The Hobbit Name Generator

Your Unofficial Hobbit Name

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About The Hobbit Name Generator

About The Hobbit Name Generator

How to Generate Hobbit Names

The hobbit name generator will generate a hobbit name for you based on your own name. Just enter your first and last name into the form to find out your hobbit name. Choose the random name option if you want a random hobbit name. Just keep clicking if you want lots of hobbit names! You'll get new names and descriptions every time. The hobbit name generator allows you to create both male hobbit names and female hobbit names.

About The Hobbit Name Generator

I built the hobbit name generator in 2012 about a year after I built the Sindarin elf name generator, which is based 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 elf name generator took weeks to write because Sindarin is a complicated language, but thankfully the hobbit name generator was a much faster build as Tolkien's names for hobbits are much more conventional! I also built a Lord of the Rings style dwarf name generator at the same time.

How I Designed The Hobbit Names

I wanted the hobbit 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 hobbits, listing many hobbit 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 hobbit name generators online which work along the same principles as my name generator, but none allow you to create a unique hobbit name based on your own name.

Adding Descriptions To The Hobbit Names

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. I 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 Hobbit Names?

Do you have a favourite hobbit name? My favourite name is not Frodo or Bilbo Baggins, or Meriadoc Brandybuck (nicknamed Merry) or Peregrin Took (nicknamed Pippin), it's Samwise Gamgee. I 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!

My Other Name Generators

If you enjoyed the hobbit name generator, you might also enjoy generating some 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 scroll down to see a full list of links to my 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. The hobbit name 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 (Wikipedia 1 2). 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.

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