Night Elf Names Guide and Name Generator
This World of WarCraft Night Elf name generator will help you find the right name for your character.
If you are using Night Elf in your MMORPG game, then you will need to find the right Night Elf names.
You can use the names as written or get ideas to help you brainstorm your options. In the post below, you will find more information that might help you find the perfect name you have been searching for.
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The Night Elf is a powerful ancient race who wandered the ancient continent of Kalimdor. They are also called the “Kaldorei” which directly translates to “Children of the Stars”. Thousand years before the First War, the Night Elves were immortal beings who first studied magic and the secrets of the world. They are the most advanced civilization that exists in the ancient Kalimdor, but they usually isolate themselves against the other creatures of Azeroth. This seclusion deteriorated as they started to steadily participate in the wars against the Burning Legion and eventually becoming members of the Alliance against the Horde.
In this guide, we’ll revisit a quick history of the Night Elves of World of Warcraft. You’ll be introduced to our list of WOW Top Male and Female Night Elf Names, a list of some WOW Funny Night Elf Names, and a ranking of our Top WOW Night Elf Name Suggestions.
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The Children of the Stars
Believe it or not, the Night Elves are distant relatives of the Trolls. Around 15,000 years ago a tribe of nocturnal Trolls known as Dark Trolls, migrated and settled near the waters of Well of Eternity. The Well of Eternity is the infinite source of magic throughout the planet. Over the years of settling peacefully near the well, the Dark Trolls started to transform into beings accustomed to the well itself. Their masculine muscles became leaner and firm, their tusks started to shrink, and their humped backs straightened. Their skins also turned into various shades of violet and their forms and stature became taller. This transformation also affected their mind and spirit, making them more intelligent and immortal. Over the years, they started to abandon their primitive traditions as trolls and they start to worship the moon goddess Elune. They believed that Elune slumbered in the depths of the Well of Eternity during daylight and blesses them during evenings. By continually worshipping and communing with the Well of Eternity, they began to discover languages and ancient titan-forged words. They named their race Kaldorei, meaning “Children of the Stars”. They are the first Night Elves who emerged from Azeroth.
Night Elves extended their study away from the Well of Eternity. Their curiosities drive them to discover more untold secrets and power. As their settlements and society grew, they explored the wild forests and land areas of Kalimdor. The Night Elves meet and befriend several powerful entities including Cenarius, the Wild God of primordial forestlands. Cenarius became fond of the Night Elves and imparted them knowledge and secrets of the natural world. He sees the Night Elves as potential guardians of the world and the wilds. Some Night Elves became inspired by the teachings of Cenarius and decided to live within his realm and became woodland guardians.
Over thousands of years of tranquility and peace, some Night Elves began to aspire to greater feats in life. Most of them became heavily drawn to the arcane influence of the well and they began to have an obsession with unlocking its secrets. They learned to harness the power of the well and used it to build wondrous temples and roadworks around it. Magic became a common part of the life of a Night Elf. It was during the era of Queen Azshara where the Kaldorei Empire began to expand across Kalimdor, and eventually being at constant war with the Trolls. The empire expanded rapidly across Kalimdor and over time, the Night Elves tirelessly harnessed and manipulated the well’s cosmic energies. Queen Azshara believed that the power wielded by the Night Elves is far but a small portion of the totality of the well’s power.
Cenarius warned the Night Elves about the abuse of the arcane and that a calamity awaits as a consequence. Every passing year, Cenarius’ frustrations against the Night Elves steadily increases. But the majority of the Night Elves continues to honor and respect the harmony of the wilds and this calmed the heart of Cenarius. However, Azshara and her Highborne followers stubbornly continued their expansion of knowledge and power.
With the continuing abuse of the Well of Eternity, its magic started to leak and flow throughout the universe. It attracted the eyes of Sargeras, the fallen titan. Sargeras started to communicate with Azshara and convinced her to open a gateway to Azeroth. Sargeras introduced himself as a venerable god and will come to bless all the Highborne. The portals of the Well of Eternity were constructed, allowing the might of the Burning Legion to enter Azeroth without resistance. Thus, begun the War of the Ancients while the rest are history.
WOW Night Elf Appearance
Night Elves’ skin tone varies from a wide range of violet and purple spectrum. Their hair color may vary from sapphire color to obsidian dark. Both male and female Night Elves have tall stature and long pointed ears. The average height of a female night elf is around 6’9” and the males at around 7’3” (although this is not accurate as seen in the Warcraft III game). Their eyes glow with beaming energies, proof of the Night Elves’ connection to the Well of Eternity. This glow fades away into blank or dark empty color when they die.
