Doriathren Sindarin Namelists for People

This is the dialect of Sindarin spoken in Doriath, and later kept alive among Galadriel’s friends in Lothlórien. This dialect has the greatest prestige in Middle-earth.

  • Personality – Names that describe one’s temperament.
  • Emotions – Names having to do with one’s emotions.
  • Physical Attributes – Anything that the 5 senses can tell us about a person, appearance, voice, scent, taste, or touch.
  • Abilities – Names dealing with things that one can do.
  • Occupation – Names based on job titles.
  • Celestial – Names describing the heavens.
  • Spiritual – Names dealing with Good and Evil, and perhaps one’s fate.
  • Weather – Names based on weather.
  • Flora – Names based on plants.
  • Fauna – Names based on animals.
  • Places – Names for people, referencing places.
  • Elements – Names based on the elements, minerals, or resources of nature.
  • Colors – Names based on words for colors.
  • Numbers – Names based on the order in which the children are born.
  • Weapons – Names for the wielders of weapons.
  • Lineage – Names about one’s lineage or ethnicity.
  • Miscellaneous – Names that don’t really fit into any category.

Suffix List

Feminine Suffixes

  • -eth: ‘Female’ It simply makes a word a feminine name.
  • -el: ‘Female’ It simply makes a word a feminine name.
  • -il: ‘Female’ It simply makes a word a feminine name.
  • -ril: ‘Female Doer’ It makes a noun or verb into a feminine name.
  • -ien: ‘Female, She of…’ It can be combined with adjectives and nouns. It makes whatever is attached to it a feminine name. In Sindarin it tends to be a Father Name suffix as well.
  • -iel: ‘Daughter, Daughter of…’ It can be combined with adjectives, nouns, and other suffixes. It’s the more commonly used suffix in Elven father names.
  • -riel: ‘Daughter of ___ Doer’
  • -rien: ‘Daughter of ___ Doer’
  • sell: ‘Maiden, Girl, or Daughter.’ It’s used in names given when she is still a child. It can be used with nouns or adjectives, making a compound.
  • gwend: ‘Virgin Maiden’ used in names given when she is not yet married. It can be used with nouns or adjectives, making a compound.
  • ndîs: ‘Woman, Bride, Female Doer,’ used on verbs to indicate a female agent of the action, and can be used with adjectives or nouns to make a compound word.
  • ndess: ‘Woman,’ used in the names given to a woman when she has reached adulthood. It can be used with nouns or adjectives, making a compound.

Masculine Name Suffixes

  • -on: ‘Masculine’ It can be combined with adjectives and nouns. It makes whatever is attached to it a masculine name.
  • -ron: ‘Male Doer’ It makes a noun or verb into a masculine name.
  • -ion: ‘Son, Son of…’ It can be combined with adjectives, nouns, and other suffixes. It’s the more commonly used suffix in Elven father names.
  • -rion: ‘Son of ___ Doer’
  • ndîr: ‘Man/Male Doer,’ used in names given when he is an adult, or on verbs to indicate a male agent of the action. When used with nouns or adjectives, it makes a compound.

Gender-Neutral Name Suffixes

  • -or: ‘Doer’ It can be used on anyone’s name.
  • pen: ‘Person, One’ it can be used in anyone’s name, though it is rather impersonal. When used with a noun or adjective, it makes a compound.

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