Finding names for your characters

Today I am sharing some useful reference sources for Finding names for your characters.

name tagThere are lots of baby name sources in books and all over the Internet.

These are some that are a little more fun, more unique.




Cowpoke Names (for deciding on your cowboy or cowgirl name)

Bad Boy Names (no description necessary, right?)

Heroic Names

Medieval Names

Names of Knights

How to find unique names for your characters

Character name generator for creative writers








4 thoughts on “Finding names for your characters

  1. Hales

    Good Morning! I love picking names. I have a few sites I use. 20, is fun. I also do a search for surnames depending on ethnicity. Sometimes I pop open the white pages of the phone book or use the name data base at my job. It’s interesting what people name their kids. I also use city names, street names whatever works ;P

    1. starlakaye Post author

      Yes, I use lots of different resources too for names. These were just some new ones I found.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  2. Thea Landen

    I’m a big name nerd and love choosing the perfect names for my character, so thanks for posting these sites!

    I usually rely on and – the former for objective data (origin, meaning), and the latter for more subjective opinions. Both are helpful for different reasons.

    (I, uh, POSSIBLY maybe SOMETIMES name jerky minor characters after people who have wronged me in the past…but I won’t confirm or deny that here….)

    1. starlakaye Post author

      Thanks for sharing a couple more name places to add to my list.

      I know what you mean about “jerky minor characters” and people who have wronged you. Understood. I would never do that…uh, right?


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