Gamers and gamers are often in a fix at the beginning of a new game: they want to start playing right now - but first they have to find a character name! And this name needs to be well thought out, because you are bound to it for the rest of the game.

No wonder that many gamers resort to name generators. Fortunately, there are numerous name generators for character names on the Internet. Not only for computer games or role-playing games: Names for novel characters can also be easily found with such online generators. And nicknames for chat, instant messenger and social networks can also be created easily in this way.


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Name generators for character names can create female and male first and last names. The fantasy genre is particularly in demand, because many budding heroes are looking for a worthy name.

Names for online games and pen & paper

Gamers look for their names both for multiplayer online games, single-player games or even for games without computers, such as pen & paper role-playing games.

In MMORPGs (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games), a unique name is especially important. After all, it is one of the first things you learn about the character. Anyone starting a main or twink in games like World of Warcraft (WoW), League of Legends (LoL) or Guild Wars 2 (GW2) should therefore definitely consult a name generator and invest some time in the name search.

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Pen & Paper role-players are also always looking for character names for their heroes and anti-heroes. Whether Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance or Planescape: anyone who has ever played Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) knows how important a unique character name is.

There are some name generators for D&D, e.g.:

Fans of The Black Eye (DSA) also want to be remembered with a glorious name on their adventures in Aventuria. Fortunately, there are numerous Aventurian name generators where you can also set the nation or region.

Here, for example, you can find names for DSA:

Find names for races and classes

If you play a human, it might be easy to find a character name. But what about names for fantasy creatures like orcs, elves and dwarves? Not to mention more exotic races, e.g. from WoW, such as blood elves, gnomes, night elves, pandaren, tauren, undead and worgen?

Class-specific names also make sense, especially if the class requires a rite of passage in the course of which the hero receives a new name. For warriors, mages, templars or druids, this contributes to an elaborate background story.

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Name generators for races and classes can be found, for example, at:

Incidentally, names for elves are a special case: J.R.R. Tolkien, the creator of The Lord of the Rings and the world of Middle Earth, developed several languages for his elven race. Quenya and Sindarin are the best documented Elvish idioms. Therefore, name generators for Elven names follow his rules for these artificial languages as far as possible.

Elvish names can be found here, for example:

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