Best Fantasy Name Generators

When I was writing The Silence In The Song I never used a fantasy name generator, simply because I never knew they existed. I have since discovered the joys of making random fantasy names for fantasy characters, fantasy worlds, towns, cities, magical spells etc. These generators work well as they base their creations on real names as well as other cultures and languages.

In this Best Fantasy Name Generators article I will look at the best generators out there, if like me you have dreams to be the next J.R.R. Tolkien or George R. R. Martin then you will need a lot of marvellous names for your books, for your worlds. Alternatively, if you are just a fantasy fan or for fun fantasy writer then these generators are also for you. The fantasy generators listed vary in complexity, some offering first names others offering first and second names others still having categories for humans, elves, barbarians, dwarves, fairies, dragons,  fantasy book titles, and more.

You may even find the next Harry Potter or Bilbao Baggins, you may not. Anyway,  have fun and enjoy generating some cool and unusual fantasy names. So read and click to find your perfect fantasy names. If your looking for some fantasy writing tips afterwards check here. 

 

1: Fantasy Name Generator For Human Characters By Richie Billing

https://richiebilling.com/welcome/the-writers-toolshed/fantasy-writing/fantasy-name-generator 

A dedicated fantasy name generator for human characters. If you’re looking for help and guidance on fantasy human names, search no more.

Features: Random, Male, Female as well as a choice of human, high elf, high fairy, ogre, orc and more.

Name Generated: (Female, Human):  Soltar, Acram, Feresilmar, Corm.

 

2: Fantasy name generators. Names for all your fantasy characters.

https://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/

Countless generators for countless names. Some say it’s the best fantasy name generator site around, which is very humbling to hear.

Features: Generates names from some of the biggest fantasy and game franchises. Game of Thrones, Final Fantasy, Marvel, DC etc.  Limitless options. 

Name generated (Female, Human): Using the GOT generator. Elma, Munlin, Muntrud, Velgin, Myrlina, Gjarine, Svalda, Srerna, Vrelga, Grerit

 

3: Fantasy Name Generator • The ULTIMATE Bank of 100,000+ Names

https://blog.reedsy.com/character-name-generator/fantasy/

100,000+ Fantasy names right at your fingertips. Discover the right one with this ultimate name generator. New names are added every week!

Features: Human, Dragon, Elf (each of these has Random, Male, Female.)

Name generated (Female, Human): Gessora, Tasoa, Keia, Clotine, Krisia.

 

4: Dungeons & Dragons name generators 

https://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/dungeons-and-dragons.php

Dungeons & Dragons name generator, names for the various races in the Dungeons & Dragons universe. 

Features: Subcategory of no  2.

 

5: Fantasy Name Generator: 100,000+ Fantasy Names

https://www.imagineforest.com/blog/fantasy-character-names/

Over 100,000 cool fantasy character names to use in your stories. Use our fantasy name generator to get a quick fantasy name.

Features: Human, Elf, Unicorn, Dragon and Dwarf names. Then generates a list. 

Name generated (Female, Human): Aleera, Alva, Amara, Anya

 

6: Fantasy Name Generator 

https://www.name-generator.org.uk/fantasy/

Automatic fantasy name generator tool. Choose some keywords and we will automatically create a fantasy name in seconds.

Features: Lots of categories, aliens, elves, unicorns Merfolks, Werewolves and more, 23 in total. 

Name generated (Female, Human): Weyanka Smiflame, Kenia, Jarders, Coostenchia

 

7: Fantasy Name Generator

https://donjon.bin.sh/fantasy/name/

Simple, fast and fantastic names are generated instantly. 

Features: Human, Dwarf, Elf, Halfling. As well as common names, fantasy, historical, medieval and more. Also generates towns, and fantasy settings like: 

  1. The Hammers of Wyham
  2. The Crusaders of Bilgatharbh
  3. Ellell’s Council
  4. Maly’s Fellowship

Name generated (Female, Human): Balthuia, Sybel, Alchfrith, Kathon, Mery Gelnne

 

8: Fantasy Name Generators | Explore fantasy names 

https://thestoryshack.com/tools/fantasy-name-generators/

Discover countless fantasy names with this selection of Fantasy Name Generators ✓ Growing collection of tools ✓ Thousands of possibilities ✓ Check it out!

