Fantasy Name Generator

Our list of fantasy character names covers a range of mythical names from male fantasy names for humans to dragon names and even names for unicorns. Whether you’re writing a fantasy story of an old, ancient dragon or a whimsical tale of fairies getting attacked by elves, we got you covered. 

Random Fantasy Name Generator

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Coming up with realistic and fantastic fantasy character names requires a huge level of creativity. Unlike everyday names like Katie or Jimmy (see our character name generator), fantasy names are highly unusual to spell and say out loud. The everyday name can be changed into a fantasy name with a few tweaks. Take for example the name Kate could be Katrel or even Katrilla. With these few tweaks, an everyday name has been transformed into something from a fantasy novel. The important thing to remember with Fantasy names is that they should match the personality of your character. If you are naming an evil, selfish elf, you could call him Delvin or Dracyian. That sounds a whole lot eviler than a name like Darvyn or Eldar.

Use the table of contents below to jump to the different types of fantasy character names:

Try using some of these fantasy names in our daily character challenge where you can describe a new character each day.

How To Name a Fantasy Character

Naming your own fantasy character isn’t as hard as your think. Most fantasy names have a pattern or a similarity between them. Take a look at these cool fantasy name ideas:

Fantasy NameSourceGender
Albus DumbledoreHarry PotterMale
GaladrielLord Of The RingsFemale
Elrond PeredhelLord Of The RingsMale
Serafina PekkalaHis Dark MaterialsFemale
Iorek ByrnisonHis Dark MaterialsMale
TumnusThe Lion, The Witch, and The WardrobeMale
AslanThe Lion, The Witch, and The WardrobeMale
Mortimer FolchartInkheartMale
Esmar TuekDuneMale
Alia AtreidesDuneFemale
Coriolanus SnowThe Hunger GamesMale
Popular Fantasy Names From Books

If we just focus on the first names in this list of fantasy character names, we can see a clear pattern. The last syllable of the first name is what gives the name a fantasy-like feel. Take for example:

  • bus
  • riel
  • rond
  • fina
  • rek
  • nus
  • lan
  • mer
  • mar
  • lia

If we add this last part or syllable of the fantasy names above to any ordinary name, then it should turn it into a cool fantasy name. For example, the ordinary name of kate could be turned into:

  • Katus
  • Katriel
  • Katrond
  • Katfina
  • Katnus
  • Katlan

Alternatively, the name Jack could be turned into:

  • Jacbus
  • Jackriel
  • jacrond
  • Jacfina
  • Jaclan
  • Jacmer

With a few tweaks to the spelling, ordinary names can turn into cool fantasy names for your stories. Try it yourself, take the last syllable of some famous fantasy names and add it to your first name, and see how it works for you! If need some further help, try using our fantasy name generator printable below:

Fantasy Name Generator
Fantasy Name Generator Printable

With the help of this printable, along with our tips above, you’ll be able to create cool fantasy names in no time at all!

Fantasy Human Names

Fantasy humans can be fighters, warriors, healers and even magicians. They can range from being pure evil to the “wise old ones”. Male or female, here is our list of fantasy names for your human characters.

Male Names

Strong, wise or evil – Choose the best-suiting name for your male character:

  • Akibrus
  • Angun
  • Balrus
  • Bulruk
  • Caldor
  • Dagen
  • Darvyn
  • Delvin
  • Dracyian
  • Dray
  • Eldar
  • Engar
  • Fabien
  • Farkas
  • Galdor
  • Igor
  • Jai-Blynn
  • Klayden
  • Laimus
  • Malfas
  • Norok
  • Orion
  • Pindious
  • Quintus
  • Rammir
  • Remus
  • Rorik
  • Sabir 
  • Séverin
  • Sirius
  • Soril
  • Sulfu
  • Syfas
  • Viktas
  • Vyn
  • Wilkass
  • Yagul
  • Zakkas
  • Zarek
  • Zorion

Female Names

Warrior princess or servant – Let your name define your female fantasy character:

  • Aleera
  • Alva
  • Amara
  • Anya
  • Asralyn
  • Azura
  • Breya
  • Brina
  • Caelia
  • Ciscra
  • Dezaral
  • Dorath
  • Drusila
  • Elda
  • Esmeralla
  • Freya
  • Gelda
  • Hadena
  • Kyla
  • Kyra
  • Lavinia
  • Lunarex
  • Lyra
  • Mireille
  • Nyssa
  • Olwyn
  • Ophelia
  • Peregrine
  • Reyda
  • Sarielle
  • Shikta
  • Sybella
  • Syfyn
  • Thalia
  • Turilla
  • Vasha
  • Vixen
  • Yvanna
  • Zaria
  • Zeniya

Dragon Names

Keeper of the skies or lord of the flame, what kind of dragon name will you choose for your dragon?

  • Aquarus
  • Ayldrad
  • Azryat
  • Bonesnapper
  • Chemraul
  • Dermetris
  • Drachenstein
  • Duvrion
  • Dynastra
  • Earthtaker
  • flammedra
  • Gallious
  • Gandor
  • Glacitus
  • Golvig
  • Igninitis
  • Ioguss
  • Jayldrog
  • Kalodor
  • Kalseru
  • Kolzreid
  • Lavatius
  • Malumka
  • Mortusra
  • Nemredilth
  • Nightwing
  • Pondra
  • Sakakara
  • Sanguisus
  • Serpretus
  • Shadoras
  • Shirmyl
  • Skeltos
  • Tendris
  • Turvass
  • Vayzen
  • Yofune-Nushi
  • Ytanonth
  • Zapptos
  • Zynthasius

For more cool dragon names, check out our brand-new dragon name generator – It has over 1,000 dragon name ideas!

