Drow Names – 30 Million+ Dark & Devious Names

Drow Names

For all the GMs/DMs planning a game with some drow in Dungeons & Dragons, we’ve got the biggest and best drow name generator. We’ve included loads of drow city names too!

Basically, if you’re looking for badass names, you’re in the right place.

If you prefer to be guided by the character’s inclinations, you can choose and build drow names from their meanings which you’ll find below the name generator – or just use the table of contents to skip ahead.

Naming a Drow – A Quick Guide
Appearance
Personality and Moral Inclination
Drow Name Generator
City Names
Constructable Names with Meanings
First Names
Prefix
Suffix
House/Last Names
Prefix
Suffix
Summary

Naming a Drow – The Quick Guide

Drow names are elvish in nature but sound harsher, as you’ll see from the name generator. Before you select a name it pays off to take stock of their background, both racial and personal.

For a quick recap, drow are a matriarchal race of elf-kin that come from Underdark, a sprawling, three-tiered world under the surface of Abeir-Toril. They worship the Spider Queen Lolth, a derisive character who loves and celebrates chaos.

Appearance

Described as ‘wiry and athletic,’ the drow are closely akin to elves in their build but are shorter, averaging about 5-foot.

Apart from the extremely rare albino Szarkai, drow have dark skin, very pale or pure white hair, eyes of any color although they’re most often red or very pale, and attractive faces due to a few generations of purposeful breeding.

Hair is most commonly worn long, and anything resembling a beard is a rarity.

Personality and Moral Inclination

The enforced, selective breeding led to an intelligent and observant race, with an unshakeable belief in their self-worth.

Known and feared for their cruelty, the drow are naturally inclined to evil. Between their seclusion from most other intelligent races and Lolth’s influence, they have become close-minded and unworldly.

With no moral guidance, the drow are hedonistic but will attempt to hide this behind a façade of sophistication.

As always, there are exceptions to the rules: Few drow are non-evil, and far fewer are even good!

Drow Name Generator

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Drow City Names

These are 38 known drow cities, sourced from the Realm of Adventure Wiki.

You can use the drow city name generator above if you would like something more unique.

  • Yuethindrynn
  • Waethe Hlammachar
  • V’elddrinnsshar
  • Ust Natha
  • Ungethal
  • Undrek’Thoz
  • Undraeth
  • Uluitur
  • Tyrybblyn
  • T’lindhet
  • Telnarquel
  • Szithlin
  • Sshanntynlan
  • Sshamath
  • Sschindylryn
  • Rilauven
  • Orlytlar
  • Menzoberranzan
  • Maerimydra
  • Luihaulen’tar
  • Llurth Dreir
  • Llecerellyn
  • Lith My’athar
  • Karsoluthiyl
  • Ithilaughym
  • Haundrauth
  • Guallidurth
  • Faneadar
  • Eryndlyn
  • Erelhei-Cinlu
  • Dyon G’ennivalz
  • Cheth Rrhinn
  • Ched Nasad
  • Chaulssin
  • Charrvhel’raugaust
  • Baereghel
  • Abburth
  • Abaethaggar

Constructable Drow Names with Meanings

Female Drow Bow and Arrow
Image Credit: David Revoy, www.davidrevoy.com, 28 may 2008 (CC BY 4.0)

First Drow Names

Prefix

First, choose a prefix that is suitable. Remember that there will be 2 other parts of the name, so you don’t have to sum up your character with the prefix alone.

Here are the best prefixes for the first name.

