How To Create Superhero Names (With 500 Examples)

How To Create Superhero Names (With Over 500 Examples)

Who doesn't love superheroes? 

If you have an idea for a superhero you are going to need a great name.

And maybe even a secret identity too.

Fear not! 

This blog post will help guide you through some ideas for naming your own superhero.

From coming up with ideas to a full list of names for inspiration.

This post has it all.

Ready. Let's dive in.

 

Why Should You Create Your Own Superhero Name?

 

If you are reading this article, you might be wondering, "what's the point of creating a superhero name?".

Well, apart from the fact that it's pretty fun to do. There is a wide range of reasons that you might want to do this.

The first is writing a story, a comic, a screenplay or even a book that requires you to come up with a hero name.

Then, you might be a parent who is playing games with your kids. Trust us, if you develop a whole superhero identity for your child, you will see a massive smile on your child's face.

Or perhaps you are involved in cosplay, and you are creating new costume designs and characters.

Regardless of the reason, coming up with superhero names is a fun activity to do.

 

 

 

How To Come Up With Your Superhero Name

superhero name

 

While there are many ways and methods to come up with great ideas for names, here is one that we recommend.

 

Step 1.Check Out Our List of Hero Names Below

 

 

At the base of this article, you will find a huge list of hero names. Go through them and start to read each one.

This might seem like a pointless exercise. However, you are just loading your subconscious with fuel.


Step 2. Read a Comic or Watch a Hero Film

 

This is where we get you in the right frame of mind to come up with your superhero name. By watching a superhero movie or reading a comic, you will be in the 'zone'. If you want to get to work quickly, watching trailers and 'fan-made trailers is a good option.


Step 3. Create Your Hero Origin Story

 

Coming up with your name from scratch will be tough, especially if you want to be original. 


However, one method is to start to think of the heroes origin story.


Are they from another planet? Are they young, or old? What country are they from? What do they look like? What powers do they have?


Who are their family members? What does their costume look like? 

The more details you can come up with the better. 

 

Step 4. Name Smash

 

At this point, you might already have a great name idea. But if you don't start to 'Hulk Smash' names together from existing hero names.


Here are a few ideas.

 


Doctor Apex

Miles Balder

Turbulence The Conqueror 

Flying Freedom

Captain Fortitude

 

 

Step 5. Visit The Animal Kingdom

 

Your creative juices are flowing now, but don't give up yet. A good way to come up with more ideas is to visit the animal kingdom.


Search online for lists of animals and insects and then check out lists of the names and also the Latin names too and start breaking the names up and smashing them together.


Top tip: check out the history of the animals for ideas too.

For example, the Sawfish hails from the Anoxypristis genus.

Pristis is a great sounding word, you could combine that with Sole (as in the fish) and suddenly we have a new hero...Pristis Sole.

Hailing from an alien world, Pristis Sole has the power to create an astral body and can travel across worlds and dimensions.

 

Step 6. Write Down Your Best 10 Ideas

 

When you are doing this, try and write down at least 10 ideas. Say them out loud, because some things written down don't sound the same when you verbalise them.


And out of those 10 will be a winner.


Step 7. Create A Secret Identity

 

The final step is to decide if your character needs a secret identity.


Of course, they might not. But if they do, you can either go to online names for babies lists.


And once you have the first name, you use the first letter to be the same first letter of the surname.


So, for example:

 


Arlo Anderson

Harper Hollins

Noah Nightengale

Derek Daniels

 


OK.

 


So, now it's time to hit that first part. Read our list of superhero names to gain inspiration.

 


Superhero Name Inspiration

 


Scarlet Witch

Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross

Firepower

Wong

Anaconda (Sitznski, Blanche)

Tandy Bowen

Sandman (Marko, Flint)

Sasquatch

S.H.I.E.L.D.

