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The holiday season is almost here. And that means Santa’s elves will be arriving at homes around the world to entertain and keep tabs on all the little boys and girls as Christmas approaches. Does your family do the holiday tradition with the Elf on the Shelf?
If you’re thinking about getting one this year or have already purchased one for your family, you’re going to need to give it a name! After giving your elf a name, you’ll want to decide how to welcome your Elf into your home as well.
Take a peek at these 50 fun girl Elf on the Shelf names to find the perfect one for your family’s elf.
We also have a list of boy elf names you can check out.
Who Names the Elf on the Shelf?
If you have never done the Elf on the Shelf tradition in your house, you may be wondering who names the elf. It would make sense that Santa or the Elf would give the little one its name. But that’s not the case!
According to the story that comes along with the Elf on the Shelf, it’s your child’s job to pick the perfect name for their elf. In fact, the elf’s magic won’t kick in until the elf is officially named!
That’s a big job for a little person. Whether your youngster is just too little to come up with a name on their own or your older kids need a little help agreeing on a name for their elf, I’ve got you covered!
This is a huge list with a lot of elf girl name ideas that includes everything from cute to silly names, which means you’re sure to find the perfect name for the newest addition to your holiday family.
But even if you read through this list and don’t find the perfect name, don’t worry!
At the bottom of this post I outline some other ways to come up with a name that will be meaningful to your family. So, keep reading to get inspired and pick the perfect name for your girl Elf on the Shelf.
Tips for Picking a Good Female Elf on the Shelf Name
Picking the perfect Elf on the Shelf name can seem difficult, but it doesn’t have to be! Consider these easy tips when picking a name for your family’s elf this year.
Make it simple. Picking a simple name is essential because you want your children to be able to remember (and say) the name throughout the holiday season.
Make it fun. There’s no reason to give your elf a boring name! Picking a fun name will make the entire tradition so much more enjoyable.
Give your kids some direction. Kids left to their own devices can come up with some pretty strange things. Before they’re set on a name, give your kids some direction by offing suggestions from this list.
Consider two names. If your kids can’t decide on just one name, don’t worry! We all have a first and last name, so why shouldn’t your elf? If your kids have two favorite names, use them both to give her a first and last name this year.
Cute Girl Elf on the Shelf Names
Picking a cute name for your family’s elf is a great choice. And there are so many different routes you can take when deciding on a cute name for your Elf on the Shelf.
Do you want to use a Christmas-inspired name for your Elf? Or would you rather pick a more traditional name to call your elf? No matter which avenue you take, you’re sure to find a wonderful cute Elf on the Shelf name from this big list.
Note: Some of these names are inspired by holiday books and movies. If a name comes from a pop culture reference, you’ll see the source in parenthesis next to the name.
Dancer (one of Santa’s reindeer)
Cindy Lou (Grinch Who Stole Christmas)
Vixen (one of Santa’s reindeer)
Judy (Santa Clause)
Virginia (Miracle on 34th Street)
Clarice (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer)
Clara (The Nutcracker)
Funny Girl Names for Your Elf on the Shelf
If you’d rather have a little bit of fun naming your Elf this year, you’re in luck! I also have lots of silly girl names that would make wonderful Elf on the Shelf names.
Check out this list of funny girl Elf on the Shelf names to get some inspiration.
Personal Elf on the Shelf Names
If none of the names on my list work for your family, don’t worry! There are a few other ways you can come up with a great name for your elf. If none of these general ideas work, use your child’s life to inspire a name.
Name her after a family member
Name her after a family pet
Name her after your child’s best friend
Name her after your child’s favorite character from a book or movie
Name her after your child’s favorite singer, actor, or athlete
Use other things your child loves to inspire the name (favorite snack, drink, color, or activity)
I hope you have found the perfect girl elf on the shelf name! Let me know what elf name you choose in the comments below.
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