  • Vic – Abyss, deep, profound.
  • Sab/Tsab – Abyss, empty, void.
  • Ghaun – Accursed, curse, unlucky.
  • Quar – Aged, eternal, time.
  • Sabal/Szor – Amber, yellow.
  • Jhael/Gel – Ambitious, clan, kin, family.
  • Zes/Zez – Ancient, elder, respected.
  • Irae/Ilzt – Arcane, mystic, wizard.
  • Belar/Bruh – Arrow, lance, pierced.
  • Dris/Riz – Ash, dawn, east, eastern.
  • Triel/Taz – Bat, winged.
  • Ang/Adin – Beast, monstrous, savage.
  • May/Mas – Beautiful, beauty, silver.
  • Akor/Alak – Beloved, best, first.
  • Gin/Din – Berserk, berserker, orc, wild.
  • Lar/Les – Binding, bound, law, lawful.
  • Vier/Va l – Black, dark, darkness.
  • T’riss/Teb – Blade, sharp, sword.
  • Phyr/Phyx – Bless, blessed, blessing.
  • Ardul/Amal – Blessed, divine, godly.
  • Vas/Vesz – Blood, body, flesh.
  • Xull/Url – Blooded, crimson, ruby.
  • Ssap/That – Blue, midnight, night.
  • Mol/Go – Blue, storm, thunder, wind.
  • Vlon/Wod – Bold, hero, heroic.
  • Lird/Ryld – Brand, branded, owned, slave.
  • Lua/Lyme – Bright, crystal, light.
  • Talab/Tluth – Burn, burning, fire.
  • Bal/Bel – Burned, burning, fire, flame.
  • Rauv/Welv – Cave, rock, stone.
  • Eclave/Elk – Chaos, mad, madness.
  • Quav/Quev – Charmed, docile, friend.
  • Jhul/Jar – Charmed, rune, symbol.
  • Dil/Dur – Cold, ice, still.
  • Neer – Core, root, strong.
  • Bur/Bhin – Craft, crafty, sly.
  • Aun/Ant – Crypt, dead, deadly, death.
  • Ned/Nad – Cunning, genius, mind, thought.
  • Shur/Shar – Dagger, edge, stiletto.
  • Waer/Wehl – Deep, hidden, south, southern.
  • Hal/Sol – Deft, nimble, spider.
  • Xun – Demon, fiend, fiendish.
  • Illiam/Im – Devoted, heart, love.
  • Nath/Mer – Doom, doomed, fate.
  • Zebey/Zek – Dragon, lithe, rage, wyrm.
  • Gauss/Orgoll – Dread, fear, feared, vile.
  • Dirz/Div – Dream, dreaming, fantasy.
  • Elv/Elaug – Drow, mage, power.
  • Zar/Zakn – Dusk, haunted, shadow.
  • Filf/Phar – Dwarf, Dwarven, treacherous.
  • Chal/Chasz – Earth, stable.
  • Elvan/Kalan – Elf, elven, far, lost.
  • Ilph – Emerald, green, lush, tree.
  • In/Sorn – Enchanted, spell.
  • Iym/Ist – Endless, immortal.
  • Erel/Rhyl – Eye, moon, spy.
  • Umrae/Hurz – Faith, faithful, true.
  • Bae/Bar – Fate, fated, luck, lucky.
  • Nhil/Nal – Fear, horrible, horror, outraged.
  • Sin/Szin – Festival, joy, pleasure.
  • Qil/Quil – Foe, goblin, slave.
  • Shi`n/Kren – Fool, foolish, young.
  • Ril/Ryl – Foretold, omen.
  • Zilv/Vuz – Forgotten, old, unknown.
  • G’eld – Friend, spider.
  • Grey/Gul – Ghost, pale, unloving.
  • Ulviir/Uhls – Gold, golden, treasure.
  • Briz/Berg – Graceful, fluid, water, wet.
  • Jys/Driz – Hard, steel, unyielding.
  • Irr/Izz – Hidden, mask, masked.
  • Phaer/Vorn – Honour, honoured.
  • Wuyon/Wruz – Humble, third, trivial.
  • Dhaun – Infested, plague.
  • Shynt – Invisible, skilled, unseen.
  • Lael/Llt – Iron, west, western.
  • Susp/Spir – Learned, skilled, wise.
  • LiNeeer/Mourn – Legend, legendary, mythical.
  • Aly/Kel – Legendary, singing, song.
  • Min/Ran – Lesser, minor, second.
  • Iliv/Dip – Liege, war, warrior.
  • Ilm – Life, living, spirit, soul.
  • Alaun/Alton – Lightning, powerful.
  • Micar – Lost, poison, widow.
  • Myr/Nym – Lost, skeleton, skull.
  • Tal/Tar – Love, pain, wound, wounded.
  • Houn/Rik – Magic, trail, way.
  • Hael/Hatch – Marked, trail, way.
  • Qualn/Quil – Mighty, ocean, sea.
  • Ethe/Erth – Mithril, resolute.
  • Mal/Malag – Mystery, secret.
  • Chess/Cal – Noble, lady/lord.
  • Pellan/Relon – North, platinum, wind.
  • Faer/Selds – Oath, sworn, vow.
  • Felyn/Fil – Pale, thin, weak, white.
  • Yas/Yaz – Riddle, spinning, thread, web.
  • Null/Nil – Sad, tear, weeping.
  • Jhan/Duag – Shield, warded.
  • Char/Kron – Sick, venom, venomed.
  • Shri/Ssz – Silk, silent.
  • Olor/Omar – Skin, tattoo, tattooed.

