Dragons are one of the most formidable beasts in the fantasy world. Flying lizards with the ability to breathe fire, when you also consider they are 30 ft tall, you don’t wanna get on the wrong side of a dragon. If you are writing a story or playing a game and need a name for a dragon, this dragon name generator below will help you out.
To start generating dragon names, you can use the button below. There is a filter that will allow you to switch between different types of dragons that are common across mythology and fantasy stories.
All of the suggestions will come with a surname. I have built the tool so that the surnames will be based on the type of dragon. Most of the time I tried using terms and phrases from other languages and worked them into a surname. Feel free to share any suggestions or any cool name ideas you came up with in the comments below.
What Do Dragons Eat?
Dragons are carnivores. They eat meat and based on their size, it is safe to say they eat quite a bit of it. In tv shows like Game of Thrones, we have seen the appetite that dragons have cause some trouble. Farmers finding their sheep and goats are being scorched and eaten alive by hungry dragons that are living nearby.
If dragons were to be kept as pets, the owner would need to have plenty of money. Meat was once considered a real luxury that only the wealthy could afford on a regular basis. In order to be able to feed a full animal or more every day to a dragon would be very expensive when this meat would feed a family for a month.
Video Games With Dragons
Dragons are very popular in fantasy RPGs. They make for some pretty awesome enemies and from experiences, tend not to make the best characters if you need to play as one. Here are some of the most popular games to make use of dragons.
The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
The biggest selling point of this game was the fact the world has become overrun with these beasts. Dragons in Elder Scrolls Skyrim has a world that is filled with dragons that have risen from the dead. They are plaguing the population and when you come across one, you must use your best combat skills to take one on. When you are on foot, you best make sure you are a good archer in order to be able to kill a dragon before it kills you.
World of Warcraft
One of the most popular RPGs ever made, with it being a fantasy setting, it was natural that dragons would be a part of the WOW universe. Dragons are not playable characters but they are a common enemy. They range in size with larger amounts of smaller ones all the way up to one of the games vanilla bosses Onyxia. A large black dragon that was once a formidable enemy and later became a boss that a small group of over levelled characters could take down quite easily.
Dragon Age Series
The name is in the title when it comes to Dragon Age. Dragons feature as bosses quite often. They are not as common as they are in some other RPGs but they still play a large part of this games lore.
Dungeons & Dragons
Not a great video game but a popular RPG all the same. Dragons are also used quite often as boss character in the Dungeons & Dragons series. Depending on how much the dungeon master loved them, you could have your work cut out for you if you were put up against one of these beasts.
Did Dragons Exist / Why are Dragons Extinct?
So on the topic of why are dragons extinct, the answer is they are not. The reason why is the answer to whether dragons actually existed in the first place. They can’t be extinct because they never actually existed. Dragons are nothing more than a fantasy myth.
Dragons are quite similar to dinosaurs in that they are oversized reptiles. The ability for a beast this large to be able to fly is difficult enough to find some credibility behind. Their ability to breathe fire the same way a flamethrower works is very difficult to believe. Dragons are based on magic and most fantasy games and stories will acknowledge that dragons are magical beings.
What’s The Difference Between A Dragon and A Wyvern
Dragons and Wyverns are mixed up very often. They are similar creatures but they are not the same. Knowing the difference between a Dragon and a Wyvern is important. Both are large lizards, both can fly and both can breathe fire. They look almost the same, the difference is with the legs.
A dragon has four legs with wings that are attached to the creatures back. A wyvern has two legs where the front legs/arms are part of the wings. Quite similar to the wings of a bat. Wyverns will often have hooks on their wings and will walk around using their wings to help balance.
Even some of the most popular fantasy settings mix this up. Some would say that a wyvern is a type of dragon. A subspecies of the main dragon family. If you are still unsure, check out the images below.