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Character Name Generator

This character name generator creates real human names ideal for fiction writing, fantasy humans, or even real people. You can use this to develop a wide range of names and mix and match first and last names to find the perfect name for your character.

To generate ten random ideas, choose a gender and click the generate button. Click the stars to save your favorites to a list.

Click above to generate some names

Male Character Names

Here are some great male character names that can fit a variety of genres.

  • Erik Fisher
  • Ira Franco
  • Ralph Hopper
  • Taylor Mosley
  • Marvin Mason
  • Terry Wilder
  • Christian French
  • Ted Lindsey
  • Parker Hanson
  • Ezra Bell
  • Glen Stevenson
  • Carter Reyes
  • Isaac Murphy
  • Mario Bishop
  • Jessie Hardin
  • Beck Barnett
  • Arnold Gentry
  • Tony Ramsey
  • Erik Rodgers
  • Jeremy Nolan
  • Lester Bowman
  • Tom Moran
  • Jamal Morris
  • Francis Tate
  • Sam Frye

Female Character Names

These female character name ideas work great for any type of fictional character.

  • Connie Eaton
  • Cora Daniels
  • Mikayla McDonald
  • Kya Humphrey
  • Julia Rowland
  • Jenny Harrington
  • Sofia Buckley
  • Maya Duffy
  • Katherine Wall
  • Angela Mueller
  • Carolyn Lawson
  • Hayley Jacobson
  • Sallie Sweet
  • June Irwin
  • Sarah Barnes
  • Addie Whitley
  • Kay Hewitt
  • Kathleen Hunter
  • Holly Fields
  • Ella Durham
  • Roberta Pace
  • Karla Booth
  • Lisa Burgess
  • Jenna Blake
  • Aimee Armstrong
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Fantasy Characters

These name ideas work great for a character based in a fantasy world. You can also check out our full selection of fantasy name generators for different types of creatures and characters or our Star Wars name generator, which makes great sci-fi names.

  • Odin Griffin
  • Lucile Lamb
  • Gerard Whitfield
  • Fern Marks
  • Orville Morrow
  • Leslie Knox
  • Estella Osborn
  • Kyro Madden
  • Valeria Rowland
  • Felicia Miranda
  • Pax Burch
  • Elio Morrow
  • Dash Farrell
  • Lela Osborn
  • Sierra Bright
  • Violet Webb
  • Zain Porter
  • Jair Rowe
  • Lillie White
  • Adrianna Finch
  • Quinn Sexton

Tough Characters

These tough character names work great for an action hero, fighter, cop, or other strong characters.

  • Junior Barlow
  • Gemma Bender
  • Madeline Armstrong
  • Jack Tucker
  • Walter Hendrix
  • Tommy Savage
  • Maxine Sargent
  • Shelby Compton
  • Arlo Graves
  • Ray Justice
  • Maude Lyons
  • Beau Sampson
  • Jim Grimes
  • Darrell Powers
  • Bette Butler
  • Roxanne Riggs
  • Donnie Hoover
  • Dusty Erickson
  • Clementine Boyd
  • Rhonda Stokes
  • Rhett Wilcox
  • Clayton Gibson
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Cool Characters

These male and female names have a cool sound to them, and work wonderfully for naming a protagonist.

  • Dash Booker
  • Allen Mack
  • Max Carver
  • Xavier Jennings
  • Jamal Nash
  • Sebastian Stone
  • Ruby Rivers
  • Rudolph Cannon
  • Cody Sharpe
  • Raj Blackwell
  • Vanessa Hart
  • Perry Rich
  • Nash O’Neal
  • Ollie Cash
  • Tamara Floyd
  • Roscoe Jensen
  • Percy Sparks
  • Aaron Gamble
  • Lawrence Blackburn
  • Nora Neal
  • Johnny Gibson
  • Autumn York