Elf

Unisex

Meaning

below 3 kilohertz

Origin

Germanic

Pronunciation

/ɛlf/

Traits associated with the name Elf:

Dogs named Elf tend to be loving, affectionate, good-natured, and resilient. This name is also associated with companionship, and beauty.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Elf?

That you have a creative and whimsical side. You may also have a fondness for fantasy and magical creatures.

Is Elf a good dog name?

Elf is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. Elf isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

631
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2,425
New York City Dog Name Database
2,667
Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

Elf is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Elf was, in the past month, the 1817th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of July 2024, Elf is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Elf was viewed 0 times, and liked 3 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Elf's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Elf is most adored in North Carolina, South Carolina and Massachusetts.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Missouri, New York and Iowa.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Elf.

Most popular breeds named Elf:

  1. Pomeranian
  2. Schipperke

Elf is found in these categories:

cute dog names
cute

Evokes whimsical, endearing imagery associated with Santa's tiny helpers.

winter dog names
winter

Associations with Christmas, Santa's helpers, and North Pole folklore inspire this canine moniker.

fluffy dog names
fluffy

Elves are small, cute, and cuddly, just like these pooches!

small dog names
small

Elves are tiny, playful, and magical, just like pint-sized pups!

Dog names like Elf:

Bear-like
Small species in the star wars universe.
The seed of one of several genera of the flowering plant family Fabaceae.
Helper
Breath, soul, spirit, being
Pip
a mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)
Elf dog name meaning

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Satchwell Delva (Kingston, Jamaica)
Had a dog named Elf as a little boy. Now that l am fully grown and retired, l took it upon himself to acquire another Elf.
March 20, 2023

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Satchwell Delva (Kingston, Jamaica)
Had a dog named Elf as a little boy. Now as an older men, l got myself another dog named Elf.
March 20, 2023

Let us know what you think of Elf as a dog name!