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Boy Names related to Elf

Elf names for baby boys, related also with fairy, with 35 entries. Elves are believed to have originated from Norse mythology and later mentioned extensively in Germanic folklore. Elves, along with goblins, dwarves and other magical creatures were part of the medieval worldview and were frequently drawn upon to explain natural phenomena. There are traces of this belief encapsulated in language – for example, the German word for nightmare is alptraum, which means elf dream. Tellingly, elves were initially mostly viewed as diminutive mischief-makers who exacted revenge on any human who dared offend them. Benevolent elves appeared only in recent centuries, forging the association between elves and wise counsel. There are a many elf names that describe the wise counsel of elves, such as Alfred, which means inspired advice.

Elf names are fairly popular baby names for boys, and they are also considered trendy. At the height of their usage in 1928, 2.080% of baby boys were given Elf names. There were 7 Elf names ranked within the top 1000 baby names then. Elf names have since experienced a steep decline in frequency. In 2015, 4 Elf names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 1.023%, having regained their popularity somewhat in the recent decade. Within all Elf names, the English and German Oliver was the most commonly used, with a ranking of #19 and a usage of 0.5719%.


Adanedhel elf man ... origin is Literary ... rarely used as a baby name for boys ... not listed in the top 1000 names ...

Aelfstan elf stone ... language of origin is English and it is also ... not commonly used as a baby boy name ...

Aelfweard guardian of the elf ... origin, as well as its use, is in the English ... an uncommon baby name for boys ...

Alberich elf ruler, supernaturally powerful ... used mostly in German and it is of ... not in the top 1000 names ...

Alberico master of elves ... used chiefly in Italian and it is ... not widely used as a baby name for ...

Albus white or elf ... used predominantly in English and its ... not commonly used as a baby boy name ...

Alepeleke elf counsel; inspired advice; old ... has its origins in the English and Old ... used largely in Hawaiian ...

Alewina friend of elves; elf friend; noble ... of English and Old English origin ... used mainly in Hawaiian ...

Alf noble and ready; inspired advice; ... used chiefly in the English language and ... variant of Alfie ...

Alfred inspired advice; old peace ... largely used in the Dutch, English, ... was rather common before the Norman ...

Alfsigr supernatural victory ... of Old Norse origin and it is predominantly ... an unusual baby boy name ...

Algar elf spear ... language of origin is Old English and it is used ... unusual as a baby name for boys ...

Alston elf stone; town at the river source ... mainly used in English and its language ... variant form of Alton ...

Alvar elf army; supernatural army; guard ... used chiefly in the Catalan, English, ... variant of Alvaro ...

Alvin elf friend; noble friend ... used chiefly in the English language and ... a classic favorite ...

Alwin elf friend; noble friend ... used chiefly in the English, German, ... variant of Alvin ...

Auberon noble bear; elf ruler, supernaturally ... of Germanic origin ... used mainly in English and French ...

Aubrey elf ruler, supernaturally powerful; ... used predominantly in the English and ... variant of Alberich ...

Breen from the fairy place ... of Irish origin ... not frequently used as a baby boy name ...

Eldan from the valley of the elves ... derived from English origins ... not frequently used as a baby boy name ...

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