If you’re a fantasy novel writer, coming up with place or town names on your own can be some of the most daunting tasks.
Unlike other fiction or nonfiction novels where you just have to look up Google Maps, you need to exert a lot of creativity to get the place names right– ones that would sit well with your audience and readers.
If you’re having a hard time with this, then you’ve come to the right place.
Our FREE Town Name Generator lets you generate unique town, city, or other place names you need for your novel or any kind of work.
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How to Use the Free Town Name Generator
No need for extra gimmicks with our FREE Town Name Generator! Simply select the region from our Dataset, whether that be a country on Earth or outer space, and click GENERATE.
Five random town names will appear, and if you still haven’t found the one you like, you can just click on the GENERATE button a couple of times until you find the town name that you like.
Yes, it’s that simple!
How to Name Places in a Fantasy Novel
Here are some tips and tricks that will help you ace the task of naming places in your fantasy novel just for an extra boost.
- Think like your characters
Perhaps you want to put yourself in the boots of your character. Where is their town? Is that near a river or a mountain? What would they come up with if they had to name it? If you name a mountain peak or a sanctuary, it may be named after one of their gods or a king.
- Don’t be afraid to use a common word
Nobody said you’ve got to come up with some unknown word to name your places. You can select and use one random, simple word that you think sounds right, and use it.
- Try using the last name
Last names can work well just for place names, so you might want to check out your phone book. In the novel The Search, Bowen River was named after the last name of a former Spurs basketball player – Bruce Bowen, and it worked out great.
- Use an online tool
Using our FREE Town Name Generator would be a great place to get some names. These give you names randomly, and while you might not like the names suggested, maybe they can ignite your imagination.
There are no set rules for naming places. As you come across interesting names – no matter where they come from – jot them down. You never know when that word will work out perfectly as a name for a city, village, river, or mountain in your next story.
And if you want to make your life easier, just use our FREE Town Name Generator so you can focus more on your writing than creating town names!