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Colonial American Name Generator

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

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10 tips for coming up with Colonial American names

  1. Research geographical locations from the colonial era for inspiration.
  2. Research common names from religious or ethnic groups in the colonies.
  3. Investigate names of prominent people from the colonial period.
  4. Study popular baby name books from the era.
  5. Look up names of towns, cities and rivers from the colonial period.
  6. Look up names of plants and animals from the colonial period.
  7. Research Old and Middle English names from the colonial period.
  8. Check out Dutch, German, African, Irish and Scottish names from the colonial period.
  9. Adapt common occupational surnames from the colonial period.
  10. Take inspiration from books, films and TV shows which feature the colonial era.

Colonial American Names

These names were used in the early 1800s. They are not only fun to say, but they are also unique.

Why should you use a Colonial American Name Generator?

As someone interested in exploring the history of Colonial America, a Colonial American Name Generator can be a great resource for helping to create more dynamic and immersive characters in a story or project. It can provide cultural and geographical accuracy to ensure your writing or project reflects the time period it takes place in, and the hundreds of potential names it can provide ensures your characters have perfectly-fitting names.

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

All random Colonial American 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 Colonial American Name Generator?

There's thousands of Colonial American names in this Colonial American 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 Colonial American Name Generator over on The Story Shack.

Explore some Colonial American names

  • Thaddeus Galbraith
  • Resolved Roland
  • Abraham Doran
  • Abijah Cowgill
  • Cotton Tomkin
  • Eliza Stalsworth
  • Helen Growden
  • Ann Davison
  • Dorcas Lukey
  • Increase Kilgore

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