Have you ever struggled to come up with original, imaginative names for your story or book? Have ever you been unsatisfied with traditional name generators for their lack of cultural diversity? If so, then RandomName is for YOU.
RandomName not only allows you to generate fun and imaginative names, but it allows you to set the nationality of both the first and last name for your new character. Features include:
-The ability to set the nationality of either part of the character's name
-A "Favorites" feature that allows you to save and export a list of your favorite names as they come up
-A social sharing feature that allows you to share clever, funny, or interesting names with your friends
-Attractive, functional graphics
-Best of all, it's Free!
Last Name Options Include:
Total number of first names available:
Total number of last names available:
That's a whole lot of inspiration, just waiting for you to download! Name list credit goes to Erik Norvelle and his wonderful GitHub library.
Many minor bug fixes, and we're trying out a new ad format. Stay tuned for a major release very soon! And, rating RandomName 5 stars never hurts :)
Ratings and Reviews
Well I’d say the names are wonderful and unique, so you have to give the app some credit, but it still has problems. First off, there are very few first name cultures, but much more last name cultures. But there are few cultures in general. I was hoping it would have Japanese names but I was wrong. Another thing, why am I finding names that shouldn’t be in the US (which I’ve been forced to use.) nationality like “Mitzi.”. I would love if you could fix that, and then it would earn a 5-star.
Great idea, poor execution
I would have rated this app one star, but one star ratings are not posted for some reason (I guess the app makers don't want people to see the bad reviews), so I'm forced to give it two in order for my review to post.
The name generator is a great idea, but what is the point in giving the option to filter the names by male/female, and by country origin, if filtering changes nothing?
If you choose the option for US female names and US last names, you still get men's names and foreign names. For example, for a US female first and last name, one of them I got was Roberto O'Leary, which seems Spanish and Irish to me. Also, Jimmy, Dan, Jose . . . Those are not female names, and Diazdelion is certainly not a US name.
If they get it fixed, I'll increase my rating, but if not it earns a forced 2 stars
Somehow, it messes up this simple thing
I didn’t think it was possible for any program like this to be bad, but here it is. It now features “diversity,” which is great in theory, but in practice it just dilutes the pool to basically guarantee a totally implausible name. Almost every name combination sounds like an early neural network attempt to make up human names: Georgine Chandrasekara, Lieshaa Lump, Jovan Cracraft, Hilma Runge, Alphonso Lairson, Oralia Mcelhannon, Denae Clowes, Dann Groshong, Ouida Cullifer, and so on, ad infinitum. It usually takes 49 clicks to get one name that sounds like it could be an actual person. I think I’ll go back to the old-fashioned, 100% reliable phone book.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.