Medieval Mongolian name generator
This name generator will give you 10 random names from primarily the era of Genghis Khan, but also names from the reign of other khans.
During the medieval period, Mongolians most commonly carried a single name from a root noun, which may then have additional elements like a suffix, epithet, adjective or a combination of these added. Unfortunately, a lot of spellings, meanings and other important information didn't survive the sands of time or only in the form of non-Mongolian sources. Marco Polo, for example, did write down names, but did so phonetically to try and keep names intact while in a different language.
Examples of epitheths, suffixes and so on include Mochi (meaning carpenter, e.g. Temujin Mochi), Targurai (meaning fat, e.g. Targurai Temujin), and the suffix -cin turned to jin in the name Temujin (translating kind of from Iron + cin to Blacksmith).
Names themselves usually have positive meanings or meanings related to circumstances around a birth, but could be negative as well in some periods as a way to try and trick spirits into not taking the life of that child due to the negative name. For example, a girl named Sorqaqtani (Pox Girl) was hoped to not seem appealing to be taken by spirits.
The names in this generator are largely in their root noun form, but I sadly do not have the meanings of the majority of them. I hope to have them in the future so that I can add them to this generator, but finding sources has proved difficult.
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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