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.
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
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.
Turbulence The Conqueror
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:
So, now it's time to hit that first part. Read our list of superhero names to gain inspiration.
Superhero Name Inspiration
Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross
Anaconda (Sitznski, Blanche)
Sandman (Marko, Flint)
Moon Knight (Spector, Marc)
Miles Bullock "Captain Winter"
Wildpack (Chen, Powell, Quartermain)
Vulture (Drago, Blackie)
Deathstrike (Oyama, Yuriko)
Power Princess (Squadron Supreme)
Fenris (von Strucker, Andrea and Andreas)
Whiz Kid (Taki, Matsuya)
Bullseye (Poindexter, Benjamin)
Spider-Woman (Drew, Jessica)
Hyperion (Squadron Supreme)
Mister Fantastic/Maker (Richards, Reed)
Elektra (Natchios, Elektra)
Ronin (Spector, Marc*
Hawkeye (Barton, Clint) member of avengers.
Echo (Maya Lopez)
Giant Man / Ant Man / Yellowjacket (Pym, Henry "Hank")
Havok (Summers, Alexander "Alex")
Malachi "The Jellyfish" Kelly
Diablo (Esteban Corazon de Ablo)
Arcanna (Squadron Supreme)
Thing (Marvel Zombies)
Magneto (Lensherr, Erik)
Shape (Squadron Supreme)
Nova (Rick Jones)
Robin or Nightwing
Kraven The Hunter (Kravinoff, Sergei)
Doctor Strange (Strange, Stephen Jr.)
Asp (Nefertiti, Cleo)
Lizard (Connors, Curtus)
Amphibian (Squadron Supreme)
Thing (Grimm, Benjamin J. "Ben")
Superhero Names for Girls
Gambit (LeBeau, Remy)
Vindicator (Wraith, John)
Franklin "Foggy" Nelson
Orb Weaver (unknown)
Cyclops (Scott Summers)
James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes
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The Green Lantern
Kang the Conqueror
Gah Lak Tus
Northstar (Beaubier, Jean-Paul)
Marvel|Abomination]] (Lam, Chang)
Venom (Brock, Eddie Jr.)
Doctor Octopus (Octavius, Otto)
Woody (Kipple, Hank)
Doctor Strange (Strange, Stephen Sr.)
Dreadknight (Bram Velsing)
Spider-Girl (Parker, May)
Deadpool (Wilson, Wade)
Hobgoblin (Harry Osborn)
Captain America (Rogers, Steve)
Power Man (Cage, Luke)
Multiple Man (Madrox, James)
J. Jonah Jameson
Spider-Man (Parker, Peter Benjamin)
Blacklash (Scott, Marc)
Nighthawk (Richmond, Kyle)
Banshee (comics) (Sean Cassidy)
Valkyrie (Barbara (surname unknown))
Cable (Future Version of Wolverine)
Fred "Flash" Thompson
Blur (Squadron Supreme)
Iceman (Drake, Robert "Bobby")
War Machine#Ultimate Marvel (James Rhodes)
Man-Thing (Sallis, Ted)
Human Torch (Storm, John "Johnny")
Black Panther (Udaku, T'Challa)
MODOK (Tarleton, George)
Black Widow (Romanoff, Natasha)
Master Menace (Emil Burbank) (Squadron Supreme)
Nuke (Squadron Supreme)
Invisible Woman (Susan Storm)
Detonator (Gibson, Ricky)
Ox (Sanchez, Bruno)
Hulk (Banner, Robert Bruce)
Yellowjacket (Darren Cross)
Jeanne de Wolfe
Sabretooth (Creed, Victor)
Tinkerer (Stern, Elijah)
Winter Soldier (James "Bucky" Buchanan Barnes)
Fancy Dan (Rubenstein, Dan)
Ringer (Davis, Anthony)
Death Adder (unknown)
De Lone Wolf (Asim Limbu)
Quicksilver (Lensherr, Pietro)
Kingpin (Fisk, Wilson)
Thaddeus Aloysius Cadwallader "Dum-Dum" Dugan
Crossbones (Rumlow, Brock)
Black Knight (Whitman, Dane)
Mary Jane Watson
Hammer (Canty, Eisenhower)
Montana (Bale, Montana)
Kenny "King Kong" McFarlane
Juggernaut (Marko, Cain)
Scorpion (clone of Peter Parker)
Wolverine (Howlett, James "Logan")
The Principal (Jones, Larry)
Captain Britain (Braddock, Brian)
Moondragon (Douglas, Heather)
Fin Casey (Ivory Shadow)
Karen Grant (Jean Grey)
Red Wasp (Petra Laskov)
Iron Monger (Obadiah Stane)
Morbius (unknown, but implied to be the son of Vlad Tepes Dracula)
Paladin (Marc Spector)
Blob (real name Fred J. Dukes)
Ralph Bohner (Wandavision)
The Colonel (Al-Rahman, Abd)
X-23 (Laura, Kinney)
The One Above All
Nightcrawler (Wagner, Kurt)
Lieberman (first name unknown)
Scarlet Witch (Lensherr, Wanda)
Iron Fist (Rand, Daniel "Danny")
Black Jack Tarr
Angel (Worthington III, Warren)
Cannonball (Guthrie, Sam)
Rogue (Anna Marie (surname unknown))
X-man (from future)
Magician (Boggs, Elliot)
Marvel Girl (Grey, Jean)
Iron Man (Stark, Antonio "Tony")
Dazzler (Blaire, Allison "Ali")
Proteus (Xavier, David)
Inertia (Squadron Supreme)
Boomerang (Myers, Fred)
Creative Superhero Names
Tom Thumb (Squadron Supreme)
Lee (first name unknown)
Electro (Dillon, Max)
Super Hero Names for Boys
Howard the Duck
Karma (Mahn, Xi'an Coy)
Mole Man (Molekevic, Arthur)
Psylocke (Braddock, Elisabeth "Betsy")
Black Mamba (Sealy, Tanya)
Green Goblin (Osborn, Norman)
Tony Stark (Iron Man)
Black Cat (Hardy, Felicia)
Nerd Hulk (Clone of Original Hulk)
Ronan the Accuser
Star-Lord (Peter Jason Quill)
Hawk-Owl (Danner, Jack)
Daredevil (Murdock, Matthew "Matt")
Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair)
Shadowcat (Pryde, Kitty)
The New Sentinels
Polaris (Dane, Lorna)
Prowler (Aaron Davis)
Longshot (Centino, Arthur)
Black Widow (Chang, Monica)
Gwen Stacy (clone)/Carnage
Mister Fantastic (Richards, Reed) (Marvel zombies)
Captain Spain (Fraile, Carlos)
Schizoid Man (unknown)
Wasp (Pym, Janet)
A.I.M. agents (M.O.D.O.K.'s servants)
Doctor Spectrum (Squadron Supreme)
Hellcat (Walker, Patsy)
Firestar (Allen, Elizabeth "Liz")
Omega Red (unknown)
Pandora (Margaret Watson)
Captain France (Etherlinck, Hugo)
Human Torch (Marvel Zombies)
Captain Italy (Landi, Umberto)
Giant-Man (Scott Lang)
James Rupert "Jim" Rhodes (War Machine)
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Falcon (Wilson, Sam)
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