Names for Santa 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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