Halfling Names

This page contains tables for creating Halfling  names.  You’ll find the following tables:

  • Female Hobbit First Names Actually Used by Tolkien
  • Male Hobbit First Names Actually Used by Tolkien
  • Hobbit Surnames Actually Used by Tolkien
  • Halfling Surnames – Tolkienesque
Female Hobbit First Names Actually Used by Tolkien
Roll 1d, 1d.  (Need a die roller?)   You can choose any name in the indicated row.

Again, some of these exist only in early drafts, but most made it into the Appendices, at least.

1-2 1 Adaldrida Celendine Gloriana May Pimpernel Tanta
2 Alfrida Cora Goldilocks Melba Poppy Yolanda
3 Amalda Cornelia Grimalda Melilot Prima
4 Amaranth Chica Hilda Melissa Primrose
5 Amethyst Daisy Jasmine Menegilda Primula
6 Angelica Diamanda Jemima Mentha Prisca
3-4 1 Arabella Diamond Jessamine Mimosa Regina
2 Asphodel Dina Lalia Mirabella Rhoda
3 Belba Donnamira Laura Miranda Robinia
4 Belinda Dora Lavinia Myrtle Rosa
5 Bellisima Duenna Lily Nina Rosamunda
6 Bell Eglantine Linda Nora Rose
5-6 1 Belladonna Elanor Lobelia Pamphila Rowan
2 Bertha Esmeralda Malva Pandora Ruby
3 Berylla Estella Marigold Pansy Salvia
4 Camelia Fatima Mantissa Pearl Savanna
5 Cara Gerda Matilda Peony Selina
6 Caramella Gilly Maxima Pervinca Semolina
 Male Hobbit First Names Actually Used by Tolkien
Roll 1d, 1d.  (Need a die roller?)   You can choose any name in the indicated row.

Some of these exist only in early drafts, but most made it into the Appendices, at least.

1 1 Adelbert Conrad Gringamor Isumbras Polo Vigo
1 2 Adelgrim Cosimo Grossman Jago Ponto Wilcome
1 3 Adelard Cotman Gruffo Jo Porro Wilibald
1 4 Alaric Cottar Guido Jolly Posco Wilimar
1 5 Alberic Déagol Gundabald Largo Reginard Will
1 6 Andwise Dinodas Gundahar Longo Robin Wiseman
2 1 Ansegar Doderic Gundobad Lotho Robur
2 2 Arnor Dodinas Gundolpho Magnus Roderic
2 3 Athanaric Drogo Habaccuc Marcho Rollo
2 4 Balbo Dudo Haiduc Marco Rorimac
2 5 Bandobras Elfstan Hal Marmadoc/ duc Rudibert
2 6 Berilac Erling Halfred Marroc Rudigar
3 1 Bilba Everard Hamfast Meneaduc Rudolph
3 2 Bilbo Falco Hamilcar Meriadoc Rufus
3 3 Bildad Faramir Harding Merimac Sadoc
3 4 Bingo Faramond Hending Merimas Sago
3 5 Bladud Fastred Heribald Merry Samlad
3 6 Blanco Fastolph Herugar Milo Samwise
4 1 Bucca Ferdinand Hildibrand Minto Sancho
4 2 Bob Ferumbras Hildigard Moro Saradas
4 3 Basso Filibert Hildifons Mosco Saradoc
4 4 Bodo Flambard Hildigrim Mungo Scudamor
4 5 Bosco Folcard Hob Nob Seredic
4 6 Bowman Folco Hobson Nibs Sigismond
5 1 Briffo Fortinbras Holfast Nicol Sméagol
5 2 Bruno Fosco Holman Nick Tango
5 3 Brutus Fredegar Hugo Obo Ted
5 4 Bungo Frodo Ilberic Odo Theobald
5 5 Caradas Fulvus Iago Odovacar Theodoric
5 6 Caradoc Gerontius Inigo Olo Tóbias
6 1 Carambo Goodwill Iolo Orgulas Tobold
6 2 Carl Gorhendad Isembard Orlando Togo
6 3 Cedivar Gorbadoc/duc Isembold Otho Tolman
6 4 Celedor Gorbulas Isengar Paladin Tomburän, Tomacca
6 5 Ceredic Gormadoc Isengrim Peregrin Uffo
6 6 Cerdic Griffo Isengrin Pippin Valdemar
Hobbit Surnames Actually Used by Tolkien
Roll 1d, 1d.  (Need a die roller?)   You can choose any name in the indicated row.

Once again, some of these exist only in early drafts; most made it into the Appendices, at least.  “Baggins” has been omitted.  I mean, really.

1-2 1 Banks Gamgee Noakes
2 Boffin Gammidge Oldbuck
3 Bolger Gardner Proudfoot
4 Bolger-Baggins Gaukrogers Puddifoot
5 Bracegirdle Goldworthy Sackville
6 Brandybuck Goodbody Sackville-Baggins
3-4 1 Brockhouse Goodchild Roper
2 Brown Goold Rumble
3 Brownlock Greenhand Sandheaver
4 Bunce Grubb Sandyman
5 Burrowes Hayward Smallburrow
6 Burrows Headstrong Took
5-6 1 Button Hogpen Took-Brandybuck
2 Chubb Hornblower Took-Took
3 Chubb-Baggins Lightfoot Tunnelly
4 Clayhanger Longhole Twofoot
5 Diggle Maggot Underhill
6 Fairbairn Mugwort Whitfoot
Halfling Surnames – Tolkienesque
Roll 1d,1d.  (Need a die roller?)   You can choose any name in the indicated row.

I tried to model these on Tolkien’s actual usage, though of course a random generator such as this will inevitably generate many results that would have seemed very silly to him for philological reasons.

Start of name End (if required)
1-2 1 Bag, Bank, Boff, Bulge, Bolge bairn, kin, gin, gins, ins
2 Brace, Brandy, Brock, Bunce fin, ger, gee, ner, iffer
3 Burrow, Button, Bean, Bann girdle, button, brace
4 Chubb, Chet, Clay, Clod, Clip buck, got, es, umble
5 Dig, Diggle, Digger, Dug, Dugs house, smial, home
6 Fair, Fare, Far, burrow, tunnel, hole,
3-4 1 Gam, Gard, Gauk, Gold, Good burrow, foot, buck
2 Good, Goold, Green, Grubb lock, hair, head
3 Hay, Head, Hog, Horn, Heap garden, hedge, pen
4 Light, Long, Loam, Lee tea, mathom, brook
5 Mag, Mug, Math, Mathom furrow, field, hill
6 Noak, Noakes, New weed, smoke, pipe
5-6 1 Old, Oak strong, worthy
2 Proud, Puddi, Pod, Pipe ward, wort
3 Roper, Rum, Rumble, Root foot, body, hand, nose
4 Sack, Sand, Smoke, Small, Smial man, rogers, ville
5 Took, Tunnelly, Two, Tea blower, heaver
6 Under, Whit, Whim, Weed hill, foot, burrow, girdle

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