We have all been there preparing our game profile and after initial reflection, you have finally chosen your class, race and customized it accordingly. But now, you have to enter a name for your character. Do you write something at random and press enter or do you rely on a ‘string’ name generator from World of Warcraft?

This is an imperative moment for many WoW players and I’m sure most of you have gone through the horror of staring at the character creation screen for excessively long periods of time.

However, that is perfectly fine. Choosing an appropriate and compelling title for your hero becomes a challenge when you already have about ten other characters, each with a unique, well thought-out name.

That’s why in today’s post, we dive into the depths of the name generators that I use for my RPG or ROL  games that I present in my web. They have been on the market for quite some time now, so they have to be valuable, right?

Okay, but what exactly is a WoW name generator?

Well, it’s self-explanatory. This is a tool that generates a random name for your hero. By relying on these name generators, you are freed from the burden of choosing the name yourself.

In addition to this incredible advantage, there’s also another great benefit related to using these tools: they give you relevant names, linked to a specific race and gender. Or, to put it simply, you can select an appropriate name that is related to it:

  • Your character’s race
  • Your character’s gender

For example, if you’ve chosen to play as an Abandoned (undead), your name may have the words “pungent” or “grave” to signify the fact that you’re playing something that isn’t exactly alive, but also not too dead.

And there are seemingly suitable titles for almost any of the 13 races currently available in the game. This means that there are hundreds, if not thousands of variations and particular combinations that will make your life easier when you have to choose a name for your char.

Also, you can always use certain names for other MMORPGs (although there are other specific name generators for each game) or even for table RPGs. These tools give you so much versatility that they cannot be ignored!
While there may be a handful of these tools that can generate random names for World of Warcraft, only a few of them are decent and even fewer are really cool.

Therefore, we will list the 3 best ones, their features and their advantages.

1. Fantasy Name Generator – World of Warcraft

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Undoubtedly the best of the bunch, Fantasy Name Generators provide unique versatility and a plethora of options and filters. Everything runs smoothly and the randomly generated names are quite stellar.

For example, let’s choose a Gnome and press “Get male names”. These are some of the results:

  • Hufinink Spannerpatch
  • Kleckik Flickerwrench
  • Bulkosh Shiftdock
  • Kinkorn Sparkcog
  • Glilathenk Pullgauge

Sounds pretty relevant and like Gnome to me. And it’s the same for all the race/gender combos – all the titles generated are relevant and fit perfectly with the WoW narrative. But that’s not all, as this name generator has some additional tricks up its sleeve.

First of all, there is a specific name generator for pets (Hunters rejoice) and companions – here are those for whom you generate names:

  • Bats and Dragon Hawk
  • Bears and Boars
  • Birds
  • Cats
  • Crabs
  • Spooky Trackers
  • Dinos and Rhinos
  • Dogs and Hyaenidae
  • Goats and porcupines
  • Gorillas and monkeys
  • Reptiles
  • Miscellaneous

And as if this wasn’t enough, you also have a great NPC name generator at your disposal. You can literally choose from all kinds of mobs like Murlocs, Kobolds, Naga, Vrykul, Gnolls, Dragons (all variations), etc.

But wait, there is one more aspect (I promise) that is exclusive to the WoW section of Fantast Name Generators and that is the inclusion of Allied Races. Yes, Battle For Azeroth has not been released yet, but you can freely generate names for each new Allied race that will be introduced in the next expansion, like:

  • Dark Iron Dwarf
  • Highmountain Tauren
  • Lightforged Draenei
  • Nightborne
  • Void Elf
  • Zandalari Troll

There’s not much to add to this avalanche of impressive features, really. It’s simply crystal clear that this is by far the most extensive and useful generic name for WoW.

2. Fun/WoW name generator Name generator
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Initially, this list was going to include even more alternatives, but realistically – the other name generators for WoW are garbage. They are either irrelevant or outdated (e.g. lack of Pandaren as a race).

This name generator is quite simple and uncomplicated, which makes it super easy to use. The functionality is also perfect and there is an interesting feature that creates a name based on your real name and surname – I was given the intriguing “Rottenbiter” generated from my own name (Simon Slavchev).

Here is the complete list of features and filters:

1) Choose how to get your WoW name

  • Make a random name (generate a random name)
  • Generate a name from your own (real) name
  • Choose from a list of random names

2) Choose the gender of the WoW name

  • Male/Female/Neutral

3) Choose your race

  • All 13 races are available
  • Although this tool offers an exciting feature in the form of generating a name based on the real one (or at least it is supposed to be), there is an underlying problem.
  • This problem is related to the generated names themselves – let’s say a good number of them are extravagant, to say the least. How about “Fang Warrior”, “Black Monster”, “Thief” and “Thief”? Personally, I’d love to know what the reason was for creating these crazy titles.


Now you know a brilliant way to deal with periods of little or no inspiration when it comes to creating a catchy, epic and fascinating name for your WoW character.