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Character Name Generator

Welcome to the Character Name Generator! Use this idea generator to generate thousands of possibilities for character names. Have fun!

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10 tips for coming up with character names

  1. Research foreign names, surnames, and place names.
  2. Consider using a character name generator.
  3. Look for connections between characters and their names.
  4. Relax and let ideas come to you.
  5. Ask yourself 'what kind of characters will these names evoke?'
  6. Mix and match surnames and first names to create unique variations.
  7. Make a list of distinct initials.
  8. Look up fantasy-inspired names.
  9. Employ alliteration.
  10. Use descriptive verbs or adjectives as character names.
  11. Research mythology, languages, and cultures.

Character Names Are Essential in Fiction, But Not All Names Are Created Equal

Character names are essential in fiction, whether you are creating a world, writing a novel or creating a comic book. But when it comes to picking a name for your character, it is important to know that not all names are created equal. Here are some tips to help you pick a great name for your character.

Why should you use a Character Name Generator?

Using a Character Name Generator is a great way to find a creative, unique name for a character. It can be difficult coming up with names for characters, and the generator can give me ideas that I would never have thought of on my own. It can also save me a lot of time and frustration, as I don't have to come up with names on my own. It's a fun tool that can help inspire my writing.

So many ideas, but can I use the character names for free?

All random character names created with this tool are 100% free to use without any need to provide credit (although we do appreciate the occasional shoutout). Be a little careful though, as there is always a small chance that an idea already belongs to someone else.

Is there a limit to how much I can generate with this random Character Name Generator?

There's thousands of character names in this Character Name Generator, so you won't need to be worried that we'll run out anytime soon. Just have fun with it.

For even more ideas and some additional options, be sure to also check out the Character Name Generator over on The Story Shack.

Explore some character names

  • Vern Rice
  • Noel Winters
  • Marty Chapman
  • Johnnie Lynn
  • Boris Wheeler
  • Luella Mullins
  • Wilda Archer
  • Patty Adkins
  • Luz Owen
  • Staci Marshall

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