Hurricane (unknown)

Karnak

Moon Knight (Spector, Marc)

Miles Bullock "Captain Winter"

Betty Ross

Zabu

Wildpack (Chen, Powell, Quartermain)

Vulture (Drago, Blackie)

Kraken

Robbie Burchill

Jazz

Deathstrike (Oyama, Yuriko)

Power Princess (Squadron Supreme)

Odin

Fenris (von Strucker, Andrea and Andreas)

Whiz Kid (Taki, Matsuya)

Shocker

Wrecker

Flying Falcon

Elra

Bullseye (Poindexter, Benjamin)

Ka-Zar

Spider-Woman (Drew, Jessica)

Hyperion (Squadron Supreme)

Kaine

Nihil

Fortitude

Ranger

Michelangelo

Arnim Zola

Tarantula

Mister Fantastic/Maker (Richards, Reed)

Elektra (Natchios, Elektra)

Bulletproof

Ronin (Spector, Marc*

Hawkeye (Barton, Clint) member of avengers.

Echo (Maya Lopez)

Amplify

Ironside

Giant Man / Ant Man / Yellowjacket (Pym, Henry "Hank")

John Stacy

Balder

Manta Ray

Captain Atom

Incredible Hulk

Havok (Summers, Alexander "Alex")

Hard-Drive (unknown)

Zero

Derek Morgan

Malachi "The Jellyfish" Kelly

Diablo (Esteban Corazon de Ablo)

Arcanna (Squadron Supreme)

Cathrine Mora

Filament

Volcanic Ash

Thing (Marvel Zombies)

Magneto (Lensherr, Erik)

Shadowcat

Luke Cage

Man-Ape (M'baku)

Hela

Fantastic

Shape (Squadron Supreme)

Nova (Rick Jones)

Spider-Man

Primal Screamer

Jennifer Walters

Robin or Nightwing

Zorn (Shen-Yi)

Mojo Adams

Dynamo

Fireball

Sky-Eater

The Rooster

Kraven The Hunter (Kravinoff, Sergei)

Beast Boy

Doctor Strange (Strange, Stephen Jr.)

Asp (Nefertiti, Cleo)

Raphael

Leonardo

Lizard (Connors, Curtus)

Wanda Maximoff

Amphibian (Squadron Supreme)

Doombot

Thing (Grimm, Benjamin J. "Ben")

Shaman

Turbulence

Superhero Names for Girls

Hammerhead (unknown)

Ghost Rider

Steel

Mantis

Gambit (LeBeau, Remy)

Vindicator (Wraith, John)

Franklin "Foggy" Nelson

Doctor Strange

Abraham Cornelius

Orb Weaver (unknown)

Glenn Talbot

Betty Brant

Cyclops (Scott Summers)

Bonfire

Billy Batson

Tyrone Cash

Vanisher (unknown)

Heimdall

Elektra

Slingshot

Rubble

James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes

Marvel

Penultimate

Dai Thomas punda

Tigra

Camellia

The Green Lantern

Mystique (unknown)

Gamora

Thanos

Elara

Jay Garrick

Lockjaw

Black Canary

Hank Pym

Adrian Toomes

Exodus

Captain Victory

Heather Hudson

Shinobi Shaw

Gladiator

Dreamcatcher

Kang the Conqueror

Mister Nix

Guardian

Rage

Gah Lak Tus

Professor X

Northstar (Beaubier, Jean-Paul)

Apex

Marvel|Abomination]] (Lam, Chang)

Rhona Burchill

Sam Bullit

Venom (Brock, Eddie Jr.)

Bishop

Doctor Octopus (Octavius, Otto)

Val Cooper

Hurricane

Hogun.

Drake Raven

Woody (Kipple, Hank)

Doctor Strange (Strange, Stephen Sr.)

Dreadknight (Bram Velsing)

Gemini

Cyclops

Ben Reilly

Pepper Potts

Spider-Girl (Parker, May)

Blackheart

Deadpool (Wilson, Wade)

Sebastian Shaw

Hobgoblin (Harry Osborn)

Captain America (Rogers, Steve)

Phoenix

Vindicate

Power Man (Cage, Luke)

Richard Parker

Multiple Man (Madrox, James)

J. Jonah Jameson

Pyro (unknown)

Layla miller

Groot

Vision

Spider-Man (Parker, Peter Benjamin)

Alan Scott

Blacklash (Scott, Marc)

John Ryker

Phoebe McAllister

Emma Frost

Red Ghost

Dr. Faustus

Nighthawk (Richmond, Kyle)

Vengeance

Banshee (comics) (Sean Cassidy)

Valkyrie (Barbara (surname unknown))

