Name Dice by Thinkamingo 4+

Random Names for Writers


Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 131 Ratings
    • Free



Updated for Nanowrimo 2020!

Name Dice is a simple tool to create interesting fictional names. This app includes hundreds of first and last names, resulting in nearly endless name combinations.

Featured in MakeUseOf’s “4 iPhone/iPad Apps For Brainstorming Writing Ideas, Plots, & Characters”

Name Dice has received numerous 5-star reviews from writers of all ages and levels!

“I have NEVER been able to come up with names out of the blue when I'm in full writing mode! Sometimes I even put symbols in the text for names so I don't have to interrupt the flow of the story. With Name Dice, problem solved, quickly and easily. There's no complicated thing you need to do to open or close the app. Just a couple of taps and you have a random name for your character before you can say 'Holy Shakespeare!'” - E D Stewart

“This app is definitely one of my favorites. I've never really been that good with creating names for anything but the app more than makes up for my weak point. Most if not all names fit together perfectly and sound natural. There are no forced or absurd names each name is so strong that I feel as if the character practically comes to life as soon as I read it.” - Keystat

Stuck on a name? Tap the screen for a new suggestion. If you don’t like that one, tap it again! It’s that easy!

Suggested exercises:
Draw Me: Roll a name, sketch a picture of that person.
Who Am I?: Roll a name, write down 5 likes and 5 dislikes.
Family Tree: Roll a name, then make a family tree. Who are the parents? Grandparents?
Friends: Roll 5 names and figure out how they all know each other. Chess club? School? Retirement home?
Archenemies: Roll 2 names. What’s their conflict?
Secret Crush: Roll a name. What makes this person your secret crush?
Summer Vacation: Roll a name. Write a paragraph about what this person did on their summer vacation.
Most Wanted: Roll a name. Make a “Most Wanted” poster with a mugshot, why they are wanted, and reward amount.
It’s a Girl/Boy!: Roll a name and make a baby announcement for them.
Nobel Prize Winner: Roll a name. Write a paragraph about them and why they won a Nobel Prize.
World Traveler: Roll a name. Write a short description of this adventurer and their adventures.

What’s New

Version 1.6.1

Updates and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

SpicyPen ,

Good help

Have had this app for a little while and I take a roll of the dice when I want a new name for a character in a story I am writing. I have other methods of getting names, but, a roll of the dice is fun.

I would prefer the option for gender, but, otherwise it is good.

Dokka Bill ,

Great Apps!

Very useful app. Coming up with names for characters is always a pain, and this app takes the pain away. Unlike some other name generators, the names from this app are actually good, usable, normal sounding names.

I could not be more pleased.

Weird but true ,

I'm an author and always use this! ❤️

I have been using this app for years to get names for my characters. I have told a lot of people about it and it has never crashed or given me a problem!

App Privacy

The developer, Thinkamingo, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.

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