View Full Version : List of Name Generators

10-22-2011, 03:12 PM
I think this thread may be to the top of the page (I don't know the word, lol; importantized?). If someone want to share his knowledge with us and knows a good name generator, well, post it here!

I was wondering why there was no topic like this in this section. So here I am. I will post more links if mods think this is a good idea. I mean: why not? :)

Also remember: yes, we have generators and auto names. But nothing can reach your own names.

Rinkworks (link (http://www.rinkworks.com/namegen/))
This name generator is complete. It has various types (default, short, fantasy, latin etc.) and it has also a template for make your own generator!

Squid (link (http://www.squid.org/rpg-random-generator))
Nice one. You can select from a lot of options, or take a fast one in the bottom of the page (select a template). You can take cultural names (afghul, afrika, arabic, norway etc.), places (coastal, cities, geographic) and also names of people.

Yafnag (link (http://dicelog.com/yafnag))
In this one you simply create your own name. Select 'min' and 'max' number of letters and start generating. If you want, you can apply a prefix/suffix to your name.

Donjon (link (http://donjon.bin.sh/name/#town))
I think this one is really useful. You can create almost everything: from fantasy settings names (places and races), to ancient and hystorical names. Slavic and italian names, anyone? Very good, anyway.

Serendipity (link (http://nine.frenchboys.net/))
With this name generator you can choose between places and names. It has generators for cities, towns, places and locations, sites and strongholds. Very interesting.

Generic Place (link (http://www.namegenerator.biz/place-name-generator.php))
Simple and clean.

Regency Place (link (http://www.ugoi.net/nonsense/place.html))
As above.

Manon's Garden (link (http://www.mv.com/users/ang/rp_placegen.html))
Reload the page for more names.

Namesmade (link (http://www.namesmade.com/fantasy-place-name-generator.php))
Select a range of names and start generating.

Ebon (Shareware) (link (http://ebon.pyorre.net/))
The Everchanging Book of Names is a shareware very useful. You can download templates and make your custom ones, but as long as you don't pay, you can generate only 5 names (except for the default templates). Price: EUR 10.00, USD 10.00, or GBP 7.00.

10-23-2011, 10:22 AM
Ya know, that's a good idea, Gan. I'll talk it over with the CLs about making it a sticky.

Heinrich Zweihänder
04-14-2012, 04:56 PM
I also like to use awkword for a generator for a custom language :
This works more or less like the Rinkworks template generator


09-09-2013, 11:22 PM
Langmaker should be on this list. An incredible tool. You'll need an archaic version of Windows to run it however. I keep a Parallels image of XP just for this :-)
Also, sadly, you'll have a hard time finding it to download these days. Hit me up via PM if you want a copy.

fabio p
10-18-2013, 09:40 AM
This is useful. I knew some of the generators but I did't know rinkworks, which seems really complete to me.

11-19-2013, 05:51 AM
I've got a Markovian random name generator here: Markovian random name generator (http://axiscity.hexamon.net/users/isomage/names)

06-29-2014, 12:52 PM
Very cool thread! I'll have a peek at all the generators. Thanks

07-08-2014, 06:05 PM
Tried rinkwork. Got the best dragon name ever. Thanks.

07-20-2014, 09:57 PM
I've been using Rinkworks for like... a decade and they're hands-down the best. I can't endorse it enough.

Also, the rest of their site is quite hilarious. Especially the book-a-minute summaries. Off topic, I know, but one of those little gems of the Internet. :)

01-29-2015, 06:53 PM
Abulafia: http://www.random-generator.com/index.php?title=Main_Page

Sort of like a wiki of community created generators, not just for names, its great