Free AI Pen Name Generator For Authors

Generate 10 compelling pen name ideas for your next series, powered by OpenAI
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How to Use Plottr's AI Pen Name Generator


Select a Genre

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

Add Author Details

Enter additional details about the types of book you write and who you are to make the pen names relevant.


Click "generate" and we'll send you an email with a fun three act plot outline to help you start your book – free!

Using Your AI-Generated Pen Name in Plottr

Now that you have some generated pen names 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
  • Open the Notes tab, and add a category for “potential pen names”
  • Open a new note, and add the ten generated pen names to a note card
  • Look at the names and meanings associated with each, and bold or change the text color of those that resonate the most with you
  • Search each name on Amazon and Google to ensure that no other author in your genre or who is well known is using the same name 
  • Strikethrough the names that do not work for you or that are taken by another author
  • Return to the pen name generator to create another set of names if needed
  • Run the “finalists” of your pen names by your writing peers to help you choose the right one for you

Choosing a pen name is a big choice, and the Plottr AI Pen Name Generator can provide you with options you might not have considered otherwise.

Your AI Pen Name Generator Questions, Answered

The Plottr AI Pen Name Generator uses the OpenAI platform to take the information you provide and create a list of ten pen names along with their meanings for you to consider. Unlike a random name generator, the AI pen name generator uses information you provide to make sure the results you receive are geared towards your genre and preferences. 

To get started you will enter: 

  • The genre you write in: From romance writers to fantasy scribes, pen names vary, and often resonate with the tone of that genre. 
  • Tone: Speaking of tone, you can choose the tone of your pen name. If you write dark fiction, your pen name will be different than if you write cheerful mysteries. Choose a tone that matches who you are and the tone of your writing
  • Pick a nationality: it is often useful to choose a nationality that is your own or close to it, unless you want to create an entirely different persona online. Just be careful, as readers don’t mind a pen name, but they don’t want it to feel deceptive
  • Gender: Different names are usually associated with certain genders, but this is not always the case. The Plottr AI Pen Name Generator offers a number of choices, including non-binary and agender names that resonate with how you identify

Once you choose the email where you want to receive your results, just wait a few moments, and your results will appear on the screen and be emailed to you for your consideration.

Choosing to use a pen name and then picking the right one for you can be a huge step. It’s something you’ll have to live with for quite some time, so it is important to consider your options carefully. 

The Plottr AI Pen Name Generator can provide you with options and names you may not have thought of on your own, and also enables you to consider tone, genre, and more when choosing a pen name. 

While there are other important steps you will need to take before adopting a pen name, an AI pen name generator is a great place to start.

An AI pen name generator harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to carefully tailor a plot outline for your story based on the inputs you provide.

In contrast, a random pen name generator produces random pen names that may be fun, but are not directly based on your story.

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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