Coming up with unique and striking elven names for a tabletop role-playing game (RPG), a novel, or a story can be very time-consuming and creatively draining. Good thing, there are a number of elf name generators online that are available to use free of charge. One of those can be found on the website called A Random Name Generator (aRNG).
Elf Name Generator on aRNG
Bellow used GPT-3 API from OpenAI to build aRNG’s Elven Name Generator, which can produce male and female names of elves in an instant. It comes in four different types. There’s a separate name-generating tool for High Elves, Wood Elves, Aquatic Elves, and Tolkien Elves. Below are examples of unique elf names produced by the tool.
Sample Names of High Elves
|Names of Male High Elves||Names of Female High Elves|
|Marien Thalion||Gainelle Correleil|
|Q’lviir Ildenth||Aellarra the Sleek|
|Erolth Mael-thael||Erias Thrusantaelle|
|Arawn Qieldrim||Sae’lissane Sae’noth’aer|
|M’sai Khavar||M’aria of the Stars|
|Mae’ren Khargal||Os’miira Caelea|
|Hundar Dunalost||Ael’hass Theressa|
|Astaen the Swift||Raeneme of the Lore|
|Q’arax Kam’lai||F’lahl Laehlatha|
|Rae’kel Kharin||Nathania “Elhariss”|
Sample Names of Wood Elves
|Names of Male Wood Elves||Names of Female Wood Elves|
|Ivy Pinefist||Sindaena Paleleaf|
|Neer Lightblade||Alasdara Blueshade|
|Rat Rathelm||Yariel Nightshadow|
|Thal the Sorrowful||Riandea Springfall|
|Tharil Stormwise||Sinaven Lightglen|
|Thal Windbough||Saelalinde the Dark One|
|Thelas Oakheart||Ildari Moonwing|
|Bran the Buccaneer||Mallornin Windstream|
|Thul Crowfern||Yvaera Orcbane|
|Rae’kel Kharin||Nervenia Sunglade|
Sample Aquatic Elf Names
|Male Aquatic Elf Names||Female Aquatic Elf Names|
|Sunrise Starfall||Tillya Frostwalker|
|Dream the Runaway||Serenna Ebbtide|
|Rayna the Brave||Ennalsa Thunderheart|
|Willa Silverflute||Jasmin Sequin|
|Gornah Ruby||Dalira Grovesong|
|Lilata Riverwing||Niryana Silverbrow|
|Rissa the Sea Lark||Joriska Riverwing|
|Beldwinna Moonbeam||Jezaide Moonrise|
|Ever Seaheart||Nilena Winddancer|
|Selisse Silverpassion||Asli the Silent|
Sample Tolkien Elf Names
|Male Tolkien Elf Names||Female Tolkien Elf Names|
|Willowfern||Mithwyn of Gondolin|
Although aRNG’s name-generating tool for elves only comes up with Elvish names, Bellow also built an elven backstory generator that fans of the fantasy genre can use. Found here, the tool uses GPT-3 in coming up with a few hundred words about your elf character that you can use as a basis to flesh out your novel, story, or tabletop RPG like Dungeons & Dragons.
Other name generators on aRNG
Aside from its Elf Name Generator, aRNG also has its own name generators for humans, dwarves, centaurs, gnomes, and leonins.
In the About section of the aRNG, Bellow said that he started the website to practice his web development skills and also highlight his other website, LitRPG Adventures.
“I will be mentioning LitRPG Adventures every now and again [in aRNG], but rest assured this is not a direct sales pitch, nor am I using this site as an advertisement.,” Bellow wrote on the aRNG website. “My intention is to create a site that is fun to use and hopefully helpful. My goal is to have a long-lasting positive impact on the RPG community and help you to generate names that will make your gaming experience more enjoyable.”
Other elf random name generators
In addition to the Elf Name Generator on aRNG, there are other random elf name generators online that can also instantly come up with good elf names for Night Elves, Christmas elves, Sun Elves, Blood Elves, and other types of fantasy elf names. These random elf name generators include FantasyNameGenerators.com, Roll4.net, ImagineForest.com, and CodexNomina.com.
Sample names of Night Elves made by FantasyNameGenerators.com
- Amilleath Lunathorn
- Lyraei Woodsnow
- Nygorm Stillspirit
- Aneallaeth Darkeye
- Amanai Sunrage
- Gaelais Dusktree
- Selean Farthorn
- Sharian Silversword
- Nanon Stonewind
- Khardryn Seaweaver
Sample Christmas Elf names made by FantasyNameGenerators.com
- Cedar Toffeenight
- Button Firescarf
- Cocoa Jinglelove
- Gingernuts Poemsledge
- Hazelnut Mistletoy
- Berry Nibbleglitter
- Buttons Snowplum
- Sugarplum Mistlesledge
- Jangle Magichat
- Sprinkle Chimneyguest
Sample names of Sun Elves made by Roll4.net
- Rod Vael
- Giulli Cín
- Ne Torwy’
- Aeglyn Garr’q
- Nuovis Khaa’v
- Tassae Moral
- Liluth Ergla’
- Pyrr Puila
- Luchom Jona
- Dornas Valm’r
Sample names of Blood Elves made by CodexNomina.com
What are Elves?
Elves are a type of humanoid supernatural being that originated in Germanic mythology and folklore. They are described as beings with magical powers and supernatural beauty, ambivalent towards everyday people, and capable of either helping or hindering them.
Elves became part of popular culture during the late 19th century when “Christmas Elves” were introduced in the United States. The world’s obsession with Elves has grown bigger since the 20th century when they entered the high fantasy genre in the wake of works published by authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien. In Tolkien’s works, like The Lord of the Rings franchise, elves are living in Middle-Earth with men, dwarves, ents, hobbits, and monsters including dragons, trolls, and orcs.
Tolkien’s elves are often described as tall and graceful beings, typically standing between 6 to 7 feet tall. They possess a slender and athletic build, with long limbs and a sense of lightness in their movements. Elves have fair complexions, usually pale or with a subtle glow, and their skin is smooth and flawless.
Their facial features are characterized by high cheekbones, refined noses, pointed ears, and elegantly shaped eyebrows. Elves have captivating, almond-shaped eyes that are often described as radiant and filled with wisdom. Their eyes come in various shades, including hues of blue, green, gray, and even silver or gold.
Tolkien elves have a timeless beauty and an ethereal aura that sets them apart. They possess an air of nobility and grace, with a sense of otherworldliness about them. Their overall appearance reflects their close connection to nature and the spiritual realms.
What is GPT-3 API?
Launched in 2020, GPT-3, a.k.a. Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 is an autoregressive language model that uses deep learning to generate human-like text. Given an initial text as a prompt, GPT-3 will produce text that continues the prompt.
What is OpenAI?
OpenAI is an artificial intelligence (AI) research laboratory consisting of the non-profit OpenAI Incorporated and its for-profit subsidiary corporation OpenAI Limited Partnership. Founded in 2015 by Sam Altman, Reid Hoffman, Jessica Livingston, Elon Musk, Ilya Sutskever, Peter Thiel, and many others, OpenAI conducts AI research to promote and develop friendly AI in a way that benefits all humanity.