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Mermen Name Generator & Backstories

There was a splash that came from the starboard side of the ship. As Alliez looked over the side, she was taken aback by what confronted her. Laiken and his troupe of mermen warriors had arrived to turn the tides in their favor.

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Fearsome and mystical sea-dwelling mermen can bring a sense of foreboding wonder to any nautical rpg game. Here’s some naming suggestions for your own.

Good Mermen Names

Good Mermen Names are quite varied in scope, deriving their composition from a number of sources of folklore or popular culture. Oceanic references are always a good starting place.

  • Kailani
  • Ran
  • Douglas
  • Laiken
  • Clifford
  • Murrissey
  • Noelani
  • Cari
  • Merpus
  • Ervin
  • Marshal


Muriel was a blue Merman who made it his life’s mission to hunt down pirates who had ever put innocents to the sword.

  • Jonah
  • Ren
  • Conway
  • Cyreus
  • Anchor
  • Nater
  • Llyr
  • Orman
  • Aquor
  • Jordan
  • Trenton


Deniz the merman gained notoriety with his people for brokering a trade agreement with the sea elves that allowed them access to their rare and magical gems.

  • Brooke
  • Rimulus
  • Shar
  • Neres
  • Jorah
  • Seirus
  • Calder
  • Seaton
  • Irvin
  • Kaerius
  • Tack


Lingurian was his family’s fastest swimmer, and was rumored to even be able to out-pace a mako shark.

  • Hiro
  • Strom
  • Leomaris
  • Jack
  • Octopian
  • Oceanus
  • Nerrocen
  • Merrick
  • Dathan
  • Mako
  • Yarrow


Duff tragically lost his life after falling in love with a human woman and following her back to port, where her rich parents hunted him down for being different.

  • Poseidon
  • Bruinen
  • Reif
  • Hali
  • Rip
  • Wade
  • Murray
  • Caol
  • Bered
  • Yuval
  • Maggiore


Tridenton was the fearsome war leader of a vast army of merpeople, who led a long and ultimately victorious campaign against the scheming naga.

  • Duxor
  • Jubal
  • Brendan
  • Laguna
  • Ronan
  • Ross
  • Nereus
  • Marious
  • Indra
  • Marinus
  • Kawai
  • Marius
  • Gar
  • Kyle
  • Bourne

That concludes our list of mermen names for now! Be sure to let us know what your favorites were in the comment section, and if you found this guide helpful then please consider sharing it round with a friend or fellow player!

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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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