Phoenix Force

Cable (Future Version of Wolverine)

Namor

Lady Lark

Alpha Dog

Daniel Toliver

Perun (unknown)

Fred "Flash" Thompson

Carol Danvers

Hercules

Blur (Squadron Supreme)

Captain Marvel

John Stewart

Iceman (Drake, Robert "Bobby")

Maximus

War Machine#Ultimate Marvel (James Rhodes)

Leech

Man-Thing (Sallis, Ted)

Sabra

Morlocks

Quicksand

Abomination

Human Torch (Storm, John "Johnny")

Black Panther (Udaku, T'Challa)

Lucky

Impossible Man

MODOK (Tarleton, George)

Black Widow (Romanoff, Natasha)

Blastaar

Master Menace (Emil Burbank) (Squadron Supreme)

Korg

Nuke (Squadron Supreme)

Invisible Woman (Susan Storm)

Urchin

Bulldozer

Beetle (unknown)

Spider-Women

Abraham Erskine

Sentry

Barrage

Detonator (Gibson, Ricky)

Bolivar Trask

Mary Parker

Ox (Sanchez, Bruno)

Barbara Gordon

Nightmare

Hulk (Banner, Robert Bruce)

Bucky

Yellowjacket (Darren Cross)

Garrison Kane

Owl

Shockwave

Fandral

Jeanne de Wolfe

The Flash

Psylocke

Sabretooth (Creed, Victor)

Captain Atlas

Bombshell

Nuke

Urich, Ben

Spyder

Tinkerer (Stern, Elijah)

Winter Soldier (James "Bucky" Buchanan Barnes)

Thunderbolt

Mako

Fancy Dan (Rubenstein, Dan)

Ringer (Davis, Anthony)

Mephisto

Storm

Death Adder (unknown)

De Lone Wolf (Asim Limbu)

Breeze

Quicksilver (Lensherr, Pietro)

Volstagg

Lilandra Neramani

Gorgon

Phantom

Kingpin (Fisk, Wilson)

Black Widow

Green Hornet

Miles Morales

Thaddeus Aloysius Cadwallader "Dum-Dum" Dugan

Crossbones (Rumlow, Brock)

Black Knight (Whitman, Dane)

Fury

Impenetrable

Mary Jane Watson

Warlock

Mr. Miraculous

Ray Palmer

Arcade (unknown)

Hammer (Canty, Eisenhower)

Montana (Bale, Montana)

Kenny "King Kong" McFarlane

Juggernaut (Marko, Cain)

Domino

Scorpion (clone of Peter Parker)

Robbie Robertson

Piledriver

Gregory Stark

Metal Man

Wolverine (Howlett, James "Logan")

Unus (unknown)

The Principal (Jones, Larry)

Marvel|Mr Tsunami]]

Jackhammer

Captain Britain (Braddock, Brian)

Gwen Stacy

Gallowglass

Moondragon (Douglas, Heather)

Carnage

Fin Casey (Ivory Shadow)

Karen Grant (Jean Grey)

Red Wasp (Petra Laskov)

Colossus

Deacon Frost

Phil Coulson

Pete Wisdom

Captain Freedom

Enid Richards

Thor

Bullseye

Ms. Marvel

Jawbreaker

Unicorn

Iron Monger (Obadiah Stane)

Onyx

Vigilance

Shadowman

Blaze

Forge (unknown)

Morbius (unknown, but implied to be the son of Vlad Tepes Dracula)

Red Guardian

Ymir

Raven

Paladin (Marc Spector)

Red Tornado

MechaMan

Blob (real name Fred J. Dukes)

Kree

Night Watch

Ralph Bohner (Wandavision)

The Colonel (Al-Rahman, Abd)

Cassandra Cain

Woo, Jimmy

X-23 (Laura, Kinney)

Jett

Titan

Sentinels

DreamGirl

Donna Troy

Glazier

Mastermind

The One Above All

Nightcrawler (Wagner, Kurt)

Lieberman (first name unknown)

Jarvis, Edwin

Starfire

Scarlet Witch (Lensherr, Wanda)

Blade (unknown)

Mr. Rose

Rocket Raccoon

Iron Fist (Rand, Daniel "Danny")

