Finding Names for your Characters - List of Resources

Just to give you some ideas in case your favourite name is already taken:

Fantasy Name Generators and Lists
Rinkworks
Schub's Fantasy Name Generator
fantasynamegen.com
Seventh Sanctum
Yafnag
donjon
name generator @ squid.org
Afira's List of Names male & female
Random RPG Name Generator
Fantasy Name Generator
namegeneratorfun.com
The Forge
fantasynamegenerators.com
Links to several name generators
Totro
D20 Online Fantasy Name Generator
wizards.com
random RPG name generator
Fantasy Name Generator, thanks a lot, papukas
Elvish Name Generator
Elvish Names
Fantasy First Name Generator
Funny Mean Names Generator
Dragon's Mark

Guilty? Here are some Criminal Names Generators :-D
Mafia Name Generator #1
Mafia Name Generator #2
What's your criminal name?

Resources for creating your own names from scratch
Creating realistic fantasy names
Creating Fantasy Names
Tips and Tricks for Creating Names
How to make Fantasy Names
Creating Names for Fantasy
The Art of Fantasy Names
Creating Fantasy Names

A nice offline tool is Lyreword. It requires some manual input but is very versatile and highly customizable.

Mythological Creatures
Godchecker.com
List of legendary creatures
Mythical Creatures List
the Phoenixian Book of Creatures
Aztec Mythological Gods and Creatures
Norse Mythology Names

Literature, Cinema & TV
List of Middle Earth Characters
List of Star Wars Characters
Lists of Doctor Who Characters

Real World Names
Behind the Name - also has a random name generator/picker
20000-names.com
babynamesworld
Nordic Names
More Names by Country
African Names
meaning-of-names.com
Polynesian/Hawaiian Names
Tahitian Names

History
Ancient Roman Names
Roman Naming Conventions and List of Names
more Roman Names
Ancient Greek Names
List of Greek Names: Male & Female
Ancient Egyptian Names
more Egyptian Names
Glossary of ancient Egyptian terms and names
Incan Names and Words
Mayan Names
Viking Names
A Selection of medieval Names
Medieval English Names
Medieval Names
Medieval Naming Guides article collection and Medieval Names Archive.
Medieval Names Lists and Articles by Country/Origin

Generators/Name Pickers:
Roman Names
Roman Names II
Greek Names
Egyptian Names
Viking Names
Merovingian Names

List of Biblical Names

Don't worry, it's Science :-D
I'm a biologist, so I use Latin species/genera/family names a lot.
Census of Marine Life
The Plankton Net
FishBase
Encyclopedia of Life
Lists of Animals on Wikipedia
Earth's Endangered Creatures
Global Invasive Species Database
The Plant List
Leafsnap

Human Anatomy
Anatomy Glossary
very basic vocabulary

MIMS prescription drug database

A long, long List of Chemical Compounds and their names
If you don't want to scroll through that, there's a Generator that will pick a compound for you.

Some astronomy/star names
small table of star names
star names
star list
List of Stars with the original Arabic Names
Classical Albedo Features on Mars

Geology/Rock/Precious Stone Names (hello, Gneiss)
Stones & Rocks
Famous Gemstones, especially Famous Diamonds


Other
The Compendium of Lost Words
Fighting & Combat
Using translate.google.com for trying out words you like in other languages. Thanks a lot to Spoonmann for the suggestion.
Nook of Names "Home of Llewellyn's Complete Book of Names: For Pagans, Witches, Wiccans, Druids, Heathens, Mages, Shamans & Independent Thinkers of All Sorts Who Are Curious About Names from Every Place and Every Time"
Gary Gygax's Extraordinary Book of Names - suggested by Raycheetah.
A Māori Dictionary
Lego Bionicle Characters - thanks a lot to sodium777.
The IKEA catalogue - thank you, YellowMage.
Car Models List
List of Car Models at Yahoo Answers
savethewords.org - archived version.
MLG Name Generator suggested by Mucosolvan

For those who want to add Numbers to their names:
Introduction to Roman Numerals with handy converters - Nova Roma and Roman Numerals on Online Conversion
... but I was promised tea!
Finding Names for your Characters - List of Resources: http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/70376
Last edited by Alysma on March 28, 2014 7:12 PM
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Completed 2 ChallengesAlysma wrote:


Please add more! :-D


Wikipedia

" ... to let them know the game isn’t going to be very fair from here on out."
- Qarl
My own imagination is all I need. Better get ready to play alongside my new name "XxL3wTg0d69xX_thUglYfe" come open beta! (The quotation marks are also part of the name)
xxxBOOBSxxx
IGN: PapaDaddy
How about update the outdated naming system.
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Completed 2 ChallengesAlysma wrote:
Just to give you some ideas in case your favourite name is already taken:

Fantasy Name Generators
Rinkworks
Schub's Fantasy Name Generator
fantasynamegen.com
Seventh Sanctum
Yafnag
donjon
name generator @ squid.org
Afira's List of Names male & female
Random RPG Name Generator
Fantasy Name Generator
namegeneratorfun.com
The Forge
fantasynamegenerators.com
Links to several name generators
Totro
D20 Online Fantasy Name Generator

A more advanced, offline tool is Lyreword. It requires some manual input but is very versatile and highly customizable.

Real World Names
Behind the Name
20000-names.com
babynamesworld
Nordic Names
More Names by Country
African Names
meaning-of-names.com

Please add more! :-D


Or you could just use your own imagination instead of copying a name from somewhere?
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RandallPOE wrote:


Or you could just use your own imagination instead of copying a name from somewhere?


Sure, but since a lot of people seem to have such a hard time finding names, I was just trying to be helpful :-D
... but I was promised tea!
Finding Names for your Characters - List of Resources: http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/70376
I find the easiest way to find new names is just to look at historical events, like wars, discoveries or old gods. Wikipedia's good for that, but just any search engine **COUGH COUGH *google* COUGH** would be just as good.
The rare French-Canadian from outside Québec... Franco-Manitobain to be exact :p
I'm a biologist, so I use Latin species/family names a lot (actually, Alisma would be one of those). :-D
... but I was promised tea!
Finding Names for your Characters - List of Resources: http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/70376
Last edited by Alysma on January 23, 2013 12:00 AM
Ty for this ;) !