Tsolyáni name generator
This name generator will give you 10 random Tsolyáni names and surnames.
Tsolyáni is a constructed language created by M. A. R. Barker in the 1940s, and was the first constructed language to be published as part of a role-playing game (Empire of the Petal Throne). It is influenced by languages such as Mayan, Nahuatl, Pashto and Urdu, and these influences can sometimes be easy to spot, like the 'tl' endings in names for example.
Tsolyáni names can be tricky to get a hang of, or rather the rules for them can be. I've used the rules in this generator to generate personal and family names, but people often have 4 names. Besides the personal and family names they also have a clan name and a regional name.
Family names have the suffix 'hi', meaning 'of', or sometimes the less common 'dhu' or 'vu'. Clan names don't have a suffix or prefix, as far as I could find anyway, so if you'd like one the easiest way of picking one is to simply pick a second personal name. The names are all constructed in similar ways.
Regional names are created by adding 'i' to a region name if it ends in a consonant, or 'yani' if it ends in a vowel. Again, if you'd like one simply add the right suffix to a personal name.
As far as male and female names go things get a little trickier. There are different sub-cultures, each with their own variants. Some have specific suffixes, some simply prefer certain sounds, but without actually having exclusively masculine and feminine sounds, and even others have no real difference at all.
To keep things simple I haven't separated names into masculine and feminine, instead you'll have to decide what makes a name feminine, masculine or unisex, if anything.
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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