Word Names, Invented Names
A list of invented names inspired by
words and names. And some actual words that make good names.
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Good name for a savior or villain, or someone others have been
anxiously waiting for, either with hope or dread. From Old
meaning "expected; waited for."
ABAERAN, ABORIAN: "Tattle-tale;
snitch," or "Discoverer." Good name for
someone who can't hold their tongue or for a character who
discovers a secret, or solves a mystery. From Old English
all meaning "to disclose; bring to light; to discover,
lay bare; make manifest."
ABETHECIAN: "Conjurer; magician; sorcerer;
someone who gets something simply by asking." From Old
meaning "to get by asking."
Invented name meaning "Shape-shifter." Inspired by
Old English ábégendlic, meaning
"Messenger; announcer. A person or thing used for
communication." From Old English ábéodan,
meaning "to announce; to declare; to proclaim; to
summon, call out."
"Cleanser; healer; purifier; a
person (healer), place (well or spring), or thing (herb)
that cleanses, heals, or purifies." From Old English
meaning "to cleanse; to purify," or "to rub
off; to clarify."
ABERED: "Crafty; cunning." From Old English
áberd/ábered, meaning "crafty;
ABERSTETH: "Escapee." From Old English
meaning "burst out; break out; break away;
ABETEON: "Accuser; devil." From Old English
meaning "to accuse." Note: Samael, the Angel of
Darkness, has been compared to Satan, and both have been
called "the accuser."
"Abider; survivor." From Old English ábidan,
meaning "to abide, wait, remain behind; survive; wait
for; expect." Not to be confused with Abidon,
"the one waited for."
"Devourer; a person, beast, or thing that devours or
destroys." From Old English ábiteþ, meaning
"biter; devourer; to bite in pieces; to tear to
"Someone or something that astonishes/amazes with white
blinding brightness." From Old English áblican, meaning "to astonish, amaze; to shine, glitter; to
Good name for an uninhabited or deserted place. From Old
English ábúrod, meaning "not
Good name for a character who has a calming effect on
others. From Old English ácélan, meaning "to cool off; to still; to quiet."
ACTUN: Good name for a strong dwarf, or
something short and stumpy. From Old English áctán, meaning "oak-stump."
Good name for a small person or race of small people who are
strong despite their size. From Old English ácumba, meaning "oak prunings, clippings, trimmings."
Good name for a nervous character. From Old English ácweccan,
meaning "to move quickly; shake; vibrate; to
"Destroyer; killer." From Old English ácwellan, meaning "to kill; to destroy." Note: remove one
"L" and it means "to die; be destroyed."
This is strange. In Czech, English, Polish, Spanish and
Romanian, Adela means "noble," derived from
Germanic adal. But Old English ádela means
"dirt; filth; filthy place." So close and yet so
This Old English word is highly suggestive of someone or
something that is "a delight." But its actual
meaning is "filthy; dirty." Variant: Adelight.
ADESE: Good name for a villainous. From Old English adesa/adese
ADFAIR: "Path to death." From Old English
adfær, meaning "the pile-way; the way to the funeral
ANBIDIAN: Word-name for a patient, abiding character. Inspired by the
Old English anbidian, "to wait; to abide."
for a character who confesses something. From Old English andettan,
meaning "to confess, admit."
for an enemy. From Old English ansaca, meaning "enemy."
ANDSWARU: Word-name for a confessor or informer.
From Old English andswarian, meaning "to give an
answer," and andswaru, meaning "answer."
meaning "angry guardian," from Old English and-,
meaning "opposed to," and weard,
"guardian." Variants: Andwearde, Andwyrdan.
Old English word that sounds like it could be a surname or
given name. It has many meanings: "alone; peculiar;
matchless; superior; honest; sincere; simple; fixed."
"Loner; recluse; hermit." Word-name from Old
meaning "solitary being; lone dweller; recluse."
Invented name derived from Cherokee words as-ga-ya =
"man" and ge = "exists as" or
"resembles". Good for a hero character struggling
to find acceptance amongst normal humans. Also fitting for a
shape-shifter or sorcerer dealing with the same issue.
for a character who excites and rouses others. From Old
meaning "to stir up, excite."
English word meaning "deformed, repulsive, terrible,
English word meaning "gall; poison; venom." Variant:
English word meaning "allure; entice."
English word meaning "to curse; to damn, denounce; to
English word meaning "devil; killer; murderer; slayer."
English word meaning "boar."
English word meaning "soldier; warrior."
English word meaning "bold in war."
English word meaning "enemy."
English word meaning "child; offspring."
English word meaning "command; instruct."