 

Suffix

Next, find the suffix for your drow’s first name. Say it aloud in combination with the prefix. You can always go back and choose another prefix if needed.

The suffixes are split into female/male to help you build a name for your desired gender. Skip to the next list for the unisex suffixes.

  • -shalee/-ral – Abjurer, gaze, watch, watcher.
  • -isstra/-atlab – Acolyte, apprentice, student.
  • -na/-nar – Adept, ghost, spirit.
  • -anna/-erin – Advisor, counsellor to.
  • -bryn/-lyn – Agent, assassin, killer.
  • -cyrl/-axle – Ally, companion, friend.
  • -idil/-imar – Alpha, beginning, creator of, maker.
  • -kiira/-raen – Apostle, disciple.
  • -ue/-dor – Arm, artisan, fingers.
  • -ssysn/-rysn – Artifact, sorcerer, spell.
  • -quiri/-oj – Aura, cloak, hide, skin.
  • -afae/-afein – Bane, executioner, slayer.
  • -iara/-ica – Baron, duke, lady, lord.
  • -jra/-gos – Beast, biter, stinger.
  • -kacha/-kah – Beauty, hair, style.
  • -wyss/-hrys – Best, creator, starter.
  • -oyss/-omph – Binder, judge, law, prison.
  • -aere/-d – Blood, blood of, heir.
  • -ryne/-ryn – Blooded, elder, experienced.
  • -cice/-roos – Born of, child, young.
  • -a/-agh – Breaker, destruction, end, omega.
  • -uit/-dar – Breath, voice, word.
  • -ynda/-yrd – Captain, custodian, marshal, ranger.
  • -raena/-olvir – Center, haven, home.
  • -niss/-nozz – Chance, gambler, game.
  • -riia/-rak – Chaos, storm, tempest.
  • -thrae/-olg – Charmer, leader, seducer.
  • -stin/-trin – Clan, house, merchant, of the house.
  • -va/-ven – Comrade, honour, honoured.
  • -nilee/-olil – Corpse, disease, ravager.
  • -raema/-orvir – Crafter, fist, hand.
  • -xena/-zen – Cutter, gem, jewel, jeweller.
  • -lara/-aghar – Cynic, death, end, victim.
  • -ae/-aun – Dance, dancer, life, player.
  • -tana/-ton – Darkness, lurker, prowler.
  • -une/-dinn – Diviner, fate, future, oracle.
  • -ithra/-irahc – Dragon, serpent, wyrm.
  • -ymma/-inyon – Drider, feet, foot, runner.
  • -riina/-ree – Enchanter, mage, spellcaster.
  • -tree/-tel – Exile, loner, outcast, pariah.
  • -afay/-aufein – Eyes, eyes of, seeress, seer.
  • -zyne/-zt – Finder, hunter.
  • -lay/-dyn – Flight, flyer, wing, wings.
  • -ryna/-oyn – Follower, hired, mercenary.
  • -ra/-or – Fool, game, prey, quarry.
  • -eari/-erd – Giver, god, patron.
  • -thara/-tar – Glyph, marker, rune.
  • -avin/-aonar – Guardian, guard, shield.
  • -ylene/-yln – Handmaiden/squire, maiden/youth.
  • -iira/-inid – Harbinger, herald.
  • -ala/-launim – Healer, priestess, priest.
  • -wae/-hrae – Heir, inheritor, princess.
  • -ynrae/-yraen – Heretic, reel, riot, void.
  • -quarra/-net – Horde, host, legion.
  • -da/-daer – Illusionist, trickster.
  • -diira/-diirn – Initiate, sister, brother.
  • -nitra/-net – Kicker, returned, risen.
  • -dril/-dorl – Knight, sword, warrior.
  • -inil/-in – Lady, lord, rider, steed.
  • -dra/-zar – Lover, match, mate.
  • -ayne/-al – Lunatic, maniac, manic, rage.
  • -breena/-antar – Matriarch, patriarch, ruler.
  • -ffyn/-fein – Minstrel, singer, song.
  • -vrae/-vyr – Mistress/master, overseer.
  • -driira/-driirn – Mother, father, teacher.
  • -urra/-dax – Nomad, renegade, wanderer.
  • -ice/-eth – Obsession, taker, taken.
  • -xae/-zaer – Orb, rank, ruler, sceptre.
  • -baste/-gloth – Path, walker.
  • -arra/-atar – Queen, prince, queen of, prince of.
  • -onia/-onim – Rod, staff, token, wand.
  • -dia/-drin – Rogue, stealer.
  • -xyra/-zyr – Sage, teller.
  • -ace/-as – Savant, scholar, wizard.
  • -rae/-rar – Secret, seeker, quest.
  • -wiira/-hriir – Seneschal of steward.
  • -ual/-dan – Speed, strider.
  • -stra/-tran – Spider, spinner, weaver.

