This name generator will give you 10 random names fit for the Avatar: The Last Airbender, and The Legend of Korra universe.
The names in the Avatar series are mostly names with a meaning in an Asian language, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, and Tibetan, but also Sanskrit and Hindi.
Obviously I don't speak all of these languages, so creating names with real meanings would be a difficult task, and mistakes would slip in far too easily. So instead I created names without meaning, but names which still fit the Avatar universe, at least most of them, as some randomized combinations won't.
Not all names have meanings anyway, and those who do are often very specifically chosen, usually based on the character's personality. For example (Princess) Yue means moon. Bumi means Earth. (Guru) Pathik means traveler, and Korra comes from the name Cora, which means maiden.
Another reason why I stuck with fake names is because the meaning of a name has no influence on the story itself. It's only a little added flavor.
As mentioned, not all names have meanings, and many names in the show are actually surnames from various Asian languages, which means many names aren't gender specific.
Of course some names are gender specific in terms of how they sound. Katara, Asami, and Kyoshi aren't names which would fit guys well based on the show. So I did separate the names, basing each type on male and female names from the shows. But many names will work as unisex names nonetheless.
While there are 4 types of benders, each of which with their own cultures and, in some cases, their own names, there isn't one specific language used for each culture. But I did base the first 3 names on air nomads, the second 3 names on water tribes, the next 3 on earth kingdom names and the last 3 on fire nation names. Unfortunately not a whole lot of names were available for water tribe and air nomad names, so I expanded upon those that were available.
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.
The background image above is a low res version of an image part of Nickelodeon's Avatar series, all rights belong to the rightful owners. This is not an official name generator, merely one inspired by this universe.