If you’re the average American, you get to name about 2.5 babies in your lifetime. If you’re a writer of fiction, you might have to generate that many names an hour or less. When you think about the amount of time a couple spends in picking out just the right name, it’s no wonder writers sometimes have a difficult time creating names for hundreds of fictional characters. With that in mind, here are a few random name generators for writers to make that aspect of writing easier. If you’re not a writer, most of these name generators are just for fun.
The Name Generator for Writers Collection
Click the links below to check out the generators. The links will be in all CAPS.
Fake Name Generator
Although the title is fake name generator, these names look and sound like the real thing. This generator is one of the most detailed you will find. It not only creates a name, it also generates an address, email address, phone number, mother’s maiden name, credit card number, social security number – virtually a whole fictional person.
It creates both realistic Euro-American names and Hispanic names.
To use this generator, click HERE.
Fantasy Name Generator
This great little tool is more complex than the average generator. It allows you to set parameters such as name length, preponderance of consonants and vowels, fun names, romantic names and many more options.
To check out the Fantasy Name Generator, click HERE.
Character Name Generator
This generator also uses a number of parameters to give you more control over the name. This one is primarily for creating Dungeons and Dragons characters, but if you’re writing fantasy, the names can be useful for writers as well.
Click HERE to use this name generator.
Just for Fun Name Generators
While a serious fiction writer takes great care in naming fictional characters, sometimes random, goofy names are just plain fun. Check out some of these name generators.
Celebrity Baby Name Generator
Why do many celebrities insist on such bizarre names for their children? Because they can.
Try this generator to start naming your kids like a celebrity. The red carpet and oversized sun glasses are extra.
To use the Celebrity Baby Name Generator, click HERE.
The Nerd Name Generator
I was hesitant to try this one – what if the name it generated was my own? Alas, I was safe.
To embrace your inner nerd, click HERE.
Jedi Name Generator
Perfect for Star Wars fans, this random name generator uses a combination of your first and last names, your favorite actor or actress, hometown and the name of a prescription drug to generate your Jedi name.
To try this one out, click HERE.
Hip Hop Rap Name Generator
The name says it all.
To get your Hip Hop Name, click HERE.
Pirate Name Generator
This site offers a number of name generators, for would-be pirates, mobsters, gangsta names, Mexican Wrestler names and others.
Click HERE to visit the Pirate Name Generator. You can access all of these generators from this page as well.
Alright, now that you’ve wasted some time with these random name generators, you should be well-rested and ready to write.
Feel free to leave one of your new names in the comments section below.