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Elf Names

This is a big one. In fact, this is THE big one! The biggest and best collection of elf names and elf name generators.

Elves are at the very core of the field of fantasy, captivating the imagination with their grace, longevity, and symbiotic connection to nature, however, their “superiority” over the other races often leaves them conceited and dismissive.

Invariably, as the definition of the elvish race is expanded upon by many authors, the exact nature of them becomes more elusive – everyone has their own take on what an elf is, depending on their own influences and imaginative inclinations.

To make the point, do you mean mythological Norse or Germanic elves? Tolkien’s elves? Or one of the elven races from the Forgotten Realms of D&D? Sapkowski’s elves? The Elder Scrolls’? Blizzard’s? Even Warhammer’s?

There are just so darn many and we’ve not even started on Santa’s helpful Christmas elves!

That’s why we put together this list of lists, this compendium of name generators, this… well, you get the point, it took me a long time – I hope you find the inspiration you’re looking for!

Use the contents to get where you’re going, or scroll through and enjoy the pilgrimage through so many elven names.

Elf Names Contents

Name Gen: The Long and the Short
LOTR Names Generator
LOTR Names (Elvish)
Fantasy Name Generators By Race
Half-Elf
Dark Elf (Dunmer)
Wood Elf (Bosmer)
High Elf (Altmer)
Blood Elf
Fantasy Name Lists By Race
Half-Elf
Dark Elf (Dunmer)
Wood Elf (Bosmer)
High Elf (Altmer)
Blood Elf
Funny Elvish Names
Elf Naming FAQs

Name Gen: The Long and the Short

Here are the two main name generators for elves. One for short first names, another for slightly longer names. Skip ahead for Tolkien-based or subrace-specific names.

Haavel Maernanea
Besonna Eytherghymn
Caseth Norreeplith
Eirbrar Dirthmitore
Keroro Kennyrvirrea

 

Yalaein Eyllisaear
Naaeraama Dwin’undlin
Cyireana Heasidlues
Duithuhar Myrthmitore
Corrylitae Dryearannia

 

LOTR Elvish Name Generator

Tolkien's LOTR Elves

Tolkien’s Legendarium – and I use that word with relish because he created a legendary universe! – breathed life back into many races in the realm of fantasy. The elves were no exception.

Numerous invented languages embellished his world, the main language of the elves being Sindarin.

As a side note for fans, Ecthelion was a High-Elf but his name was Sindarin. You can see the discussion as to why here.

This LOTR elf name generator draws inspiration from what is easily the biggest modern influence on elvish names (not elven, which is used for items with elf-like qualities), and gathers all the favorites along with many other names; some pre-existing and many created in a similar vein.

Despite being a male-centric anthology, there are a couple of powerful and notable female elves through the ages, Galadriel and Arwen being two of them, but you’ll see more in a moment.

Rove through the name generator, or just below it you’ll find the names of the Top 10 Male and Female Tolkien-elves.

Romil – ‘horn/trumpet’ + ‘female’
Celephinhel – ‘silver tresses’ + ‘girl’
Inil – ‘feminine’ + ‘female’
Nastriel – ‘to prick/thrust’ + ‘daughter of’
Thandes – ‘firm/true’ + ‘woman’

 

LOTR Elf Names (Elvish Names)

In this table are listed the 10 most powerful elves through the ages of Tolkien’s Legendarium, not just the Third Age in which the Lord of The Rings trilogy takes place.

Name A Bit About Them
Galadriel The greatest of the Noldor, except maybe Fëanor, but certainly far wiser.
Elrond Considered one of the wisest leaders, Elrond plays a significant part in the history of Middle Earth.
Lúthien Lover of a human, Beren, her deeds of sneaking into Morgoth’s fortress with him were legend.
Fëanor Although the most powerful of his kind, Fëanor was maligned by his pride and selfishness, causing great turmoil to his folk.
Fingolfin Half-brother to Fëanor, a valiant warrior and steadfast character. He faced down Morgoth in single combat and gave him a run for his money, but sadly perished in the attempt.
Gil-Galad Formed the last alliance of Elves and Men with Elendil, ancestor of Aragorn, to the end of defeating Morgoth. They triumphed, but only for a short while.
Tauriel Not actually a Tolkien-elf, she appears in Peter Jackson’s movies, no doubt to balance the male dominated cast.
Glorfindel The actual rescuer of Frodo from the Nazgûl (not Arwen as in the movie), and in his death he defeated a Balrog. So great were his deeds that the Valar granted him rebirth with even greater power.
Celeborn Lord of Lothlórien, he is very wise but appears less powerful than he is next to his wife Galadriel.
Legolas Breaking elf-dwarf freindship strereotypes, riding shields down stairs amongst other impressive acrobatics…is there anything this Prince of Mirkwood can’t do?

