Elf Name Generator: Find Your Elf Race Name

Finding a great name for your new Elf is crucial for your success in Elvenar. Below you'll find a list of "Elf names" to use for your Elves as they grow throughout the game. Take your time to pick the best name for them!

I’m sure you love the world of Lord of the Rings. I mean who wouldn’t? 

It is one of my favorite movies and even video games. But this doesn’t explain why you clicked this topic being one of the most random things out there on the Internet. 

You can try to deny it all you want, but you have a secret desire to learn elf names . 

Come on, throw up your hands and let me hear you say “It’s true!” You might want something else though because these elf names are not going to be what you expect.

The Elf race in D&D has always fascinated me. I have not played Dungeons and Dragons since about 2014 but I am seriously thinking of getting back into it in the near future. 

There are so many fantasy races to choose from, but I truly believe that they are the best. 

Admittedly, they are the most popular by far as well which helps. 

I singled them out because there is a lot of variation within the elf races which makes it easier to find something that will fit your individual tastes. 

These races are so diverse despite being labelled as Elves. The elven races include High, Wood, Dark Elves and more! 

We’ll look at each of these racial variations in detail later in this article but for now. Let's explore some elf names.

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Elf Names with Meanings

You can find elf name generator above, in this section we are seeking meanings.

Female Elf Names with Meanings

There are a lot of fantasy novels and RPGs that feature elves as one of the main characters. These elves can be anything from smart and sweet to heartless warriors with long ears. 

Most often they act as protectors of nature, which adds to the popularity of these fantasy stories and their elf characters. 

There are many wonderful female elven names that are powerful, yet enchanting. Here are some female elf names you should check before setting up your campaign

1. Alfreda

Alfreda or Alfred is a name that comes from the English origins. It is considered a unique name as it doesn’t sound similar to any other. The name has a meaning, and it is one that you will surely love. 

The meaning of Alfreda is “advice” in English. 

Alfreda does not have an equivalent meaning in any other language due to its uniqueness.

2. Elbereth

The name Elbereth was created using Sindarin, a language created by J.R.R. The full meaning of the name is “lead crown”

Elbereth is also known as Varda or Tinúviel, though Tinúviel is more commonly used today.

3. Aubree

Aubree is a beautiful elvish name that is normally unisex and has the meaning of ‘a leader. 

The elvish name Aubree can be used as a female name in French language speaking regions as well as an unisex name.

4. Melian

It means ‘a present’. Tolkien translated the Melian as ‘The Kindler’, and he derived this word from mel, which means ‘have pity’ and an, which denotes feminine gender.

5. Freda

There are thousands of names in the world, and hundreds of beautiful ones; but Freda is one of those special names that really shines.

There is an ancient, extinct language called Common Elvish (or Common Elvish, also known as Ardalambion) which is composed of baby talk and leaves a strong feeling of Eru Iluvatar about it (the fictional creator god of Tolkien’s Middle Earth).

6. Ronda

Ronda is a strong and stable name that has been used by the Spanish royalty for centuries and by highly esteemed personalities from other backgrounds in different periods of history. 

It is also an Elvish name that comes from Tolkien’s Quenya language and means ‘solid’ or ‘firm’. 

7. Haleth

It has its origins coming from the Sindarin language and simply means “elevated one”. 

In the Sindarin language, over 150 years ago, it was used by Tolkien as a female name for a princess of the Woodland realm of Elves. 

The Elves were a dime a dozen in Tolkien’s Middle Earth series and this specific female Elf – Haleth – was considered to be one of the greatest heroes (and leaders) of her people and time.

Male Elf Names with Meanings

If you're an avid Dungeons & Dragons player or just a fantasy enthusiast, you'll have a blast creating your own character. To get your creative juices flowing, here is a list of male Elf names to spark your imagination.

1. Aragorn

Aragorn, from Middle-Earth, is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien’s legendarium. 

In the stories, he appears as a Ranger of the North, one of the three Members of the Order of the Ring who is able to pass through all ropes and traces that bind others – not by magic or sorcery, but by his own skills and strength. 

He led his men in battle against a battalion of Orcs during the Fellowship of the Ring, and again in an army against Mordor at the Battle of Black Gate near the end of The Return of The King. 

2. Cirdan

It is a magnificent name that is derived from Celtic elements. It means, “inheritor”

It can also be described as a ‘rich house’ or the ‘mansion of the sea god’. 

In this regard, it is a great name for your son and will bring about a lot of meanings and success in his life.

3. Elrand

Elrand is a strong, creative name for your baby boy and it will be as unique as him. It was introduced in 1937 by the author Lord of The Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. 

Elrand can also be spelled as Elrond so it is not entirely something you can figure out on your own.

4. Samuel

The name Samuel is a boy’s name of Hebrew origin meaning ‘name of goddess. Samuel was one of the greatest Bible prophets to have lived during the time of Moses and King David. 

The name Samuel is also used as a given name in the following countries: China, France, Germany, Russia and Wales.

5. Gildor

"Gildor is a unique name that means “designer of pleasure”. 

The name is modern, with no history attached to it. It works well as a first name and a surname due to its uniqueness. 

However, you can use Gildor for any gender.

5e Elf Race Full Guide

In the centuries that followed the Spellplague, an entirely new strain of elves appeared and became increasingly common. These were known as eladrin and often referred to separately from elves. 

