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©2006 commissoned art Amanda Taylor
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As there are a plethora of sites already offering drow dictionaries, and drow language generators, we will not perform an act of overkill and post yet another one. What we will offer, which I for one have not come across yet online (which does not mean it isn't out there), is an article that WoTC released dealing with the generation of drow names.
For those who do wish an actual full drow dictionary, and/or a quick CGI based generator, below are links to some of the more prevalent sites which offer such. Keep in mind that we are associated in no way with these websites; all we do is offer up the info for our readers to gain easy access to further information, and offer some of the other sites out there a little free advertising. No copyright infringements or other such nonsense is intended.

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©2006 commissoned art Amanda Taylor, color by Savy
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DROW NAME GENERATOR

Official Dragon Magazine article, by Owen K.C. Stephens

Below are some tables to aid in creating names for drow characters and npcs.
Each drow name consists of a prefix (from Table 2) and one or more suffixes (from Table 3). Since female and male drow names are often very different, many table entries list a female name fragment and then the male equivalent. Although the names might not seem particularly gender specific to an outsider, any drow will be able to tell the difference immediately. Rarely, a female drow might take part of a purely masculine name. However, any male who uses a solely feminine name fragment would be considered a rogue or a troublemaker.
You can randomly generate a drow name by rolling on Table 1. Definitions have been included in these tables to help determine what a name means once it has been generated. If you prefer, it is also possible to pick a set of definitions you like and assemble a name that matches them. If your character is a powerful priestess of Lolth, you might decide her name should reflect this. Looking at the definitions, you decide her name will mean "Spell Weaver". This results in the name "Instra". For a man, the name would be "Sorntran".
Keep in mind that drow names frequently sound odd to human ears and might be difficult for humans to pronounce. If you really don't like a particular combination, try adding one or more letters or an apostrophe between the name fragments. Although not every combination of prefixes and suffixes will sound right, usually only a minor change is called for. If you can't make particular name work, try one with a similar meaning.
If you have a randomly generated name and don't like its definition, try altering the order of the words. It is possible to use the definition as a starting place for a name's meaning. Thus the definitions can be combined in a poetic way for better results. In the case of a three-fragment name, try dropping one or more of the definitions. Don't worry about two names sharing the same meaning or having two definitions for one name. Two names might sound the same to a human, but a drow would know the difference.
Although some drow have a surname that denotes what family they descended from or to which guilds they owe loyalty, noble drow and titled commoners can use the name of their house, clan, or trading house as a last name. A house name can be assembled from Tables 4 and 5, either by choosing a definition, or rolling once on each table.

TABLE 1
1d10
1-3
4-5
6-7
8-9
10
Result
Roll once on Table 2 and once on Table 3
Roll once on Table 2, and twice on Table 3
Roll once on Table 2, once on Table 3, add an apostrophe, then roll again on Table 3
Roll once on Table 2 and once on Table 3 for a first name, then roll on Table 1 for a second name
Roll once on Table 3, add an apostrophe, then roll once on Table 2 and once on Table 3