Elven Name Generators By Race

Druid Names Cover Female
In this section, you will find five name generators, one for each broad sub-race of elves. They span the many worlds, universes, and cosmoses in which our pointy-eared friends feature.

If you have any suggestions, additions, or comments, we’re always looking to improve our name generators.

Ismendee Pasys
Ophidove Ulavyre
Crisrathla Ravahice
Isathyl Darona
Tylthana Chaelar

 

Trervsea Virifass
Bhotuth Gitishpi
Mevmsa Imyth
Erivise Amorendus
Mevura Yerthos

 

Lilisnia Nightwind
Dagaraenriel Nectarrun
Ulelesse Lumberhollow
Ellarian Balfpool
Galrel Willowbloom

 

Estaarume Chamaire
Mirath Anaedor
Ranussa Aedan
Elenande Saelinihre
Aranirya Grayaine

 

Tynlene Violetstar
Velly Sharpfeather
Nalia Strongwing
Silanraden Emberband
Sirea Morrowgaze

 

Fantasy Elven Name Lists By Race

Female Elf Warrior Dragons
A good elf name is one that is easy on the ear and rolls off the tongue, often involving a combination of long and short, soft sounds. Here’s some help on pronunciation if you’re ever not sure how to say a name.

Each list in this section houses the best 20 male and female names for each race of elf. For funny elven names, head to the next section!

Or, pick the race you’re interested in and get hunting!

Half-Elf
Dark Elf (Dunmer)
Wood Elf (Bosmer)
High Elf (Altmer)
Blood Elf

Half-Elf Names

Blue-Haired Half Elf Girl in Tree
A half-elf is born of parents from different races, one elf, one not. As far as naming goes, their first and last names can be quite a mixed bag, often showing some western influence here and there.

Generally seen as outsiders in both of their ‘native’ cultures, half-elves can often become travelers.

Here are the Best 40 Names for Your Half-Elf Character!

  • Larilestra Heartrange – Female
  • Keelana Goldgaze – Female
  • Winrodan Everpost – Male
  • Itarrin Swiftgift – Male
  • Tynialien Flameblossom – Male
  • Tyanme Arcaneheart – Female
  • Her’thas Moonpower – Male
  • Aeleda Sharpmight – Female
  • Kinadina Sombergazer – Female
  • Vor’ranir Glarecloud – Male
  • Caesh Hotbane – Male
  • Baemaaris Brightwood – Male
  • Qirun Lividgleam – Male
  • Zalaelath Firespark – Male
  • Larianaria Radiantseeker – Female
  • Amonia Nimbleray – Female
  • Ererise Dawnstar – Female
  • Fanath Evenfluke – Male
  • Olida Peacetwist – Female
  • Idonthein Brasstruth – Male
  • Aurilinda Longforge – Female
  • Thirthi Silentdream – Female
  • Idonthas Eveningbreath – Male
  • Telion Nightshadow – Male
  • Bemdeyn Magesworn – Male
  • Dar’dris Whiteguard – Male
  • Oniron Windpoem – Male
  • Ceele Sunkind – Female
  • Ananna Ancientburst – Female
  • Nosia Daydown – Female
  • Aeldra Morningforce – Female
  • Deyrea Downsun – Female
  • Keerin Tinderlove – Female
  • Leali Autumnfaith – Female
  • Celoleron Dewwhisper – Male
  • Inetazen Dualveil – Male
  • Keela Freeflow – Female
  • Meanis Sparkspell – Male
  • Saetillan Azuretrail – Male
  • Dabmine Soulsinger– Female

 

Dark Elf Names (Dunmer)

Female Mage Purple Sky Comet
A.K.A. the Drow, Moriquendi, Dunmer, the Dökkálfar, Drukhari, or/and night elves.

