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Transformer Name Generator & Backstories

Blasts thundered into the sides of Fangjaw and he screeched in pain as the sparks shot up from his side. Steeling himself against the blows, the transformer prepared to strike back, and transforming into his cheetah aspect as he did so.

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Forge Your Own Name: Discover Our Name Suggestions & Backstories

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Transformers are some of the most iconic sci-fi characters in all of the world. Adding your own transforming sentient robots can be a great way to give your story some flair.

Good Transformer Names

Transformer names combine a few different sources of inspiration to come up with their iconic monikers, such as animals, technology, and warfare. Here’s a list of such combinations.

  • Fangworks
  • Smokebang
  • Depthraider
  • Grimbolt
  • Phasebolt
  • Whiz
  • Error
  • Requiem
  • Wreckage
  • Nightlight
  • Fangjaw


Pyrofoot was known for her rocket-powered skates that formed part of her feet and doubled as a powerful weapon when necessary.

  • Freeraid
  • Strikeload
  • Strikescraps
  • Pest
  • Shift
  • Shift
  • Hazard
  • Ditch
  • Roughsweep
  • Flashcycle


Flyraider made his name with his fearsome falcon form and the daring, pirate-like plundering he partook in.

  • Speedcycle
  • Overraid
  • Sidearm
  • Coil
  • Wheels
  • Gleam
  • Harness
  • Scrapscrap
  • Scrapray
  • Stormcrack


Lunarside was a transformer who took his inspiration from the phases of the moon, and was feared for his deadly crescent blade.

  • Freezewheels
  • Eclipse
  • Vermin
  • Racer
  • Smite
  • Landslide
  • Apeglide
  • Magmawar
  • Crankglide
  • Diverazor
  • Shadelight


Comet was known for the terrifying orbital drop strikes he performed on his enemies, which devastated all in their wake.

  • Rumble
  • Ares
  • Stampede
  • Beast

Transformer Villain Names

Great transformer villain names take similar inspiration for their names as their good counterparts, but instead emphasise the more violent or sinister aspects.

  • Flashcut
  • Bulkrunner
  • Freeglitch
  • Bouldermine
  • Hydraucase
  • Scratch
  • Dynamite
  • Flinch
  • Tempest
  • Twinkle
  • Fangfire


A terrifying transformer assassin, who specialized at infiltrating enemy lines and eliminating targets without ever being seen.

  • Photonblast
  • Mechathing
  • Sidestreak
  • Prodigy
  • Eclipse
  • Smite
  • TurboSpike
  • Turbine
  • Shadowworks
  • Goldtrack


One thing is certain when Bulletsnarl spotted you – his chaingun would wind up and you would soon be facing a hail of deadly bullets.

  • Droprazor
  • Doubledealer

That concludes our list of Transformer’s names, we hope you found this list useful. If you did, why not share it with a friend? Be sure to comment your favorite name in the comments below and see if anyone else chose the same!

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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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