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There came a screeching call from behind the treeline and Jaga turned her head to look. Just as she did, Brim crested the trees in all his resplendent glory and prepared to rain down fire on his foes.

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Phoenixes, also known as firebirds, are some of the most easily recognisable and most revered mythical creatures in all of folklore. Including one in your stories will always be an exciting prospect, so here’s a few great name suggestions.

Good Phoenix Names

Phoenix names are relatively straight-forward to come up with, they play easily on the nature of the creatures being born of flame and incandescent to behold.

  • Blaze
  • Cinders
  • Aurora
  • Glint
  • Spirit
  • Viva
  • Fume
  • Sparkles
  • Fye
  • Brim
  • Lumino
  • Flame


Raye was a rare golden phoenix who’s roost was at the caldera of an active volcano, making sure that no one would bother him as he grew in power.

  • Luminos
  • Juvenate
  • Nether
  • Raise
  • Flayme
  • Ryze
  • Cinder
  • Glow
  • Beam
  • Rise
  • Dusty


Beacon was so-called because of his role as the vanguard of the Sun Elves army, leading the troops into war against the forces of darkness.

  • Solar
  • Pharos
  • Sunny
  • Eos
  • Ashes
  • Soul
  • Ash
  • Nite
  • Illume
  • Flash
  • Inferno
  • Dazzle


Radiance is a phoenix who gained notoriety for going on a killing spree after her brood was destroyed, leveling an entire town in the process.

  • Vitality
  • Light
  • Sparkle
  • Revi
  • Illumine
  • Plume
  • Sol
  • Slag
  • Dawn
  • Vu
  • Bonfi
  • Fury


Ignite was one of the more trigger-happy phoenixes, who reveled in his power to set things ablaze at a moments notice.

  • Blink
  • Genesis
  • Shimmer
  • Soleil
  • Kindle
  • Elemence
  • Torch
  • Fiere
  • Zeal
  • Flametalon


Solaris the herald of the eclipse was seen only very rarely, but his presence signified one thing for certain, the next eclipse was nigh.

  • Soot
  • Shine
  • Vitally
  • Scorchey
  • Surge
  • Smoke
  • Ray
  • Morte
  • Crux
  • Pire
  • Sheen
  • Onyx
  • Ferno

That concludes our list of Phoenix name suggestions! If you found this article helpful please do share the article with a friend or two, and remember to comment your favorite name down below!

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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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