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The Ultimate Character Name Generators List

Updated on March 26, 2013

What's Your Character's Name?

Naming your characters is hard. This is a fact of life. Thankfully, there are plenty of character name generators out there, created by thoughtful folks with a little experience of these things, and a lot of programming know-how.

From modern to ancient, mythological to outer-spacial, there are character name generators to help name every character here. No more excuses for naming your characters Bob and Alice!

Do You Have Trouble Naming Your Characters?

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Modern Character Name Generators

If you need a name for a character from contemporary Earth, one of these will get you one!

Fantasy Character Name Generators

Writing Fantasy? There's a character name generator for that.

Sci-Fi Name Generators

Sci-fi names are some of the hardest to come up with, since there are so few rules about what you can do. Luckily, other people have thought of this, and thoughtfully created name generators for just this kind of situation.

Historical Name Generators

Because even the Ancient Greeks had names, and very few of them were called "John".

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      C A Chancellor 4 years ago from US/TN

      What a great resource! I pinned it to my creative writing board.

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      The-Quirky-Banana 4 years ago

      An interesting lens! :)

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      The-Quirky-Banana 4 years ago

      An interesting lens! :)

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      Aja103654 4 years ago

      very useful! thank you!

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      Digory LM 4 years ago

      If I ever do a detective story, his name will be Baxter Slade. Thanks for the lens.

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      JeffGilbert 4 years ago

      I had no idea that this kind of stuff existed. I can always come up with unusual names, but now there are programs that can do this for you. thanks for this lens. :)

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      LisaNowatzki 4 years ago

      What a great lens and awesome lens! Thanks for all your hard work.

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      accfuller 4 years ago

      very interesting ... :)

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      accfuller 4 years ago

      very interesting ... :)

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      John Dyhouse 4 years ago from UK

      I am not a fiction writer but do hanker to have a go. This could be very useful and has been bookmarked

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Check out the random username generator at

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      shamblesman lm 4 years ago

      loved this..had some fun here

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      S619MPR 5 years ago

      I'm not good in names :P Thanks

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      bskcom 5 years ago

      I write a lot of short stories and naming characters is sometimes tedious. Thanks for your advice.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What about superhero names?

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      buffygirl lm 5 years ago

      Woah, I don't have time to go through all the lists but I most definitely will bookmark this because I often do need a new character name. Very nice resource lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great tool! Thank you! I really appreciate your lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      thanks for the name generators nice job

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      SurvivedStudent 5 years ago

      Thank you! The hardest part of writing stories for me is the name. Now I can created much much better name :D

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great for a game I'm making.

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      LiamLunaris 5 years ago

      Thanks a lot for these. As a role-playing game player this is really valuable!

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      ionee251 5 years ago

      Thank you for your lists. They are big help.

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      Elric22 5 years ago

      Okay...the Roman name generator will be helpful. Thanks!

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      C A Chancellor 6 years ago from US/TN

      Bookmarking this one, and sharing it with my writing friends!

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      dwnovacek 6 years ago

      Awesome tool! Thanks for sharing. Angel Blessed!

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      nadjaiskeniskie 6 years ago

      I always end up naming my characters: Nadjaiskeniskiegngcantar (and GMs hate me for it). Thanks for the links.

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      adriennedewolfe 6 years ago

      These are great! Thanks for sharing. (I didn't know about the Wizard Generator.) My writing students will be thrilled to know there's a "one-stop-site" to find name generators.

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      anonymous 6 years ago also has a steampunk name generator:

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      LabKittyDesign 6 years ago

      Heh, heh. Ramsock the Barrel Maker.

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      wizardgold lm 6 years ago

      I use the name generator in Scrivener to generate the names for my writing, but the resources here are good to know about if I ever decide to go down the fantasy or sci fi writing route.