Black Jack Tarr

Thunderball

Angel (Worthington III, Warren)

Megalodon

Justin Hammer

Huntress

Mandarin

Ghostware

May Parker

Franklin Storm

Cannonball (Guthrie, Sam)

Night Howler

Rogue (Anna Marie (surname unknown))

Magento

X-man (from future)

Black Panther

Magician (Boggs, Elliot)

Marvel Girl (Grey, Jean)

Chitauri

Ultron

Orion

Donald Roxxon

Cast Iron

Wolverine

Mystique

Iron Man (Stark, Antonio "Tony")

Dazzler (Blaire, Allison "Ali")

Samual Sterns

Assemble

James Hudson

Flash

Proteus (Xavier, David)

Destiny

Inertia (Squadron Supreme)

Chameleon

Captain UK

Boomerang (Myers, Fred)

Titanium Man

Trey Langstrom

Polar Bear

Nick Fury

Ben Parker

Steamroller

Creative Superhero Names

Tom Thumb (Squadron Supreme)

Lee (first name unknown)

Torpedo

Mastermind (unknown)

Grass Hopper

Firefly

Electro (Dillon, Max)

Baron Zemo

Fountain

Super Hero Names for Boys

Nathaniel Richards

The Champion

Howard the Duck

Bruce Banner

Karma (Mahn, Xi'an Coy)

Callisto

Agatha Harkness

Cannonade

Mole Man (Molekevic, Arthur)

Psylocke (Braddock, Elisabeth "Betsy")

Black Mamba (Sealy, Tanya)

Whizzer

Green Goblin (Osborn, Norman)

RHINO

Yondu

Tony Stark (Iron Man)

Bucky Barnes

Jane Foster

Black Cat (Hardy, Felicia)

Laser Sight

Barracuda

Tornado

Moira MacTaggert

Nerd Hulk (Clone of Original Hulk)

Ronan the Accuser

Star-Lord (Peter Jason Quill)

Ghost

Hawk-Owl (Danner, Jack)

Daredevil (Murdock, Matthew "Matt")

Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair)

Princess Python

The Punisher

Shadowcat (Pryde, Kitty)

Geldoff

Batman

The New Sentinels

Polaris (Dane, Lorna)

Granite

Turbine

Bionic

Prowler (Aaron Davis)

Onslaught

Miles Warren

Captain America

Monsoon

Cyborg

Medusa

Miraculous

Vixen

Skrull

Storm Surge

Enchantress

Longshot (Centino, Arthur)

Midnight

Deathlok (unknown)

Loki

Black Widow (Chang, Monica)

Ego

Gwen Stacy (clone)/Carnage

Ant-Man

Mister Fantastic (Richards, Reed) (Marvel zombies)

Sharon Carter

Mark Raxton

Iron Man

Ancient One

Eagle Eye

Nebula

Toad (unknown)

Chromium

Black Bolt

Blackback

Elaea

Ultimate Marvel

Baron Strucker

Mysterio

Donatello

Captain Spain (Fraile, Carlos)

MegaMan

Franklin Richards

Jimmy Hudson

Apocalypse

Schizoid Man (unknown)

Shang-Chi

Tradewind

Wasp (Pym, Janet)

A.I.M. agents (M.O.D.O.K.'s servants)

Quasar

Doctor Spectrum (Squadron Supreme)

Jubilee

Triton

Dragonfly

Hellcat (Walker, Patsy)

Red Skull

Firestar (Allen, Elizabeth "Liz")

Grizzly

Omega Red (unknown)

Pandora (Margaret Watson)

Terrific

Captain France (Etherlinck, Hugo)

Arsenal

Human Torch (Marvel Zombies)

James Braddock

Superman

Leviathan

Captain Italy (Landi, Umberto)

Giant-Man (Scott Lang)

Jackal

James Rupert "Jim" Rhodes (War Machine)

Xorn (Kuan-Yi)

Crystal

Madame Web

Jessica Jones

Zorro

Zatanna

Isis

Contessa Valentina Allegra di Fontaine

Falcon (Wilson, Sam)

 


Conclusion 

 

So, there you have it.

How to create your cool superhero name.

Just follow our steps, and you will be able to create your superhero name in no time at all.

Thanks for reading