Both groups (as well as a third group, the half-elves) were commonly called "elves" and shared a large degree of cultural similarities. 

Unbeknownst to many, both groups were in fact members of a single subrace of elves collectively known as the Tel-quessir.

Nature

Among the Younger Races, it is commonly held that Elves are flighty, aloof, and impetuous, as typified by their tendency to suddenly rush headlong into situations without concern for their own safety. 

This is likely rooted in the history of the Elves during the First Age of Middle-earth, when they challenged Morgoth’s domination of Beleriand.

Elfs were a good-natured, wild, and exuberant race in tune with nature and the animals. 

They tended to be insular preferring to keep company with their own kind. Elfs stood as tall as humans but were slimmer of waist and hip. 

They had larger eyes, ears, and hands than humans.

Lifetime

Most of us don’t need to consider the lifespan of elves, but for those who do, it’s between 750 and 1,000 years. 

That’s due to their long-livedness compared to humans, which is a whopping 75 years.

Mother Country

The first elves began to awaken in the world's ancient forests, including Arvandor. The elven druids communed with nature and suggested that elves were what gave life and magic to the forest.

Elf life was communal, with a strong sense of family. They resided in simple villages, which were hidden by forest magic, and they lived off the land on fruits and vegetables, as well as wild game.

The Past

They disappeared before history started being recorded, so few remains have come down to the modern ages. 

Elves were known to have been ancient even in those days, their lifespans stretching into millennia back then, and many still believe that they are ancient.

Language

Language is something that never ceases to amaze me. It is such a versatile part of our history and culture. 

One language in particular has fascinated me for years - the language of the Elves. 

Looking back on the rich history of Middle-Earth, Elven languages seem to be some of the most complex in Tolkien's universe. 

Common and Elvish are two languages of the Elves. Common is used as a language of everyday communication (day to day, every day) for all the peoples in Middle-earth. 

Elvish is a language between the elves and Hobbits only. 

When humans learn Elven they need harsh years of training, because elves have no common language with human beings (they never should). 

Subraces

Avariel

The Avariel were a race of winged elves from Abeir that migrated to some parts of Toril

They were more likely to be thin and delicate to the point of being emaciated than their earth-bound cousins. Avariel skin was usually porcelain white, but could also be pale blue or dusky gray.

Star elf

Star elves were a mithral-skinned subrace of elves who emerged from Faerûn's star elf gate. ... 

Star elves were closer in appearance to the elven races commonly encountered on Toril than their reclusive ancestors from Abeir

They still bore slight facial differences, mostly related to prominent cheekbones.

Their eyes were notably larger than those of other elves and more closely resembled those of humans.

Wild elf

In Faerûn, wild elves (also called grugach or green elves) were a reclusive subrace of the Tel-quessir (commonly known as "elves"), and, for the most part, remained in their ancient homeland, the Forest of Cormanthor. 

It was speculated by sages that perhaps the wild elves were actually descended from an earlier subrace of High Elves who had fled Cormanthor during Myth Drannor's Fall, and eventually ended up in the Great Dale and Chondalwood.

Dark elf

Dark elves (Tel-quessir) were an ancient elven race that were exiled from the fair elf lands of Aryvandaar around −20,800 DR. A combination of youthful pride, curiosity, and greed led to their separation from their fairer kin. 

After some time spent wandering among the shadows of the Underdark, they became the drow.

Lythari

Lythari are rare among lycanthrope species not only in their native lands of Faerûn but also across the world. 

Despite this, there is a growing population of approximately 14 families and nearly 50 lycanthropes in total spread across the northlands.

A lythari is a good-aligned lycanthropic wolf or humanoid canine, similar in appearance to werewolves and often mistaken as such. 

They are from the elemental plane of Air and are loyal friends, intelligent, charismatic and wise.

Wood elf

They had pointed ears, but usually wore shoes and headgear that covered them in order to blend in better with the other races.

They left their homes mainly at night to avoid the heat of the sun, which was not healthy for them. 

Wood elves seemed to be a reclusive race, preferring to live alone in the deep woods. 

This could be due to their innate magical ability, which made ordinary elves uncomfortable around them. Wood elves could also become unhealthily obsessed with magical creatures like unicorns, becoming almost carnivorous in nature.

Moon elf

Their hair was white and flowed freely down past their waist or to their feet; it was often worn in a single long braid. 

Their ears were slender and pointed, the same color as their hair. Moon elf eyes were blue, violet or purple. 

They enjoyed wearing loose white robes that made them blend into the surrounding landscape when viewed from above.

Sea elf

Even though they were of the same subrace, aquatic elves from the Great Sea had a different appearance to those from the Sea of Fallen Stars. 

The aquatic elves of the Great Sea had darker skin with oftentimes green or blue streaks in their hair. 

Their eyes were hard and ageless, varying in both color and design. Some displayed designs reminiscent of a fish's scales while others' eyes were almost completely black with barely discernible pupils.

Sun elf

The sun elves , while like all of the Tel-quessir close to the height of humans, were very different from any of their brethren. 

They had slender bodies, and possessed a lightness that was reflected in their movements. 

Their skin tones were slightly paler than many other elves, but varied appreciably from alabaster to coppery bronze hues. 

Like most of their kin, they possessed pointed ears, although these were often hidden by the light hairstyles sun elves chose to wear.