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Shapeshifter Name Generator & Guide

I don’t care how we call it, I just want it found and captured. Kidnapping, murder, arson, and who knows what else this creature has done, we can’t have more of that under no circumstance. Seeing how little we know about it in the first place, from now on it will be known as Enigma.

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Imitating other creatures, both physically and personality-wise, these creatures lead a life on the edge, a place where some of them change who they are so much that it’s quite easy to forget their own origin, and sometimes even their current role.

Whether it is actually true or not, many people claim that these creatures are known to stalk their victims, and follow them around to learn how they move, behave, and talk, until eventually they strike and take their place without anyone realizing it.

A mere thought that someone you know is not who you think can send shivers down the spine, and great tales have been born that certainly put some of their names out there for everyone to know, names such as Shape, Akin, Maestro, Husk, and Art.

Good Shapeshifter Names

Shapeshifters, by their very nature, lead mysterious, elusive, and often cryptic lives, and their names share that same chaotic quality where it can either be a real name or a just a play on the meaning of the word that is good enough to be a name.

  • Mint
  • Iden
  • Vice
  • Romulus
  • Turner
  • Duplicate
  • Repeat
  • Whisper


No matter what form this shapeshifter takes, they can still move without a trace as long as they keep their concentration. This ability only serves to enhance the other ones, proving to be a vital talent that allows this creature to infiltrate any location needed to be accessed.

  • Echo
  • Suit
  • Imitation
  • Replica
  • Face


For many years hunters from all around the world have been trying to capture this creature, yet none of them came close to success. One of them, however, did get to the point where his gut told him the old man telling stories sounded awfully familiar but, alas, he failed to follow his instincts and lost the creature in the end.

  • Angel
  • Mani
  • Sham
  • Dust


Needing to hear someone speak only once, this individual was capable of perfectly impersonating anyone he met. This continues to prove to be a great advantage and something that he has done on many occasions, where all the attempts proved to be wildly successful.

  • Flow
  • Rogue
  • Zero
  • Fuse
  • Etch

Female Shapeshifter Names

While people believe female shapeshifters can only transform into creatures of the same gender, these stories are seldom backed up by any substance or fact.

  • Dream
  • Autumn
  • Variel
  • Elle
  • Cat
  • Tracy
  • Phase
  • Harmony


For some reason, she likes to make bubbles, be it water bubbles or any other sort, and it is no wonder she specialized in transforming into water animals, a rather unusual taste for one of her kind but true nonetheless. Doing it for many years, however, has made her lose her way in a sense, where she seems to have forgotten who and what she really is.

  • Tassy
  • Mai
  • Evo
  • Reflection
  • Anomaly


She discovered she was better at impersonating male members of most of the humanoid races and has been an expert for more than fifty years. Now, having done far more in her life than most do, she’s on a search for another of her kind, one who could listen to one of the discoveries she made during her travels.

  • Fell
  • Design
  • Mold
  • Counterpart


She loves to shapeshift into beautiful human men, where the goal is to try and seduce as many women as she can, all so that she could kidnap them and sell them as slaves. This business has gone so good that there are more than a few mercenary groups searching for her for the last two years.

  • Mick
  • Hybrid
  • Cipher
  • Clone
  • Fester

Male Shapeshifter Names

Masters of disguise and imitation, these creatures possess the extraordinary ability to transform into another person, including multiple other races which only adds to the potential of this great power.

  • Mirror
  • Niq
  • Lance
  • Rascal
  • Sim
  • Merge
  • Ringer
  • Parallel


He’s successfully replaced the local priest without anyone noticing it, and the plan has gone well for the last eight weeks. One thing, however, and something he didn’t realize, is that he now seemed to lack need to gamble, and the people are beginning to notice.

  • Dupe
  • Morpheus
  • Pseudo
  • Sting
  • Scribble


A responsible husband and a father, and a good farmer, he is someone you can rely on and trust with your very own life. Lately, however, he’s been acting strange, rarely talking to others, and working with surprising difficulty in the field. Unbeknownst to them all, the real Pete is being held prisoner in a nearby cave, a place where no villager has dared to go.

  • Ghost
  • Mime
  • Ruse
  • Zip


No matter which form he decides to take, a scar on his left wrist never leaves his body. This has become quite a nuisance as it was something that he could be recognized for, and he has been searching for a way to stop it from either occurring or existing at all.

  • Guy
  • Vista
  • Parody
  • Phantom
  • Specter

Shapeshifters are magical creatures whose main strength is the ability to transform into another person, where becoming a different race altogether often poses no problems at all. This innate talent makes them perfect spies, thieves, and assassins, and they are often indirectly hired by nobility and even kings and queens themselves.

Think about how the character came to be, how might they look originally, when did they discover they can change forms, what are their plans for now and the future, and create a name worthy of the terrifying mystery that surrounds them wherever they might be.

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Ozren Kalember
As DM and a Storyteller, I very much enjoy all of the aspects of D&D. Creating characters, dialogues, plots, and stories are some of my passions and I'm very happy being able to share some of them here, at Codex Nomina.

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