Famous Wizard Names, Meanings, Ideas

In need of ideas and examples of wizard names for fantasy role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons?

Looking to give yourself a wizard moniker to go with your Halloween costume?

Or maybe you just want to take a look at some of the most famous wizards in history, both real and fictional. Well we’ve got you covered — from Dumbledore to Zatanna!

Famous wizard names in history

These wizards of the past include famous (and infamous) sorcerers, mystics, and magicians.

1.) Aleister Crowley, 20th century English magician, occultist, and prophet.

2.) Atlantes, Sorcerer from the epic poem chansons de geste.

3.) Baba Yaga, From Slavic folklore, the supernatural being flies around and lives in a forest hut with chicken legs.

4.) Circe, Greek enchantress from Homer’s “Odyssey” who turned her enemies into animals.

5.) Grigori Rasputin, Russian mystic and self-proclaimed holy man.

6.) Gwydion, A trickster-wizard from Welsh mythology.

7.) Hekate, Goddess of magic and witchcraft from Ancient Greek mythology.

8.) King Solomon, The wise son of David, thought to wield magical abilities.

9.) Medea, Divine Greek enchantress wielded the power of prophecy and magic powers.

10.) Merlin, The mythical mage from the legend of King Arthur.

11.) Morgan le Fay, Enchantress from the legend of King Arthur also known as Lady Morgana.

12.) Nicolas Flamel, French alchemist who discovered the philosopher’s stone and immortality.

13.) Nostradamus, French astrologer, physician, and seer known for his prophecies and predictions.

14.) Simon Magus, known as Simon the Sorcerer or Simon the Magician, confronted Peter in the Bible.

Famous wizard names

Wizard names from movies, books, and TV

The most memorable wizards come from the imaginative minds of authors, writers, and artists. Let’s take a look at some of the more notable characters to wield the power of magic.

1.) Allanon, The dark wanderer and main character of Terry Brooks’ series, “The Shannara Chronicles.”

2.) Belgarath the Sorcerer, Called “The Eternal Man,” “The Ancient,” and “Beloved” in David Eddings’ fantasy epic series “The Belgariad.”

3.) Divayth Fyr, Ancient Dark Elf sorcerer and Dunmer wizard in “The Elder Scrolls.”

4.) Doctor Strange, Marvel Comics character, protector of Earth from all mystical threats.

5.) John Constantine, DC Comics occult detective from Liverpool, England.

6.) Elric of Melniboné, From the fantasy novel by Michael Moorcock.

7.) Harry Dresden (also known as Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden), The detective wizard of the paranormal in Jim Butcher’s “The Dresden Files.”

8.) Mustrum Ridcully (the Brown), Archchancellor of Unseen University in Terry Pratchett’s “Discworld.”

9.) Thulsa Doom, The powerful wizard from Kull the Conqueror.

10.) Sheev Palpatine, Also known as Darth Sidious, Dark Lord of the Sith and Emperor of the Galactic Empire from “Star Wars.”

11.) Prospero, The wizard from Shakespeare’s play, “The Tempest.”

12.) Raistlin Majere, The most powerful mage who ever lived from the Dragonlance series.

13.) Richard Rahl, Also known as Lord Rahl of D’Hara and Master of the D’Haran Empire, named the Seeker of Truth in Terry Goodkind’s “The Sword of Truth.”

14.) Rincewind, Wizard from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels.

15.) Stephen Strange, Marvel Comics’ master of the mystic arts and Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme.

16.) Tayschrenn, Imperial High Mage of the Malazan Empire in Stephen Erikson’s “Malazan Book of the Fallen.”

17.) Thoth-amon, Powerful Stygian sorcerer from Conan the Barbarian comic series.

18.) Wizard Howl, Powerful wizard from “Howl’s Moving Castle.”

19.) Zatanna Zatara, DC Comics’ sorceress with magical skills.

From “Harry Potter” by J.K. Rowling

20.) Harry Potter, Namesake wizard of the Harry Potter series.

21.) Professor Albus Dumbledore, Headmaster of Hogwarts wizarding school.

22.) Lord Voldemort, Also known as Tom Marvolo Riddle, the main antagonist in the series.

23.) Salazar Slytherin, A pure-blood cunning wizard.

24.) Professor Severus Snape, The anti-hero also known as The Half-Blood Prince.

25.) Sirius Black, Animagus and member of Order of the Phoenix.

26.) Hermione Granger, An English Muggle-born witch.

27.) Garrick Ollivander, Mediterranean wizard and expert wand maker.

28.) Reginald Cattermole, Wizard in the Magical Maintenance Department of the Ministry of Magic.

