Character Name Generators
Browse our complete list of character name generators below. We painstakingly scoured the internet for accurate and complete datasets, for your creative inspiration. You can sort by region, or search by name. Every nationality, every culture, every name. To create these, we used many sources, the vast majority of names are from census data but we drew upon every legitimate source we possibly could. Never again will you be stuck for a name when writing! Enjoy!
We have the following name generators:
While African Americans can and usually do have generic names as anyone else in the US might have, often they have distinctly African American names, so this generator is here to help inspire you and give you ideas.
These Albanian names are sourced from government data, census data, open source data, and we only use the most legitimate lists.
Names common to the countries of Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen, and Lebanon.
Armenian names show some influence from the surrounding countries of Turkey and Georgia, yet they remain distinct, and in my opinion, very aesthetic and pleasing to the ear.
Australian Aboriginals have some of the most unique and beautiful names in the world, a result of their over 250 + unique languages, each language representing a unique culture on a vast landmass.
An Azerbaijani name consists of an ad (name), ata adı (patronymic), and soyad (surname). Azerbaijan is a landlocked country at the intersection of Eastern Europe & Central Asia.
These Bangladeshi names are unique to the country of Bangladesh (obviously) and this name creator is a super easy way to get real examples of actual names taken from censuses and other data.
The Basques are a unique ethnic group in Europe, that share a common language as well as some pretty unique names.
Belarus, a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, is known for its Stalinist architecture, grand fortifications and primeval forests.
Berbers are an ethnic group of several nations mostly indigenous to North Africa and some northern parts of West Africa.
South Africa is a place with friendly people and great natural beauty, so it makes sense that South Africa is often the setting of a novel or movie.
Both Bulgaria & Macedonia use unique names, and when you’re an author investing a lot of time into your characters, the last thing you want is to ruin the readers suspended disbelief with an inaccurate name.
Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is an exotic country in SE Asia that has remained relatively isolated compared to other countries in the region, so Burmese names are not exactly common knowledge.
Cambodia is a country full of wonderful people, bordering Thailand and Laos. As it becomes a more popular tourist destination over time, it will probably become the setting of many novels to come.
If you’re writing about ethnic Ukrainians, whatever you do, don’t make the silly mistake of using a simple Russian or Ukrainian name when this ethnic group has their own distinct names!
China is the worlds most populous country with an absolutely staggering 1.4 billion people, so it’s no surprise at all that it’s the setting of countless novels.
This Celtic ethnic group has some unique names, so whether you’re in need of real historical highlander names or you just want to write a modern Irish character with a Cornish background…
This name generator was created with 100% accurate Czechoslovakian names, sourced from government sources and open source data.
Perhaps your Dutch character is an expat, or you need to write a lovely ode to the Dutch people after spending too long in a Dutch coffee shop.
If you’re writing about an Estonian character, you’ve come to the right place. This generator will help you out with real Estonian names, so your novel set in Northern Europe will remain accurate.
Ethiopia is the most populated landlocked country in the world, with over 100 million inhabitants, so that’s a lot of names!
Fiji is a gorgeous island, with some beautiful names to match.
If you’re writing about a character who’s Filipino, or taking your protagonist on a trip through the lush Philippines, then you’ll love this name creator.
The Finnish people are beautiful, and so are their names.
Bonjour! Don’t let your French character be de-legitimized due to an inaccurate name, use this French name generator that works for both male and female French names.
These are common names given to ethnic Georgians.
German names can be a bit, well, confusing to say the least. It’s a fine line between using a real German name, and using a nearly-real one that sounds absolutely ridiculous to a native speaker or someone familiar with Germany.
If your novel is set in Ghana, make sure you use the name creator below to get accurate Ghanaian names.
These Greek names are accurate and sourced from census data, and open source data.
So your Hawaiian character is the big kahuna, but there’s one problem. You don’t know how to properly name him!
What would an action book or script be without some sort of high stakes race to the secret codes stored on Mt. Everest?
The Hmong people are a close knit ethnic group that live primarily in China, Vietnam and Laos.
Hungary is a beautiful country, and they have some beautiful names as well. We’ve gone through the effort of collecting real Hungarian names.
Indians have an enormous variety of names (as you would expect with over a billion people!) and most of these traditional names are also traditional Hindu names
Indonesia is a lush tropical paradise, known worldwide for it’s vacation spots such as Bali although this marvelous country has so much more to offer.
Ah, Ireland. The land of leprechauns, Guinness beer and names you’ve never heard someone have before that still sounds familiar, like Shamus or McElroy.
Welcome to our Italian name creator. Don’t worry about sourcing authentic Italian names, we dug through real government and private source name lists to create the ultimate resources.
Japan is without a doubt one of the most unique countries on earth, so it’s no surprise it’s featured in so many books and scripts.
Are you writing a novel and need an accurate Jewish name? This Jewish name generator is exactly what you need.
Korea is an East Asian country with a massive entertainment and technological industry, and Korean characters are finding their way into books, scripts and comics.
