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What started off as a cool comics trend has snowballed into a multimedia billion-dollar industry. Superheroes have been a part of our culture for a long time, and they’ve definitely here to stay.

Superhero names need to roll off the tongue, because any caped crusader will eventually get famous, either for the right or wrong reasons. One trick that comics often use is alliterative names to keep them memorable.

Good Superhero Names

A superhero’s name often describes their powers and gives you an idea of what their role is. A scholarly hero with telekinesis will have a very different name from a fire-wielding bare knuckle brawler.

  • The Green Gorilla
  • Sunblade
  • Phantom Kid
  • Atlas
  • Dazzler
  • Professor Steel
  • Cascade
  • The Dense Weasel


An electrical accident left this superhero able to shoot lightning bolts at others, and he can separate his atoms to pass through solid walls.

  • Shimmering Coral
  • Blazing Ember
  • Wildfire
  • Beowulf
  • Azazel
  • Sapphire Sage
  • Lunar Wolf

Cloud Crow

Styling herself after an Indigenous legend of a protector spirit, she has taken on the duty of protecting the natural world.

  • The Jackal
  • Lord Lightsword
  • The Fantastic Cat

Female Superhero Names

There are many famous superheroines, some of which have even become infamous as they turn into supervillains. Look at existing female superheroes for inspiration.

  • Cold Starling
  • Storm Saviour
  • Fearless Falcon
  • Snow Raven
  • Misty Manta
  • Dark Fox
  • Rosethorn
  • The Nuclear Queen


Originally from the Procyon star system where she prevented her sun from going supernova, and then fled to Earth.

  • Cashmere
  • Ashen Phoenix
  • The Rouge Rogue
  • Gray Frost
  • Callisto
  • Lady Aurora
  • The Scarlet Panther

Crazy Eight

Once a gambler who struck a pact with a trickster god for extra luck, this superhero uses her powers to steal money back from criminals.

  • Light Hawk
  • The Elegant Lynx
  • Sky Warden

Male Superhero Names

Many superheroes from the golden age of comics are male, and even today some of the most enduring and widely-known heroes are men, so you have loads of ideas to pull from.

  • Doctor Chronos
  • Firebird
  • Death Roach
  • Makeshift
  • Phantasm
  • The Broken Watchman
  • Agent Merlin
  • Saberleaf

Macho Spider

After being beaten to a pulp in a wrestling match and reinventing himself as a mercenary, this superhero fights crime with his supreme martial artistry.

  • Clever Bear
  • Bolt
  • Metanite
  • Dragontooth
  • Nightkeeper
  • Gray Granite
  • The Colossal Hornet
  • Swift Warrior


Prowling the rooftops of Bogota, he uses his teleportation abilities to dismantle cartels operating in the city.

  • The Cold Veteran
  • Griffin

Cool Superhero Names

As comics matured, superheroes ditched the spandex and got grittier, more nuanced, and overall just a lot cooler.

  • Cleanser
  • The Bronze Eagle
  • Novaheart
  • Chief Katana
  • Black Orchid
  • Onyx
  • Far Phason
  • Black Bat

Mysterious Mongoose

Nobody has seen the face beneath this superhero’s mask, but everyone knows that he can slip into any building unseen.

  • Starbright
  • Doctor Defiant
  • Master Ibis
  • Deadnite
  • The Marked Mage
  • Storm Angel
  • Leviathan

Scarlet Sentinel

Operating out of her base in low orbit, this superhero flies around the world at superspeed to stop planet-threatening crises.

  • Mister X
  • Starbright

Did this article help you pick the perfect superhero name? You want a name that strikes fear into the heart of criminals while also being inspiring. Let us know if you liked our names by leaving us a comment, 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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