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THAYAN CHARACTER NAME LIST & PRACTICES

 

 

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Art by Artemis Morgan

 

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When I decided to run a campaign within the borders of Thay, with native-born Thayan characters, I wanted to use character names to help me build a sense of a different place and a distinct culture. I took notes on the names that showed up in the Forgotten Realms books about Thay, and then generated a lot of names and picked out the ones that sounded right to me. That first list helped me name a lot of NPCs, so I generated another list, and then went back to prune names that sounded too much alike.

By and large, Thayan names are drawn from sounds common to the draconic, Rashemi, Abyssal and Infernal languages. They don't use matronymics or patronymics, and most Thayans do not name their children in honor of close family members. Many will name their children after renown figures or people they are trying to impress. Given their lax faith, few Thayans bother with naming their children after the gods - but their interest in outsiders means that a number of names contain references to demons, devils, and other evil creatures.

The following list currently has 500 names. Feel free to check out my Thayan name generator to create as many more as you need.

Aberik

Dralas

Irezan

Narlash

Soros

Acamar

Draxgor

Irik

Nashira

Sorsha

Acknar

Drocia

Irunda

Nathka

Sotana

Acravel

Drogoro

Ishira

Nazara

Stalos

Adanja

Ducesca

Isztea

Neshara

Stesha

Aduna

Dulonna

Ivera

Nesta

Sturla

Agaros

Dumareth

Ivor

Netosa

Sugorna

Aislina

Durzali

Jadmek

Neyadis

Szanto

Aldros

Dzaglaros

Jago

Nezzin

Szollos

Alemhok

E'zolva

Jalana

Nikos

Talonira

Alina

Ectyna

Janak

Nircin

Tamzin

Alogahn

Edana

Jannali

Nirresh

Tasenka

Ambros

Eiina

Jarmir

Nismet

Tasina

Ameshe

Eizena

Jastra

Nissa

Taston

Anishta

Ekala

Jazene

Nitara

Tavira

Anzar

Elanja

Jelmira

Nivor

Tegvan

Arcanod

Eldoth

Jelvard

Nolkus

Teshella

Arkhosia

Eligos

Jerda

Nolzur

Thalos

Asalla

Elirvola

Jezzara

Nozria

Thanajur

Aszkos

Enim

Jhago

Nuala

Tharaxus

Aszler

Enushara

Jhangara

Nurthkov

Thazar

Augornas

Eramel

Jhaznos

Nuru

Thirza

Azakour

Erielda

Jiermalu

Nurush

Thola

Azilos

Erjesko

Jigor

Oldrisa

Thomolios

Azradî

Erlata

Jirina

Olesya

Thonnac

Baatala

Eshunir

Jolanta

Oliana

Thoros

Baetorys

Eston

Joluch

Olma

Thyrza

Ballousek

Ethra

Jonna

Olukon

Tiena

Balorak

Etrich

Jora

Oluthir

Tiress

Barzal

Ettana

Jori

Omiya

Tisina

Barzula

Evalla

Josen

Ondria

Tizergha

Bedrich

Ezrella

Julnar

Ondrik

Tomek

Beketa

Faljinn

Kalos

Onora

Torima

Beld

Fansalia

Kariya

Ontak

Torloch

Beless

Faranos

Khalas

Orana

Toslav

Benesek

Farduk

Kirdis

Oreza

Tralulcora

Beress

Farnak

Klervia

Orlona

Tramodu

Bertony

Fathusa

Kolex

Orlosh

Triglolys

Beshurza

Faulkas

Kolja

Orma

Turghan

Besnik

Faxxon

Koraq

Oronkhor

Tvashtri

Bezephaal

Fenyra

Koresh

Orsolya

Udalia

Bislav

Fetav

Korgeska

Osken

Uliana

Bolgreth

Fetizza

Koron

Otava

Ulrica

Bolontav

Fleta

Kosef

Ourgath

Ultan

Borgol

Folema

Kozka

Ozioma

Uskura

Breluthkos

Forak

Krazos

Ozno

Uthros

Brullax

Gafna

Krelhaz

Parelvas

Uzan

Buthek

Galambos

Kurunna

Peltak

Varnora

Cana

Galeno

Kyelet

Pernos

Vathlas

Cannaur

Galstak

Kyros

Petra

Venamech

Carcera

Galuk

Lagmir

Petros

Wermila

Cardosh

Galvena

Lamek

Pevek

Xagova

Cashgaraal

Galya

Lamia

Phamea

Xalana

Cathal

Gamaliel

Larnobov

Pharlos

Xamaroth

Cazasha

Ganek

Lashela

Phinor

Xaralyna

Cazna

Garisa

Lenka

Polira

Xelvar

Celima

Gazra

Levana

Pylena

Xemitra

Cener

Gehennora

Levas

Pylos

Xenak

Cergos

Gellana

Lirgol

Pyrrulvia

Xereya

Chasghar

Georenos

Logorna

Qora

Xorgrael

Chedena

Gextas

Lolka

Qoras

Yakora

Chylaro

Ghazala

Lonaz

Qualora

Yalina

Cidulla

Ghissa

Lorach

Quryn

Yamos

Clagius

Ghorak

Lunzia

Rachna

Yaromira

Coraya

Gimor

Lurraiza

Rannulf

Yenka

Coros

Girthan

Lushka

Ravana

Ylvera

Coslan

Glasya

Lythra

Raxia

Yogner

Crommach

Glexa

Malena

Rayada

Yorala

Csan

Gollin

Malgor

Rehok

Yorgos

Csarkos

Golora

Malugura

Rella

Yudmo

Csimbro

Goonast

Malynya

Remina

Yulhaz

Csindrila

Gorlas

Markos

Rescha

Yurbyn

Csirvaldo

Gorstalia

Marozia

Rinyarko

Yusmena

Cymnia

Gortash

Maryla

Rolasi

Zagros

Dalleska

Gulara

Maschena

Rolkhun

Zahra

Damita

Gurza

Meellea

Rortos

Zala

Danax

H'thana

Melek

Rullena

Zalatav

Danira

Hadiya

Melesca

Rulonda

Zaleos

Danuela

Haduma

Melina

Rusalgha

Zanela

Darghin

Haktla

Melusina

Ruslan

Zantus

Daruma

Halav

Melza

Rustona

Zelgana

Dasan

Halig

Memmess

Ryla

Zelsea

Dastia

Halina

Menesta

Saleos

Zigunkuros

Dathanja

Hallvor

Meshtinos

Sanir

Zijelvet

Datura

Hamaszul

Milena

Sarad

Zikaros

Daxsenca

Hanitra

Mimura

Saveta

Zilennora

Delena

Harkith

Minos

Sedna

Zilora

Demelza

Hasduc

Mirja

Segori

Zinata

Derema

Hecina

Misca

Selmak

Zinâth

Desala

Horvath

Mitlosek

Selmyra

Zindelo

Despari

Huriza

Molvar

Semka

Zolena

Devaia

Igan

Moros

Senroth

Zordral

Devora

Ikar

Mungoria

Sereja

Zorkeda

Dhakos

Ikhen

Myghal

Serkos

Zorlus

Dhulark

Imala

Myrskyla

Sethra

Zotyas

Dhyana

Imizael

Nadenka

Seyda

Zsanett

Dilana

Imrizân

Najera

Sezela

Zurghul

Diralos

Inalchin

Nalek

Shestra

Zuzela

Diriya

Inaya

Namkor

Shona

Zvalana

Dismoja

Indrea

Nanaros

Shurram

Zvarich