Galaxy name generator
This galaxy name generator will give you 10 names which will fit galaxies, star systems and other astronomical objects.
There are 3 different types of names.
The names are all based on human naming conventions for astronomical bodies, so while your own alien species might use different naming conventions, this generator sticks to the 3 most used types.
The first type and perhaps the most beautiful type are names of Greek origin. Usually named after mythological figures from ancient Greece, names like 'Omega Centauri' and 'Andromeda Galaxy' are some names which we use today.
The first 5 names in this generator will be those types of names. Due to the random nature of a generator, some names could be names used in real life.
The second type used in this generator are names based on the appearance of the galaxy. 'Black Eye Galaxy' and 'Sombrero Galaxy' are two names of actual Galaxies.
The sixth, seventh and eight name are such names. I've tried to make sure all the names in the generator haven't been used in real life already, but it's possible some have slipped in.
The last type of names and the last 2 names in this generator are code names, usually made up out of both numbers and letters.
These names are catalog names. For example, the 'NGC' in 'NGC 1068 (also known as Messier 77 or M77)' stands for 'New General Catalog'. The numbers specify the entry in that catalog and the position of that galaxy in relation to our sky.
I haven't used such acronyms in this generator, this way it's easier to create original names and you might be able to come up with some cool catalogs of your own, perhaps named after an important scientist in your fictional world.
To start, simply click on the button to generate 10 random names. Don't like the names? Simply click again to get 10 new random names.
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