How to Name Your Sci-Fi Character

You want to write a science fiction book ,but you keep getting stumped on character names. You created a whole new beautiful world and need the names to reflect that, so how do you come up with them? That is what we will be discussing today!

Take a name you already know. Think of your favorite name in whatever language and modify it a little. Play around with the endings and beginning until it sounds like the perfect name for your character. 

Good ole name generator. Sometimes you need a little boost to get things started, and that’s where a name generator comes in handy. Fantasy name generator have more than just fantasy, but click on what you’re looking for and they can generate male and female names for you! Another good one is Donjon, they also have lots of genres and categories to choose from. 

Go back to the roots. Crack open a latin or greek dictionary and use root words to come up with a name!

Tell us how you come up with your unique character names!

Happy Writing!

3 thoughts on “How to Name Your Sci-Fi Character

  1. John Dyer June 18, 2021 / 10:39 am

    The base language for my story’s universe is sanskrit. I use the Sanskrit English dictionary to name my characters by occupation or their function in the story.

  2. gpavants June 24, 2021 / 4:26 pm


    Yes, fun names are everywhere. I am a teacher so I have heard a lot.



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