Boy Names of Elf theme
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 were initially 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 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 2018, 4 Elf names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 1.185%, 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 #5 and a usage of 0.6941%.