Finding Names for your Characters - List of Resources
Just to give you some ideas and for inspiration in case your favourite name is already taken:
Fantasy Name Generators and Lists
Schub's Fantasy Name Generator
name generator @ squid.org
Afira's List of Names male & female
Fantasy Name Generator
Links to several name generators
D20 Online Fantasy Name Generator
Fantasy Name Generator, thanks a lot, papukas
Elvish Name Generator
Fantasy First Name Generator
Funny Mean Names Generator
Abulafia offers a wide range of name generators and lists from many categories (fantasy, real cultures, botany, etc)
Fantasy Name Generator
Mithril & Mages (thanks, Raycheetah)
Fantasy Name Generator
Fantasy, Sci-Fi & Speculative Fiction Name Generators
Fantasy Random Name Generator
Really huge: Good Name Generator Keep scrolling... :-D
A collection of Name Generators (fantasy and real world based) at Ennead Games
"Namer" Name generator at pbegames (suggested by mthomas768)
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.
List of legendary creatures
Mythical Creatures List
the Phoenixian Book of Creatures
Aztec Mythological Gods and Creatures
Norse Mythology Names
List of Monsters and Fabulous Beasts
from Ancient and Medieval Cultures
Characters in Epic Poems
Encyclopedia Mythica Folklore and characters from all over the world.
Names from various Religions and Mythologies
Indian Mythology/Hindu Names
Literature, Cinema, TV & Music
Lovecraftian Name Generator
Lovecraftian Name Generator #2
Lovecraftian Name Generator #3
List of Middle Earth Characters
List of Star Wars Characters
Lists of Doctor Who Characters
Star Trek Characters
Star Trek stars and stellar bodies
Literary names for girls and boys
List of historical Opera Characters
A dictionary of Opera Characters
Broadway Musical, Play and Opera Character Descriptions
List of fictional Witches
Old English Poems (suggested by harddaysnight)
Scaldic Poetry - no translations of the actual poems but with a word list/dictionary.
Real World Names
Behind the Name - also has a random name generator/picker
More Names by Country
Muslim Names (suggested by DirkAustin)
Native American Names (thanks to MoonYu for the suggestion)
Native American Names and Meanings
Even more Native American Names (contributed by harddaysnight, thank you)
Native American Encyclopedia (-"-)
The Surname Database (-"-)
Names from ancient cultures for Girls & Boys
List of Sumerian Kings - pretty much the oldest names we know of.
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
A Selection of medieval Names
Medieval English Names
Medieval Naming Guides article collection and Medieval Names Archive.
Medieval Names Lists and Articles by Country/Origin
"Colonial" names: male & female
The Peiraeus Public Library with
- Ancient Names
- Medieval Names (actually, names from all over the world from this period of time).
- Renaissance Names from an assortment of European countries.
For the Templars:
List of Principal Crusaders
List of Knights Templar
and the Witches (more or less historical):
Famous Witches (mythical and historical)
The Witches Book of Names
List of Prophets and Prophecies
Geographical Names from all countries.
Also great fun to just randomly browse and poke around
Yes, there is an Austrian town named "Fucking", they do have a bit of a problem with place-name sign theft and a company brews a beer called "Fucking Hell" (hell = pale in German) :-D
Roman Names II
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
List of NZ approved Fish Names (thanks, Dan_GGG)
Encyclopedia of Life
Lists of Animals on Wikipedia
Earth's Endangered Creatures
Global Invasive Species Database
The Plant List
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Lists of Bacterial Names
List of Fungi (UK Species)
Poisonous & Venomous Species
List of poisonous funghi
Poisonous plants sorted by common name
Another list of Poisonous plants by common name
Toxic plants by scientific name
Top 30 deadly animals in Australia
List of poisonous animals
List of venomous animals
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
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
Volcanoes of the World, listed alphabetically
List of Volcanoes by continent and country
other science-ish fields
Alchemist Name Generator
List of Alchemists
List of Astrologers
List of Occultists
Female „fire“ names
Names that mean „fire“
List of Thunder Gods
Names that mean „lightning“
more Winter Names
Inuit Name Generator/Picker
Warhammer Lexicanum German and English (thanks, guggelhupf)
poe.trade - the last part of an item's link can make cool names, too (thanks a lot for the suggestion, cyranorick)
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"
Book of Names @ The LunarBerry. Lists of names from various categories.
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
Short introduction to names and naming patterns in different cultures
More about names in cultures around the world
The Historical Thesaurus of English. Not entirely straightforward sometimes but also great fun just to browse.
Random Noun Generator - thanks a lot, OresanFells
The Literature Network (suggested by harddaysnight)
U. S. Aircraft Popular Names Index 1939-45 (-"-)
Boat Names (-"-)
Lists of named passenger trains (-"-)
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
Last edited by Alysma on Dec 1, 2016 6:18:00 PM
Last bumped on Dec 2, 2016 12:55:18 PM
on Jan 22, 2013 5:59:46 PM
" ... to let them know the game isn’t going to be very fair from here on out."
on Jan 22, 2013 6:04:57 PM
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)
on Jan 22, 2013 6:17:41 PM
on Jan 22, 2013 6:20:13 PM
How about update the outdated naming system.
on Jan 22, 2013 6:20:39 PM
Or you could just use your own imagination instead of copying a name from somewhere?
on Jan 22, 2013 6:40:43 PM
Sure, but since a lot of people seem to have such a hard time finding names, I was just trying to be helpful :-D
on Jan 22, 2013 6:49:47 PM
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
on Jan 22, 2013 6:57:00 PM
I'm a biologist, so I use Latin species/family names a lot (actually, Alisma would be one of those). :-D
Last edited by Alysma on Jan 22, 2013 7:00:34 PM
on Jan 22, 2013 6:58:46 PM
Ty for this ;) !
on Jan 22, 2013 7:08:18 PM