Fantasy Name Generators – Idea generators for your next fantasy project

Discover our selection of fantasy name generators and kickstart your next fantasy project or adventure. This is an ever-growing selection of tools that let you generate random names for characters, places and universes.

Dive in and generate your next idea!

Our fantasy name generators

Dragon Name Generator

Create fierce dragon names for your next roleplaying adventure.

Pirate Name Generator

Generate pirate names and create your legend.

Pirate Ship Name Generator

Thousands of pirate ship names for your fearsome fleet.

Superhero Name Generator

A superhero wouldn't be anywhere without a good name. This is where you'll find it.

Paladin Name Generator

Discover names befitting your holy knight. Do not delay, adventure awaits!

D&D Name Generator

Generate millions of names for various Dungeons & Dragons races.

Human Name Generator

Generate names for your fantasy human.

Dwarf Name Generator

Discover your next Dwarf's name.

Elf Name Generator

Create names for your next Elf character.

Orc Name Generator

Create names for your Orc character.

Half-Elf Name Generator

Thousands of names for your next Half-Elf.

Gnome Name Generator

Create a name for your next Gnome character.

Why should I use a fantasy name generator?

Whether you’re starting a fantasy game, novel or anything else that may require a believable fantasy name (or a large number of them), you may hit a wall quite fast. Many names are already taken by other gamers or authors, and the perfect one simply seems out of reach. This is why using fantasy name generators — with millions of possible ideas — is never a bad idea.

Random name generators are addictive

They really seem to be. On average, our users generate 16 ideas each time they use one of our fantasy name generators. And that’s no large surprise, as some of them, like the pirate name generator, are downright funny.

Fantasy names really need to be memorable

The best epics typically have the best fantasy worlds. Where would world building be without names? Names for characters, names for cities, races, battles, spells…the list goes on. If you’re to create the next Gandalf the Grey or Albus Dumbledore, a bit of inspiration is not going to hurt you.

The Story Shack: committed to fantasy name generation

For years, The Story Shack has been providing an online platform for creators. As the platform grew, so did founder Martin Hooijmans’ passion for, and knowledge of, storytelling and web design. Growth is nothing without vision, and this is why it was a perfectly logical step to transform The Story Shack into a place where people not only come to host their work, but also to kickstart it. The first tool, a writing prompt generator, was born and turned into a success. It’s now used by thousands of storytellers every month to start their new projects.

Story ideas are not name ideas, however, so now Martin is committed to providing the full package: fantasy name generators, location name generators, character names, world names, weapon names and you can keep going. Setting up such a portfolio takes time, so if you have any special requests that you absolutely cannot wait for, drop us a note on Twitter. Enjoy, and all the best of luck with your projects!