The Fake name generator can make 6 billion international fake names! Based on real names! Easy and fast to use!

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The Fake Name Generator

The Fake Name Generator makes random international names based on the 3000 most common multi ethnic American names to create 100% realistic and believable names.

The fake name generator have all these popular names saved in different arrays. The male, female, and surnames from the arrays are merged to make the new fake name.

Use them for alias, pseudonyms, pen names and to create online false identities on the Internet.

Random Fake Name Generator

The Fake Name Generator random functions makes more than 6 billions different and unique name combinations.

Among other things the random formulas controls the length of the fake names and for example decides whether the fake name should have a middle name or not.

And it is the random algorithms that is responsible for creating the huge variation in the output. The final result is very realistic random aliases and pen names.

Pen name generator

A pen name is a pseudonym or alias adopted by an author. It may be used to make the author's name more distinctive or to disguise his or her gender or real identity.

This naming randomizer is perfect to use as a pen name generator since all the aliases produced build on real and realistic names. If your are looking for a particular powerful pen name, you might need to create it your self, but you will find plenty of inspiration using the name generator.

Find a lot more about Pen names at Wikipedia. Throughly descriptions of usage in both old and new literature.

Quality fake names?

The quality of the output can fluctuate a bit, even though the arrays only contains real names. But that is very natural since random processes in the name generator is responsible for combining and creating all the names. And they are also responsible for some times making bad name combinations.

It could be awkward articulation, background or mixed national origin that make it bad.

A name generator has no way to decide if the output has the quality a good and realistic pen name should have. Luckily the generation is extremely fast and easy, so just create another one until you are happy with the result.

International fake names

I generate the fake names from 3 lists of real American names. Boys and girls names and surnames. These lists are huge. And together with the multi ethnic American society, the result is a wide range of good aliases and false identities.

Because of the international multi ethnic American society the fake names will occur as original English or American, Latin (like Italian or Spanish) Scandinavian, French, German names.

Result is international names and aliases usable for any multi cultural community and multi ethnics society.

Realistic fake names

The fake names are very realistic because they're generated from real ones. It gives them a lot of credibility.

How to make a good fake name

As an example a fake female name is made from a combination of a female first name and a surname. Sometimes a male and sometimes a female middle name is added. The final combination is controlled by a random algorithm.

I make 50% fake male and 50% fake female names. 30% of them are added a middlename of either sex.

Cool fake names

Randomness gives cool names. Good fakes are characterized by being realistic without being obviously false.

When we try to come up with random names our self we often keep thinking in the same tracks. We choose from a pretty small range of names and often we'll end with similar results. The predictability will often reveal them as obviously fakes.

You could try to write down all the girl names you know. You probably can remember only a limited numbers. Maximum a few hundred if you really put your mind to it.

When we try to make our own fake names we are also limited by our personal preferences for names. To make real good names, we need a random generator to help think out of our own limitations.

List of real and fake names

American names

At the you can find some huge lists of American names. There are list with American male and American female names and American surnames. Use them as inspiration for new ideas and refinement.

Many of the American names are international, so the American lists are indeed some of the best resources you can find for making good random names.

Lists of English names

For inspiration to make up good English name use the lists of English boy names and lists of English girls names. At these name lists you can also read about the meaning of the male and female names. Very good lists if you want to put a symbolic quality or meaning to your false identities. It could for a character in a book, a song or a person, a player in an online game or the screen name in your favorite online community.