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Best Elf on the Shelf Names

Welcoming a new Elf this year? Then look no further because we have all the fun ideas for Elf on the Shelf names you don’t want to miss.

Elf on the sign that says The Best Elf on the Shelf Names

Picking a name for your scout elf is important, he or she will have that name for years to come.

Plus it gives them their Christmas magic so they are ready to fly back and forth to the North Pole each night.

Let us help you brainstorm with this list of amazing options that include famous elves, Christmas-inspired names, food-inspired, funny, and much more.

Whether your elf is a boy or a girl, we have all the best names!

How do you pick an Elf on the Shelf name?

We allowed our daughter to pick and she came up with Peanuts. Not really based on anything but she was like 3 at the time so we went with it. 😀

I think brainstorming as a family is probably one of the best ways to pick an elf name.

What does your family love? Sports, movies, etc?

If you have several children but only one elf then maybe have them each pick a name and put them in a hat for a friendly drawing to see what their special name will be.

Either way, I’m sure your scout elf is going to love it!

Best Elf on the Shelf Names

We have bolded some of our very favorites!

Famous Elf on the Shelf Names

  • Buddy
  • Dobby
  • Winky
  • Kreacher
  • Bernard
  • Hermey
  • Bing
  • Hoppity
  • Zippity

Christmas Inspired Elf on the Shelf Names

  • Snowflake
  • Noel
  • Clara
  • Ivy
  • Claus
  • Snowy
  • Balsam
  • Frosty
  • Eve
  • Jolly
  • Joy
  • Snowball
  • Holly
  • Sleigh
  • Tinsel
  • Sugarplum
  • Mistletoe
  • Merry
  • Jingle

Food Inspired Elf on the Shelf Names

  • Ginger(bread)
  • Cookie
  • Sugar
  • Biscuit
  • Pudding
  • Eggnog
  • Chestnut
  • Candy Cane
  • Peppermint (“Minty”)
  • Cocoa
  • Cider

Faith Inspired Elf on the Shelf Names

  • Abigail 
  • Mary
  • Eve
  • Hannah
  • Deborah
  • Jacob
  • Ethan
  • Noah
  • Matthew
  • Daniel

Funny Elf on the Shelf Names

  • Bonkers
  • Boots
  • Dopey, 
  • McDoodles
  • Razzle
  • Silly
  • Snickers
  • Socks
  • Sprinkles
  • Spunky
  • Tootsie
  • Trouble
  • Yapper
  • Jangle
  • Bubbles
  • Fruitcake
  • Tippy Toes
  • Bob

Reindeer Inspired Elf on the Shelf Names

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

Disney Inspired Elf on the Shelf Names

  • Buzz
  • Bolt
  • Sven
  • Figment
  • Kirby
  • Maximus
  • Merlin
  • Milo
  • Ralph
  • Roo
  • Tuck
  • Walt
  • Alice
  • Clara
  • Daisy
  • Elsa
  • Fauna
  • Lady
  • Minnie
  • Rose
  • Tink
  • Winnie

Superhero Inspired Elf Names

  • Cap
  • Flash
  • Wonder
  • Rocket
  • Jarvis
  • Shuri
  • Wanda 
  • Loki

Mischievous Elf Names

  • Cheeky
  • Clark
  • Dexter
  • Frankster
  • Goofy
  • Grinch
  • Punky
  • Sassy

Elf on the Shelf Accessories

Now that your elf is named, don’t forget to pick out some fun accessories to go along with your buddy. These are some ones we are loving!

Has the elf already been a winter staple in your home, are their names on this list? If not leave me a comment, I would love to know what you decided your special elf would be called.