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World of Warcraft Name Generator: What on Earth is That?

By | February 1st, 2018 | Categories: World of Warcraft

We’ve all been there – after the initial pondering, you’ve finally chosen your class, race and you customized it accordingly. But now, you have to enter a name for your character. Do you just type something randomly and hit enter or you rely on a World of Warcraft Name Generator?

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

However, that’s perfectly fine. Picking a fitting and compelling title for your hero certainly becomes rather challenging when you already have like 10 other characters, each with a unique name that’s well-thought-out.

That’s why in today’s post, we’re diving into the depths of name generators. They’ve been around for quite some time now so they have to be valuable, right?

Okay, but what exactly is a WoW name generator though?

Well, it’s pretty self-explanatory. This is a tool that generates a random name for your hero. By relying on such name generators, you’ll be relieved of the burden of choosing the name yourself.

Apart from that awesome perk, there’s also another superb bonus related to using such tools – they give you relevant names, tied to a specific race and gender. Or to put it simply, you’re able to select an appropriate name that’s related to:

  1. Your character’s race
  2. Your character’s gender

For instance, if you’ve chosen to play as a Forsaken (undead), your name might have the words “acrid” or “tomb” to signify the fact that you’re playing something not exactly alive, but also not too dead either.

And there are apparently fitting titles for just about any of the 13 races currently available in the game. That means that there are hundreds if not thousands of particular variations and combinations that’ll make your life easier when you get to pick a name for your char.

Besides, you can always use certain names for other MMORPGs (although there are other game-specific name generators out there) or even tabletop RPGs. These tools just give you so much versatility that they cannot be ignored!

What are some good name generators for WoW then?

While there might be a handful of such tools that can generate random names for World of Warcraft, but only a few of them are decent and even fewer are actually great.

So, we’ll make this a list of the 3 best ones, their features and what their pros are.

1. Fantasy Name Generators – World of Warcraft

You can check this out.

Undoubtedly the best of the bunch, the Fantasy Name Generators provides unique versatility and a plethora of options and filters. Everything’s executed the right way and the randomly generated names are pretty stellar.

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

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

Sounds pretty relevant and Gnome-like to me. And it’s the same thing for all over race/gender combos – all the titles generated are relevant and they match the WoW narrative perfectly. That’s not all though, as this name generator has a few additional tricks up its sleeve.

First and foremost, there is a specific name generator for pets (Hunters rejoice) and companions – here are the ones that you generate names for:

  • Bats and Dragonhawk
  • Bears and Boars
  • Birds
  • Cats
  • Crabs
  • Creepy Crawlers
  • Dinos and Rhinos
  • Dogs and Hyaenidae
  • Goats and Porcupines
  • Gorillas and monkeys
  • Reptiles
  • Miscellaneous

And as if that wasn’t enough cool features already, you also have a neat NPC name generator at your disposal. You can literally choose between all kinds of mobs such as Murlocs, Kobolds, Naga, Vrykul, Gnolls, Dragons (all variations), etc.

But wait, there’s one more (I promise) aspect that’s unique to Fantast Name Generators’ WoW section and that’s the inclusion of Allied Races. Yes, Battle For Azeroth hasn’t even been released yet, but you can freely generate names for every new allied race that will be introduced in the upcoming expansion, like:

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

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

2. Name Generator Fun/WoW Name Generator

For additional info, click here.

Initially, this list was going to include even more alternatives, but realistically speaking – the other name generators for WoW are garbage. They’re either irrelevant or not up-to-date (e.g. missing Pandaren as a race).

This name gen. is rather straightforward and uncomplicated, which makes it super user-friendly. The functionality is also spot on and there’s one interesting feature that creates a name based on your real first and last names – I was given the intriguing “Rottenbiter” generated from my own name (Simon Slavchev).

Here’s the full list of features and filters:

1) Choose how to get your WoW name

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

2)  Choose your WoW name gender

  • Male/Female/Neutral

3) Choose your race

  • All 13 races are available
  • While this tool offers an exciting feature in the form of generating a name based on your real one (or at least it’s supposed to be), there’s an underlying issue.
  • This issue is related to the generated names themselves – let’s just say that a good amount of them is wacky, to say the least. How does “Fangswarrior,” “Blackmonster,” “Bellystealer” and “Thiefmugger” sound to you? Personally, I’d love to know what the motive was for creating these loony titles.


Congratulations, now you’re aware of a brilliant way of dealing with periods of no or little inspiration when it comes to creating a catchy, epic and fascinating name for your WoW character.

Drop us a comment in the comment section below and share your own method for coming up with cool names for your characters. Or alternatively, if you rely on name generators – which one’s the best from your point of view?

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