500+ Unique ELF Names for Next D&D Character

Why Elf Names

Elves are considered children until they declare themselves adults, some time after the hundredth birthday, and before this period they are called by child names.

On declaring adulthood, an elf selects an adult name, although those who knew him or her as a youngster might continue to use the child name.

Each elf’s adult name is a unique creation, though it might reflect the names of respected individuals or other family members.

Little distinction exists between male names and female names; the groupings here reflect only general tendencies. In addition, every elf bears a family name, typically a combination of other Elvish words.

Some elves traveling among humans translate their family names into Common, but others retain the Elvish version.

Child ELF Names:

  • Ara,
  • Bryn,
  • Del,
  • Eryn,
  • Faen,
  • Innil
  • Lael
  • Mella,
  • Naill,
  • Naeris,
  • Phann,
  • Rael,
  • Rinn,
  • Sai,
  • Syllin,
  • Thia,
  • Vall

Male Adult Elf Names:

  • Adran,
  • Aelar,
  • Aramil,
  • Arannis,
  • Aust,
  • Beiro,
  • Berrian,
  • Carric,
  • Enialis,
  • Erdan,
  • Erevan,
  • Galinndan,
  • Hadarai,
  • Heian,
  • Himo,
  • Immeral,
  • Ivellios,
  • Laucian,
  • Mindartis,
  • Paelias,
  • Peren,
  • Quarion,
  • Riardon,
  • Rolen,
  • Soveliss,
  • Thamior,
  • Tharivol,
  • Theren,
  • Varis

Female Adult Names:

  • Adrie,
  • Althaea,
  • Anastrianna,
  • Andraste,
  • Antinua,
  • Bethrynna,
  • Birel,
  • Caelynn,
  • Drusilia,
  • Enna,
  • Felosial,
  • Ielenia,
  • Jelenneth,
  • Keyleth,
  • Leshanna,
  • Lia,
  • Meriele,
  • Mialee,
  • Naivara,
  • Quelenna,
  • Quillathe,
  • Sariel,
  • Shanairra,
  • Shava,
  • Silaqui,
  • Theirastra,
  • Thia,
  • Vadania,
  • Valanthe,
  • Xanaphia

Family Names (Common Translations):

  • Amakiir (Gemflower),
  • Am astacia (Starflower),
  • Galanodel (Moonwhisper),
  • Holimion (Diam onddew),
  • Ilphelkiir (Gem blossom),
  • Liadon (Silverfrond),
  • Meliamne (Oakenheel),
  • Nai\’lo (Nightbreeze),
  • Siannodel (Moonbrook),
  • Xiloscient (Goldpetal)

High Elf

As a high elf, you have a keen mind and a mastery of at least the basics of magic. In many of the worlds of D&D, there are two kinds of high elves.

One type (which includes the gray elves and valley elves of Greyhawk, the Silvanesti of Dragonlance, and the sun elves of the Forgotten Realms) is haughty and reclusive, believing themselves to be superior to non-elves and even other elves.

The other type (including the high elves of Greyhawk. the Qualinesti of Dragonlance, and the m oon elves of the Forgotten Realms) are more common and more friendly, and often encountered among humans and other races.

  • Hycis Pagella
  • Imizael Crahorn
  • Sinaht Loralynn
  • Lierin Lutumal
  • Eldaerenth Mormoira
  • Nesterin Ulaphyra
  • Lazziar Ilinelis
  • Lhoris Yinbanise
  • Halaema Dakrana
  • Ayre Naezorwyn
  • Katar Trisgeiros
  • Iolrath Trisphine
  • Aolis Qintris
  • Scalanis Daenan
  • Goras Phihorn
  • Zhoron Glynven
  • Nylian Fenleth
  • Ruvaen Arakian
  • Ailduin Ravanorin
  • Glarald Tradove

Wood Elf

As a wood elf, you have keen senses and intuition, and your fleet feet carry you quickly and stealthily through your native forests.

This category includes the wild elves (grugach) of Greyhawk and the Kagonesti of Dragonlance, as well as the races called w ood elves in Greyhawk and the Forgotten Realms.

  • Helartha Balydark
  • Sariandi Gilbanise
  • Aneirin Dorquinal
  • Chandrelle Sarmyar
  • Lyndis Ilikalyn
  • Darunia Rophyra
  • Mylaerla Gilmaris
  • Myantha Umevaris
  • Lazziar Paxidor
  • Caerthynna Ropetor
  • Kethryllia Sarxina
  • Madris Wranphine
  • Saphielle Enneiros
  • Saria Naena
  • Tanelia Nerigwyn
  • Teriani Lujeon
  • Allannia Ravalen
  • Celaena Qiwarin
  • Umilythe Loraqen
  • Siraye Yllakian

Dark Elf (Drow)

Descended from an earlier subrace of dark-skinned elves, the drow were banished from the surface world for following the goddess Lolth down the path to evil and corruption.

Now they have built their own civilization in the depths of the Underdark, patterned after the Way of Lolth.

Also called dark elves, the drow have black skin that resem bles polished obsidian and stark white or pale yellow hair.

They commonly have very pale eyes (so pale as to be mistaken for white) in shades of lilac, silver, pink, red, and blue.

  • Falenas Chaethyra
  • Amarille Yinsalor
  • Kavrala Shahice
  • Ena Ravalen
  • Azariah Adgella
  • Nuovis Liaralei
  • Nuovis Wranfiel
  • Ildilyntra Ralotris
  • Lythienne Balwarin
  • Filaurel Kelpeiros
  • Nalaea Orihice
  • Amara Loraynore
  • Esiyae Umexidor
  • Lymseia Miralen
  • Almedha Heivaris
  • Meriel Chaeleth
  • Yaereene Umelana
  • Eletha Holaphine
  • Haera Maghana
  • Nyana Erwenys