Characterize is the perfect creator tool for writers, role-players, storytellers, and anyone who needs to come up with original characters on the fly.

Pulling from an extensive database of names and vital statistics, Characterize can generate literally quadrillions of new characters! That's more than enough for even the most ambitious of projects, and plenty to help you find the perfect avatar for your next story. You can even choose between fantasy, pirates, modern names, and more to give your character the authentic details that matter. Save your favorites, and bring up a whole new character with a quick tap!

Characterize is the perfect companion for your stories, role-playing games and more!

Characterize Features:

Random Name Generator with Quadrillions of Possibilities!
- Create a near-infinite number of names for free with our randomizer! Choose from Human Names, Orcs, Pirates, Assassins or more to instantly generate your own custom character.

In-Depth Character Creator Provides Info About Your Character
- Our stat picker selects detailed traits to go along with each name we create, making the creation process instantaneous. You can generate age, birthday, hair color, eye color, height, intelligence, relationship status and weight, as well as defining personality characteristics, all specific to each generator.

Unlock Even More Names
- In addition to our trillions of default names, Characterize offers themed packs that will help you create any kind of character you can dream of. From super heroes to pirates, aliens to anime, Characterize will create your perfect character in seconds!

Save and Share Your Favorites
- Save your creation for reference with a few quick taps, or share with friends! Then, view your saved characters anytime from the selector.

Whether you're finally naming that long-discussed protagonist, populating a gaming world or even challenging yourself to write a story without knowing who the players will be beforehand, Characterize makes it easy to create realistic, fully realized characters at the touch of a button.

You don’t need several apps to create your next world. Download the Characterize character maker today generate your next hero today!

What’s New

Version 7.7

Fixed a flicker that could happen during page loads, and improved internal efficiency and operations.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
214 Ratings

214 Ratings

The Fantastic Spider-Man ,

It's quite fun but....

There are some problems, like if you have the app open too long and try to edit a character, it replaces the another saved character with the unedited version of the one you were editing. And sometimes when you purchase a pack, it acts like you already had except you used "restore purchases". Besides those problems it's a good and helpful app for generating characters. I have one personal problem, you have to purchase a lot of things and I think at least there should be more free generators to be able to have an advantage against the competition. All in all it's a very useful app.

SeaSpray91 ,

A fantastic app, but the recent overhaul leaves it completely inaccessible to blind users

This is an excelent app with some really fun generators. The dev is very kind and receptive when submitting new generator ideas or feedback. However, the overhaul of the app has rendered it completely inaccessible to me. I am legally blind and use a screen reader, called VoiceOver, to navigate my iPhone and iPad. Before the overhaul, Characterize worked flawlessly with voiceOver. Its world-building cousin, Genesis, still works as it's not been updated yet. I'm hopeful that the dev will be able to fix the app, as there are precious few good-quality generator apps that are also accessible to blind users.
If you're blind and having issues with this app like I am, don't be afraid to contact the dev and let him know. Like I said, he's kind and responsive. Despite Characterize's current issue, it still deserves 5 stars. !
edit: I had already emailed the dev before writing this review and it took him maybe 10 minutes to respond! Apparently, the engine the app uses has changed but he’s found a plugin to make VoiceOver work again! I’m quite thrilled! He said I’m the 4th this week to have brought the issue to his attention! Thank you, sir, for your quick and kind response! I’d give this 10 stars if I could!

Hinatams21 ,

What get rid of the landscape view and why rebuy

Ok so I’m glad this app got updated cuz I use it for a lot of my characters that I need help creating. But there’s an issue or two with this update: 1. The app makes u purchase the same packs you’ve already purchased before. I’m not sure if this is a glitch or not but this is really inconvenient because I’d already purchased this app and it’s pack before. This isn’t good at all. I’m going to ask for a refund of my money cuz it makes no sense to have to repurchase an app I already had before. And secondly the loss of the landscape view fir this app. With the previous update when I turned my phone or iPad to the side the app would do the same letting me see more of the generator I was using. This needs to be fixed cuz always using portrait mode with this app isn’t helpful. Though I do like that this app was finally updated after a long time of being the same & the print is bigger so it’s easier to see which is a plus. But I kinda which all of the creator generators: characterize, DungeonRoller, genesis, cartographer & heromaker were one app because that would be easier for creating characters though I get why it would take so long to do all that so I guess keeping them separate is fine. Anyway hopefully the creator fixes these issues.

Developer Response ,

Hey, thanks for the review! To address each of your points:

1) You shouldn't have to repurchase everything, though it's possible the record of your purchases didn't make the move to the new version. Try opening the sidepanel and hitting "Restore Purchases." That should get them back without having to pay. If it doesn't work, email me at and I'll help you sort it out. :)

2) I'll add landscape mode to my todo list for an upcoming update. Thanks for the feedback!

3) One of the things I'm hoping to experiment with, now that the app has been rebuilt, is merging those generator apps into one. Good to know some people were thinking the same thing! :)


Alexander Winn
129 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. All Generators $19.99
  2. Anime & Manga Generator $0.99
  3. Fantasy Races Bundle $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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