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The wandering Samurai shifted the blade in its scabbard an almost imperceptible amount – just enough to loosen it. The bandits noticed, however, and exclaimed their surprise. As their leader gave the command to attack – rushing forward with vigor, the Samurai merely smirked as he began to unsheathe Sen no Taiyou no Tsurugi and meet them head on.

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Katanas are easily one of the most iconic and recognizable weapon types in all of history. The single-edged, folded steel powerhouses inspire countless legends across dozens of fantasy worlds. Here are some suitably epic names for your blades.

Good Katana Names

What’s in a good Katana name? Something that speaks to the larger-than-life capacity of the blade to change the fate of many lives. Something that helps give the blade a real sense of gravitas when it’s found or used.

  • Denoument
  • Ontology’s End
  • Oblivion’s Call
  • Shino Tsume
  • Gong Bu
  • Blinkstrike
  • Chaosmos
  • Starshatter
  • Masochism
  • Takame

Blade of the Ronin

A ronin is a samurai without a master. This blade seems to change owners very often, always falling into the hands of a recently disgraced warrior looking to earn back their honor.

  • Faridah
  • Tahir
  • Amnesia
  • Spitehawk
  • Deathrazer 
  • Felthorn
  • Silencer
  • Shinogi
  • Nomad’s Knife
  • Kage Kaizoku


The Katana of a tyrannical warlord who used it to conquer an entire island nation with the power of their swordplay. Their merciless fighting style soon earned the blade this nickname.

  • Blazeguard
  • Tetsyuama
  • Edge of Night

Famous Katana Names

When a sword has been around for a long enough time, being part of enough historic battles, a sense of fame is sure to follow. These names represent some of those spine-tingling Katanas of myth.

  • Makaze
  • Hellscream
  • Kodachi
  • Chokuto
  • Sen no Taiyou no Tsurugi
  • Glass Warblade
  • Vernal Awakening
  • Heaven’s Envoy
  • Shichishito


The sword of a minor noble who refused to cede his land to an invading force, choosing instead to meet them on the battlefield. The thousands of enemies he cut down with this blade allowed him to keep his kingdom safe.

  • Kurou no Tatsu
  • Hylozoist Promise
  • Baisarda
  • Euology
  • Ash 
  • Orenmir
  • Peacekeeper
  • Ebon Blade
  • Athalie


Sometimes it’s not just about taking down your target, it’s about sending a message to all others who would try to stay in your way. Decimation is the blade of a ruthless bounty hunter from legend.

  • Gan Jiang
  • Yameri Renai Chikara
  • Kyoga
  • Blossom
  • Oath Keeper
  • Darkheart

Cool Katana Names

Cool Katana names are ones that make the hair stand up on the back of your neck when you hear it – something that lets anyone who hears it immediately know that its wielder means business.

  • Soulquench
  • Darkest Desire
  • Takame
  • Keening
  • Tora Kiba
  • Mihai
  • Nodachi
  • Hope’s Echo


A blade so quick it cut lightning in two – or so the legend goes. It’s probably best not to stick around long enough to find out whether it’s true or not. 

  • Sting
  • Norzarashi
  • Kumorigachi
  • Yorukaze
  • Tranquility
  • Shingin to Giri
  • Little Tiger
  • Wakizashi
  • Suspension 
  • Sraque
  • Blutgang


Sometimes a name just needs to get straight to the point. What is this sword known for? Rending the flesh of its enemies. Good, now you know not to cross its owner.

  • Ghostblade
  • Ama-no-Ohibari
  • Nazak
  • Shobu-Zuruki
  • Hadar

Did you enjoy this article on katana names? For me, katanas are the coolest swords out there so it’s always a pleasure to explore some of the amazing names that might make it into my game. If you liked this article, please do leave a comment and remember to share it with your friends. 

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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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