Dungeons and Dragons Character 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.

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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.

Good D&D Names

While having a “good name” can be subjective, we usually mean that the name fits the character when it comes to official lore. For example, unless it’s that kind of a game, meeting a dwarf named Taco Nachos won’t feel like an appropriate name simply because it doesn’t fit the lore. On the other hand, if the dwarf’s name is Torron Anvilbreaker, the famous blacksmith from the north, you can see how it fits.

  • Frederick Steelmore
  • Lissette Covendown
  • Evonne Mournleaf
  • Thermir Copperpot
  • Huldir Ramrider
  • Lorarieth Mialee
  • Braggett Nickleplenty
  • Rondo Dimbuckle

Ashton Whitmore

Having been knighted less than a fortnight ago, Sir Whitmore now rides north, along with his men, on a mission straight from the king himself where the very future of the kingdom depends on his success.

  • Cerdic Wisehearth
  • Endehar Brightwood
  • Dillen Hillforge
  • Thamior Leafwind
  • Belnam Forgehit

Hulram Silverbeard

Spotting one of the Silverbeard Clan members is easy, and then there’s Hulram. A peculiar and unique dwarf, if you ever saw one, his cheerful mood and positive attitude make you almost wonder if he really is a dwarf.

  • Darbek Ironjaw
  • Barmin Longwalker
  • Foddell Glittergear
  • Lunorin Neriren
  • Miranan Farzeiros

Cairora Whisperwind

As silent as an owl, as graceful as a cat, this elven lady moves as if she was a leaf carried by the air itself, and it’s no wonder many feel like the wind whispers her into existence.

  • Elgeiros Yllaphine
  • Loraynore Norfaren
  • Wrelen Steamsparker

Isomyra Gemeyes

She’s a determined and hard-working gnome who likes to dig the earth, discovering precious metals, and then chizzling them into cute and nice-looking jewelry. Blinky, her pet mole, helps her with her work, and is all the company she ever needs.

  • Celmila Rockfinger
  • Welgani Whistlecoil
  • Sala Gizmowheel

Gender-neutral Names

Sometimes you want to have a more gender-neutral name, or the race’s lore simply states that they all have such names. Sometimes the name is a word already used in the Common language, like Heart or Ruby. You also can find some good name examples in our Genasi, Tabaxi, and Changeling name guides.

  • Alex
  • Irx
  • Blake
  • Drew
  • Bliss
  • Sail
  • Nix
  • Root


A half-orc best known as Three-hand, a nickname she has ever since she bested three thieves by herself, as they were trying to rob an old lady. The speed and skill involved in such an endeavor were enough to think she had more than two hands.

  • Sochi
  • Heart
  • Ezra
  • Merry


Her half-elven heritage proved to be a problem so many times during her childhood, that she decided to leave the town as soon as she was able to. Nowadays she travels the roads, always seeking new friends and those who can accept her, yet never truly settling.

  • Ryan
  • Noox
  • Jay
  • Micah


Despite him knowing many things, even some of which he has no idea how he learned in the first place he doesn’t know where he came from or who his parents are. He’s in a constant battle with himself and his knowledge, trying to determine how one can know so much, yet know so little.

  • Wind
  • Rory
  • Kendal
  • Aunn


Growing up in the city slums is far from ideal, and those who make it to adulthood deserve respect. She is one of those (un)lucky ones, and she’s ever-determined to make something out of her life. “Damn it all if I made it so far only to quit!”

  • Ocean
  • Drew
  • Tas
  • Aigs

Female Names

The female role in a society depends on the race and its culture but we can all agree that it’s an important one, for the majority of races out there. The species and their language greatly impact how a female name may sound, and it’s quite common to not be able to determine who’s behind it, especially when it comes to more exotic races.

  • Lasglia Shatterview
  • Sophia Acustes
  • Delilah Riverblight
  • Eiphina Talbot
  • Iaslea Rolwankom
  • Eshwyn Crompul
  • Eildys Ceretlan
  • Hisxif Gimlen

Bretmera Cragpike

One of the most cheerful dwarves you will ever find. Her martial skill also matches that of a veteran warrior, yet it is unknown how she came to possess such skill. Rumors are her grandfather was a king once and that she taught her all he knows.

  • Tisgi Bricktemperer
  • Daumi Egumaga
  • Sidney Flamebloom
  • Ashe Bearbeam
  • Rhiannon Farflower

Erica Frostspell

Coming from a small secluded village, nobody thought she would do anything significant in her life. Yet, today, she’s one of the best apprentices, studying the ways of magic. She gets scolded often, but only because the teachers want her to realize her true potential.

  • Ulrike Paleheart
  • Courtlyn Seamore
  • Pearl Grasscobble
  • Thabita Earthgrove
  • Leora Diggle

Maathi Inululane

Leaving her home in the frigid north, she is on a quest to find several rare herbs that only grow in the south. She has to find and bring them back home if she wants her grandfather to live to see the end of this winter.

  • Tiffney Qai Ci
  • Tosca Basho
  • Prisca Greenhill
  • Juliana Hastu
  • Valburga Wildeye

Ayanna Riverstone

A half-elf orphan who got her name by frequently visiting the nearby river as a child. While everyone thinks she’s merely intrigued by the river and what can be found underwater, something far different keeps luring her back, even today.

  • Shirleen Craigtail
  • Gretchen Crowmane
  • Nissa Brickboot
  • Kora Staghammer
  • Orva Rocktree

Male Names

Male names can sound harsher, less poetic, and perhaps even gruff, compared to their female counterparts. However, not all races use the same rules and going by name only there’s a chance you couldn’t know whether we were talking about a male or not.

