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Names for Santa Around the World

Check out this list of names for Santa around the world.
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Santa is known by many names, including St. Nicholas, Kris Kringle, and Mr. Claus. Look at the chart below to find out what the jolly old man is called in countries around the world.

CountryName
BelgiumPere Noel
BrazilPapai Noel
ChileViejo Pascuero ("Old Man Christmas")
ChinaDun Che Lao Ren ("Christmas Old Man")
NetherlandsKerstman
FinlandJoulupukki
FrancePere Noel
GermanyWeihnachtsmann ("Christmas Man")
HawaiiKanakaloka
HungaryMikulas (St. Nicholas)
ItalyBabbo Natale
JapanHoteiosho (a god or priest who bears gifts)
NorwayJulenissen ("Christmas gnome")
PolandSwiety Mikolaj (St. Nicholas)
RussiaDed Moroz ("Grandfather Frost")
SwedenJultomten ("Christmas brownie")
United KingdomFather Christmas

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