Gun Name Generator & Guide

The bounty hunter stood with practiced stillness in the doorway as she waited for her mark to look up from his drink. Eventually, his eyes met hers, and the dawning of recognition turned quickly to fear. In an instant, his hand darted for his weapon, but the bounty hunter had been waiting for this moment, and with almost inhuman speed she pulled The Last Word from its holster and let of a single, booming round – the man fell lifeless onto the floor.

Incarnation
Perfect Paradox
Warden’s Blaster
The Annihilator 2000
The Noisy Cricket
Bolter
Riskrunner
Early Termination
Banished Six-Shooter of Redemption
Slinging Musket
Vindication
Stay Away

Forge Your Own Name: Discover Our Name Suggestions & Backstories

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The power to change the course of history with the single pull of a trigger – that is what a gun represents. Such objects deserve the reverence of the characters who interact with them, whether by wielding them directly or having to face them in battle. As such, the naming of a gun is an important part of its history and identity as it helps shape the story it will inevitably create.

Good Gun Names

When it comes to good gun names, you want something bold; something that makes a statement. Guns are a sign that their wielder means business, as such, good gun names reflect this fact with their memorability. 

  • Ace of Spades
  • No Time To Explain
  • Reckoning
  • Incarnation
  • 1000 Yard Stare
  • Drang
  • Sturm
  • Dreaded Venture
  • Fatebringer

It Stared Back

The fabled flintlock rifle of the demon-hunter Gherman, who’s righteous fury was so unbridled that he journeyed to The Abyss itself to slay more of their kin.

  • Persuader
  • Perfect Paradox
  • Calamity
  • Solemn Hymn
  • Tiebreaker

Destiny’s Golden Gun

What kind of adventurer has their own gun gilded? One who is both incredibly rich and incredibly confident in their own abilities. Make your own destiny with this gleaming powerhouse.

  • Harsh Language
  • Eclipse
  • Sweetie
  • Encore

Handgun Names

Handguns are iconic: from the six-shooters of the wild-west to the flintlock pistols of the golden age of piracy – they show up in some of the most swashbuckling of adventures and are always a sure-fire way to make a character unique.

  • Salvation’s Six-Shooter
  • Warden’s Blaster
  • Grim-Steel Revolver
  • The Badlands
  • Pariah
  • Origin Story
  • Purgatory
  • Jiangshi
  • Conqueror’s Shooter

The Last Word

The revolver of a bounty hunter who had the muzzle deliberately widened in order to make it louder whilst sacrificing range. Still deadly at close range, it gained its name for the silence it left in its wake.

  • Storm-Forged Hand Cannon
  • Eternal Bloodlust
  • Vernal Equinox
  • Hand-in-Hand
  • Ancient Gospel

Copperhead Revolver

This powerful revolver was named after a deadly rattlesnake because of the strength of its “bite”. Many a guard fell prey to the outlaws who claimed it as their own.

  • Big Game
  • Spiteful Blaster
  • Boomer
  • Savage Flintlock Pistol

Famous Gun Names

Sometimes a reputation will simply precede the person or object it represents. This is often the case with legendary guns, the sight of which is usually more than enough to chill the blood.

  • The Annihilator 2000
  • Westinghouse M-27
  • The Noisy Cricket
  • Quad-Barrelled Shotgun
  • Hadron Enforcer
  • The Lawgiver
  • Mark 2 Lancer
  • Bolter
  • The Auto 9

The BFG

We all know what this specific acronym stands for. When it comes to famous guns, there aren’t many that inspire more terror and prestige then the BFG itself. Not for the faint of heart.

  • Sudden Impact
  • Just a Phaser
  • Antiproton Accumulator
  • Antiproton Decelerator 
  • Mind Bleach

Warp Speed Slugger

When you want to do more than propel a chunk of metal towards your target at high-speed, consider employer the Warp Speed Slugger – guaranteed to pierce practically any physical armour on the realm.

  • Ignis Fatis
  • Dolly’s Revenge
  • In Nomine Diaboli
  • In Ictu Oculi

Cool Gun Names

It’s all well and good naming your gun, but you want to make sure it’s something that will elicit the correct response from those who hear it. Try these bad boys on for size:

  • Pax and Lux
  • Constania
  • Sleeper Seeker
  • Pericula Ludus
  • Crown Splitter
  • Ironbark Rifle
  • Curtain Call
  • Tyrannical Sniper
  • Dire Promise

Symmetry

Precision and beauty combined is what this rifle represents. Perfectly balanced, it is legendary for making the act of killing into a work of art.

  • Lament
  • Wish-Granter
  • Xenophage
  • Perdition’s Edge
  • Luna’s Howl

Talons of the Eagle

An unorthodox gun, three barrels, each for a talon of the eagle. It certainly lives up to its namesake – with each shot both accurate and deadly.

  • Duality
  • Lord of Wolves
  • Anarchy
  • Riskrunner

Did you enjoy this article, reader? If you are thinking of populating your world with guns, it’s important that such iconic objects often have a great history attached to them, and history is always carried in a name. In this way, choosing the right gun names is vital. Let us know what you think of our suggestions in the comments and please share the article if you enjoyed it!

Cassidy Ferrari
Cassidy Ferrari
D&D is a creative practice for me, in which I can explore everything from the surreal to the divine. I like to use names as a storytelling device, so every interaction helps players to build a stronger mental image of the world. I hope that my articles for Codex Nomina help you have more fun with fantasy names!

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