Girl Elf on the Shelf
Here are some fun names from Christmas movies!
- Jovie (from Elf)
- Cindy Lou Who (from Grinch Who Stole Christmas)
- Judy (Elf from Santa Clause)
- Lucy (The Santa Clause)
- Noelle (Noelle on Disney +)
- Martha May Whovier (from Grinch)
- Margo (from Christmas Vacation)
- Bethany (from Christmas Vacation)
- Dory (from Finding Nemo)
- Anna or Elsa (from Frozen)
- Sally (from Nightmare Before Christmas)
- Betty Lou Who (from Grinch)
Pop Culture Elf on the Shelf Names
- Halle Berry
- Ruth Bader Gifts-Burg
- Billielf Eilish
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Gender-Neutral Elf Names
Welcoming a new Elf friend into your home is one of the most exciting parts of Christmas when you’ve got little ones! Here are some gender-neutral ideas that lean into the Christmas Spirit.
- Neve (means “snow” in Italian)
Some families are lucky enough to have 2 (or more) elves! In this case, you have got to go with one of these adorable name duos.
- Pudding & Pie
- Snowcap & Sundrop
- Ever & Green
- Fable & Frost
- Hearth & Ember
- Sugar & Spice
- Jolly & Jingle
- Frost & Flurry
- Twinkle & Glow
- Cocoa & Marshmallow
- Cookie & Crumb
- Pine & Spruce
What is your Elf on the Shelf’s Name? Let us know in the comments and we will add it to the list!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a good name to name an elf?
Some of my favorite elf names are:
How do you pick a Elf on the Shelf name?
There are many ways to pick a name for your Elf on the Shelf. You can choose together as a family and if you can’t all agree on one name, you can draw names out of a hat!
What are Christmas elf names?
Some Christmas elf names are Kringle, Claus, Tinsel, Twinkle, or Dash.