25 Names For Santa Claus In 25 Countries
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Pop quiz time! How many names of Santa Claus do you know? At minimum, you've probably heard of Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, and Kris Kringle, right? Those are all names for Santa Claus, but there are even more variations of his name that you may not know about. And they aren't all in English, either.

With Christmas time being here, why not be exposed to some Christmas trivia and fun facts? Name variations for Santa Claus aren't always talked about, but they need to be talked about. Here are 25 different names for Santa Claus in 25 different countries. Perhaps you'll be better prepared for a quiz about Santa's name variations, since you'll know something they don't know!

Agios Vasilios (Greece)

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Jólasveinar (Iceland)

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Joulupukki (Finland)

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Kanakaloka (Hawaii, USA)

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Hoteiosho (Japan)

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Dun Che Lao Ren (China)

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Papai Noel (Brazil)

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Viejo Pascuero (Chile)

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Vader Kersfees (South Africa)

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Babbo Natale (Italy)

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Weihnactsmann (Germany)

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Ded Moroz (Russia)

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Pai Natal (Portugal)

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Dyado Koleda (Bulgaria)

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Ông già Noel (Vietnam)

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Święty Mikołaj (Poland)

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Sinterklaas (The Netherlands)

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Mikulás (Hungary)

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Père Noël (France)

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Dadabe Noely (Madagascar)

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Kalėdų Senelis (Lithuania)

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Jultomten (Sweden)

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Julemanden (Denmark)

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Noel Baba (Turkey)

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Naththal Seeya (Sri Lanka)

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