Hacker Name Generator & Backstories

“I’m in.” The computer screen turned from lines of code into a series of popups, each showing a different database being downloaded simultaneously. The hacker leaned back in his chair. “They’re gonna be hurting bad after this. Nobody can stop Albatross’ hacking skills.”

Richard Pryce
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Ehud Tenenbaum
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Hackers are those that try to uncover the source code of our digital world and rewrite it to their own ends. Both white hat hackers (good guys) and black hat hackers (criminals) use the same techniques to break into computer systems.

Many hackers organize into communities for mutual protection and profit, and in these communities they adopt a hacker name. Some of these names go on to become infamous when a hacker pulls off an extraordinary attack.

Good Hacker Names

A hacker name is meant as a pseudonym to keep a person safe in the event their illegal actions are exposed. But it is also meant to sound cool and stand out among other hackers.

  • Bren
  • Capra
  • Sam
  • Ismailov
  • Krystal
  • Trinity
  • Losie
  • Soyan

Electron

The mastermind behind the naval security breach of 2014 in which many officers were dismissed after their corruption was exposed.

  • Hash
  • Kaida
  • Stat
  • Mickey
  • Charon
  • Neo
  • Ownen

Phoenix

A freelance black hat hacker operating out of South Asia, she specializes in obtaining credit card numbers and bank account passwords.

  • Stanley
  • Nomad
  • Toby

Female Hacker Names

Despite starting as an archetypal love interest in sci-fi movies and stories, many woman hackers are serious digital threats nowadays.

  • Tinge
  • Matriarch
  • Storm
  • Angel
  • Daydream
  • Answer
  • Myth
  • Reverse

Swan

After cutting a deal with law enforcement to avoid jail time, she works to test national security systems for weaknesses.

  • Parody
  • Gem
  • Nova
  • Vestige
  • Shade
  • Avatar
  • Wraith
  • Mermaid

Bliss

Working with her brother to run a narcotics ring, she covers their digital footprints by crashing border customs databases.

  • Essence
  • Oracle

Male Hacker Names

Feeding into the stereotype of the teenager on a computer in their mom’s basement, many prolific hackers started out as young boys.

  • Streak
  • Eternity
  • Cowboy
  • Poltergeist
  • Habit
  • Bolt
  • Complex
  • Alpha

Plague

Dedicated to undermining a politician who ruined his family’s life, he trawls through emails and text messages looking for blackmail material.

  • Webster
  • Memento
  • Chief
  • Particle
  • Bullet
  • Legacy

Surfer

Once a notorious thief, he used his hacking skills to wipe his ledger clean and disappear to his private island.

  • Paradox
  • Maestro
  • Diablo
  • Ecstasy

Famous Hacker Names

Hackers are often in the news, both for assaulting huge digital corporations and for exposing confidential information to the public.

  • Kevin Mitnick
  • Jonathan James
  • Albert Gonzalez
  • Hector Xavier Monsegur
  • Ehud Tenenbaum
  • Kevin Poulsen
  • Gary McKinnon
  • Robert Tappan Morris

Loyd Blankenship

A thought-leader amongst hackers who encouraged other hackers to use their skills to improve the world rather than for profit.

  • Julian Assange
  • Edward Snowden
  • Adrian Lamo
  • Matthew Bevan
  • Richard Pryce
  • Elliot Gunton
  • Jeanson James Ancheta

Michael Calce

In an attempt to stamp his name in the annals of hacker history, he launched a targeted attack against the biggest websites of the day.

  • Graham Ivan Clark
  • Aaron Swartz
  • Evgeniy Bogachev

A hacker name needs to sound both mysterious and futuristic. Hopefully this article has helped you pick out such a name. If you enjoyed the article, let us know in the comments below, and share the article with your friends!

Liam Blackley
Liam Blackley
I'm passionate about telling stories as a DM and I get a thrill from worldbuilding. Inviting players into these made up worlds that somehow still feel vibrant and alive is incredible, and Codex Nomina is a way to extend that invitation to more people.

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