Our fascination with the breadth of the elven race is evident from the sheer number of this sub-race’s…sub-races! They are fascinating beings after all.

You will notice that the dark elvish names in this list take on a slightly harsher sound, indicating a less light, bright, and fecund history.

And now, getting straight to it, the Top 40 Female, Male and Neutral Dark Elf Names are:

  • Alvuvese Bharushrac – Female
  • Fedulsea Othralor – Female
  • Drielfel Falsralo – Neutral
  • Abilre Balvvon – Male
  • Davenali Golavilo – Female
  • Bhikzec Redahi – Male
  • Chumorsha Guvrethan – Neutral
  • Grolokh Chemiu – Neutral
  • Teryne Alvohas – Female
  • Ernsresi Draezaelnin – Female
  • Trivthes Pimrath – Male
  • Hlame Cundra – Female
  • Anvahe Kilrorud – Neutral
  • Bhendri Khaeldoc – Neutral
  • Daveoso Ignaeth – Female
  • Cruobah Dralzu – Female
  • Mybziek Herlno – Female
  • Muril Ghosestro – Male
  • Kaendokh Yomido – Neutral
  • Urvla Khalzo – Male
  • Dhimniess Cannan – Female
  • Sadrhyna Drerdrigel – Male
  • Ababnu Komozret – Female
  • Valec Faveayne – Male
  • Dalovus Zaberuh – Male
  • Valyia Drilathil – Female
  • Lloesie Dhiunnuc – Female
  • Suldrayne Konnon – Female
  • Riordric Bezrud – Neutral
  • Balever Adrothran – Male
  • Goveled Khonguc – Male
  • Rhurhimi Indrilo – Neutral
  • Raynor Beldaal – Male
  • Bumvimu Bozeldriuc – Female
  • Llether Rusushraeh – Male
  • Redvayn Nyrandil – Male
  • Cadholo Norleno – Neutral
  • Grerlykh Erosrath – Neutral
  • Endanniu Kusera – Male
  • Threvos Malas – Male

 

Wood Elf Names (Bosmer)

Woodland Homes in Trees
The term wood elf refers an elvish people that dwell in wooded areas, like the elves of Lothlórien or Mirkwood (Tolkien), Valenwood (Elder Scrolls), Athel Loren (Warhammer), and so on.

Wood elves are generally of a good-hearted nature with gentle, nature-preserving ways. They usually lead secluded lives and can be mischievous and slow to trust.

Their names reflect this, sounding soft and flowing, like a woodland stream or the wind through the leaves, as you will see in this list of the 20 Best Wood Elf Names for Female and Male Characters.

  • Brabros Littlecliff – Male
  • Emehredhel Ivylock – Female
  • Daenleg Soilgrass – Male
  • Geleaer Foreststrock – Male
  • Lorchil Nectarfield – Female
  • Serwin Oakenbark – Female
  • Huurdreth Mossplat – Female
  • Dangldol Pineberry – Male
  • Nalnnir Sprucewing – Male
  • Rothraenion Sunground – Male
  • Ronagoth Willowwake – Male
  • Elleva Flythorn – Female
  • Belwae Oakglade – Female
  • Danros Springclover – Male
  • Tharelor Softfox – Male
  • Syndeleg Riverbrook – Male
  • Glaelorn Brightrock – Male
  • Casenena Shadysky – Female
  • Araerwen Balfshade – Female
  • Haalija Nighthollow – Female
  • Nimne Elmvale – Female
  • Gananith Maplegem – Female
  • Elogor Eedmire – Male
  • Nilielin Duskwind – Female
  • Dailalleth Sagelake – Female
  • Baenast Birchrun – Male
  • Nalion Whitestone – Male
  • Nilwen Yewwillow – Female
  • Altthia Trickledale – Female
  • Fireluin Fernhill – Male
  • Niros Camoblossom – Male
  • Angrathil Junipersteppe – Female
  • Lilissandra Peatnose – Female
  • Dagacialfin Brownlight – Female
  • Erval Cedardusk – Male
  • Glonagoth Blackbloom – Male
  • Nedhoch Lushcup – Male
  • Thagail Timberpool – Female
  • Azkaas Appledown – Male
  • Niveaon Lumbergrowth – Female

 

High Elf Names (Altmer)

Fair Male Elf Mural
High elves would be known as the Quel’Dorei (Warcraft), Calaquendi (Tolkien), or Altmer (Elder Scrolls), or for the DnD world, they would be one of the Gold, Grey, Moon, or Sun Elves. The cool ones.

