Apr 12, 2009 Writing Advice Fantasy Name Ideas Sometimes I need a little help coming up with the name of a character or place. I'm compiling a list here of the name generators I find most useful. Note that they have a decidedly fantasy genre bend to them; that is what I write, after all. Also, I rarely take a random name literally. Rather I'll tweak it a bit. But I've found these sites good starting places when the mind is stuck. People Humans Fantasy Land: Comprehensive Fantasy Names Links The Baby Name Network A Barrel of Names Social Security Administration Popular Names Most Common Surnames in the U.S. 100 Most Common U.S. Surnames Wikipedia: Most Common Surnames Behind the Name Rinkworks Fantasy Name Generator Donjon Name Generator Behind the Name Random Name Generator YAFNAG: Yet Another Fantasy NAme Generator Squid.org Random Name Generator 20,000 Names Dwarves Seventh Sanctum: Dwarf Name Generator Dwarf Names RPGInspiration: Dwarf Names Dwarf Names Orcs Orcish Name Generator Krill/Cat-people Seventh Sanctum: Cat Being Namer Ratmen Rats Rule: Males / Females Demons Weird Encyclopedia: Demons A-Z Demonology: Demon Names Names of Demons Seventh Sanctum Angel/Demon Name Generator Any/Other Dungeons & Dragons: Fantasy Name Generator Seventh Sanctum: Lovecraftian Name Generator Places Place Name Generator Seventh Sanctum: Tavern Name Generator Manon's Garden: Fantasy Place Name Generator Dwarven Strongholds Denmark Castle and Palaces Native North American People Tribal Names African Tribal Names Wikipedia: List of Celtic Tribes List of earldoms A Barrel of Names: Street Name Generator Further Reading Paperback Writer: Place Names BabyNames.com: Tips for Writers Fantasy Author's Handbook: The Name Game Join my reader's group and get The Hall of Riddles (An Alchemancer Prequel) and The Assassin's Dilemma (An Assassin Without a Name Prequel) as a welcome gift.