Goblin Name Generator
Our goblin name generator will help you create names for these mischievous mythical creatures. Their names are often short and have some harsh tones to them. These names are formed by randomly combining prefixes and suffixes to generate unique ideas. It’s great for fiction writing and roleplaying!
To get ten options, tap the generate button. Then tap the stars to save your favorites.
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Male Goblin Names
Though the names from the generator are mostly unisex, we’ve picked some options that fit well with boy goblins.
Female Goblin Names
Here are some different options that work well for female goblins.
Here’s a list of famous goblins or goblin-like creatures from books, movies, and television.
- Grima – The treacherous advisor in J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.”
- Dobby – The endearing house elf from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.
- Gollum – The tormented creature consumed by the One Ring in J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings.”
- Snotlout – A mischievous goblin character from the “How to Train Your Dragon” book series by Cressida Cowell.
- Mogwai – The adorable yet rambunctious creatures from the movie “Gremlins” directed by Joe Dante.
- Goblins of Gringotts – The goblin bankers in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, including notable characters like Griphook.
- Goblin King – The formidable ruler encountered by the protagonist Sarah in the movie “Labyrinth” directed by Jim Henson, portrayed by David Bowie.
- Nott the Brave – A goblin character played by Sam Riegel in the popular tabletop roleplaying game series “Critical Role.”
- Snaga – A goblin minion of Saruman in J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” series.
- Hobgoblin – Often portrayed as a more formidable and aggressive form of goblin in various fantasy literature and roleplaying games.
Goblins are traditionally small beings characterized by their mischievous nature and grotesque appearance. Often portrayed as sneaky and thieving, these elusive creatures find their origins in various cultures’ storytelling traditions.
In European folklore, goblins are creatures usually found residing in dark and secluded corners, wreaking havoc with their pranks and malice. The works of J.R.R. Tolkien, particularly in “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings,” contribute to the modern perception of goblins as malicious beings, exemplified by the fearsome Great Goblin encountered by Bilbo Baggins and the Company of Dwarves.
In Nordic mythology, goblins find their counterparts in the form of trolls, who share similarities in appearance and behavior. These eccentric creatures have been weaved into Nordic legends, where they guard hidden treasures within their underground dwellings and engage in malicious trickery.
Variations of goblins can be found in diverse cultures worldwide, from the mischievous spirits in Japanese folklore known as yokai, such as the tengu, to the malevolent duendes of Latin American mythology.
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