Bard Names Generator: 550k+ Perfectly Poetic Names

Bard Names Generator: 550k+ Perfectly Poetic Names

You’ve just found the best bard names generator around, with over 550,000 possible names for female and male bards!

Not only do you get more bardic names than you can shake your lute at, but we’ll also take you through the process of choosing an inspiring name that can travel the land before you, as well as the considerations you must take before deciding.

If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, which we highly doubt, then have a look at these druid names, you may find one that better suits your bard character – druids are often bards too.

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Bards: A (Very) Brief History

Bards are historically tribal poet-singers, with natural gifts in lyrical composition, originating from Celtic origins.

Bards were later referred to as the national minstrels or poets of Britain and Gaul (now France and Belgium, and some of Switzerland, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands).

In Dungeons and Dragons, or D&D, bards are musical characters that weave words and music into magic.

They are possibly the most magically versatile character class, using their musical magic to fortify or encourage allies, dishearten enemies, heal the wounded, manipulate the mind and reinforce their weapons.

How to Choose Good Bard Names

The essence of good bard names depends largely on who they are, where they are from, and what kind of influence they aim to have.

Ultimately, you know your character best and what name would be most suitable – these are only tips and guidelines, so feel free to follow them or color outside the lines:

  • Try to avoid the names of already well-known bards
  • If your character seeks fame, consider a one-word name. Beyonce and Prince knew what they were doing!
  • Make sure it can be easily pronounced; chances are you’ll say it a lot
  • Unless you are specifically creating a jester type character, avoid joke names

Famous Bards From History, Mythology, and Fiction

Admittedly, not all of the people featured in this list were not bards, but poets.

Still, bards and poets are of a similar vein so we say you’re allowed to take inspiration from a famous poet!

Histororical Bard’s Name Who They Were Mythological and Fictional Bard’s Name Who They Were
Afan Ferddig Poet of Cadwallon.
Alexander Pope The Bard of Twickenham’
Aneirin or Neirin Early Medieval Brythonic war poet
Arofan The poet of Selyf ap Cynan Garwyn
Banjo Paterson Australian bush poet, or ‘bush bard’
Blwchbardd One of the five early bards (cynfeirdd), listed alongside Taliesin. Nothing is known about him
Cian’ or Gwenith Gwawd One of the five early bards (cynfeirdd), listed alongside Taliesin. Nothing is known about him
Dafydd ap Gwilym 14th century Welsh poet who was regarded as one of the greatest Welsh poets of all time
Dygynnelw Poet of Owain
Henry Lawson Australian bush poet, or ‘bush bard’
Iolo Goch Famous for “The Labourer” and known as the master of the [[Cywydd – a Welsh verse form
John Cooper Clarke ‘The Bard of Salford’
Martin Hearty ‘The Bard of Armagh’
Myrddin Wyllt or Merlin Born in about 540 AD, mythically a magician, but truly a bard
Rabindranath Tagore ‘The Bard of Bengal’
Robert Burns ‘The Bard of Ayrshire’ (or in Scotland, simply ‘The Bard’)
Talhearn Tad Awen One of the five early bards (cynfeirdd), listed alongside Taliesin. Nothing is known about him
Taliesin A 6th century Welsh bard known for writing the book of Taliesin, believed to have lived between 534 and 599 AD
Tristfardd Poet of Urien.
William Cowper ‘The Bard of Olney’
William Shakespeare ‘The Bard of Avon,’ ‘The Immortal Bard’ or (in England) simply ‘The Bard’
William Wordsworth ‘The Bard of Rydal Mount’
Abcan Mac Bicelmois Danann harper
Alan-a-dale A mistrel in the tale of Robin Hood
Amairgin or ‘Amergin’ Also Amhairghin Glúngheal, or Glúnmar (big knee), is a bard, [[druid and judge for the Milesians in the Irish Mythological Cycle
Aneirin One of the five early bards (cynfeirdd), listed alongside Taliesin. Was said to have written Y Goddinn
Cnu Deireóil The dwarf fairy harper of Fionn mac Cumhaill in the Fenian Cycle
Coirpre Mac Etaíne or ‘Cairbre’ Legendary poet and satirist of the Túatha Dé Danann
Cridenbél or ‘Crichinpél’ Danann satirist
Dandelion Full name: Viscount Julian Alfred Pankratz de Lettenhove, Troubador and friend of Geralt the Witcher
Eochaid Éigeas A cheif poet of Fiachna Mac Baetain of Ulster. A rival of Mongan
Esras of Gorias Danann druid and poet of the Tuatha De Danann
Ferches Poet-warrior of Ailill Aulomm, slayer of Eogabal, father of Aine
Forgoll A poet and rival of Mongan
Harpermaster Robinton From Anne McCaffrey’s Pern novels
Heinen Fardd Chief poet in the court of Maelgwn Gwynedd
Kvothe From Name of the Wind
Loch Lethglas Fomorian poet of King Indech
Mintipper Moonsilver A bard from Forgotten Realms
Morfesa of Falias Danann druid and poet of the Tuatha De Danann
Orpheus The mythological Greek son of a Muse
Semias of Murias Danann druid and poet of the Tuatha De Danann
Sencha Mac Ailella A character from the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology
Thom Merillin From The Wheel of Time series
Uiscias of Findias Danann druid and poet of the Tuatha De Danann

Bard Names Generators

We’ve got a few name generators at your disposal, one for humans, one for half-elves, and one for surnames.

If you’re looking for halfling, gnomish, or tiefling bard names, you might get lucky while flicking through each of these generators.

Human Bard Names Generator

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Okay, we’re going to kick off this naming journey with the human male and female bard names generator.

Although they are human names, you’re sure to find some excellent names for other races too.

Sing gently into the generator below to magically summon a host of names. Or just use the buttons.