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A List of 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
White Wizard Names
Wizard Battle: Dumbledore vs. Voldemort
This is one of the best 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
Dark Warlock Names for Those Who Practice Sorcery
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
Elijah the Battle Magician
Tatum the Ancient
Arlo the Apathetic
Hadley the Hateful
Liam the Enchanted
Ava Strong Arms
Bad Luck Luca
Taylor the Cursed
Noah the Celestial
Mason the Hefty
Micah the Miserable
Levi the Soothsayer
Sloan the Noble
Wyatt the Weird
Ezra the Druid
Peyton the Patient
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
- 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."
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
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
- Vasilis: Of royalty; kingly
Evil Names for Warlocks
Tips on How to Name Your Characters
- Fantasy name generators can be useful, but just be aware that you are likely to have to go through a lot of bad names to find the perfect name for your wizard.
- 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
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
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.
Famous Wizard and Warlock Names
Thoth Amon (Conan Novels)
Elric of Melnibone
Gandalf the Grey
The Wizard of Oz
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