 

The final option for the first name is a neutral suffix. This list has the 22 best neutral suffixes:

  • -qualyn – Ally, caller, kin.
  • -eyl – Archer, arrow, flight, flyer.
  • -vrae – Architect, founder, mason.
  • -lin – Arm, armour, commander.
  • -nolu – Art, artist, expert, treasure.
  • -olin – Ascension, love, lover, lust.
  • -ril – Bandit, enemy, raider, outlaw.
  • -aste – Bearer, keeper, slaver.
  • -uque – Cavern, digger, mole, tunnel.
  • -fryn – Champion, victor, weapon, weapon of.
  • -tyrr – Dagger, poison, poisoner, scorpion.
  • -yl – Drow, woman/man.
  • -intra – Envoy, messenger, prophet.
  • -vayas – Forge, forger, hammer, smith.
  • -lochar – Messenger, spider.
  • -yrr – Protector, rival, wielder.
  • -vyll – Punishment, scourge, whip, zealot.
  • -jss – Scout, stalker.
  • -inidia – Secret, wall, warder.
  • -e – Servant, slave, vassal.
  • -mur’ss – Shadow, spy, witness.

 

Drow Last Names/Drow House Names

Female Drow Drawn Bow
Image Credit: Charisma Jonesford @ Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

A big thank you to Angelfire for the amazing selection of prefixes and suffixes for drow names, and of course, the Drow Dictionary.

Now for the final touch: the house name, which is the equivalent of the last name or surname. Select the meaning to complete your drow character’s name perfectly!

Prefix:

  • Baen – Blessed by
  • Auvry – Blood of the
  • De – Champions of
  • Zau – Children of
  • Gode – Clan of
  • Arab – Daughters of
  • Teken’ – Delvers in
  • Fre – Friends to
  • Orly – Guild of
  • Ouss – Heirs to
  • My – Honoured of
  • Rilyn – House of
  • Eils – Lands of
  • Arken – Mages of
  • Tor – Mistresses of
  • Mel – Mothers of
  • Kil – People of
  • Mae – Raiders from
  • Noqu – Sacred to
  • Hla – Seers of
  • Barri – Spawn of
  • Ken – Sworn to
  • Everh – The cavern of
  • Alean – The noble line of
  • Hun – The sisterhood of
  • Helvi – Those above
  • Ale – Traders in
  • Desp – Victors of
  • Do’ – Walkers in
  • Cladd – Warriors from

 

Suffix

  • -sek – Adamantite
  • -ndar – Black hearts
  • -th – Challenges
  • -virr – Dominance
  • -rae – Fell powers
  • -arn – Fire
  • -iryn – History
  • -ett – Magic
  • -tlar – Mysteries
  • -ar – Poison
  • -val – Silken weaver
  • -mtor – The abyss
  • -neld – The arcane
  • -lyl – The blade
  • -urden – The darkness
  • -ervs – The depths
  • -ath – The dragons
  • -ghym – The forgotten ways
  • -rahel – The gods
  • -ana – The night
  • -tyl – The pits
  • -zynge – The ruins
  • -und – The spider’s kiss
  • -ep – The Underdark
  • -rret – The void
  • -ate – The way
  • -afin – The web
  • -duis – The whip
  • -ani – The widow
  • -t’tar – Victory

 

Drow Names Summary

We sincerely hope that you have not just found the perfect moniker for your character from our drow name generator, but that you enjoyed yourself too!

If you decided to build your own name from the prefixes and suffixes of drow names, please share with us which name you decided on in the end.

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