You may recall my previous posts on naming your characters (Old Anglo-Saxon Character Names, Free Online Character Name Generators, and Naming your Characters the Easy Way).
There is now a new character naming tool on Reedsy, the Medieval Name Generator.
If you’re struggling to come up with your own medieval name, that’s what this medieval name generator is for. Having stood the test of time, these medieval names now stand at the ready for your use.
Here are some tips for you to consider while using this medieval name generator:
- Experiment with the spelling of the name. The language was changing in the medieval period and what’s exciting is that many forms of a given name might exist. For your reference, this medieval name generator uses the standardized spelling of the name.
- Consider the meaning of the surname when using a medieval name. Surnames in the Middle Ages were greatly significant and could describe professions, places, trades, nationalities, or statuses.
- Depending on the background of your character, you may want to explore several regions in the Middle Ages. This medieval name generator will equip you with medieval names from Old Norse, Old Roman, Old Old Celtic, and Old English cultures.
Even better, you get to choose between Male and Female character names and you even get a meaning for your new name.
So feel free to use this medieval name generator as a springboard to your names.
For an incredibly wide collection of fantasy name generators, check out the Fantasy Name Generators.
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Hey, I’ll bet I could use some of those Medieval names for far away future worlds just as well (just don’t tell anybody)!
Why not? After all, history repeats itself, right? 😀