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Prison Name Generator

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

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10 tips for coming up with prison names

  1. Combine a color, metal, animal, and/or object with a word evoking justice, strength, or security, like "Steel Lion" or "Emerald Bastion."
  2. Play off names of prominent figures in your setting's political landscape, like "Bishop's Fortress" or "Grand Mage Citadel."
  3. Use unique cultural references, such as naming a prison after a famous mythical hero.
  4. Combine two words with related meanings, like "Wallmount" or "Stonecrown."
  5. Create amalgamations of words like "Watchkeep" "Gatetower" or "Guardspire."
  6. Brainstorm and draw inspiration from existing prisons like Alcatraz or Devils Island.
  7. Make alliterative names, like "Frozen Fortress" or "Crimson Keep."
  8. Pick names involving dark puns, like "Thornhollow," "Mindlock," or "Deathsdoor."
  9. Incorporate the themes of law, judgement and punishment such as "Judgement Hall," "Carrying Out justice," or "Criminal Court."
  10. Flip ideas or use playful words like "Freedomlance" instead of "Crimelance."

The Meaning of Prison Names

Prison names are often a reflection of the area in which they are located. Some are puns or irony, while others reflect the racial history of the place. Others are related to the gangs that operate there.

Why should you use a Prison Name Generator?

Using a prison name generator can be a great way to come up with creative and unique names for characters in a story or even just for fun. It can help spark ideas or lead to humorous or thought-provoking name combinations. Additionally, a prison name generator can help make sure that a name used isn't already in use by someone else.

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

All random prison 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 Prison Name Generator?

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

Explore some prison names

  • Goldfield Institution
  • Desperation Penitentiary
  • Iron Keep Penitentiary
  • Devil's Gate Penitentiary
  • Iron Keep Prison
  • Frozen Lake Correctional Center
  • Time Out Institution
  • Crimson Cove Work Camp
  • Scarlet Bay Penitentiary
  • Black Forest Juvenile Holding Center

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