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(Scientific) Dinosaur name generator

This name generator will give you 10 random scientific names for dinosaurs, including the meaning of the name.

The names are all based on how dinosaurs are named in real life, though I only focused on Greek and Latin names (mostly Greek). Some dinosaurs have Chinese names and a few have a name from a different language. I also ignored all dinosaurs named after the person who discovered it or the place they were discovered at, they usually end in 'ia', like 'Avalonia' and 'Othnielia', so if you do want a name like that, that's how you could do it.

Dinosaur names might seem a little complicated if you don't know Greek, especially the longer names, but they're actually very easy. The names are descriptive, so you'll literally have names like 'hollow-backed tail' and 'simple spined lizard'. Tyrannosaurus Rex means 'Tyrant (Tyranno) Lizard (Saurus) King (Rex)', and Velociraptor means 'Quick (Veloci) Plunderer (Raptor)'. So if you're looking for a custom name for your dinosaur, take its most prominent feature and translate it to Greek. Do note that because the Greek use a different alphabet this translation part might be tricky.

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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