Dungeons and Dragons Name Generator

“My name?” – the man pointed at himself. “You see, my name is not important. What matters, though, is my cause. Our cause.” – he said as he motioned his left hand at those behind him. “Call us what you want, but the result will be the same.” – he finished calmly and drew his sword with a grin.

Hycis Elkrana
Ayressa Gaethus
Arina Fonkundrorren
Kaixus Torzalan
Expert Semil
Trynmia Silentfoot
Geaglath Wandermender Valu-Nathai
Busy Bee (Bee)
Yoglyn Buhlamnath

Playable D&D Race Name Generators

We traveled all kinds of lands to gather the best name codices and share them with you here.

> Our dedicated name generators below also have subraces.

Player's Handbook / Basic Rules

Elemental Evil Player's Companion

Volo's Guide to Monsters

Other D&D Name Generators

How to Find a Good Name for Your D&D Character?

Choosing a name for a character is probably the most important thing to do. I remember when I started playing, it took me two hours to think of a good name, as I knew it would stick with me for the rest of the game and I just had to get it right.

Regardless if you’re going for a more serious name or just a silly one, it certainly has a big impact on your character. Besides the appearance itself, the name can set the tone and let others know what to expect, providing inspiration at the same time.

Read along and let me tell you why choosing a D&D name is important and fun.

Dungeons & Dragons Character Naming

Dungeons and Dragons, oh what a beautiful game it is. No matter who you are and where you come from, for the duration of the game you get to be anyone and anything you want to be. The only limitation is your imagination and nothing else.

From visiting new towns and mysterious locations to delving deep into the underground caves, you can fight all kinds of monsters, even dragons, and you get to experience all sorts of fantastic situations where your character gets to shine.

Picking the right name

Among other things, D&D names are certainly one of the most crucial parts of your character. It gives them an identity, it can relay a powerful message about who they are or where have they been, and it becomes the very thing that defines them.

All those reasons make perfect sense to use a DnD name generator. It allows you to choose an already made-up name or, at the very least, it serves to spark the imagination that all of us possess, thus providing the chance to create a unique name.

Using our DnD name generators can help you decide on a more specific name, depending on what kind of character you have in mind. Race, gender, class, and even profession can help you make a choice and guide you during the process.

Many races have their own lore and history, but you don’t have to follow them blindly. Use them as guidelines, let them steer your thoughts in as many directions as they can, making your mind come up with all sorts of imaginative and wonderful ideas.

A race can have default types of names, but if they were raised by a different race, they can have a completely different kind of a name. Every game is different, so as long as you accommodate it the type of game you’re playing in.

Let your imagination run wild and come up with as many names as you can. Use our name generators, have them fuel your ideas, adjust them to the type of game you’re playing in, and come up with an epic name that others won’t forget.

It’s your turn!

From Humans, Dwarves, and Elves, to more exotic races such as Genasi, Drow, and Aarakocra, all characters deserve a name. After all, one of the perks of an adventurer is the ability to find their place in history by making sure their name is remembered for ages to come. Either by heroic deeds or notorious actions, they can leave their mark. Whatever your plans might be, choose a name worthy of remembering.

Tell us some of your favorite names in the comments and share your own methods of coming up with a D&D name.

Ozren Kalember
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.

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