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Are you fond of good food and friendly company? Do you like the idea of living in a well-decorated hole in the ground? Are your feet exceptionally hairy? If so, it's time to add some Middle-Earth magic to your life with our hobbit name generator!

Simply select your choices from the form below and click the button to generate your name and description!

  1. Choose what type of Lord of the Rings name you want
  2. Choose how to get your name

  3. Choose the gender of your name

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About The Hobbit Name Generator

About The Hobbit Name Generator

You have the option of either creating a random hobbit alter ego, or a specific one that's unique to your own name, and the generator can create a massive number of both male and female names for you! It's great if you need a new character name for a tabletop roleplaying game (especially one like Adventures in Middle Earth or The One Ring), for Tolkien-themed online games, or just to add some homely charm to your life!

We built this generator in 2012 about a year after we built the Sindarin elf name generator, which is based specifically on the Sindarin language invented by J.R.R. Tolkien that is spoken by the elves of Middle Earth in The Lord of The Rings universe. The Sindarin generator took weeks to write because Sindarin is a complicated language. Thankfully this one was a much faster build as Tolkien's names for hobbits are much simpler! We've done our best to be true to the spirit of the Shire and create names that conjure up the right mix of humour and affability. We hope you enjoy it, and for some extra Tolkienesque fun, check out our Lord of the Rings-themed dwarf names as well!

How we designed the hobbit names

We wanted the names to feel completely authentic, so the generator creates new names based on the first and last names of known hobbits. J.R.R. Tolkien created a huge world, and wrote historical chronicles and family trees for his characters, listing many surnames and writing anecdotes about many different hobbits in his universe. Some of the names are quite evocative and funny, and as you would expect from hobbits, they are often homely, bumbling, and a little bit silly, and some describe personality characteristics such as stubbornness. The names often reference plants and flowers and other natural things, as hobbits are keen gardeners. They also make references to other aspects of hobbit life, such as burrows and feet! There are a number of other unofficial generators online for hobbits which work along the same principles as ours, but none allow you to create a unique name based on your own name.

Adding detailed descriptions

Information about various hobbit names can be sparse and it depends on how much Tolkien wrote about them in his chronicles and family trees. Many of the names are just brief mentions. We have included descriptions of the origins of all of the hobbit surnames, as well as descriptions and short biographies where possible of the characters behind the first names. Most are quite short, but if you are lucky you will find a name with a long and interesting history!

Favourite hobbits?

Do you have a favourite hobbit? Our favourite name is not Frodo or Bilbo Baggins, or Meriadoc Brandybuck (nicknamed Merry) or Peregrin Took (nicknamed Pippin), it's Samwise Gamgee. We think it's a very evocative name for a hobbit, and Sam really does turn out to be a very wise hobbit, which makes Samwise a very fitting name for him!

Our other name generators

If you enjoyed this generator, you might also enjoy generating Lord of the Rings style Sindarin elf names, Lord of the Rings dwarf names, or for a change of direction, some World of Warcraft names. You can also visit the site menu to see a full list of links to our character name generators. Happy name generating!

Fair use disclaimer

Please note: this is a fan commentary page intended to encourage interest in Tolkien's works. Our generator is not an official publication and is not in any way affiliated with or endorsed by the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien or Tolkien Enterprises, or any of their licensees. Copyrights and trademarks for the books, films, articles, and other promotional materials are held by their respective owners and their quotation is allowed under the fair use clause of copyright law. Tolkien created an extensive world in The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion and other works, and a very small amount of Tolkien's works are quoted here under fair use. All information was gathered from factual reference material lists in the public domain via Wikipedia 1: List of Hobbits 2: List of Hobbit Families. The extremely limited quotation of Tolkien's works is in no way intended to harm or undermine the market value of those works, rather to encourage fans to engage with and seek out those works.

Last Updated: 28th November 2018.

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