TABLE 2: PREFIXES
1d100
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
Prefix (Female/Male)
Akor/Alak
Alaun/Alton
Aly/Kel
Ang/Adin
Ardul/Amal
Aun/Ant
Bae/Bar
Bal/Bel
Belar/Bruh
Briz/Berg
Bur/Bhin
Chal/Chasz
Char/Kron
Chess/Cal
Dhaun
Dil/Dur
Dirz/Div
Dris/Riz
Eclav/Elk
Elvan/Kalan
Elv/Elaug
Erel/Rhyl
Ethe/Erth
Faer/Selds
Felyn/Fil
Filf/Phar
Gauss/Orgoll
G'eld
Ghuan
Gin/Din
Grey/Gul
Hael/Hatch
Hal/Sol
Houn/Rik
Iiv/Dip
Iim
Illiam/Im
In/Sorn
Ilph
Irae/Ilzt
Irr/Izz
Iym/Ist
Jan/Duag
Jhael/Gel
Jhul/Jar
Jys/Driz
Lael/Llt
Lar/Les
LiNeer/Mourn
Lird/Ryld
Lua/Lyme
Mal/Malag
May/Mas
Micar
Min/Ran
Mol/Go
Myr/Nym
Nath/Mer
Ned/Nad
Nhil/Nal
Neer
Null/Nil
Olor/Omar
Pellan/Relon
Phaer/Vorn
Phyr/Phyx
Qualn/Quil
Quar
Quav/Quev
Qil/Quil
Rauv/Welv
Ril/Ryl
Sbat/Szor
Sab/Tsab
Shi'n/Kren
Shri/Ssz
Shur/Shar
Shynt
Sin/Szin
Ssap/Tath
Susp/Spir
Talab/Tluth
Tal/Tar
Triel/Taz
T'riss/Teb
Ulvir/Uhls
Umrae/Hurz
Vas/Vesz
Vic
Vier/Val
Vlon/Wod
Waer/Wehl
Wuyon/Wruz
Xull/Url
Xun
Yas/Yaz
Zar/Zakn
Zebey/Zek
Zes/Zsz
Zilv/Vuz
Meaning
Beloved, best, first
Lightning, powerful
Legendary, singing, song
Beast, monstrous, savage
Blessed, divine, godly
Crypt, dead, deadly, death
Fate, fated, luck, lucky
Burned, burning, fire, flame
Arrow, lance, pierced
Graceful, fluid, water, wet
Craft, crafty, sly
Earth, stable
Sick, venom, venomed
Noble, lady/lord
Infested, plague
Cold, ice, still
Dream, dreaming, fantasy
Ash, dawn, east, eastern
Chaos, mad, madness
Elf, elven, far, lost
Drow, mage, power
Eye, moon, spy
Mithril, resolute
Oath, sworn, vow
Pale, thin, weak, white
Dwarf, dwarven, treacherous
Dread, fear, feared, vile
Friend, spider
Accursed, curse, unlucky
Berserk, berserker, orc, wild
Ghost, pale, unliving
Marked, trail, way
Deft, nimble, spider
Magic, ring, staff
Liege, war, warrior
Life, living, spirit, soul
Devoted, heart, love
Enchanted, spell
Emerald, green, lush, tree
Arcane, mystic, wizard
Hidden, mask, masked
Endless, immortal
Shield, warded
Ambitious, clan, kin, family
Charmed, rune, symbol
Hard, steel, unyielding
Iron, west, western
Binding, bound, law, lawful
Legend, legendary, mythical
Brand, branded, owned, slave
Bright, crystal, light
Mystery, secret
Beautiful, beauty, silver
Lost, poison, widow
Lesser, minor, second
Blue, storm, thunder, wind
Lost, skeleton, skull
Doom, doomed, fate
Cunning, genius, mind, thought
Fear, horrible, horror, outraged
Core, root, strong
Sad, tear, weeping
Skin, tattoo, tattooed
North, platinum, wind
Honor, honored
Bless, blessed, blessing
Mighty, ocean, sea
Aged, eternal, time
Charmed, docile, friend
Foe, goblin, slave
Cave, rock, stone
Foretold, omen
Amber, yellow
Abyss, empty, void
Fool, foolish, young
Silk, silent
Dagger, edge, stiletto
Invisible, skilled, unseen
Festival, joy, pleasure
Blue, midnight, nigh
Learned, skilled, wise
Burn, burning, fire
Love, pain, wound, wounded
Bat, winged
Blade, sharp, sword
Gold, golden, treasure
Faith, faithful, true
Blood, body, flesh
Abyss, deep, profound
Black, dark, darkness
Bold, hero, heroic
Deep, hidden, south, southern
Humble, third, trivial
Blooded, crimson, ruby
Demon, fiend, fiendish
Riddle, spinning, thread, web
Dusk, haunted, shadow
Dragon, lithe, rage, wyrm
Ancient, elder, respected
Forgotten, old, unknown