Elf Names

These are not your typical Christmas elves working at Santa’s workshop. They are fierce, magical, wise and maybe even pure evil- What name will you call your elf?

Male Elves

From blacksmith elves to high-elves of some magical land – What will you name your male elf?

  • Ailmar
  • Akkar
  • Axil
  • Belstram
  • Cluym
  • Corym
  • Daemeon
  • Darcassan
  • Darfin
  • Eldar
  • Elwin
  • Eroan
  • Faelar
  • Finrod
  • Gaemon
  • Haemir
  • Hastos
  • Ismzal
  • Jassin
  • Jhaan
  • Kuskyn
  • Kymil
  • Lago
  • Morthil
  • Myrinn
  • Neldor 
  • Nesterin 
  • Nindr 
  • Onas 
  • Orym 
  • Pharom 
  • Pyrder 
  • Rijjat
  • Silvyr 
  • Sudryl 
  • Thingol 
  • Turgon 
  • Usunaar 
  • Vaegon 
  • Zabbas

Female Elves

Will she possess some magical power or be handy with a bow and arrow – Choose a name for your female elf:

  • Alea
  • Azariah
  • Bellas
  • Bonna
  • Chandrelle
  • Ciradyl
  • Daealla
  • Doreah 
  • Elora
  • Estelar
  • Faelyn
  • Foxfire
  • Gaylia
  • Gylledha
  • Haela
  • Ilbryn
  • Ilyrana
  • Josidiah
  • Keara
  • Lymseia 
  • Merlara
  • Narbeth
  • Nym
  • Oribel
  • Phyrra
  • Quamara
  • Rennyn
  • Rhenalyrr
  • Saeya
  • Sheedra
  • Taena
  • Talila
  • Tanulia
  • Uldreiyn
  • Vaella
  • Vesryn
  • Wistari
  • Ylyndar
  • Yrlissa
  • Zhuirentel 

For more unique elf names, check out our elf name generator – It has over 1,000 fantasy elf name ideas!

Dwarf Names

They might be small, but that doesn’t make them any weaker than you and I. They can possess anything from crafting skills to herbal potions and antidotes. 

Male Dwarfs

What kind of male dwarf will your fantasy tale have? Will he be grouchy, funny or sly? Well…That all depends on what you name your male dwarf:

  • Angor
  • Austi
  • Bragi
  • Braka
  • Brobek
  • Brulin
  • Coalak
  • Dagurt
  • Digroi
  • Eiki
  • Eilivur
  • Floki
  • Frostar
  • Fundar
  • Gogu
  • Gremin
  • Gusak
  • Heptin
  • Horar
  • Hungus
  • Ingivald
  • Jodis
  • Killin
  • Lipith
  • Lofar
  • Malok
  • Noi
  • Oddfinnur
  • Prodos
  • Ragriel
  • Randil
  • Rotnam
  • Salvor
  • Slyvek
  • Throar
  • Toki
  • Virfi
  • Voggur
  • Withil
  • Zazfa

Female Dwarfs

Will your female dwarf be sweet or a crafty little creature with ill intentions? Name your female elf with a name to match her personality:

  • Amerstal
  • Aqrilla
  • Bellesta
  • Bonnwynn
  • Brilbelle
  • Chalia
  • Daernip
  • Devella
  • Dimlinn
  • Edmyla
  • Erthel
  • Fada
  • Gembelle
  • Ithi
  • Jaderyn
  • Jinvia
  • Kezda
  • Kystal
  • Lija
  • Minelle
  • Misi
  • Misma
  • Mistmael
  • Mysris
  • Nalra
  • Narvari
  • Pondral
  • Ragna
  • Saphil
  • Sola
  • Soldelle
  • Tazlen
  • Tisnip
  • Tisthel
  • Tiznys
  • Vinelle
  • Wiska
  • Wispmaral
  • Yrsa
  • Zika

For more unique dwarf name ideas, please see our ultimate dwarf name generator.

Unicorn Names

Unicorns are majestic creatures. Magical, cute, colourful and mysterious – Choose the perfect unicorn name:

  • Astra
  • Aura
  • Auris
  • Blissia
  • Blossom
  • Celestia
  • Cosmic
  • Crystal
  • Dark Rain
  • Diamond
  • Electra
  • Gold Horn
  • Golden Moon
  • Jewel
  • Luna
  • Majesty
  • Midnight
  • Milky Way
  • Mystique
  • Night Moon
  • Nightshade
  • Nightwind
  • Onnyx
  • Pearl Moon
  • Rainbow
  • Sapphire
  • Silver Star
  • Snowflake
  • Solstice
  • Star Light
  • Starburst
  • Stardust
  • Sterling
  • Sunshine
  • Twilight
  • Twinkle
  • Usha
  • Wilda
  • Wynstar
  • Zinnia

More Resources

Online Fantasy Name Generator

For more fantasy character names, check out our free online fantasy name generator tool. It has over 100,000 combinations of names to choose from:

online fantasy name generator
Online Fantasy name generator tool

Download Our App

Are you looking for more inspiration for your fantasy story characters? Download the amazing Ideas Wizard App from the Google Play Store. It comes with over 100,000 ideas from character names, to writing prompts. A must-have for story writers and authors everywhere!

Here’s a sneak peek of the female fantasy names generator in the app:

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