Githyanki Names: +220 Examples & Generator

So you're running a game of Dungeons and Dragons, and your group reaches a point where you've run out of pre-made Githyanki names. What do you do? Well, you're in luck, because I've built a generator for it! 

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They are a race of warriors, mages who came to Oerth on ancient, winged steeds. They are cold and cruel, the polar opposite of the chaotic and warm githzerai...

Long ago, before the Spellplague, hundreds of spelljamming ships set out from Toril. Many of these ships and their crews were githyanki. The githyanki had tired of the incessant wars between the mind flayer empires. 

They wanted to see what was beyond the bounds of their home plans. The githyanki galaxy has only a handful of settled worlds, all in a very remote region of space outside the Imperium.

They were once a race of psionic humanoids descended from Gith, a race once enslaved by the mind flayers. 

After breaking their mental chains they have dedicated themselves to the destruction of their former masters and all their allies. 

Since that day hey have become bitter enemies with the illithid race.

Unisex Githyanki Names

This list contains unisex names that are suitable for both male and female Githyanki in Fantasy or Sci-Fi settings.

1. Spartacus

Spartacus was a Thracian gladiator who, along with the Gauls Crixus, Gannicus and Oenomaus, was one of the escaped slave leaders in the Third Servile War, a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic.

2. Smaug

The name "Smaug" is a reference to a dragon in J. R. R. The book is about a group of dwarves that tries to reclaim their land from this dragon. In fact, the name Smaug is pretty much the same as “Smaeg” (misspelled by Tolkien). 

3. Remi

Remi is a word used in French (and other romance languages) to describe a remedy to cure an illness. Even though Remi is usually used when referring to a cure for a problem, it's also used as a description of something that has a pleasant result.

4. Tiberius

Tiberius is a Latin masculine name. It comes from the word tiberio, which means river. 

This name was used by Roman Emperors as well as many different people in history. In Rome in particular, it was used to refer to someone who lived near Tiber.

Githyanki Names For Males

The githyanki are a race of extraterrestrial, flying humanoids in the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. Githyanki are generals, and usually the githzerai acquiesce to their every order. 

They consider themselves above all others, including their slave allies, and see other species as little more than tools for use and food for sustenance.

The list below you will find Githyanki names for male

1. Argus

In Greek mythology, Argus was the gigantic monster with 100 eyes who was placed on the nymph Io’s trail, to make sure she did not escape her fate as a cow. 

Io was captured by Zeus and became his wife and queen of the gods. 

She had three children: Epaphus, Peleus (by the god Poseidon) and Phoroneus (by Iasion), who were all protected by Argus to keep her safe from Hera’s wrath. 

2. Kilgharrah

In the show Merlin this character has a very powerful and deep personality. Therefore, if you choose this name for your roleplay game, you will be able to create a character that is equally fascinating and special. 

In addition, Kilgharrah is a unique and an uncommon name that most players will never choose. Its uniqueness will allow you to create some interesting history for your character.

3. Rhulis

Rhulis is a character from the popular role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). In an effort to work with a character concept that was unique, I chose D&D as the framework of my 'vanilla' build. 

In addition to being a refreshing change of pace from normal builds, I felt that it would be refreshing to those who look at my guides to see something different on occasion.

4. Brice

The name Brice is a Welsh baby name. In Welsh the meaning of the name Brice is: Ambition. 

Branwen, daughter of Llyr, was so beautiful that her brother Bran assigned her an island as a marriage portion, surrounded by fire and water to keep off all intruders. 

The brothers Gwydion and Gilfaethwy suffer because of their unrequited love for her; they are turned into animals, but finally are restored to their true shapes again.

5. Draco

Draco is a Latin name meaning dragon. Draco originates in Greek language and means “dragon”. Draco is used as both a surname and a masculine given name. 

It has the same roots as the word dragon but it has Spanish, French, Germanic and Roman ancestry.

6. Oberon

Oberon is a name of English origin. It is given to males as a reference to King Oberon, the title character in the play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” written by William Shakespeare

The name is also given as a reference to many minor characters in Arthurian legends. This name can be alternately spelled as Oberon, or Oeron.

Githyanki Names For Females

Female Githyanki names are hard to choose. Sometimes they sound great in your head but when you attempt to write them down they just look weird.

If you’re stuck for a good name, then why not try these bellow: 

1. Rosetta

Rosetta isn’t technically an original name, but it does have a unique meaning. 

The origin of the name comes from the German word “rosette” which is a diminutive form of rose. Rosetta means “noted guardian”.

2. Alexa

Alexa is a female Greek name, it comes from the name Alexander which means defender of humankind. It’s also a popular girls name in various parts of the world including Germany and Spain.

In the United States it is ranked number 216 in popularity.

3. Millicent

The name comes from the Greek word mele meaning "will" and skhentes meaning "powers", hence ambition. 

It's a bold choice of name for any woman, but a very strong personality can carry this name off. 

Many famous people with the name Millicent include: 

Millicent Garrett Fawcett – first president of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies; 

Millicent Rogers – American heiress who had a new career as an artist. 

She became a prominent American art collector and left 400 paintings to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Newyork City

4. Cassandra

When Cassandra is used as a girl's name, it is pronounced KASS-AN-Drah.