  • Bog The Ugly
  • Urmrik Bloodbranch
  • Castien Lorabalar
  • Charlie Grag
  • Aranmil Tornglara
  • Tolen Krarnfod
  • Zotar Redirsk
  • Garorin Goold

Wendon Montajay

An ordinary guy, living an ordinary life, working as a leatherworker, and has never left the town of Feldor. Unbeknownst to others, he’s really a jackalwere who’s spying on the people living there for quite some time.

  • Shaxes Markolak
  • Vaeril Reygwyn
  • Agim Winterthorn
  • Yoslin Fizzwarper

Ricwan Burrows

Gnome of such crazy enthusiasm, especially when it comes to earth and exploration of underground caves and other similar places. Always positive, even in the greatest of dangers, although he was told more than once that such an unrealistic attitude.

  • Jassin Dakian
  • Umdek Amberjaw
  • Horry Sunwolf
  • Ilbryen Eilhorn

Gramok The Angry

While never the smartest guy in the clan, this barbarian does his explanation by wrecking things and does so highly efficiently. Then again, if you upset him, best watch out for he cares not whether you’re friend or foe.

  • Luke Que
  • Taudak Rootspeaker
  • Rezer Thom
  • Gimmel Hammerhand
  • Kazarin Raincaller

Quovis Silverspear

One of the most known halflings in all four clans. Touted as one of the best hunters overall, and certainly the best in his clan, he goes nowhere without his spear his father gave him many years ago.

  • Adgran Bitterrock
  • Hein Dodatsk
  • Aimer Neriwenys
  • Panawin Grath

Cool Names

When we say “that’s a cool name”, we often mean it sounds appropriate to the race of the character and also adds flavor by making us imagine what’s behind that name. It usually inspires us to either come up with a similar one or think of a story that the character already went through.

  • Grishnaar Stormbringer
  • Ilendiir Sunflower
  • Soveliss Lindenbow
  • Thondin Bouldertoss
  • Zaknnar Hlat’tar
  • Eddielle Nakod
  • Nahala Roxley
  • Kyorlin Daevyl

Galig Halfsword

Best known for his fight at the bridge of Tazok, where he singlehandedly held the line and halted the progress of the enemy by wielding a broken sword.

  • Nalia D’Arnise
  • Gurnigg Fizzlecog
  • Kora Needledancer
  • Ferin Blackleaf
  • Grimur Oreseeker
  • Narull Shadowsoul

Durbull Giantblood

Eight feet tall, this man was always looked upon with awe. For someone that large, he moved with a certain grace, one which felt almost unnatural considering his size. Unfortunately, such abilities are owed to a certain demon who is about to call upon favor and change the man’s life forever.

  • Jozan Calmword
  • Mialee Strongheart
  • Kazak Spellmind
  • Kildrak Thunderhead
  • Berlon Halfbrow

John Battleroar

His real name has been long forgotten, as his current one fits him so well. As a captain, a warrior, and a leader, his actions speak as loud as his words, at least when it comes to the battlefield.

  • Irlequin Mutestep
  • Boddynock Glittergem
  • Krusk Skullsplitter
  • Bhakror Orcshaper
  • Hjuldur Bronzestone

Himrik Trollbane

Having lost his family in an ambush, this dwarf vowed to slay all the trolls he could get his hands on. Never forgetting his promise, he roams the land in search of the monsters and exacting his revenge with the fury of a dozen raging barbarians.

  • Azukk Oreshaper
  • Korgan Bloodaxe
  • Mitror Wolfwhisper
  • Lena Trueshot
  • Aurelia Silverrain

Funny Names

When a game you’re about to play plans to be more of a laid-back game, filled with lots of jokes and humor, a funny name is a must-have. You can use parts of your character’s description, their flaws, or even what they excel at to guide you with coming up with such a name.

  • Putton Shortpants
  • Saan Holo
  • Biggie Smalls
  • Gary Goodgoblin
  • Rusty Fresh
  • Pho Real
  • Claire Ick
  • Gruzzon Shortpants

Itsme Bobb

For some reason people don’t really notice him, and he keeps having to explain who he is. Having said that, such a conversation doesn’t help that much as there’s confusion all around.

  • Justyn Cays
  • Prity Uhglee
  • Outo Harmzway
  • Water Lukewarm

Bendypink Crumplehatch

His dancing and acting performances rarely leave someone indifferent. Rumors are he’s a dragon in disguise, for how else could he portray one so good as he does in one of his shows.

  • Lai Ohnessly
  • Poh Tatto
  • Holl Dyorhorsez

Rollo Dyce

A gambler, through and through. He’ll bet on anyone and anything, as long as he thinks he has an edge. Ok, that’s a lie, he’ll probably gamble even if he knows he’ll lose. Maybe best to not mention the bad odds.

  • Ima Berr
  • Sizzle Britches
  • Sill Yelf
  • Neva Olways

Phob Oulus

If there’s anything she’s into it’s how she looks. Whether she’s being unrealistic or has a high charisma, she always acts as she’s the most beautiful and most important person in the room.

  • Dusk Brighty
  • Zeero Talentz
  • Ayye Twoeye

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.

2 thoughts on “Dungeons and Dragons Character Name Generator”

  1. Caerythas Prirthathaarraad


    how are you today? i was wondering how you came up with these names?
    I am having a baby soon and i cant seem to think of a name but you have so many here you must be an expert in name generation and creativity. Please get back to me, the baby is 3 weeks away.
    Thank you,
    Caerythas Prirthathaarraad

    1. guillaume brodeur

      Hi Caerythas, I’m seeing your message a bit late 🙂 I hope your baby arrived safely into this world and that you found the name you were looking for. We’re also expecting a baby soon, and it has been challenging to find a name (even for us ^^). We decided to go for a name that works in both our languages (Japanese and French) and that has beautiful kanji (Japanese writing) attached to it.

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