Fantasy Names

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fantasy creature PegasusHere you will find a list of mythical names from different traditions and cultures.

The list of names below includes names of mythical creatures such as gods and goddesses, nature spirits, and magical animals.

I hope you enjoy reading this list of magical names as much as I enjoyed compiling it.

I’ve also included the titles of several books about mythical creatures at the bottom of the page, in case you want to learn more about this fascinating topic.

Mythical Names

Fantasy NameGenderMeaning/Origin

Acan


Male

Mayan god of wine

Adad, Addu


Male

god of storms, Babylonian/Hittite

Aine


Female

sun goddess in Celtic mythology

Amarok


Male

Giant wolf, Inuit origin

Anakim


Male

Giant, Jewish origin

Apis


Male

Ancient Egyptian sacred bull, also known as Hapi

Aphrodite


Female

Greek goddess of love and beauty

Athena


Female

Greek goddess of wisdom and reason, daughter of Zeus

Banba


Female

Irish goddess of fertility

Belenus


Male

prehistoric Celtic god of solar worship and healing

Bennu


Male

Phoenix-like bird in Egyptian mythology

Berehynia


Unisex

water spirit in Slavic tradition

Boginki


Unisex

nature spirit in Polish mythology

Cercopes


Unisex

mischivious forest spirit in Greek tradition

Chac


Male

Mayan god of rain

Dola


Unisex

tutelary spirit (guardian angel?) in Slavic mythology

Eblis


Male

god of fire, evil djinn, Islamic mythology

Epona


Female

Celtic goddess of horses

Fylgia


n/a

personal spirits/guardians in Norse tradition

Gaia


Female

Greek goddess of the Earth, also known as Demeter

Hades


Male

Greek god of the underworld and wealth

Hestia


Female

Greek goddess of the hearth, sister of Zeus

Merlin


Male

Legendary wizard in Arthurian mythology

Min


Male

god of fertility and growth in Ancient Egypt

Nunnehi


n/a

Cherokee name given to fairy-like beings

Oceanus


Male

Greek titan god of water

Odin


Male

Norse god of war, destruction and wisdom

Polevik


n/a

Polish fairy

Puck


Male

shapeshifting hobgobling, made famous by Shakespeare

Rhea


Female

a Greek deity, she’s the wife of Cronus

Selkies


n/a

seal fairies

Sidhe


n/a

Gaelic name for fairy

Sprite


n/a

another name for fairy

Tethys


Female

Greek deity, wife of Oceanus

Themis


Female

Greek titan of order and justice

Tyr


Male

Norse deity


For further reading:

Fabulous Creatures and Other Magical Beings by Joel Levy

Fantasy Encyclopedia by Judy Allen, Richard Hook, Jonathon Stroud, and John Howe

Mythical Creatures by James Harpur and Stuart Martin

The Mythical Creatures Bible: The Definitive Guide to Legendary Beings by Brenda Rosen

For more magical names, please check the following pages:


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