Cassandra was a Trojan prophetess in Greek mythology who warned the city of Troy about the destruction that ultimately overtook it. 

She was able to foretell the future, but her warnings were not believed because she also predicted that she herself would be proven right someday. 

Unfortunately, that day did come for Cassandra – this unfortunate young woman was given the gift of prophecy, but no one would listen to her. 

The mythological Cassandra had siblings named Ajax, Aeneas (more popularly known as Anchises), Oenone, Europe and Medea.

5. Faer

Faer\Faerr (Fare) is a masculine given name found in both Modern and Ancient English language versions. 

The Old English name Faera was an occupational name for someone that travelled.  The word is from the Book of Beowulf “fare” which means “passenger or rambler”.  

Some believe that the name Fare originated in Old English where it meant traveller or wanderer.  This cannot be confirmed, but it is likely as the root word was used in many place names around the country as in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England which happens to be at a crossroads.  

According to public records, the first known usage of this name could have been dated about

Githyanki Race 101

Githyanki were towering humanoids with wings and sharp dorsal spines. Males had ragged fangs growing from their lower jaws, and both genders possessed a forked tongue. 

Githyanki had long, lean limbs and hands tipped with talons. Their eyes shone black as a starless night, and their skin was tough and yellowing. 

In place of hair, githyanki had thick gnarls of cartilage along their upper arms and spines. 

Githyanki also possessed two hearts (nonfunctional in males) which gave them tremendous stamina in battle but left them vulnerable to poisons that attacked the heart.

Fighting Skills

They were feared throughout the planes as great warriors

Their lives revolved around conflict and those who were not fighters dedicated themselves to perfecting the art of combat. 

With their naturally superior dexterity and psionic abilities, they were among the most feared warriors in the multiverse.


To githyanki, gods were powerful beings whose secrets could be unlocked via necromantic experimentation or worship, but not worthy of reverence (at least, not from the living). 

They lived in similar intellectual isolation; however, while githyanki experienced no mythology, githzerai inverted their myths and believed the negative emotions of mortals were the product of an afterlife spent battling their souls at judgment.

Githyanki were culturally chaotic, and the society reflected this. In a way, there was no culture in their society. 

Their culture was too strongly based on individuality for any organized religion to thrive. 

Moreover, as a civilization that built its cities on top of the corpses of deities, they had difficulty in recognizing divinity. However, among their own kind, they were devout followers of themselves.


Each generation of them can expect to live about 100 years.

They are a race of nomadic human warriors who live on the Astral Plane

This plane, the home of their god Gith, is called Limbo in other campaign settings

These humanoids have gray skin and white hair and have sharp teeth and clawed hands and feet. 

The  society is matriarchal. This, along with their cold demeanor, has led some realms to portray them as monstrous brutes.


Once free of the constraints of military service, they often became adventurers. Rarely were they paladins or clerics of civilized gods, instead favoring chaotic gods of war, destruction, and defeat. 

Having walked away from a lifelong commitment to placing the githyanki race above all others, their sense of loyalty disappeared. They scoffed at altruism and mocked self-sacrifice.

Deserting the rigid hierarchy of githyanki society is typically a capital offense. 

This fact, along with the gradual disintegration of the githyanki culture over the past several thousand years, has made it exceedingly difficult to codify a consistent description of githyanki psychology and behavior. 

They are monoracial creatures that rarely interact with other humanoids. 

When interacting with other races, they prefer either democratic or dictatorial governments. 

They are inflexible in their desire for superiority, but egalitarian in their treatment of peers.

The Past

It was in the twilight of the Time Before that the gith rose up, gaining their freedom and forming a civilization on the world of Gith. 

One of their greatest leaders was Gith himself, who led the struggle for freedom and forged them into a tool to use against their subjugators. 

Events from both before and after Gith's time are largely unknown by most--the only record left by Gith was half-forgotten legends and oral traditions.

Famous Githyankies

Before using the Githyanki name generator, you should explore famous individuals in this race. 

They are one of the most dominant races in the known plains. 

They are known as conquerors and are feared on account of their savage nature, manipulative politics and diabolic appearance. 

They have a militaristic society with a rigid code of honour originating with the Astral Titan.


He had been captain for many years even though under his command the ship barely made it to their destination. 

The crew hated him and plotted against him constantly but none ever did anything about it, so he continued to captain the ship. 

Even though they had never reached their final destination, Ahmaz always believed that one day he would and that day was going to be glorious.

His skill as a warrior and tactician were known throughout the githyanki fleet. He commanded at least a dozen githyanki warships with hundreds of githyanki sailors.


The first of this race the party met was very tall. She weighed 45 kg and had black hair pulled back. She had several spots on her face and wore heavy mail. 

Her underline was thick and black. They had a number of tattoos across her shoulders, chest and back. 

She also had a ring in one ear, a comb in the other, rings on each finger of one hand and one ring on every finger of the other hand.


One of the most famous names in Dungeons and Dragons is Simyaz. This infamous beholder has had his name spoken in hushed tones by players all over the world throughout multiple editions. 

He’s the leader of the  party that chases after Irenicus after he steals the sacred Silver Sword of Gith from them.

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