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This name generator will generate 10 random names, which will fit robots, androids, machines and other mechanical beings.
Robots and droids in works of fiction tend to have similar types of names. The first type in this generator, and the type that's one of the most popular in fiction, is the acronym name. These names are given based on the function of the robot. Sometimes these names are made to fit a real name or function, like 'Strategic Expedition Emulator (SEE)' or 'Cybernetic Animal Technology (CAT)'.
These names make up the first 4 names in this generator. There's no division between acronyms which form real names and those that don't, as everything is completely random. However, some names could be turned into real names even if they don't seem like it at first glance.
'Robotic Neutralization Device (RND)' may not seem like a name, but RNauD/R-NauD does (Arnaud is a name).
The next 4 names are nicknames of sorts. Names based on robot parts, robot terms and other related names. 'Data' of Star Trek, 'Anne Droid' of Dr. Who and 'Clank' of Ratchet and Clank are a few examples.
Some of the names in this generator include famous robotic names, but they can usually still be used (as long as your robot isn't a copy of the already existing versions).
The last 2 names are completely random names, though there's a higher chance of them ending in 'tron', 'roid', 'oid', 'x' and 'ator'.
One category not part of this generator, but a category which is quite popular in fiction, are human names. Perhaps the most famous robots with human names are those in Isaac Asimov's works of fiction. In his early works robots would have serial code names which would then be pronounced as human names, like RB-1 (Robbie) and QT-1 (Cutie).
In his works with more sophisticated robots, they would get normal human names, but they'd be addressed with R., instead of Mr., Ms. and Mrs. like humans.
To start, simply click on the button to generate a random description. Don't like the description? Simply click again to get a new one.
The art above was kindly submitted by Tig.