Features: maybe 40 plus name generators.

Name generated (Female, Human): Lili Zenkrethrild, Nanni Seasteam,  Berneen Flinthide, Allyssa Licruld

 

9: Space Marine Chapter Name Generator — Realm of Plastic 

https://www.realmofplastic.com/warhammer-40k-name-generators

Fantasy miniature painting tutorials, kit reviews and blog discussion to enhance your tabletop fantasy war games and hobby. Special focus on Warhammer Age of Sigmar.

Features: Built for Warhammer fans. 

Name generated (Female, Human): Dorothith Drake, Celestes Agnenta, Sabrais Cowl

 

10: Fantasy Name Generator

https://www.fantasynamegen.com/

The name generator for RPGs, video games, novels, etc. Can generate names for elves, dwarves, barbarians, “Lovecraftian” names, modern English names, and others.

Features: 20 plus categories. 

Name generated (Female, Human): Canmac, Wilric, Conphia, Anhew, Bethrol, Aldwen

 

Name Lists 

1: 255+ Fantasy Names & Elf Names For Your Next Baby (Or Character!)

https://www.scarymommy.com/pregnancy/fantasy-names

In search of fantasy names? Some of the best names come from fiction, particularly in the fantasy genre. So, we compiled a ton of ’em.

 

2: Fantasy Names for Girls That Are Simply Spellbinding – Mama Natural 

https://www.mamanatural.com/baby-names/girls/lists/fantasy-names-for-girls/

Fantasy names for girls may be from the past, present, future, or a mix of all three! Made to pop, they’re the coolest out there. Check out our collection.

 

3: 100 Fantasy & Sci-Fi Baby Names (For Boys & Girls) – MomLovesBest

https://momlovesbest.com/fantasy-and-scifi-baby-names

Want to give your child an incentive to love fantasy and sci-fi like you do? By giving them one of these fantasy and sci-fi names you might. 

 

Name Meanings.

1: Behind the Name: The Meaning and History of First Names

https://www.behindthename.com/

The etymology and history of first names.

 

2: Name Meanings | Nameberry

https://nameberry.com/lists/category/meanings-of-names

We’ve gathered lists of names with meanings, including girl names, boy names, and unisex names. The most popular name meanings include names

 

Hopefully, between all the generators and lists you will have found names for your heroes, both first names and surnames, names for boys, names for girls. Found yourself popular names or stayed away from the popular names altogether. If so I hope you found the bizarre, the niche and the out their names for your character’s titles. I tried to create a list that covered everything from fantasy to mythology, wizards to dragons, babies to barbarians, popular names to nicknames.

All the best in your writing journey, stay awesome. 

Robb

FAQ Fantasy Name Generators

What is a good fantasy name?

That is totally subjective and completely in your hands!

What should I name my fantasy character?

Again, be bold and make the decision, they are your characters.

What are some cool fantasy city names?

https://mobile-cuisine.com/branding/village-names/ has a good list for inspiration.

How do you come up with a fantasy world name?

You can either use your own imagination or use a fantasy generator to help you.

What are unique names?

Names that are not common and not found readily in the culture of your readers.

What is a good fantasy name for a girl?

There are thousands of great girls’ names, use a generator from the list above to assist. 

How do random name generators work?

Depending on the complexity of the generator it is as simple as selecting your variables, male, female, human, elf, etc and then clicking generate.

How do I name my world Worldbuilding?

You can either use your own imagination or use a fantasy generator to help you.

How do you create a unique fantasy world?

Read lots of fantasy novels, lots of books on history, culture, and science and you will have ideas flowing in no time. 

How do you write an amazing fantasy novel?

Check out my blog on Writing better fantasy.

What is the best character name generator?

There are some really good ones, check out my list for the best character name generators online. 

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