They are called Hanukkah candles.
Only one of the candles has a special name. It is called the
'Shamash' meaning the 'helper'. It is not one of the Hanukkah
candles, but it is placed near them and its purpose is to light the
WELL...their just making an offering, sort of like worshipping
them. ACTUALLY, their not called "candles", they look like candles,
but really not called candles...Oh and they also leave fruits as an
A menorah has 7 candles, not 8.
If you are referring to the candelabra used during the holiday
of Channukah, this is called a 'channukiah' and has 9 candles. 8 of
the candles are for the 8 days of the holiday, the ninth is called
the 'shamash' and is used to light the others.
The candles (collectively) are called "candles for Hanukkah" or
"Hanukkah candles." The only candle which has a specific name is
the shamash: the helper-candle used to light the others.
The candle-holder does have a name: it's called a
menorah; a Hanukkah-menorah; or (in Israel) a Hanukkiyah.