Generally speaking, high elves are “closer-to-source” than other subsets of their race, thus being higher than them as powers or abilities go.

The names for these highborn elves have, therefore, zero influence from other cultures so are as purely elvish as possible. Pretty cool, just like their names.

Here are the 40 Highest of the High Elf Names, including some from the Rift universe:

  • Vollanil Laraethahl – Male
  • Ancaalushorn Thrambinder – Male
  • Eabirin – Rift Female
  • Rumassare Elsinaine – Female
  • Aslngoth Chamor – Male
  • Sorldilnen Lorefhaer – Male
  • Honanu – Rift Male
  • Seanindil Laemfaere – Male
  • Hataith – Rift Female
  • Volacano Gaeorinh – Male
  • Umbntar Jaeraine – Male
  • Hlirume Athfhar – Female
  • Ahmearn – Rift Male
  • Erisande Highahl – Female
  • Apenaidh – Rift Male
  • Iteonolemar Grayal – Male
  • Neruarya Highosin – Female
  • Ingalas Silinwatch – Male
  • Aemalasa – Rift Female
  • Tenante Faeiuth – Female
  • Iroril Saelinthar – Male
  • Aslirionion Stormal – Male
  • Dhaunirya Thromian – Female
  • Fanmereluar Stormosin – Male
  • Loviedil Tahromoth – Male
  • Ungaalushorn Alkinwatch – Male
  • Curwel Aelsinal – Female
  • Fistanwe Thilinihle – Female
  • Mertarandil Gaeian – Male
  • Celralinde Gaeal – Female
  • Caraarume Thilinfaere – Female
  • Donenda – Rift Female
  • Calmonirya Caemwatch – Female
  • Ceallighid – Rift Female
  • Erialenya Caemfhar – Female
  • Imarenoore Loraethoth – Female
  • Apeneart – Rift Male
  • Silalaure Adour – Female
  • Camasara Loraethlock – Female
  • Muirunta – Rift Male

 

Blood Elf Names

WoW Blood Elf Sketch
Image Credit: EdoAug | Changes Made
(CC BY-SA 4.0)

The blood elves are a more niche variety of elf, existing only in WoW and DnD, in which they are both former high elves.

DnD’s version was changed by an experiment involving children’s blood going wrong and falling from grace. In WoW, they were a group of high elves that changed their name to honor their fallen brethren.

Blood elves’ names are therefore very similar to, if not identical to, High Elf Names. Plus, you could always squeeze a vague reference to their heritage into the name.

The 40 Coolest Names for Male and Female Blood Elves are:

  • Larilestra Heartrange – Female
  • Keelana Goldgaze – Female
  • Winrodan Everpost – Male
  • Itarrin Swiftgift – Male
  • Tynialien Flameblossom – Male
  • Tyanme Arcaneheart – Female
  • Her’thas Moonpower – Male
  • Aeleda Sharpmight – Female
  • Kinadina Sombergazer – Female
  • Vor’ranir Glarecloud – Male
  • Caesh Hotbane – Male
  • Baemaaris Brightwood – Male
  • Qirun Lividgleam – Male
  • Zalaelath Firespark – Male
  • Larianaria Radiantseeker – Female
  • Amonia Nimbleray – Female
  • Ererise Dawnstar – Female
  • Fanath Evenfluke – Male
  • Olida Peacetwist – Female
  • Idonthein Brasstruth – Male
  • Aurilinda Longforge – Female
  • Thirthi Silentdream – Female
  • Idonthas Eveningbreath – Male
  • Telion Nightshadow – Male
  • Bemdeyn Magesworn – Male
  • Dar’dris Whiteguard – Male
  • Oniron Windpoem – Male
  • Ceele Sunkind – Female
  • Ananna Ancientburst – Female
  • Nosia Daydown – Female
  • Aeldra Morningforce – Female
  • Deyrea Downsun – Female
  • Keerin Tinderlove – Female
  • Leali Autumnfaith – Female
  • Celoleron Dewwhisper – Male
  • Inetazen Dualveil – Male
  • Keela Freeflow – Female
  • Meanis Sparkspell – Male
  • Saetillan Azuretrail – Male
  • Dabmine Soulsinger– Female

