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Unicorn Name Generator & Backstories

The party waited with bated breath, eyes all transfixed on the shimmering pool in the center of the clearing. After three long hours of waiting, staying as silent as they could, they finally saw him: the majestic unicorn Arion trotted gracefully into view.

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Forge Your Own Name: Discover Our Name Suggestions & Backstories

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Unicorns are some of the most famous and instantly recognisable mythical creatures there are. Including one in your stories is a great way to capture the imagination of your readers and players, but it’s important to give them a good name. Here’s a few of our favorites:

Good Unicorn Names

Good unicorn names should carry a sense of the magical with them, they should be short and punchy, remaining memorable whilst filling the reader with wonder:

  • Meara
  • Mystic
  • Searing
  • Sterling
  • Trynia
  • Silly
  • Mearata
  • Twilight
  • Tryne
  • Silly


Elmas the unicorn was a fabled, jet-black unicorn said to visit dying children in order to safely and tenderly escort their immortal souls to their final resting place.

  • Robin
  • Baine
  • Matia
  • Giddy
  • Eos
  • Gwyn
  • Twilik
  • Chanted
  • Nightwind

Female Unicorn Names

Female unicorn names follow similar naming conventions but should focus on a more gentle and feminine-sounding origin. These names reflect the serenity of their magical owners:

  • Estrellita
  • Jada
  • Breena
  • Perky
  • Laqueta
  • Breena
  • Nadira
  • Mystique
  • Euros


Alona hailed from the snowy regions of the north and was fabled to have been seen riding the legendary auroras that mottle the skies of those wintery lands.

  • Eoto
  • Della
  • Drisana
  • Floriana
  • Felicia
  • Grace
  • Twinkle
  • Snowflake
  • Deva
  • Clare

Male Unicorn Names

Male unicorn names tend to have a little more power and strength in their connotations, but still draw on the breathless wonder that unicorns are known to inspire.

  • Perkino
  • Sterlick
  • Rainbow
  • Arion
  • Milky Way
  • Rune
  • Jolly
  • Sable
  • Gwayne
  • Roshan


The mythical golden unicorn, Solstice, was the envoy of the sun god, and would herald his arrival by riding forth from the very sun itself.

  • Elgar
  • Sterlione
  • Meariad
  • Colbolt
  • Robin
  • Giddy
  • Mika
  • Iris
  • Mystery

Squishmallow Unicorn Names

Squishmallow unicorn names are best when they are utterly adorable and spellbinding at the same time. This can be hard to manage, so check out our suggestions below:

  • Snowflurry
  • Sundance
  • Elmas
  • Elmero
  • Roshannna
  • Sunshine
  • Oceania
  • Eos
  • Majesty
  • Arryn


Irisinia’s beauty was a thing of legend, with a flowing mane of twinkling silver hair that sparkled as she galloped under the morning sun.

  • Merry
  • Zane
  • Iriste
  • Kaisa
  • Moriba
  • Willow
  • Midnight
  • Sigil
  • Euros

That is our list of unicorn name suggestions, we hope you can see how much this list meant to us! If you have a favorite then let us know in the comments and share the article around with your unicorn-loving friends and fellow players!

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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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