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Aarakocra Name Generator & Guide

“Your feathers have the greatest brown color I ever saw. Not even the mountains are that pretty” – the Aarakocra told the female, clearly flirting – “Oh stop, Qrukkass, think of what your wife would say if she heard you”.

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Aarakocra is essentially a humanoid bird creature. Averaging around 5 feet in height, they have wings that span around 20 feet, making them proficient flyers. Per latest, 5e, rules, they have arms as well, though with fewer fingers than humans do.

Their legs are powerful, with four talons that can fold and unfold, providing proficient means to grab and hold onto something. Their bones are rather hollow, for easier flight, and their head resembles a parrot and an eagle at the same time.

They live atop of the highest mountain peaks, in small tribes. Each has its own hunting territory. Since they are excellent flyers, they prefer to fight from range. Their favorite weapon is most definitely a javelin.

Aarakocra Last Names

As they live in small tribes, Aarakocras don’t have any use for a last name. That said, some earn a nickname due to a certain achievement, whether good or bad.

  • the Crooked
  • Sharptalon
  • Yellowbeak
  • Gloomwing
  • Flying Thunder
  • the Mighty
  • Dragonbane
  • Astuteness
  • Longwing
  • Azureye
  • Crestmind
  • Featherwind
  • Darkbeak
  • Wingwater
  • Cliffstand
  • Steelfeather
  • Sunflight
  • Tallblood
  • Snarlwind
  • Highscream

Female Aarakocra Names

Their plumage color is usually brown and grey, and in some tribes, it’s always the females that are selected as leaders.

  • Ifa
  • Qli
  • Eccerrk
  • Silkk
  • Iqe
  • Karr
  • Aias
  • Yuli


Acts as the head of the group who is responsible for teaching the young ones the ways of the tribe. Good and strict but fair teacher.

  • Elli
  • Cookea
  • Guakik
  • Grerres
  • Kri
  • Akack
  • Gra


She’s the best hunter in the tribe, and one of the best warriors as well as her accuracy with a javelin is unmatched.

  • Cekka
  • Ekea
  • Qlua
  • Kraca
  • Kli
  • Illa


Her plumage has the most strange shade of grey, which gets her courted by many males in the tribe, making other females jealous.

  • Aekass
  • Kreqe
  • Aial
  • Qlilack
  • Rela


Zriik was known for her melodic trills that could soothe the most volatile air elementals. She had a unique affinity for communication, even with the most recalcitrant of creatures. Over time, her reputation grew, and she became a mediator, her songs bridging gaps and mending fractures between warring tribes.

  • Xree
  • Zizz

Male Aarakocra Names

Known as notorious flirters, they use any opportunity to do so. Those that can balance the act, usually get far in their life.

  • Rher
  • Rhekkaac
  • Gralleak
  • Rhaccas
  • Qir
  • Rheg
  • Ziras
  • Yig


In a possession of an ancient tome, which is written in an unfamiliar language. He left the tribe in order to find what the book says.

  • Greeck
  • Kloork
  • Eck
  • Krurrec
  • Krud


Leader of the Darkbeak tribe, who has successfully expanded their territory and now threatens the neighboring tribe’s very existence.

  • Ook
  • Huierk
  • Clalaak
  • Qarrief
  • Harries
  • Hillaarc
  • Kuar


Seems to have lost his marbles, as they say, ever since got hit by a rock and fell down the mountain. He lived but is now scared of heights.

  • Krerk
  • Rhuck
  • Acak
  • Hoocad
  • Craqeahk
From the high peaks of elemental air, Klack’s life was always one of challenge. His shrill call could be heard echoing among the cliffs, a resounding symbol of his enduring spirit. Though small in stature, he was fierce in the face of danger and never shied away from a storm. He could ride the winds like none other, using the gusts and drafts to his advantage.
  • Scree
  • Quii
  • Prikii


Cric: Unassuming and quiet, Cric was known less for his call and more for his keen eye. A scout and gatherer, he knew every nook of his harsh environment, every hiding spot, and every dangerous pass. In a world dominated by the boisterous and bold, Cric found his place in careful observation and quiet cunning.

Most Aarakocra live a similar life. Small tribes, hunting, flirting and creating offsprings. Sometimes, some of them leave for other lands, usually having a very good reason to do so. Such Aarakocras tend to live an interesting life indeed.

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Ozren Kalember
As DM and a Storyteller, I very much enjoy all of the aspects of D&D. Creating characters, dialogues, plots, and stories are some of my passions and I'm very happy being able to share some of them here, at Codex Nomina.

2 thoughts on “Aarakocra Name Generator & Guide”

    1. guillaume brodeur
      Guillaume Brodeur

      I’m very glad to hear the article was helpful for you! When naming a settlement you can focus on the environment around it like Snowcap Roost or incorporate a deity like Remnis Haven. Perhaps , we should add an article about this in the future but you can also have a look at our Place Name generator and associated pages.
      Happy Adventuring!

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