The Final Fantasy world of Hydaelyn comes with a range of races, each with its own lore. Having landed and settled in the Eorzea region, the Miqo’te names are no exception, whether they’re from the Keepers of the Moon or Seekers of the Sun.
We’ve buried our heads in their lore and kept the Miqo’te naming conventions as simple as possible for you.
If you’re not interested in the naming lore, some cute cat names might be better suited to your Moon or Sun Kitty.
If you are interested, then here’s the breakdown of the Miqo’te naming conventions and a big selection of the best Miqo’te names for your character!
Miqo’te Names/Naming Conventions by Ethnicity
The two ethnic groups of the Miqo’te are the Keepers of the Moon and the Seekers of the Sun. They differ in that the Keepers of the Moon are nocturnal and the Seekers of the Sun, as the name suggests, are diurnal – they sleep at night.
Each ethnic group has a specific naming convention for both male and female members so, once you’re clued up, you can build your character’s background with just their name.
Keepers of the Moon
Keepers of the Moon are matriarchal; their society revolves around females.
In general, they don’t settle in communities larger than 2-3 families, so there are no tribe titles.
Preference is given to the females, which you can see from the short length of their first names and naming conventions – males inherit their mother’s names – see more below.
The females have 1-2 syllable first names which may contain a silent h.
Here are 100 female Moon Kitty names to get you started.
A beautiful name that is both cute and strong at the same time.
The males from the Keepers of the Moon take the first name from the mother. Added is a suffix that appoints their order of birth.
- First son: ‘a
- Second son: ‘to
- Third son: ‘li
- Fourth son: ‘sae
- Fifth son: ‘ra
- Sixth son: ‘ir
- Seventh son: ‘wo
- Eighth son: ‘ya
- Ninth son: ‘zi
- Tenth son: ‘tan
So Pehcah’to Micbhu is the 2nd born son of the female Pehcah Micbhu.
Even though there are 10 possible suffixes, it is rare that even in the biggest families there are more than 2-3 males.
Being matriarchal, the females are more important. The mother’s last name is the family name that is passed on to the child.
Some Miqo’te family names have reportedly been passed on successfully since the First Astral Era.
These are the 15 most common family Miqo’te names for the Keepers of the Moon:
|Common Keepers of the Moon Family Names|
This name has an African-style pronunciation that suits an old race like the Miqo’te.
Then there are numerous other family names.
Seekers of the Sun Names
Seekers of the Sun are patriarchal and their naming customs reflect this.
Preference is given to the males, as can be seen from their short first names, similar to females from the Keepers of the Moon.
Any aitch, h, is pronounced as a slight hissing/spitting sound when spoken by the Miqo’te.
There are 26 Seeker of the Sun tribes, each originally based on a traditional beastkin, scalekin, or cloudkin totem said to protect the tribe.
|Gryphon||G||Short, hard goo|
Both male and female Sun Miqo’te names are preceded by their tribe’s title letter, which isn’t pronounced separately but flows into the name.
For example, the first name R’lrena should be pronounced “rul-REN-ah”, not “ruh. lren-ah”.
Males of the Sun tribes have 1-2 syllable first names, preceded by their tribe’s title letter and an apostrophe.
Here are 100 strong names to get you started.
We just love the way it sounds – “jahj-haz“.
The female Miqo’te first names for the Seeker of the Sun tribes also begin with the tribe’s title letter, followed by an apostrophe, then their given name.
Here are 100 female Miqo’te names to choose from.
Males do not inherit a family name as they are considered the beginning of a new family. They are either:
- Nunh – A breeding male, pronounced ‘noon’. Tribes will generally have around 1 Nunh to every 10-50 females
- Tia – All other males, pronounced ‘tea-ah’
Females take their father’s first name as the family name. In the examples below, “name” is a placeholder for the female child’s given name.
|F’kapo Nunh||F’name Kapo|
|N’ravih Tia||N’name Ravih|
|G’behzi Tia||G’name Behzi|
|U’kihz Nunh||U’name Kihz|
Some Seekers of the Sun can be found in Dalmasca, but they do not follow the naming conventions of their origins.
Mixed Ethnicity Miqo’te Names
For children born of both tribes, there are a few options when it comes to naming.
The parents could choose to follow either tribe’s convention, select a mix of them (where possible), or disregard the Miqo’te naming conventions altogether.
Father: Q’phet Nunh
Mother: Epoh Kiccu
- Q’[name] Kiccu. The child takes the fathers tribe title, has her own name, and inherits the mother’s family name.
- Q’phet Kiccu. She takes both the fathers tribe title and first name, but inherits the mother’s family name.
- Q’epoh Phet. The father’s tribe title passes on, with the mother’s first name and the father’s first name is inherited as the family name.
- Q’epoh Kiccu. The father’s tribe title is combined with the mother’s full name.
- Q’epoh’a Kiccu. Father’s tribe, with the mother’s full name, including the son’s birth order ’a.
- Q’epoh Nunh. Limited maternal influence, using the Seekers of the Sun convention.
Fortunately, as far as Miqo’te names go, character creation doesn’t allow for mixed tribes.
The version of the Miqo’te from The First use a naming convention where two names are hyphenated to make a name.
Female Mystel Names
For females, the first names have 4-5 letters and the last names are 3-4 letters long.
Male Mystel Names
The opposite is true for males; they have 3-4 letter first names and 4-5 letter last names.
I hope you enjoyed learning about the Miqo’te names and their naming conventions. There is more in-depth lore available, but the important aspects of naming are all in this article, as well as a great selection of names, including our favorites!
If in doubt, remember that the Miqo’te are basically human cats, so if you’re a cat lover, just pick a cat name. There are so many players running around with names that don’t obey the naming conventions, that it won’t matter if you call your badass character “Whiskers”.
Let us know which name you chose for your Miqo’te in the comments below!