Free AI Character Name Generator

Generate 10 compelling character name ideas for your novel, powered by OpenAI
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How to Use Plottr's AI Character Name Generator


Select a Genre

First things first: what kind of book are you working on? Romance, fantasy, thriller, horror, picture book?

Add Story Details

Describe the main conflict of your story, a little about your characters and what they want, and where it takes place.


Click "generate" and we'll send you an email with 10 fun character names to help you plan your book – free!

Using Your AI-Generated Character Name in Plottr

Now that you have some plot ideas to work from, it’s time to start organizing them!

  • Open Plottr on your computer or click here to download a free trial for desktop
  • With Plottr installed, create a new project or open an existing project
  • If you’re starting a new book, create an entirely new outline using some of the ideas in the generated outline for inspiration
  • If you’re updating an existing book, blend the AI generated outline and your own ideas to help fill plot holes or better establish your character’s goals, motivations, and conflicts in your story
  • You may also discover character, setting, and other story details that you can incorporate into the Characters, Places, and Notes sections of Plottr

These are just a few of the ways you can use the results produced by the Plottr AI Plot Generator, and we’re sure you will come up with some of your own!

Your AI Character Name Generator Questions, Answered

An AI character name generator is a tool powered by artificial intelligence that writers (e.g. novelists) can use to produce random character names on demand.

It can help you think about your story and your characters in new ways, offering compelling conflicts and plot twists to inspire your creativity.

It provides carefully crafted story prompts to help you develop your idea. Just answer each question, click "Generate," and enjoy 10 free, custom character name ideas!

An AI character name generator uses artificial intelligence to use your inputs to craft customized character name ideas for your story.

By contrast, a random character name generator uses random inputs to create random names for your story.

Yes! You can use the tool for free up to 3 times per day. If you'd like to use it more often, please send us a message.

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