Best Male Elf Names for Elf on the Shelf

two boy elf on the shelves holding a cockpit handle. one in green shirt with sunglasses on. Other elf has a black shirt on
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Elf on the Shelf season of November and December is quickly approaching. And if you’re planning on welcoming an Elf to your home this holiday season, you’re going to need a fun new name for him!

The Elf on the Shelf is one of my family’s favorite Christmas traditions!  Our visiting elf is a bit different than other elves.  He is purely visiting our family to add some Christmas magic and fun to our holiday season and he does this very well. 

There are so many fun ways to pick a name for your family’s elf. Whether you’re looking for a funny name, a cute name, or a more personal name, I have tons of ideas for you and I also have ideas for girl elf names.

After you read this list of 50 awesome male elf names for Elf on the Shelf, you’re sure to find the perfect elf on the shelf boy name for your family’s elf.

Still need an elf?  There’s still time to pick one up and if he arrives a little late in the season, no worries – there is still plenty of fun to be had.

How to Pick a Good Elf Name for Your Elf on the Shelf

two boy elf on the shelves holding a cockpit handle. one in green shirt with sunglasses on. Other elf has a black shirt on

Picking a name for your family’s Elf on the Shelf can be difficult.

Whether your little one is too young to come up with a name on their own or you have multiple kids who can’t agree on a name, sometimes you need to get a little bit of inspiration.

Since picking a name for your Elf is pretty important, it’s something you can’t skip!

According to the story, your family’s Elf won’t receive their Christmas magic until he gets a name.

That means, it’s the first step in starting a fun new family Elf on the Shelf tradition. Luckily, I’m here to make things a little bit easier!

The first step to picking your Christmas Elf name is to decide the type of name your family will use.

Cute names are a great start. They’re great for sentimental kids who have a strong connection with their elf.

But if your family has a sense of humor, a funny name might be the perfect choice. Your family can have a laugh every time they mention the elf’s name!

Or you could consider using a more personalized name for your elf that connects to your family in some way.

Male Elf Names Lists

No matter what kind of name your family decides on, I have a ton of suggestions for you!

Keep reading to find some cute, funny, and sentimental name ideas for your Elf on the Shelf.  Here are some magical boy names to consider.

Cute Boy Elf on the Shelf Names

boy elf in red with his marshmallow snowman

Giving your Elf on the Shelf a cute name is a great idea!

In addition to being adorable, a cute Elf on the Shelf name will also stand the test of time. If you decide on one of these cute boy Elf on the Shelf name for your Christmas elf, you can be sure your kids will love it from year to year!

Some of these cute names are adorable all on their own, while others have a special Christmas connection. If one of these cute names is connected to a holiday movie or book, I’ll include the title next to the name for reference!

Scout
Buddy (Elf)
Blizzard
Frosty (Frosty the Snowman)
Dasher (one of Santa’s reindeer)
Elfy
Jack (Jack Frost)
Frost
Ice
Jingle
Kris
Peppermint
Ralphie (A Christmas Story)
Peanut
Snickers
Skittles
Sparky
Snowball
Tiny
Nick
Blitzen
Clark (Christmas Vacation)
Dash
Dasher (one of Santa’s reindeer)
Bernard (Santa Clause)
Charlie (Santa Clause)
Chip
Prep (Prep & Landing)
Wayne (Prep & Landing)
Lanny (Prep & Landing)
Comet (One of Santa’s reindeer)
Arthur (Arthur Christmas)
Kevin (Home Alone)
Lucky
Paddington
Snuggles
Elvis

Funny Boy Elf on the Shelf Names

Red boy elf holding oreo and straw with cup of milk in front of him.  Bowl of oreos behind him.

Your family’s elf certainly won’t be serious every time visits, so why should he have a serious name? If you’d rather have a silly name for your elf, you’ll love one of these ideas for funny Elf on the Shelf names.

Pickles
Crasher
Sparky (Christmas Vacation)
Cousin Eddie (Christmas Vacation)
Buzz (Home Alone)
Neezer (Scrooge)
Bonkers
Ninja
Sooty
Trouble
Peep
Sneaky
Booger
Peep

Sentimental Boy Elf on the Shelf Names

Elf with statue both in Namaste post with legs crossed and hands in front of them.

Sometimes, you want your elf to be named something that is a little more meaningful than a simple cute or funny name.

If you’re looking for a more personalized name but can’t come up with one on your own, I’m here to help! Here are some things to think about when considering a sentimental name for your Elf on the Shelf:

Family pet names (past and present)
Common family names
Character names from your favorite book or movie
Favorite actors, singers, or sports stars
Words from your kids’ favorite activities (dancing, baseball, basketball, etc.)
Characters from a video game you play together
Favorite colors
Favorite meal, snack, or drink
Favorite Christmas activity or tradition

After thinking about these different ideas, jot down whatever suggestions each of your family members comes up with.

Then, go through the list and mark off any ideas that your family doesn’t agree on. After that, try to come up with a compromise and pick the name everyone in your family loves.

But if your family can’t come to an agreement, it may be a good idea to leave it to fate! Simply write down all your family’s favorite ideas on a piece of paper and put all the names in a bowl or hat. Then, draw your elf’s name from the hat!

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