WOW Night Elf Traits and Classes
There are nine available classes for the Night Elf race as summarized in the table below:
Tank or Melee Plate DPS
Melee or Ranged Mail DPS
Melee Leather DPS
Healer or Ranged Cloth DPS
Ranged Cloth DPS
Tank, Healer, or Melee Leather DPS
Tank, Healer, or Melee Leather DPS
Tank or Melee Leather DPS
Tank or Melee Plate DPS
(Available with the Shadowlands pre-order)
The Night Elf Racial Traits are summarized below:
Night Elves can easily slip to the shadows, allowing them to meld themselves into the surroundings, reducing enemy detection of your presence.
When activated, the Night Elf slips into the shadow, reducing the chance of enemies detecting its presence. This skill lasts until canceled or upon moving. Any threat is restored against enemies in combat upon cancellation of this effect.
Night Elves became wisps when killed.
Transforms the Night Elf into a wisp upon death with an increased movement speed of 75%.
Night Elves’ natural affinity with nature gives them resistance to Nature’s magic.
Reduces Night Elves’ damage taken from any form of Nature magic by 1%.
Night Elves are agile and nimble. They have a bonus increase in movement speed and a chance to avoid being hit by physical attacks.
Increases the chance to dodge melee and ranged attacks to the Night Elf by 2% and increases movement speed by 2%.
Touch of Elune
Night Elves benefit from the blessings of Elune that changes between day and night.
During the night, increases Haste by 1%. During the day, increase Critical Strike by 1%.
Editor’s Notes: A Night Elf Hunter or Night Elf Rogue is an obvious choice for beginner players who want a versatile and well-rounded Night Elf character. The rest of the classes are also viable depending on the player.
Night Elf Names
Like Humans, Night Elves are addressed by their first name. Night Elf names are based on the Darnassian language shared among common elven variants such as the naga, the high elves, blood elves, void elves, and nightborne. Elven names sound regal, unique, and soft when pronounced (compared to Orcish, Dwarven, or Tauren). Examples of male names are Caynrus, Malfurion, Mardrack, and Hammon. Examples of female names are Tyrande, Ysiel, and Elyssa.
Top 10 WoW Male Night Elf Names
This male Night Elf name is derived from the Darnassian language which means “Blessed One”. He is born with golden eyes; a rare quality that very few Night Elves possess. You are born for leadership and rule.
This name translates to the phrase “Last Word” in the Common tongue. Dalfinel is a skilled mage that specializes in silencing foes, preventing them from casting spells and incantations.
Kal’Dris means “Star Eyes” when translated in the Common tongue. He is someone born with the gift of Divine magic which is an area of magical expertise that Night Elves rarely uncover.
This Night Elf name was derived from the Darnassian phrase “Belore Dalrem”, meaning “Hidden in Sight” or “Concealed in Sight”. This name suggests a character skilled with stealth, utilizing Shadowmeld in ambushing unwary enemies.
A Night Elf born with blindness. This name suggests a character who lacks the flicker of light from the Well of Eternity. The word “Suzail” translates to “Hearkened”, as he was expected to listen and speak than see.
Marvelous feats as a warrior and a disciplined mage are what this male Night Elf name describes. He is a mage-warrior character who understands both the art of wielding weapons and employing arcane.
Derived from the phrase “Va alri Nor” meaning “By the Heavens”, this name is suitable for a strong and capable Night Elf warrior. Most Kaldorei elders regard his birth as a blessing from Elune and he is prophesized to continue the legacy of Malfrurion.
The name “Udethal” is commonly associated with a Night Elf Cano or captain. Carrying his long glaive, Udethal can easily cut down any Legion creatures with finesse and ease.
This male Night Elf name translates to the phrase “Honorable Being” in the Common language. Frolshan is known to be a respectable elven warrior in Suramar. His gift of speech is as reliable as his blade when it comes to diplomacy and politics.
This name describes a great elven champion. Khalamyr is skilled with glaives and elven swords and none can match his expertise. Khalamyr is said to single-handedly slay an Orc captain.
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Top 10 WOW Female Night Elf Names
This female name is derived from the words “An’a” and “Dris” meaning “Cold Eyes”. It was the bluish-white glow on Anadris’ eyes that granted her this name. Interestingly, she has a strong affinity to the Frost magic.
This name is derived from an old and forgotten Darnassian word that describes the word “Oath” or “Promise”. Dalrica is considered to be an honorable name. A Night Elf bearing such a name must live to keep this name alive and true to its purpose.
This Night Elf name describes a kind-hearted character who wishes to preserve nature and any living creatures. She is skilled with bow and staves; with her druidic magic learned from the dryads of Mt. Hyjal.
The name “Evella” is attributed to the word “Nightfall” in the Common language. This name is granted to a Night Elf skilled with stealth and stalking. She is someone useful as a spy or an assassin. Her choice of weapons is daggers and knives.
