dnd goblin name generator button

Roll the die to name your goblin (Just click it)

I made this goblin name generator as a resource to help DnD players get inspiration for a new goblin character and to help quickly come up with goblin names for DMs. In DnD 5e, goblin names are not provided in any of the main sourcebooks. However, I drew inspiration from named goblin characters in published adventures, as well as from Ed Greenwood, creator of the Forgotten Realms game world.

Ed indicates that goblin names have three elements: a given name, a surname, and a clan name. Of course, some goblin tribes don’t place much importance on lineage and so don’t use surnames. Also, most goblins have short, one-syllable first names, and only these given names are used when goblins interact within their own clan.

If you’d like more help building your character’s background, check out my backstory generator, personality traits, ideals, bonds, and flaws generators. They each contain completely unique character traits — I didn’t just recycle the bits and pieces of the backstories from above.

Also, if you’re looking for a character name for a different race, check out my DnD name generator.