Name Generator

The Geeky Bit:

Several years ago I heard an author complaining about how hard he found it to come up with good names for his characters. I thought: it can't be too hard to build a name generator, I'll have a go at it!

What I needed was a source of names. After some Googling, I discovered that the UK, USA, and the EU publish census lists of unique male and female, first and last names. I downloaded the name lists, converted the text to a spreadsheet, weeded out the duplicates, and loaded them into a database.

Just click the button, and get two sets of 10 random generated names.

Male Names

tim scheunemann
otto ammonds
emmanuel bayless
peter marden
maurice chhan
trevor grollman
arno hada
carlos mckerchie
conan lubben
henning rideaux

Female Names

tish lantry
shaquita zambrano
roseann gartin
trish boer
cary kristy
jane townsand
anabel scobey
yang chesley
ardis besant
carmelina sanzotta