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Genasi Name Generator & Guide

“Why should I be like them?” – asked the Genasi with a defiant tone in his voice. Before the man could answer, he shook his head and added – “No. I am Zircal and I never give up.”

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Genasi are plane-touched humans. They are of similar height and weight to humans but can look very different. Depending on which side of the family they take after, they can pass as humans or have a distinct nature element showing their heritage.

Their bodies are etched with energy lines of elemental nature, an element they were manifesting – earth, fire, storm, water, and wind. Most try to keep them visible, proud of their heritage, as they judge the ones who decide to hide it.

Genasi are fairly ambitious and some even go as far as never giving up, no matter the odds. They are resistant to the element tied to their nature, and many are known to control such elements. Those more potent manage to control more than one.

Genasi Last Names

All Genasi are passionate and care deeply for family and friends. Their bonds are strong. Most families are large, where socializing is highly encouraged. Any other Genasi they meet are soon considered relatives, cousins, or even brothers and sisters. Since they all feel like one big family, having a last name makes no sense.

They can, just like other races, earn a nickname or two, though that depends on where they grew up. They introduce themselves with a name only, while having a healthy dose of interest towards other race’s surnames. However, if a certain Genasi lived away from a Genasi society, it’s not strange to see them use a last name.

Female & Male Genasi Names

Both genders do their part equally. Whether it’s a family problem, a social one, or even a more physical one, females are very much equal, if not better, at solving them.

From strong fighters to clever elemental mages, they can adapt fairly quickly using their wits and charms. If those fail, they are powerful enough if a fight breaks loose.

Note: Genasi names are gender-neutral.

  • Wheeze
  • Murmur
  • Roast
  • Lachlan
  • Seiche
  • Hydra
  • Tundra
  • Aerial
  • Kai
  • Fen


Always makes sure her golden lines of energy are visible, proudly showing her earthsoul heritage.

  • Rough
  • Hiss
  • Wedge
  • Ignite
  • Spring
  • Turbulence


One of the fastest swimmers and divers in the whole extended family. She wants to visit seas and oceans, to explore the unknown depths.

  • Sizzle
  • Kiln
  • Cauterize
  • Typhoon
  • Rise
  • Rain
  • Influx
  • Turbine


Free-willed and spirited, she travels the roads in search of anything that would add to her greatest adventure – life.

  • Fuel
  • Scorch
  • Agua
  • Lantern
  • Run
  • Citrine


Her fiery elemental energy that she calls hair clearly shows her wild and temperamental nature.

  • Rill
  • Ruby
  • Blast
  • Toast
  • Ardour
  • Boulder
  • Azure
  • Troposphere
  • Broil
  • Melt
  • Surf
  • Alabaster


He is a powerful wizard who serves an elven king as one of the 3 Archmages. Secretly studying an ancient tome of dark arts and forbidden lore.

  • Amethyst
  • Block
  • Flute
  • Whiff
  • Forge
  • Soak
  • Stream


Always preferring nature to towns and cities, he found permanent solace in the notorious Witchweed forest.

  • Emerald
  • Sediment
  • Flutter
  • Swelter
  • Drip
  • Travertine
  • Lapis


Although he socialized with others, he spent a considerable time reading books, mostly history related. Planning to leave his home and travel the world in search of what he read about.

  • Lava
  • Liquid
  • Lakelet
  • Wet
  • Clay


Everyone in the city knows Fan Windblade, probably the best swordsman in the region. Also wanted for a murder he didn’t commit.

  • Whirlwind
  • Thermo
  • Burn
  • Vapor
  • Sea

Ambitious, strong, and charismatic, Genasi are a nice choice for a character, with lots of roleplaying options. Depending on their subrace, each brings something new to the table, providing fun not just to who’s playing them, but to everyone around them.

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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.

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