This female Night Elf character describes a strong and dependable Swordmaiden. Quel’Lyssei, or Princess Lyssei, is a loving and respectable elven princess who fights to protect the forest and its inhabitants against the invading Legion.
For a Night Elf Druid character, this name is recommended. Helaari is a powerful druidess. Her oneness with nature allows her to wield Nature’s magic including summoning forest familiars and treants saplings.
The Night Elf name Nidestel translates to the phrase “One with the earth” in the Common language. She belongs to the druidic sect who practices the teachings of Malfurion. Nidestel seeks to preserve the magic from the Well of Eternity and wield it for good purposes to benefit the flora and fauna of the surroundings.
This female Night Elf name describes a young and vibrant character. Inuelle is skilled with the bow and she can easily snipe targets at great distances. Her enthusiastic personality made her a remarkable figure among the ranks of the Sentinels.
Meaning “Snow Lands” when translated in the Common Tongue. Anatel is born in wintry dawn at a perilous time— during the Great Sundering. She was seen as a blessing from Elune as she was strong enough to draw powers in leftover waters of the once-great Well of Eternity.
The name “Ymazza” is for forceful and vehement Night Elf characters. She is someone who has a deep passion for learning arcane and its hidden secrets. She is obsessed with the history and origins of the Well of Eternity.
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Funny Night Elf Names
Night Elves may seem proud and powerful but it does not stop us from giving them funny names. Let’s add humor to your character and try our Funny Night Elf names below.
Before you proceed, keep in mind that these names are just for humorous purposes only (and we know you can think of better funny names ;)).
A clan of Night Elves who have hypertension.
A rich male Night Elf that fights criminals in Suramar.
A breed of Night Elves who are good… Come one, it’s funny.
A famous elf singer, songwriter in the 70’s.
The fat version of Ilidan.
What happened to Malfurion upon his brother’s betrayal? That’s right, Malfurious.
A very obsessed woman who chases Billiedan in the depths of the Tomb of Sargeras.
The leader of the powerful Goodnight Elf trio. Her mount is a dinosaur.
A random NPC from Mount Hyjal.
The son of Cenarius from a random elf hottie.
Top Night Elf Names Suggestions
We were able to tackle the brief history of the Night Elves. They have an astonishing and rich history in the world of Azeroth. They already existed at the beginning of time and they were the first group of people to wield magic. As a finale, we’ve created a list of our Top Night Elf name suggestions. The rankings are based on the earlier suggestion for male and female Night Elf names. We ranked it according to its relevance to the race and how nice the name sounds. Check the rankings below.
Evella, as a female Night Elf name, sounds mystical and powerful. Other than that, we see this name as something that is associated with the word “Nightfall” [from the word evening]. She is someone accustomed to the night, making her stealthy and can easily kill her enemies by surprise.
Suzail is one of our favorite Night Elf names in this guide. We created a Night Elf character born with blindness because of his lack of arcane influence from the Well of Eternity. The name sounds amazing and the background lore is awesome.
The term “Silencer” is not new for those who have played Warcraft and DOTA. Warcraft used the term “silence” to indicate a status condition to a character being prevented from casting spells. We came up with an idea of a Night Elf name that can cast silence.
First off, this name sounds elvish and antique; both in spelling and pronunciation. So, we came up with an idea of a character who follows the will and teachings of the ancient demigod Cenarius. This character is someone who does not want to harm any living creatures.
The name Kal’Dris sounds like a genuine elvish word due to its pronunciation and spelling. He is a Night Elf who wields Divine magics; although this choice of magic is a rare pick among the Night Elves. His lore makes him unique nevertheless.
Valranor thuds like a long-lost and forgotten area on the map of Azeroth. Valranor gives you an imprint that the name is ancient and bestowed only upon a few powerful Night Elves. The name was derived from the phrase “Va alri Nor”, meaning “By the Heavens”, which makes it even more interesting.
The name “Lyssei” is simple and straightforward. Although it sounds generic and may be used as a name reference for Humans or Dwarves, we love still its character as a loving princess and dependable Swordmaiden.
Anadris means “Cold Eyes” in the Common tongue. We see her as a character who wields Frost magic. She has a bluish-white glimmer in her eyes which is very unique among the Night Elves. Aside from that, there’s not much more to talk about her that is why we are only placing this name on this spot.
Night Elves are skilled warriors and they have a unique way of fighting in battle. The name Khalamyr represents an elven champion who single-handedly defeated an Orc captain. Other than that, the name sounded like it came directly from Tolkien’s fantasy world of Middle Earth. We love the name’s pronunciation and concept and we won’t miss adding this name to the list.
Lore-wise, Draldem is defined as someone good at stealth and stalking. We also like how the name is pronounced and created, but we find it inferior compared to the first nine names on this list.
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