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Awesome Wizard Names for Your Magical World

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Writing is one of my several hobbies, and lists like the one below help me with writer's block every now and again.

A wizard to be feared.

A wizard to be feared.

A List of Unique Wizard Names That Will Satisfy All Your Fantasy Needs

Trying to come up with some unique wizard names (or any magical name, for that matter) for your fantasy tale can be a little tougher than coming up with names for other genres. The main reason for this is that writers are usually fans of fantasy and have grown up reading and watching media where the character names are often very exotic or exaggerated in some way. My belief is that while there is nothing wrong with names like "Aragorn" and "Sauron," there is also nothing wrong with fantasy names like "Luke" or "Tom."

My hope is that this article will give you a good jumping-off point when naming any wizards or warlocks in your fantasy tale. I've tried to include a mix of traditional fantasy names as well as more modern magical names. Thanks for giving the list of magical names below a look-see, and good luck to all of your fantastic tales.

Dark Wizard Names

Morden

Abaris

Cornelius

Hellmut

Balin

Ramsey

Duke

Talisma

Kara

Vir

Adnos

Bradford

Mira

Gaius

Friedrich

Karsa

Narkissos

Gerald

Sherman

Max

Jamis

Kastor

Neroon

Heinrich

Adelita

White Wizard Names

Albertus

Callum

Lyta

Lee

Josiah

Felix

Sirius

Kerr

Scorpius

Walter

Elim

Londo

Manly

Leto

Ellie

Tory

Franz

Saul

Neville

Hurley

Rubeus

Galen

Sinclair

Seamus

Wizard Battle: Dumbledore vs. Voldemort

This is definitely one of the better battles between a white wizard and a dark wizard that I've seen in a long time. The fact that Dumbledore had to watch after Potter while defending his own life just adds to the tension. As long as you're willing to buy into theatrics of wands, etc. I can't believe there was anyone out there who didn't enjoy this fight scene between light and dark.

Magical Names for Wizards

Zathar

Bartley

Oswald

Doyle

Nigel

Nigella

Cassius

Hoyt

Skyler

Tobias

Ojamar

Matthias

Antero

Shaka

Podar

Delina

Hurin

Mitra

Kenneth

Artemis

Saliar

Galadriel

Lessthel

Magnus

Dark Warlock Names for Those Who Practice Sorcery

Axar

Eldrith

Athan

Ulric

Galea

Walden

Nebbish

Julian

Marcus

Krugis

Adalard

Dorim

Sowar

Thorin

Sindarin

Numa

Cadmus

Stism

Bryce

Taramis

Abraham

A Discussion On Occult Titles: Witches, Wizards, and Warlocks, Oh My!

Though this article is meant for coming up with good names for your wizard characters, I felt a somewhat serious discussion about how real occultists feel about such titles could be beneficial. There are some very interesting opinions in the above video that can be incorporated into almost any story with magic in it; I hope you'll give it a listen.

Wizard Names With Descriptors or Titles

Sammy the Scared

Muddy Madison

Elijah the Battle Magician

Reese Magelight

Tatum the Ancient

Arlo the Apathetic

Hadley the Hateful

Liam the Enchanted

Scars Carter

Ava Strong Arms

Bad Luck Luca

Taylor the Cursed

Noah the Celestial

Mason the Hefty

Micah the Miserable

Levi the Soothsayer

Forever Everly

Charlie Neutral

Diego Daydream

Sloan the Noble

Wyatt the Weird

Killer Kendall

Ezra the Druid

Peyton the Patient

Simon the Sorcerer

The Best Wizard Name Ideas Have Cool Meanings to Go Along With Them

  • Aetos: Greek word meaning "eagle"
  • Arkalis: Ambition, strength, determination
  • Leandros: Part man; part lion
  • Lonnie: Ready for battle
  • Mauro: Italian, dark skinned
  • Mellifluus: Flowing with honey
  • Praxis: Taking action
  • Rowan: In Irish, it means "little red-haired one"; in Arabic, it means "a river in paradise"; to many others, it means "of the tree."
  • Traidora: In Spanish, this name means "traitor."
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Warlock (1988): The True Zamiel

Until I saw this movie, I'd never considered the possibility of a man being a witch. There is actually a scene where the warlock is explaining this to a kid (before using his fat to make a potion). It is a shame that the villain has no proper name; they just call refer to him as "warlock or witch". Julian Sands does a wonderful job of playing a warlock and his name would make a pretty cool moniker for his character.

