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Fantasy Style Names

A list of names that I found work well for any character in a fantasy style game.
  1. AbrielleHeart
    • Origin:

      Short form of Gabrielle
    • Description:

      Sometimes, a new name is created by lopping off the first letter or letters. Such is the case with Abrielle, which feels like Gabrielle without its shirt.
  2. AdairHeart
    • Origin:

      Scottish and Irish
    • Meaning:

      "oak tree ford"
    • Description:

      Adair has flair, the grace of a Fred Astaire. It's a Scottish surname which came from the first name Edgar.
  3. AdaraHeart
    • Origin:

      Arabic; Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "virgin; or noble, exalted"
    • Description:

      Perfect name for a Virgo or an Aries baby. It is also the name of a character in the fantasy Belgariad series.
  4. AdrielHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "God is my master"
    • Description:

      This biblical name is getting wider notice. While Adrian has had its time in the limelight since the late 70s, parents are beginning to look for fresher alternatives. In the Bible, Adriel was the husband of Merab, a daughter of King Saul. Adriel, like other names ending in -el like Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel, is also the name of an angel. The angel Adriel is known as the Angel of Death. Adriel entered the charts in 2002, and has risen now into the Top 200.
  5. AiyanaHeart
    • Origin:

      Arabic or African
    • Meaning:

      "large eyes, or time, or beautiful flower"
    • Description:

      Aiyana is a name that could easily cross cultures. It debuted on the US Top 1000 in 1999 and hovers near the bottom of the Top 1000.
  6. AlissaHeart
    • Origin:

      Variation of Alyssa or Alice
    • Meaning:

      "noble"
    • Description:

      The entire congregation of Alissa-related names—from the classic Alice and Elise to newer forms like Alicia, Alyssa, and Elissa—have faded somewhat from their heyday in the late 20th century but maintain some appeal as a member of the popular class of girl names starting with A. Their major disadvantage is their similarity to each other and the resulting confusion.
  7. AlixandraHeart
    • AltairHeart
      • Origin:

        Arabic
      • Meaning:

        "falcon"
      • Description:

        The eleventh brightest star in the sky has a celestial feel, but also could be the name of a commercial airline.
    • AmaraHeart
      • Origin:

        Igbo, Sanskrit, Arabic
      • Meaning:

        "grace, immortal, tribe"
      • Description:

        Strong, attractive, and stylish, Amara is a true multicultural choice enjoying some popularity in both the US and the UK. In the US Top 1000 since the turn of this century, Amara has been holding steady in the rankings between overly popular and obscure.
    • AnatolaHeart
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "from the east"
      • Description:

        Attractive place-name, of a beautiful resort region of Turkey.
    • AnyaHeart
      • Origin:

        Russian diminutive of Anna
      • Meaning:

        "grace"
      • Description:

        Anya is a Russian variation of Anna, which came from the Hebrew name Hannah. Anya is the form found most frequently in Russia, Poland, and other East European countries, while Anja is the spelling usually preferred in Germany Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, and The Netherlands. In the Hungarian language, Anya also means mother.
    • ArcadiaHeart
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "region offering peace and contentment"
      • Description:

        Arcadia, a name for an unspoiled paradise, makes an attractive secular alternative to Nevaeh or Eden. For parents who want an unusual name with a friendlier nickname, Arcadia has the advantage of cute Cady.
    • AriadneHeart
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "most holy"
      • Description:

        This name of the Cretan goddess of fertility is most popular now as the more melodic Ariana, but Ariadne has possibilities of its own. It first entered the US Top 1000 in 2014. The renewed interest in the name falls in line with the revival of other mythological names like Apollo and Athena. The trendy nickname Ari doesn't hurt either.
    • ArianwenHeart
      • Origin:

        Welsh
      • Meaning:

        "white, fair, blessed"
      • Description:

        Rarely heard outside of Wales, Arianwen is one of many pretty wen-ending names prominent in ancient Welsh legend.
    • AureliaHeart
      • Origin:

        Latin
      • Meaning:

        "the golden one"
      • Description:

        Aurelia is an ancient Roman name that's become a surprise hit in the contemporary world. A top favorite on Nameberry, it reentered the US Top 1000 in 2014 after a 70-year absence and continues to climb.
    • AurelianHeart
      • AureliusHeart
        • Origin:

          Latin
        • Meaning:

          "the golden one"
        • Description:

          Since Aurelius was given the supermodel seal of approval by Elle Macpherson, this is one of the Roman emperor names, like Augustus, now in the realm of possibility. Like the female Aurelia and Aurora, Aurelius has a particularly warm golden aura.
      • AvalonHeart
        • Origin:

          Celtic
        • Meaning:

          "island of apples"
        • Description:

          Avalon, an island paradise of Celtic myth and Arthurian legend--it was where King Arthur was taken to recover from his wounds-- and also the colorful capital of the California island of Catalina-- makes a heavenly first name. Actress Rena Sofer and British musician Julian Cope used it for their daughters.
      • AcaliaHeart
        • AlaireHeart