Old English word meaning "to ensnare; entrap."
English word meaning "man; chief; hero; noble; prince; warrior."
It was derived from the word béo, meaning
"bee," and originally meant "bear."
English word meaning "to deceive, trick, surprise; to
defraud." Variant: Besyrwan.
English word meaning "excellent; grand."
- BROGA: Old English word meaning "danger;
dread; prodigy; terror."
- BRUN: Old English word meaning "brown or
dark; having a shiny metallic luster."
Invented name for a shy character, one who blushes easily,
is easily embarrassed. Inspired by Old English áblysung,
meaning "to blush, feel ashamed."
BODI: Invented name for a "messenger; announcer.
A person or thing used for communication." Inspired by
Old English ábodian, meaning "to announce,
Invented name for a weapon used for destruction. Inspired by
Old English ábraslian, meaning "to crash;
BREATAN: Invented name for a person or thing that
"kills; destroys." Inspired by Old English ábréat/ábréatan,
meaning "to break, kill, destroy."
Invented name for a person, creature, or thing (robot) that
is "crafty; silly; sluggish." Inspired by Old
English ábroten, meaning "crafty, silly,
Also the name of a thin soup, this invented character name
means "a coward; a defect; someone with no -alls."
It was inspired by Old English abroðennes (ð="th")
meaning "baseness, cowardice, dullness; a defect."
Actually the whole word Abrothennes could be used with Broth
being the nickname.
Invented name for "a person or thing that pierces the
heart. Or a person who causes heartache/grief."
Inspired by Old English ábryrdan, meaning "to
prick/sting; to pierce in the heart; to cause grief."
Invented name for a "killer; slayer." Inspired by
Old English abrýtan, meaning "to
BYG: Invented names for a "shape-shifter."
Inspired by Old English ábúgan/ábýgan,
meaning "to incline, bend, swerve, turn, deviate; to
Invented names for a character who is a "mutterer;
someone who doesn't speak loud enough to be heard."
Inspired by Old English ábyffan, meaning
BILLIGAN: Invented name for someone who is
"annoying; provoking; someone who instigates trouble or
is constantly annoying." Inspired by Old English
meaning "to irritate; to provoke; to offend; to anger;
English word meaning "fighter; warrior."
English word meaning "brave; valiant."
Invented name for a "strong and beautiful"
heroine. Inspired by Old English áchangra,
meaning "oak wood on a slope." Actually, the word
could be used as a name unaltered: Achangra.
DAELAH: Invented name for a female character who, for
some reason, separates herself from friends/family. Inspired
by Old English adǽlan, meaning "to divide,
KREOPS: An invented name for something one-eyed that
creeps and crawls. Inspired by the Greek kyklopes,
wheel-eyed giant sons of Gaia, and Old English ácréopian,
meaning "to creep; to crawl."
Invented name for a "messenger; announcer; either a
person, creature, or device used for communication."
Inspired by Old English ácýðan (ð="th"),
meaning "to proclaim; to announce; to
Invented name for an "evil tree; cursed tree; Tree of
Invented name for a "wraith from hell; a shadow of death;
or one who is active only at
Invented word meaning "highly skilled in the black
Invented word describing the sound of "death-throes; a
cry of agony; the sound of painful death ."
Invented synonym for a "grave."
Invented word for the "spoils taken after a kill."
Could be used as a name too, for someone who robs the dead.
Invented name for a "Valley of Death."
Invented name for "Hell."
Invented name for "the region under Deeperville."
Invented name for "hellish flame; lightning from hell."
Inspired by Old English lieg/lyg, meaning
"fire; flame; lightning."
Invented surname/given name for an "investigator;
excavator; someone who digs, delves, excavates, in the earth
or into some mystery." Inspired by Old English ádelfan,
meaning "to delve, dig, excavate."
Invented surname meaning "death-rush." Inspired by
Old English déaprǽs, meaning "sudden death; a
Invented surname meaning "sledge-hammer."
Invented name for "Hell; hellish place."
Invented name for a "hellish dwelling; hellish mansion."
Inspired by Old English déaþwíc (þ="th")
meaning "dwelling of death; mansion of death."
Invented name for a female "adversary; deadly
enemy." Inspired by Old English ealdorgewinna,
meaning "deadly enemy; vital adversary."
An actual word for a collection of parts or fragments
considered as a whole. "The city was blown to
smithereens." Good destroyer name, or a name for
someone who was blown up and survived, and keeps
their dismembered body parts pickled in jars.
Invented name for "a glutton; a guzzler; a
gorger." Inspired by Old English ácweorran,
meaning "to guzzle, gorge, eat or drink immoderately;
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