Black Magic Names

Roddy

Samuel

Xarann

Manus

Arnas

Lux

Cleets

Gunther

Strahd

Salvatore

Merrick

Eidos

Ziro

Drest

Enaro

Cormac

Darby

Iro

Dirk

Siegfried

Robert

Magician Names for White Wizards (Wizards of Light)

  • Alexo: To defend; to help
  • Apricus: Full of sunlight; brightness
  • Ayoon: Of Arabic origin and roughly means "a waterfall in heaven"
  • Fulminare: In Latin, this translates to "to flash with thunderbolts."
  • Kadin: Companion of friend
  • Kalos: Greek for "beautiful"
  • Macedon: The tall one
  • Ramzan: A name of Egyptian origins, which means "sun god".
  • Vasilis: Of royalty; kingly

Top 10 Movie Wizards

Evil Names for Warlocks

Dominic

Lobo

Dutch

Estorus

Conrad

Omar

Faris

Laraib

Baran

Damazo

Vorn

Kelkor

Jareth

Bane

Firenze

Neos

Hama

Morgan

Tavon

Gareth

Vatoris

Name Ideas for Mages

  • Ashley: Of the ash wood
  • Gush: With great enthusiasm or gusto
  • Kleos: Renown or glory
  • Meliora: Things continuing to improve or getting better
  • Ourios: Open-mindedness; intuition
  • Phaidros: Bright
  • Susurrus: To whisper
  • Val: Valiant, strong and healthy
A modern day wizard?

A modern day wizard?

Tips on Naming Your Fantasy Characters

  • There's not really a point in naming every single character, especially minor characters that won't play a key role in your story.
  • Giving your dark or white wizard a nickname to along with his normal name can help them stand apart from the crowd. Descriptors also work very well to achieve the same goal. Just don't overuse them in your story.
  • While many writers will advise you to never use a name from another book or story, this can be an unrealistic goal. I would advise to not use the total name (first and last) of a real person or someone from a very popular book or movie. There is absolutely no sense in it, since all you have to do is give them a different last name.
  • Don't be afraid to give your warlock or wizard ,more modern, normal sounding names from today. Fantasy stories often have very exotic, fantastical names, but this doesn't always have to be the case, especially when doing a story in a modern setting.
  • Avoid giving several characters names starting with the same letter; you don't want similar sounding names, as all that will cause is confusion and aggravation for your audience.

Wizard Last Names

Darque

Vassal

McLaggen

Bell

Lannister

Vittorio

Deakins

Lockheart

Toll

Riddle

Morrison

Dawlish

Fletcher

Kingsley

Morano

Lupin

Shaw

Moody

Barratt

Carrow

Scarborough

Sturgis

Pierson

Fenrir

Spotlight: Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley (what a great name for a dark wizard) was actually born under the name of Edward Alexander Crowley. He was best known for being an English occultist and ceremonial magician. The first time I'd heard this name was on a late night radio talk show called Coast to Coast AM. Although I can't remember who was interviewed, the one thing I do remember was a theory about Crowley he had. From his research he seemed to think that Crowley at some point experienced something truly supernatural and terrifying and worked the rest of his life at trying to have similar experiences. His words stuck with me and caused me to research Crowley for myself.

More Magical Name Ideas for Wizards and Warlocks (and Hogwarts Hopefuls)

Astra

Ethan

Sahen

Zwide

Beorn

Sefris

Jessie

Drizz

Kull

Alastor

Bacchus

Aristo

Zuri

Tuzon

Nathos

Midian

Amos

Izora

Famous Wizard Names

  • Albus Dumbledore: the well-known wizard from the Harry Potter series
  • Lord Voldemort: wizards only obsessed with power eventually meet a bad end
  • Merlin: an enchanter wizard associated with the legends of King Arthur
  • Nostradamus: an actual seer during the 1500s that had an uncanny ability to see the future; many of his predictions are still coming true to this day
  • Thoth Amon: a dark wizard from the Conan the Barbarian universe

Grigori Rasputin

Anton LaVey

Thomas Weir

Nicolas Flamel

Solomon

Elric of Melnibone

Gandalf the Grey

Thulsa Doom

Prospero

The Wizard of Oz

Doctor Strange

Aleister Crowley

Some Real Life Wizards of the World

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