29.) Cedric Diggory, Wizard competitor in Triwizard Tournament.

30.) Remus Lupin, Animagus awarded first class Order of Merlin.

31.) Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody, Pure-blood wizard, Auror, and Order of the Phoenix member.

32.) Neville Longbottom, Good-hearted wizard and friend of Harry.

33.) Draco Lucius Malfoy, Talented wizard of the Slytherin house.

34.) Rubeus Hagrid, Half-human, half-giant Keeper of Keys and Grounds of Hogwarts.

35.) Kingsley Shacklebolt, British pure-blood wizard at the Ministry of Magic.

36.) Ronald Bilious Weasley, Best friend of Harry Potter and Hermione Granger.

37.) Gellert Grindelwald, Malcontent wizard hungry for power.

Gandalf wizard names

From “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien

38.) Gandalf the Grey, Meaning “Elf of the staff.”

39.) Saruman the White, Meaning “Man of skill.”

40.) Radagast the Brown, Meaning “Tender of beasts.”

41.) Dark Lord Sauron, The eponymous Lord of the Rings.

42.) Alatar the Blue, The immortal Istar wizard and Maia.

43.) Pallando the Blue, One of five Istari in the Tolkien legendarium.

44.) Galadriel, A beautiful and wise Noldorin elf princess.

Famous Disney wizards

45.) Cedric the Sorcerer, The main antagonist in “Sofia the First.”

46.) Dr. Facilier, The evil witch doctor from “The Princess and the Frog.”

47.) Jafar, Aladdin’s arch-nemesis in Disney’s “Aladdin.”

48.) Merlin, The powerful wizard of Arthurian legend from “The Sword in the Stone.”

49.) Mickey Mouse, The musical sorcerer in “Fantasia.”

50.) Ulrich of Cragganmore, The last sorcerer in “Dragonslayer.”

51.) Yen Sid, Powerful sorcerer from Disney’s “Fantasia.”

From “The Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum

52.) The Wizard of Oz, Known as Oz, the wizard’s real name from the epic film is Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkle Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs. He is also called “Oz, the Great and Terrible” and “The Great and Powerful Oz.”

From “The Chronicles of Blood and Stone” by Robert Newcomb

53.) Faegan, Custodian of the Tome.

54.) Tretiak, Directorate wizard.

55.) Wigg, Lead wizard of the Directorate.

From “The Wheel of Time” by Robert Jordan

56.) Demandred (also known as Barid Bel Medar), One of the Forsaken.

57.) Elan Morin Tedronai, A philosopher, theologian, and author. Also known as Ishamael, Nae’Blis and Forsaken.

58.) Lews Therin Telamon, The powerful leader also known as The Dragon.

59.) Logain Ablar, Asha’man of the Black Tower.

60.) Rand Al’Thor, Known as The Dragon Reborn, the force of Light against the Dark One.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is a wizard?

A wizard is a human who attains and wields magical powers skillfully.

What is a warlock?

A warlock is a wizard motivated by dark and sometimes evil intentions.

What is a mage?

A mage can be a magician, sorcerer, or wizard derived from supernatural or occult sources.

Merlin the wizard image

More wizard names from movies and games

Dungeons & Dragons

  • Elminster Aumar, The powerful wizard known as the Sage of Shadowdale.

The Legend of Zelda

  • Ganondorf, Also known as Gannon and the King of Thieves, Ganondorf is the primary antagonist of the Zelda series.

Super Mario World

  • Kamek, A leading Magikoopa.
  • Wizenheimer, A loud-voiced Koopa Wizard.

Diablo Universe wizards

  • Ashnagarr
  • Drognan
  • Dumal Lunnash
  • Fazula
  • Irtai
  • Jaharra
  • Jin
  • Karini
  • Li-Ming
  • Patel
  • Sarnakyle
  • Shanar
  • Vyr
  • Zoltun Kulle

Dragon Age mage names

  • Anders
  • Baroness
  • Bethany Hawke
  • Clarel de Chanson
  • Dorian
  • Flemeth
  • Feynriel
  • Francesca Invidus
  • Hawke
  • Irving
  • Jowan
  • Maevaris Tilani
  • Malcolm Hawke
  • Marethari
  • Merrill
  • Morrigan
  • Orsino
  • Rhys
  • Solas
  • Tarohne
  • The Warden/The Warden-Commander
  • The Inquisitor
  • Uldred
  • Velanna
  • Vivienne
  • Wynne
  • Zathrian

Wizard names meanings: Ideas for roleplaying games (RPGs) like Dungeons & Dragons

Here are some interesting wizard and warlock names that you can use for RPGs. Or perhaps this list will spark new name ideas. Be your own wizard name generator! Includes both male and female wizard names.

