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), an exclusive story for subscribers only, and The Killing Knife (Tales of the Assassin Without a Name #1-3) as a welcome gift.