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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What is a fictional character?

If you’ve ever wondered what qualifies a character as “fictional,” there is no definitive answer. But generally speaking, fictional characters are those that exist only in a work of fiction- be it a novel, short story, play, or movie. They may resemble people we know or they may be completely unique, but at the heart of every fictional character is some sort of fiction.

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.

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