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Over the centuries, Elves have become popular mythological figures whose reputation ranges from clever mischief makers – to diligent helpers of Santa Claus. Elves were prominent characters in Germanic, Nordic, and British literature. Also called fair folk and hidden folk, pre-Christian stories of Elves portrayed them as magical beings that would help or hinder humans, depending on the mood of the Elves or if the human showed proper respect to Elves.
In some stories, Elves were associated with craftsmanship and would occasionally help humans complete projects, repairs, and construction work to express friendship or respect. This association later became the foundation of contemporary Christmas Elf stories. In 1812, fairy tale writers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, best known as The Brothers Grimm, wrote The Elves and the Shoemaker, which radically changed the lore of Elves. In the story, Elves helped a shoemaker finish making shoes in time for Christmas. Later works like the groundbreaking 1823 poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and the 1857 poem The Wonders of Santa Claus solidified the connections between Elves, Christmas, and Santa’s Workshop. Elves are not just associated with Christmas: many fantasy novels, such as The Lord of the Rings and Eragon, carry on ancient traditional aspects of Elves.
Elves have become significant figures in Christmas stories, movies, and music. In contemporary Christmas stories, they’re seen as Santa’s helpers, assisting him with making presents for children around the world. In iconic movies like The Santa Clause and Elf, Elves, often called Christmas Elves, are depicted as shorter than humans and passionate about contracting toys for Christmas. They’ve become popular particularly among children since they represent the magic of Christmas and have a significant hand in creating the gifts children look forward to receiving. This popularity gave rise to more fictional Elf characters and the creation of the incredibly popular book and toy Elf on the Shelf. The demand for Elf names at Christmastime has increased dramatically.
We have created a Christmas Elf Generator to help find and create the perfect name for your Elf on the Shelf, fantasy Elf, or other Christmas Elf. Our generator contains handpicked names, from cute Christmas and funny elf names to naughty and mischievous names. Select whether they’re looking for a boy or girl Elf name and if they need a first, last, or full Elf name. Our generator has ten naming categories: Beautiful, Christmas-themed, Cool, Cute, Fantasy, Funny, LOTR – Lord of the Rings, Magical, Naughty, and Royal. If you’re looking for the perfect Elf name, try our Elf Name Generator.