Wizard names A-D

  • Aetos: Greek for “eagle.”
  • Alexo: Valiant defender of man.
  • Apricus: Warmed by the sun, bright.
  • Aristo: Greek term meaning “the best.”
  • Arkalis: Ambition, independence, strength, determination.
  • Arnas: From Old Norse meaning “eagle.”
  • Ashley: From Old English, meaning “dweller near the ash tree meadow.”
  • Astra: Greek for “star.”
  • Axar: Hindu name meaning “imperishable.”
  • Ayoon: Arabic for “eyes.”
  • Bacchus: The god of wine.
  • Beorn: Old English term for “hero” or “warrior.”
  • Cadmus: Greek name meaning one “who excels.”
  • Cormac: Gaelic name for a “charioteer.”
  • Darby: Old English deer park.
  • Delina: Germanic term for “noble.”
  • Dirk: Dutch for “people’s ruler.”

Wizard names E-H

  • Eidos: Greek for “form” or “essence.”
  • Elim: Name for a place of strong trees.
  • Faris: Arabic name for a “knight” or “horseman.”
  • Firenze: Latin word for “flowering” or “in bloom.”
  • Fulminare: Latin for source of energy, “a strike of lightning.”
  • Gaius: Latin word meaning “to rejoice.”
  • Galen: From the Greek term for “peaceful” and “calm.”
  • Gareth: Welsh name for one who is gentile.
  • Gunther: German name for “warrior.”
  • Gush: Of pioneering spirit.
  • Hama: British term for “verily” or “truly.”

Tip: Recite your favorite wizard quote or saying to round out your new wizard persona.

Wizard names I-L

  • Izora: Gothic term for “dawn.”
  • Jareth: Welsh word for “gentle one.”
  • Kadin: Arabic companion or compatriot.
  • Kalos: Greek for “beautiful.”
  • Karsa: Hungarian word meaning “falcon.”
  • Kastor: Ancient Greek for “one who is pure.”
  • Kleos: Greek for “renown” or “glory.”
  • Kull: Germanic term for one who lives near a pool on a mountain.
  • Laraib: Arabic word for “undoubting.”
  • Leandros: Greek for “lion of a man.”
  • Lonnie: Noble lion, ready for battle.
  • Lux: Latin for “light.”

Wizard names M-P

  • Macedon: Greek word for tall or long.
  • Manus: Latin for “the greatest.”
  • Mauro: Having a dark complexion.
  • Mellifluus: Latin for “flowing honey.”
  • Meliora: Latin for improving, making better.
  • Merrick: Welsh name for “power” or “rule.”
  • Mitra: Hindi name for “angel.”
  • Nathos: An old soul of great wisdom and insight.
  • Neos: A young man or “new.”
  • Neville: Old French for “from the new village.”
  • Ourios: Ancient Greek for “sky” or “heaven.”
  • Phaidros: One that shines bright.
  • Praxis: Greek for action, practice, experience.

Tip: Change the spelling or combine names to create your unique fantasy name.

Wizard names Q-T

  • Quentin: Latin for “the fifth.”
  • Ramzan: Arabic for “vibrant” or “alive.”
  • Rowan: Scottish and Irish for “little redhead.”
  • Rubeus: Latin term for “red colored.”
  • Sahen: Hindi name meaning “above.”
  • Salvatore: Italian name for “savior.”
  • Shaka: African name meaning “power.”
  • Sirius: Ancient Greek word meaning “glowing.”
  • Sowar: Persian for “one who rides.”
  • Susurrus: One who whispers.
  • Taramis: Greek word for “like a palm tree.”
  • Thorin: Norse word for “thunder” or “brave.”
  • Traidora: A treacherous betrayer or traitor.

Wizard names U-Z

  • Ulric: Germanic term for “power of the wolf.”
  • Val: Latin for strong and healthy (valiant).
  • Vasilis: Of regal bearing, royalty.
  • Vir: Hindi term for one who is brave.
  • Vorn: Germanic name for “at the front.”
  • Xaran: Friendly, sensitive, and practical.
  • Ziro: A versatile and clever mind.
  • Zuri: Swahili name for “beautiful.”
  • Zwide: African name meaning “someone real.”

How to create good wizard names

It’s fun to create your wizard name for RPGs, Halloween costume parties, or naming your pet dog or cat. The best wizard names typically have one of these characteristics: they sound mystical, evil, or just plain cool. Most importantly, they should be fun.

Don’t be afraid to make your name funny (think of unique puns, alliterations, and such).

Above all, just be sure your wizard name captures the essence of all things magical!

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