 

Funny Elf Names

I’m trying to think of some good reasons for having this list of funny elf names, but we don’t really need any apart from…they’re funny!

They’re mostly used for games, usually WoW, but you can always name your novel’s joke elf character Karen.

Enjoy the funniest elven names we could come up with or find on the internets.

  • Brunostars
  • Nightknight
  • Imwithstupid
  • Treetop Jo(e)
  • Maybelline
  • Dora – the Explorer
  • Ooga Booga
  • Dankleaf
  • Stewpeed
  • Kimmortal – or Jimmortal for a guy
  • Portella
  • Cheframsay
  • Ladders
  • Bastid
  • Cinderhella
  • Hoofarted
  • Meowser
  • Deadend
  • Deecup
  • Echo Lima Foxtrot
  • Brbbowflexin
  • Gringostarr
  • Peon Me
  • Frostitute – for that icy elf mage
  • Moonwalker
  • Pollenation
  • Deadleef
  • Gravy
  • Clickbait
  • Fawnstar
  • Gnosferatu
  • Alohamora
  • Lorien Freeman
  • BenElfleck
  • Cleavage – perfect for a female warrior elf!
  • Bowjob
  • Hordecore
  • Lettuceprey
  • Clefairy
  • Flintstoner
  • Premature Bloodlust
  • Ahem
  • Purifythis
  • Dave
  • BuildTheWall
  • Haemogoblin
  • IndianaBones
  • Behindu
  • Karen
  • Dodgedodge

 

Elf Naming FAQs

Fair Female Elf with Dandelion

How do you come up with an elven name for a character?

Some options for making an elvish name are:

  • Draw name-inspiration from the two main languages in Tolkien’s works:
    • Quenya, the purest language of the elves.
    • Sindarin, the language most commonly spoken by elves in Middle-earth.
  • Look for inspiration from languages other than English. Germanic and Scandinavian languages are usually pretty good, because the first thought of elves came from their mythology.
  • Stay away from common, realworld names, or if you take inspiration from them, change them noticable.
  • Avoid English unless your elven race has developed alongside humans and has been influenced by/cross-bred with them.
  • If all else fails, or you’re just not sure, use one of the numerous elf name generators out there.

What name means elf Queen?

Unfortunately, there is no known single name or word for ‘elf queen,’ but we have found the following translations which could be used.

  • Our favorite, ‘elf queen’ in Haitian Creole is Farfade Larenn.
  • In Tamil, a Dravidian language from Southern India and Sri Lanka, the romanization Petinoru Rani means ‘elf queen.’
  • In French, it is Onze Reine.
  • Also thought to be of Tamil origin, Anethra means ‘queen.’
  • Finally, although not meaning elf queen, in Sindarin (one of Tolkien’s invented languages), Galadriel means ‘maiden crowned with a radiant garland.’

Do kids name their elves?

The Christmas elf-on-the-shelf has become so commonplace as to become a Christmas tradition in itself!

This comes down to a matter of personal preference, but logic dictates that one of Santa’s elves would already have their own name.

However, unless your young kid is an excellent logician, I wouldn’t worry too much if you want to give them the chance to name their cheeky Christmas companion.

Can I name my child Elf?

There is no country we could find, and definitely not the US, that has banned the name Elf… not yet anyway.

So, if you have the inclination, go ahead and name your child Elf! We think it’s a pretty cool name.

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David is the pet lover behind My Pet's Name. He is a member of the Dog Writers Association of America, holds two degrees and has studied Applied Animal Behavior and Welfare. As well as writing, David has helped over 2 Million people choose the best name for their pet.

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