Wednesday, January 1, 2020 1:00 AM Posted by writeSantaletter.comNames for Santa Claus Around the World

Names for Santa Claus
Around the World

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Names of Santa Claus begins with Saint Nicholas!

santa Santa Claus, a jolly fat old man with a white beard and a red suit, is a legendary bearer of gifts to children at Christmas eve (December 24) around the world. He is well known by many other names such as Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Father Christmas, Santa, Santy and Kris Kringle. Santa Claus being the personification of the spirit of Christmas is a well known gift giving figure in various cultures around the world and as such, there are different names that he is also known by in different locations or countries in the world.

A variety of names like those mentioned above are used in different languages to represent his name. Needless to say they all refer to the same Santa Claus that we know about today.

With the festive season of Christmas upon us once again, I was asked by a reader to give the different names Santa Claus is called around the world. The list provided below is by no means comprehensive but nevertheless you should become aware of some of the names Santa goes by. So, here is a short list of some names by which Santa Claus is called in some countries.

Country Names for Santa Claus

A
Afghanistan
Albania
Armenia

Baba Chaghaloo*
Babadimri *
Gaghant Baba *

B
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Bulgaria

Pere Noel
Deda Mraz*
Papai Noel*
Dyado Koleda*

C
Chile
China

Viejo Pascuero ("Old Man Christmas")
Dun Che Lao Ren ("Christmas Old Man")

D
Denmark

Julemanden*

E
Egypt

Papa Noel*

F
France
French Canada
Finland

Pere Noel*
Pere Noel*
Joulupukki*

G
Germany

Weihnachtsmann ("Christmas Man" or "Nikolaus")

H
Hawaii
Hungary

Kanakaloka
Mikulas (St. Nicholas)

I
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Italy

Baba Noel*
Vader Kersfees*
Daidi na Nollaig*
Babbo Natale *

J
Jamaica
Japan

Santa Claus
Hoteiosho (a god or priest who bears gifts)

K


L
Latin America
Lithuania

Papa Noel* (Spanish-speaking)
Kaledu Senelis*

M
Malta

San Niklaw

N
Norway

Julenissen ("Christmas gnome")

O


P
Poland
Portugal

Swiety Mikolaj (St. Nicholas)
Pai Natal

Q


R
Romania
Russia

Mos Craciun*
Ded Moroz ("Grandfather Frost")

S
Serbia
Scottish Highlands
South Africa
Spain
Sweden

Deda Mraz
Daidain na Nollaig*
Vader Kersfees*
Papa Noel*
Jultomten ("Christmas brownie")

T
Turkey

Noel Baba*

U
United Kingdom
United States

Father Christmas
Santa Claus
Kris Kringle

V


W


X


Y


Z

   * - Father Christmas

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