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The Ultimate Superhero Name Generator

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Do you want to battle the forces of evil? Are you filled with the desire to save the world? Would spandex and a cape look really good on you? If so, then it's time for you to don your costume, fight for justice, and create your name with the superhero 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 super name you want
  2. Superhero
  3. Choose how to get your name

  4. Choose the gender of your name

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About The Superhero Name Generator

About The Superhero Name Generator

Our name generator is great for roleplaying games (RPGs) and online multiplayer games. It's ideal for creating names for The SuperHero RPG, Marvel Super Heroes, comics, and graphic novels. You can also use it to make an awesome name for use as a screen name for social media and forums.

Simply enter your first and last name into the form and our generator will make a name for you based on your own name. Our names are creative and funny, and our generator will also generate super powers, an origin story, and some supervillain enemies for you! If you choose the random name option you will get a different name each time you click. If you want lots of names, just keep clicking, and you'll get new superheroes every time. You can create male and female names for all ages, and even neutral sounding names in case you aren't sure who you want your superhero to be yet.

The history of superheroes

Ever since Superman made his first appearance in Action Comics issue #1 in June 1938, the world of superheroes has exploded with life, and thousands of costumed adventurers have appeared in comics and a multitude of other media. Many early superheroes were heavily influenced by pulp fiction characters of the 1930s like Doc Savage and the Shadow, and their characteristics and names worked their way into the DNA of superheroes. With all the decades of superheroes that have passed, going from the 'Golden Age' of the 1940s with Batman, Captain America, Wonder Woman and the original Green Lantern, to the 'Silver Age' of the 1950s and 60s, with the Flash, the Fantastic Four and the Amazing Spider-Man, some specific conventions for hero names have evolved, and we've done our best to follow these strange and surreal rules when constructing this name generator.

How to create a heroic name

  1. The sound of your name matters
  2. The way the name sounds when you say it is highly important to the impact it will have. 'K', 'V' and 'X' all give a harsh sound to names, while 'F', 'B', 'G' and 'M' also can give a name plenty of impact in the right place. Stressed syllables can also give added emphasis, especially when your name is being shouted dramatically by a villain!

  3. Add colour to your name
  4. Adding a colour to your name was a popular way of giving a character extra energy and pizzazz, especially back in the 'Golden Age' of the 1940s. With comic colouring as basic as it could be, giving your character a bright and eye-catching colour was an easy way of making him stand out from the crowd. Green Lantern, Black Adam and Blue Beetle are especially good examples of this – Yellow Claw and Crimson Dynamo, not quite so much…

  5. Focus on nouns in your names
  6. Along with colour, one of the prime ways of creating strong and memorable names is to find a noun that's just sitting around doing nothing, and make it yours! It can be something attention-grabbing like the Flash or Falcon or the Thing, something mysterious like Raven or the Vision, or something more descriptive like Domino or Cable!

  7. Add an adjective to your name
  8. If you want to get really exciting with your names, adjectives are the way to go. Take a word that's usually put in front of something else to make it clear how exciting it is – like Superior, Supreme, Marvel, Fantastic, or Incredible – and you can either use it on its own, or combine it with a 'Captain', a 'Professor' or a simple 'Ms' or 'Mr' to create a name that won't be easily forgotten!

  9. Choose a title for a retro superhero style
  10. Talking of 'Dr' or 'Mr' – titles are also an instant way to add class to your name. They're very much a throwback to the pulp heroes of the 1920s and the 1930s, but names like Mr Fantastic, Doctor Strange, Mr Terrific or Captain Marvel have a sense of authority and impact that can't be beaten.

  11. Create names with two word phrases
  12. Another way to give a name a sense of style and identity is to use a word or phrase that's already familiar. Two-syllable words or phrases are often the best – plenty of heroes have gone this route, whether it's Daredevil, Firestorm, Hawkeye, Magneto, Nova or Northstar, and there are always new and unusual phrases waiting to be turned into names!

  13. Just add "man" or "woman" to your name
  14. The classic name structure goes all the way back to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's work in Action Comics #1, where they took the adjective 'Super' and stuck it together with 'man'. Since then, it's become the most recognizable way of saying 'I'm here, I've got very specific skills or abilities, and I'm fighting for justice!' with such examples as Batman, Aquaman, Catwoman, Deadman, Elongated Man, Hawkman, Invisible Woman, and – of course – Spider-Man.

  15. Heroes with normal names?
  16. Sometimes a superhero doesn't need a secret identity, especially when they've already got an impressive name. There are plenty of superheroes over the years who have proper, given names – from Adam Strange and Jenny Sparks to Emma Frost and Luke Cage (even if his is technically an alias). Plus, superheroes (and some supervillains) even have distinctive names in their average, day-to-day lives, with the biggest giveaway being the alliterative name. From Peter Parker and Stephen Strange to Wade Wilson, alliteration is often the name of the game!

All these conventions have been around for decades, and we've tried to bear all of these in mind when making our name generator.

How we created the ultimate superhero generator

There are a variety of name types in our generator – sometimes you'll get colour-related names, sometimes you'll get titles, and sometimes you'll get more specific, descriptive names that connect directly to superpowers. In order to give each name the maximum amount of colour, we've ensured that each name has a matching set of superpowers, and we've also added a number of extra stats, including an origin story, a home city, and a specific supervillain to fight. We've tried to pull from all across superhero history for the various origin stories (going from pulpy vengeance-related origins to more kooky science-based adventures), and one of our prime inspirations were the off-beat, frequently surreal tales from the 'Silver Age' of comics in the 1950s and 1960s, when superheroes were always battling strange aliens, mind-bending forces, and exceedingly cunning gorillas! We hope that you enjoy the end result, and that the names you create here can help fire your imagination and send you off on your next quest to save the world!

If you enjoyed this generator, you might also enjoy our supervillain name generator. Or you can explore the rest of the site by visiting the menu above.


Please note: this is a fan commentary page intended to encourage interest in superheroes. The superhero name generator is not an official publication and is not in any way affiliated with or endorsed by DC, Marvel Comics, 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 reference is allowed under the fair use clause of copyright law. The extremely limited use of the word "superhero" is in no way intended to harm or undermine the market value of trademarked works, rather to encourage fans to engage with and seek out those works.

Last Updated: 28th November 2018.

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