I’ve never been the most creative guy in the world when it comes to creating usernames across websites, social networks, and other communities on the web. Generally, I use the same couple of handles all across the board, and most of them revolve around some type of inclusion of my first name.
If you’re a gamer, especially one who plays a healthy number of RPGs or fantasy games, you know how time-consuming it can be to pick a perfect, fitting name. Games that allow you to generate a random name within the application itself are great. That’s a rare find. However, there are plenty of great websites that can help you come up with your names for online communities and games. In this post, I’d like to show a few of those to you.
Behind the Name offers a random name generator that focuses exclusively on generating “real” names: first, middle, and surnames.
You’re able to choose from just generating a first name, or a first name and up to three middle names. Surnames can be generated as well. Behind the Name has a database for both masculine and feminine names. One of the coolest features is that you’re able to select multiple different categories and the generator will come up with names based on those styles.
Here are a few examples of generated name possibilities:
- Rajesh Euphemios Cameron
- Hercules Timon Breana Kaufman
- Jokum Kazimir Antema
- Momoka Paula Soler
- Erlingr Ansehelm Theokleia Milena
One major disadvantage of this name generator is the fact that you can only generate a single name at a time. Other than that, it’s a great service.
Seventh Sanctum brings together a whole slew of different name generators in a single place.
As you can see above, there are quite a few. That includes fantasy names, vampire names, western names, wrestler names, pirate ship names, and more. Some of them get very obscure and specific.
Unlike the last website in our list, Seventh Sanctum’s generators do allow you to generate names in bulk. You can create up to 25 at a time.
Seventh Sanctum offers a one-stop solution to generating all kinds of names that you’ve probably never even thought of before. This might be the best place to go for this purpose.
NameGenerator.biz is a website we’ve talked about before in another article, but it has since gone through some major changes that have really improved the website.
NameGenerator.biz offers generators such as the following:
- YouTube names
- Twitter names
- Last names
- Medieval names
- Japanese names
- Kingdom names
- Clan names
The way NameGenerator.biz handles generation is pretty unique compared to alternative websites.
On this page, the Generate Clan Names button will generate a single name and add is to the Clan Names Generated List. From there, you can click a name within this list to automatically add it to the Favorite Names list. It’s a really cool functionality.
GeneratorLand.com is actually a full-featured website that will allow you to create your own name generator, but there are already many premade generators and that’s what I find this website to be used best for.
Right on the main page, you can select between generators made by GeneratorLand.com or ones made by their members. Each of these generators have their own unique theme to set them apart from each other. Here is one of GeneratorLand.com’s dog name generators:
You’ll find many generators on this website, between in-house creators and their members. These include video game names, business names, beer names, mobster names, super hero names, and a whole lot more. This is one of the deepest sites on the list and the range of categories is quite vast. Again though, this is another website that does not seem to allow you to mass create names. You can only get them one-by-one.
Where your creativity may lack, these websites help pick one up. There are a lot of solutions to coming up with a fitting and acceptable name, you just need to know your options. These are the four best in my opinion. Know any more? Let me know about them in the comments, and share what you think about those mentioned in this article while you’re at it!