Kyrgyzstan is a country in Central Asia. It is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west and southwest, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east.
The native language of Lahu is fascinating, and if you’re writing about this unique and culture-rich group, then you definitely get points for being unique!
The SE Asian country of Laos is full of untapped beauty and potential, just like the novel you’re writing that led you to Google Laotian character names.
Ah, Latvia. Gorgeous beaches, peaceful forests, and confusing names.
Ah, the Baltic beautify of Lithuania. Once the largest country in Europe during the 14th Century, it now stakes its claim as a hidden destination for tourists, and a very confusing place to write about.
Malawia is a relatively unknown country in Africa, often referred to as The Heart Of Africa due to the friendliness of the natives.
Malaysia (formerly Malaya) is a thriving, culture-rich country blessed with both natural beauty and sprawling cities.
Malta is an island country, the 10th smallest country in the entire world. They speak Maltese, a variant of Sicilian Arabic.
Manx is a member of the Gaelic branch of languages, spoken historically on the Isle of Man.
Maori’s are the native New Zealand population, of Polynesian origin. They have a proud and distinct history on one of the most unique lands that exist today.
Micronesia covers thousands upon thousands of small islands in the Pacific, and as you can imagine there is a broad umbrella of names and some unique differences even between islands.
The lu Mien people inhabit China and many other countries, and are a distinct ethnic group with their own language and of course their own names.
Once the center of the largest land empire in history with 18% of the worlds landmass, Mongolia is so rich in history that it’s the focus of countless historical novels, fiction and non-fiction.
Mormons are a unique religious group often associated with Utah, and believe it or not despite being a relatively new group in the US they have developed some distinctive names.
So you’re writing a stunning thriller about a man who needs to climb Mt. Everest with only a banana and a skateboard, but wait! You’re introducing your protagonist to his Nepalese climbing guide.
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and an economic powerhouse, with the 20th largest economy in the world and growing.
Papa New Guinea is a country in the pacific that consists of half of the island of New Guinea (the eastern side), and it’s an independent country with the Queen as a monarch.
These are names that are more ethnically and historically Persian, rather than the names common in modern Iran.
Poland is the setting of many novels, which is no surprise since it’s also the setting of some of history’s most important events.
Portugal is the official language of many countries throughout the world, so it’s important that when writing about a Portuguese character, you don’t make up a name because it will be noticed!
If you’re writing a Roma character, look no further for real, accurate & up to date names. Roma are also known as Gypsies or Romany, and are a vibrant people that live throughout Europe and elsewhere.
Romania and Moldova both speak the Romanian language, which is unique to say the least.
Zdravstvuyte comrade! Here are the best Russian names, sourced from real data such as censuses and open source repositories.
Originally known as the “Navigator Islands” due to the extreme skill of the locals in seafaring, Samoa is an island country in the pacific with Christianity as it’s state religion
Scandinavian’s are beautiful people, with beautiful names. Do your Scandinavian character justice with this male and female name creator.
The top 100 romance lists are usually sprinkled with many highlander epic sagas, and why not? Scotland is a fascinating place, and it’s history is incredible.
This West Africa country has beautiful beaches, friendly people and some pretty cool names.
Sesotho is one of South Africa’s 11 official languages, and it’s about as unique as it gets in terms of names.
Sierra Leone is a beautiful country with tropical rain-forests and beautiful coastline. It is known for it’s diamond mining and other natural resources, which makes it the setting of countless spy and action novels.
Ah, Spain. Conquistadors, bull fights, and unbridled masculinity tamed by feminine beauty. Also a great place to go for tapas.
Sri Lankan names can be a bit of a mouthful, but with this name creator you’ll be spoiled for choice with thousands upon thousands of possible combinations.
Tahiti is a gorgeous island in French Polynesia, and although French is the only official language the names remain largely unique.
Tanzania is an East African country with some of the most amazing scenery and wildlife in the world.
Thailand is a very popular tourist destination, with Bangkok being the most visited city in the entire world most years!
Tonga is a Polynesian state comprising of 169 islands, and although it’s close to Fiji and Samoa.
A Turkish name consists of a given name and a surname. Turkish names exist in a “full name” format.
Uganda is a unique country in East Africa, and if you’re writing a book with a Ugandan character, look no further to find name inspiration.
Ukraine is a beautiful country that is featured in many interesting novels, and Ukrainians are voracious readers themselves.
Most people will be familiar with a lot of the names used in the United Kingdom, but there are many that perhaps you’ve never heard of, that show a more intimate knowledge of the UK, and add authenticity to any novel featuring UK characters.
Countless novels are set in Vietnam – war novels, historical fiction and non-fiction, and autobiographies of anyone who lived in Vietnam or the USA during the 70s!
The Welsh have some distinct and unique names.
The West Indies are a beautiful set of tropical islands, with some incredibly unique African-Caribbean names.
Do you need to create a Yugoslavian character name or pen name? You’ve come to the right place.
Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, so you can imagine just how unique the names are in this African country.