TABLE 3: SUFFIXES
1d100
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
Suffix (Female/Male)
a/agh
ace/as
ae/aun
aer/d
afae/afein
afay/aufein
ala/launim
anna/erin
arra/atar
aste
avin/aonar
ayne/al
baste/gloth
breena/antar
bryn/lyn
cice/roos
cyrl/axle
da/daer
dia/drin
diira/diirn
dra/zar
driira/driirn
dril/dorl
e
eari/erd
eyl
ffyn/fein
fryn
iara/ica
ice/eth
idil/imar
iira/inid
inidia
inil/in
intra
isstra/atlab
ithra/irahc
jra/gos
jss
kacha/kah
kiira/raen
lay/dyn
lara/aghar
lin
lochar
mice/myr
mur'ss
na/nar
nilee/olil
niss/nozz
nitra/net
nolu
olin
onia/onim
oyss/omph
qualyn
quarra/net
quiri/oj
ra/or
rae/rar
raema/orvir
raena/olvir
riia/rak
ril
riina/ree
ryna/oyn
ryne/ryn
shalee/ral
ssysn/rysn
stin/trin
stra/tran
tana/ton
thara/tar
thrae/olg
tree/tel
tyrr
ual/dan
ue/dor
uit/dar
une/diin
uque
urra/dax
va/ven
vayas
vyll
vyrae/vyr
wae/hrae
wiira/hriir
wyss/hrys
xae/zaer
xena/zen
xyra/zyr
yl
ylene/yln
ymma/inyon
ynda/yrd
ynrae/yraen
vrae
yrr
zyne/zt
Meaning
Breaker, destruction, end, omega
Savant, scholar, wizard
Dance, dancer, life, player
Blood, blood of, heir
Bane, executioner, slayer
Eyes, eyes of, seeress/seer
Healer, priestess/priest
Advisor, counselor to
Queen/prince, queen of/prince of
Bearer, keeper, slaver
Guardian, guard, shield
Lunatic, maniac, manic, rage
Path, walker
Matriarch/patriarch, ruler
Agent, assassin, killer
Born of, child, young
Ally, companion, friend
Illusionist, trickster
Rogue, stealer
Initiate, sister/brother
Lover, match, mate
Mother/father, teacher
Knight, sword, warrior
Servant, slave, vassal
Giver, god, patron
Archer, arrow, flight, flyer
Minstrel, singer, song
Champion, victor, weapon, weapon of
Baron, duke, lady/lord
Obsession, taker, taken
Alpha, beginning, creator of, maker
Harbinger, herald
Secret, wall, warder
Lady/lord, rider, steed
Envoy, messenger, prophet
Acolyte, apprentice, student
Dragon, serpent, wyrm
Beast, biter, stinger
Scout, stalker
Beauty, hair, style
Apostle, disciple
Flight, flyer, wing, wings
Cynic, death, end, victim
Arm, armor, commander
Messenger, spider
Bone, bones, necromancer, witch
Shadow, spy, witness
Adept, ghost, spirit
Corpse, disease, ravager
Chance, gambler, game
Kicker, returned, risen
Art, artist, expert, treasure
Ascension, love, lover, lust
Rod, staff, token, wand
Binder, judge, law, prison
Ally, caller, kin
Horde, host, legion
Aura, cloak, hide, skin
Fool, game, prey, quarry
Secret, seeker, quest
Crafter, fist, hand
Center, haven, home
Chaos, storm, tempest
Bandit, enemy, raider, outlaw
Enchanter, mage, spellcaster
Follower, hired, mercenary
Blooded, elder, experienced
Abjurer, gaze, watch, watcher
Artifact, dweomer, sorcerer, spell
Clan, house, merchant, of the house
Spider, spinner, weaver
Darkness, lurker, prowler
Glyph, marker, rune
Charmer, leader, seducer
Exile, loner, outcast, pariah
Dagger, poison, poisoner, scorpion
Speed, strider
Arm, artisan, fingers
Breath, voice, word
Diviner, fate, future, oracle
Cavern, digger, mole, tunnel
Nomad, renegade, wanderer
Comrade, honor, honored
Forge, forger, hammer, smith
Punishment, scourge, whip, zealot
Mistress/master, overseer
Heir, inheritor, princess
Seneschal of, steward
Best, creator, starter
Orb, rank, ruler, scepter
Cutter, gem, jewel, jeweler
Sage, teller
Drow, woman/man
Handmaiden/squire, maiden/youth
Drider, feet, foot, runner
Captain, custodian, marshal, ranger
Heretic, rebel, riot, void
Architect, founder, mason
Protector, rival, wielder
Finder, hunter

TABLE 4: HOUSE NAME PREFIXES
1d100
1-3
4-6
7-10
11-13
14-16
17-20
21-23
24-26
27-30
31-33
34-36
37-40
41-43
44-46
47-50
51-53
54-56
57-60
61-63
64-66
67-70
71-73
74-76
77-80
81-83
84-86
87-90
91-93
94-96
97-100
Prefix
Alean
Ale
Arab
Arken
Auvry
Baen
Barri
Cladd
Desp
De
Do'
Eils
Everh
Fre
Gode
Helvi
Hla
Hun'
Ken
Kil
Mae
Mel
My
Noqu
Orly
Ouss
Rilyn
Teken'
Tor
Zau
Meaning
The noble line of
Traders in
Daughters of
Mages of
Blood of the
Blessed by
Spawn of
Warriors from
Victors of
Champions of
Walkers in
Lands of
The caverns of
Friends to
Clan of
Those above
Seers of
The sisterhood of
Sworn to
People of
Raiders from
Mothers of
Honored of
Sacred to
Guild of
Heirs to
House of
Delvers in
Mistresses of
Children of

TABLE 4: HOUSE NAME SUFFIXES
1d100
1-3
4-6
7-10
11-13
14-16
17-20
21-23
24-26
27-30
31-33
34-36
37-40
41-43
44-46
47-50
51-53
54-56
57-60
61-63
64-66
67-70
71-73
74-76
77-80
81-83
84-86
87-90
91-93
94-96
97-100
Prefix
afin
ana
ani
ar
arn
ate
ath
duis
ervs
ep
ett
ghym
iryn
lyl
mtor
ndar
neld
rae
rahel
rret
sek
th
tlar
t'tar
tyl
und
urden
val
viir
zynge
Meaning
The web
The night
The widow
Poison
Fire
The way
The dragons
The whip
The depths
The Underdark
Magic
The forgotten ways
History
The blade
The abyss
Black hearts
The arcane
Fell powers
The gods
The void
Adamantite
Challenges
Mysteries
Victory
The pits
The spider's kiss
The darkness
Silken weaver
Dominance
The ruins

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