Dungeons & Dragons Character Name Generators

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Getting started with a new Dungeons and Dragons game will involve having to come up with a character. You may have a trusted orc that is now ready for retirement or you might be playing for the first time. Coming up with some cool name ideas for D&D characters can be difficult if you don’t have much fantasy lore to draw on. This is a Dungeons & Dragons character name generator to help you get started with your next game if you need a new hero.

This post aims to provide you with a collection of Dungeons & Dragons character name generators for all of the different races available in the game. Since most of the races available are common fantasy character options, the generators here could be used for many different scenarios.

Each of the name generators here is designed to give you names that sound like they belong to the races. Orc names tend to be quite harsh sounding and aren’t often based on the same core principals as human names. Each generator will give you a first and last name to use. You can easily substitute them with other name ideas you have or just mix and match them. Using your own first name and an Orc surname is a cool way to make a character more specific to you while still fitting the theme of the game.

To get started creating a new character name for your Dungeons & Dragons character, click on any of the name generators here. It will bring you to a new page where you can start generating lots of cool names.

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I have made sure to cater for any female players out there who are also looking to get started with a new DnD character. All of the character generation tools listed in this wiki will have a drop down box that allows you to switch the gender of the names that it will generate for you. It will default to male characters but if you are looking to create a girl, the name generators will all allow you to do this.

One difficulty I had with a lot of these is when it comes to the more extreme levels of the fantasy. Orcs for example, all sound the same. There are a few things you can do to make the names sound feminine which I have made some effort to program into all of the generators for the different DnD character races.

If anyone has any suggestions for new races, or ideas to improve the existing Dungeons & Dragons races that are part of this wiki, please let me know. I will do my best to improve all of these generators to help people come up with awesome character names.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CHARACTER NAME GENERATORS POSTS

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Dragon Name Generator

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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....
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Fantasy Location Name Generator

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Fantasy settings are a lot of fun to write about as you really have no limitations on what you can make. Coming up with the lay of the land, way of life and other social constructs may come easy, but...
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Wood Elf Name Generator

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Wood Elves are very much the same as regular elves. Level headed and calm people who show great beauty and grace to the world. Wood elves differ in their lifestyle more than their personalities, which is more the case for...
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Dark Elf Name Generator

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When it comes to fantasy races, the elves sure do have a lot of subraces. Dark elves are, as their name would imply, a darker and deceptive race of elves. They are known, as most elves are for their beauty...
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Orc Name Generator

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While fantasy races often have unique portrayals depending on the universe or franchise they are based in, Orcs only tend to vary based on anger levels. Orcs are seen as being the dumb brutes of the fantasy world. Green skin,...
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Elf Name Generator

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In the common fantasy realm, elves are a lot different than the traditional figure that is small in stature. An elf in fantasy lore is often very human like with long blonde hair and pointed ears. Traditionally known for their...
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Dwarf Name Generator

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Dwarves are one of the most mysterious and secretive races in modern fantasy. A race of people that are small in stature but mighty in spirit often live in caves or mines below the surface. Made popular in modern RPGs...
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Fantasy Name Generator

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Stories that fall into the area of fantasy span a huge period of time. There can be medieval fantasy to futuristic fantasy. The time periods might be fictional but we can relate them to periods of history or the idea...
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Medieval Name Generator

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Most of us are fairly clueless when it comes to the culture from the middle ages. You know a medieval sounding name when you hear it but it’s kinda hard to come up with a bunch of random suggestions right?...
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Demon Name Generator

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Coming up with a dark and scary name for a demon is a lot harder than you might think. You can’t just pick your average name and stick something to the end. Nobody is going to take "Bob The Bloodthirsty"...
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Clan Name Generator

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Picking a name for a clan is not something to rush into, particularly if the system does not allow you to change it in the future. Simply deciding whether to pick something funny, cool, serious or something that fits the...