Norse Name Generator is made by analysing the statistics of Norse National Statistics Database.
Vikings had a tradition to name their children after a deceased relative. The relative was preferably a direct ancestor such as a grandparent or great-grandparent. Vikings worshiped their forefathers. It was believed that by naming a child after a deceased relative, some of the deceased person's luck would be transferred to the child with hopes of bringing them success in life.
We have created a system that can distinguish between female, male, genderless and last names. In total, we have over 300,000 real names in our system that we combine to create an endless amount of random unique names for you to choose from. In addition, we have taken into account the naming conventions in each country and nation. For example, in some parts of the world, last name always comes before first name. You can rest assured that our Name Generators will provide you with random names that are indistinguishable from the real ones.
Since the beginning of time, names have carried a deep meaning, whether coming from their origin word or from the parents' thoughts at the time of naming their child. Names and naming traditions have changed over time. While Native Americans named their children after nature, nowadays, pop culture often influences American names. Family names have also undergone similar adaptions. In the past, most people got their family names after their farm name or origin village, and it could have changed every time they moved homes. Nowadays, in most cultures, one's last name is usually inherited from their parents and might change when married. But what has remained the same is that a name represents an identity. It makes us different from others, and there are no better words to describe ourselves to the world. So feel free to use our random name generators to create a whole new identity, whether it's for your fictional character in a game, in a story, or in any other fun project that you may have.