Clan Claus Society Septs

Clan Claus Septs (Associated Families)

Here is a listing of Iconic, Historical, and Religious Names Commonly Associated with Santa Claus.
For a listing of Additional Sept Names, Please View our Members Page.

Claus Septs:

This list is not all inclusive or complete. Should you have a name that does not appear, please send it to us for review and possible addition.


Sept Name: Country:
Gaghant Baba Armenia
Sinterklaas Belgium
Diado Coleda
Grandfather Christmas
Pere Noel Canada
Viejito Pascuero Chile
Shengdan Laoren China
El Nino Jesus Columbia
San Nicolas
El Nino Jesus
Santa Clos
Costa Rica
Bozicnjak Croatia
Julemanden Denmark
Jouluvana Estonia
Le Pere Noel
Pere Noel
Joulupukki Finland
Saint Basil Greece
Kanakaloka Hawaii
Mikulas Hungary
Santy Ireland
Babbo Natale
La Befana (Female)
Kaledu Senis Lithuania
Sinterklaas Netherlands
Julenissen Norway
Gwiazdor Poland
Pai Natale Portugal
Mos Cracium Romania
Ded Moroz
Grandfather Frost
Santa Claus Scotland
Jultomten ot Tomten Sweden
Old Man Christmas Taiwan
Noel Baba Turkey
Father Christmas United Kingdom
Santa Claus
Saint Nicholas
Kris Kringle
United States
Sion Corn Wales
Deda Mraz Yugoslavia


Mac and Mc & Spelling Variations

There is quite a bit of misinformation and errors about this. Mac simply means "son of", and Mc and M' are simply abbreviations of Mac. Some think that Mc is Irish and Mac is Scottish, but this is not true. In both Ireland and Scotland, as well as other countries in the world this holds true.

There are many spelling variations of names. For instance, some of the ways that the name Claus has been varied are; MacClaus, McClaus, M'Claus, Mclaus, Klaus, Klaws, etc. The usage of a capitol or lower case letter after the Mac is also just a variation. Some individuals insist on using a lower case letter in this case. This is not incorrect or correct, rather it is only a personal preference.

Several reasons are behind these variations in a name. Some emigrants, who went to other countries, changed their own names to avoid persecution and ridicule. Some wanted to "Americanize" their names. Some individuals, while being processed through emigration in different countries, might have been illiterate and could not write or spell. In these cases the emigration officials wrote down what they interpreted the immigrant as having said and therefore many spelling variations and complete name changes occurred.

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