Character Name Generator

Character Name Generator Free

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  • Generating a female name
  • Generating a male name
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Editorial review


Victor Hernandez Senior editor

Fiction writers and journalists who need to provide a fictional name to a character or to an interviewee for privacy reasons often find it difficult to get a believable name for these characters. This little and free program can be very handy for this purpose. It has a huge name and surname database with male and female names.
You can set several parameters to find a suitable name for a given character. First of all, you need to specify the gender of the character (male or female) and his/her age; then you can set the popularity of the first name (popular, average or obscure). You can specify any of these parameters for the surname. Thus, you can create many combinations of names and surnames. The results will appear on the right panel of the interface. On average, the program will generate around ten different names and surnames on any of the combinations.
The only disadvantage of the program is that it only generates names in American English. Also, the popularity parameters are based on American statistics. Other than that, it is a good and interesting program. If you are a writer or a journalist, then it can be useful for you.


  • Free.
  • Useful.


  • It only contains names in American English.
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Publisher's description

Do you have difficulty choosing names for your characters? Do you reach for the phone book or browse baby name websites online? For most writers, choosing a name for their primary character is easy. This person has been in their heads for weeks, months or years. Not so with secondary or minor characters.

Character Name Generator makes that process a little bit easier. With tens of thousands of name combinations to choose from, all graded by popularity, age, gender and nationality, you get to choose from a wide selection of names.

This software is free to download and to use, and doesn’t require much explanation. The screenshots below are self-explanatory.
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