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Elf names - Lord of the Rings
This name generator will give you 5 random elf names fit for the Lord of the Rings universe.
The difference between this generator and the Lord of the Rings Online generators is that these names are a lot more strict in terms of sticking to lore. The LOTR Online generators are less strict because most names will be taken already by other players, so you'll need more choice to pick from.
There are different Elves and Elvish languages, but since not a lot is known about any but the Sindarin language in terms of names and naming conventions, this generator sticks to Sindarin names, which, to be honest, was tricky enough in and of itself.
Elvish names are created by adding a suffix to a verb, adjective or noun, and depending on the last character of that word, the suffix will change. I think I've figured them all out by comparing names and suffixes, but if you do spot a mistake, let me know.
Elves are generally given 3 names throughout their lives. At birth they're given a first name by their father, which is usually based on the father's name for a son and the mother's name for a daughter. Often the suffix of the parent's name is changed to "ion" meaning "son of" or to "iel" or "ien" meaning "daughter of".
The second name is either given by the mother or chosen by the child, but only if the child is old enough and knows him- or herself well enough to be able to choose a name that fits.
A mother will choose a name based on either a vision (if she had one while giving birth, but this is rare) or based on the personality of the child.
The third name is a name that can be given by anybody and can be compared to nicknames, as these names usually reflect an achievement or accomplishment of said elf or a physical attribute.
So, as you can tell, a lot goes into Elvish names. This generator will generate 5 names, below each name will be the meaning of said name and how it was constructed. If a suffix has the meaning 'male' or 'female', that suffix is simply something that turns a word into a male or female name.
All the verb names translate roughly to a personified version of that verb, so 'To drink' will be 'Drinker' and so on.
To start, simply click on the button to generate 5 random names. Don't like the names? Simply click again to get 5 new random names.
The background image above is part of the LOTR copyright and belongs to its rightful owners. This is not an official name generator, merely one inspired by this universe.