Do you need a name for a giant character in your fantasy novel?
Or perhaps you’re looking for name ideas for a large pet, such as a Great Dane?
Today, we’re listing 167+ of the best giant names. Get inspired with some BIG name ideas!
Giants in mythology
In folklore, giants are gigantic creatures that resemble humans. However, their size is much larger than the human body.
In many fairy tales, giants are described as dumb and monstrous. Some stories portray giants as bright and friendly.
Giant names in the Bible
|Anakim||A race of giants in the Bible.|
|Goliath||A giant in the Old Testament. David defeated Goliath in combat.|
Giants in Greek mythology
These are the most famous male giants in Greek mythology. For Greek female giants, see our list of giantess names.
|Athos||One of the Gigantes in Greek mythology.|
|Atlas||One of the Titans in Greek mythology.|
|Polyphemus||One of the Cyclopes in Greek mythology.|
Giant names in Norse mythology
Here’s a list of some well-known Norse male giants. For female giants in Norse mythology, see the list of names for female giants.
|Aegir||A jötunn in Norse mythology.|
|Loki||A god in Norse mythology.|
|Ymir||The ancestor of the jötunn in Norse mythology.|
Half-giants are mythical creatures that have one giant parent and one human parent.
|Jadis||The White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia. She is half Jinn and half a giant.|
|Olympe Maxime||A French headmistress in the Harry Potter novel series.|
|Rubeus Hagrid||A character in the Harry Potter novel series.|
The names of the giants in the BFG (The Big Friendly Giant)
The Giants are the bad guys in Roald Dahl’s children’s book The BFG (1982). There is also a Disney movie based on the novel.
Unlike the gentle Big Friendly Giant, the nine Giants are nasty and carnivorous.
- The Bloodbottler
- The Bonecruncher
- The Butcher Boy
- The Childchewer
- The Fleshlumpeater
- The Gizzard Gulper
- The Maid Masher
- The Manhugger
- The Meatdripper
Female giant names
|Angrboda||A female jötunn in Norse mythology. The mother of Loki.|
|Audumla||A giant cow in Norse mythology.|
|Bestla||A jötunn and the mother of Odin in Norse mythology.|
|Elli||A giantess in Norse mythology.|
|Fridwulfa||A giantess mentioned in the Harry Potter series. The mother of Rubeus Hagrid.|
|Gaia||The Greek goddess of the Earth.|
|Gjalp||A giantess in Norse mythology.|
|Greip||A giantess in Norse mythology.|
|Hyndla||A name of a female giant in Norse mythology.|
|Jarnsaxa||A female jötunn (giant) in Norse mythology.|
|Maxime||Means “the greatest” in French.|
|Phoebe||A Titan and a daughter of Gaia in Greek mythology.|
|Rind||A goddess and a frozen giant in Norse mythology.|
|Skadi||A jötunn and goddess of skiing and winter in Norse mythology.|
|Titania||A Greek baby girl name that means “giant” or “great one”.|
Frost giant names
These monikers are inspired by the frost giants of the World of Warcraft (WoW) universe.
D&D giant names
These monikers fit the giants in Dungeon and Dragons. Whether you want to name frost giants, fire giants, or storm giants, you’ll find great options from the lists below.
- Fire giants in DnD are known for their dark skin and red hair. They live close to volcanoes, mountains, and lava lakes.
- The storm giants can cast spells and breathe both air and water.
- The frost giants have pale and light blue hair and beards.
Male DnD giant names
Female DnD giant names
The best giant names that mean BIG
Are you looking for the perfect name for a big pet? Perhaps you own a large dog, such as a Great Dane?
A large animal needs a BIG name! These are the best names for a horse or a large dog.
These are your best options if you’re looking for a name that means big.
Some of the names are also fun baby name ideas for a child with a big personality.
|Alaska||The name of the largest U.S. state.|
|Everest||The name of the highest mountain on Earth.|
|Jumbo||“Extra large”; also the name of Dumbo’s mother in the Disney film Dumbo.|
|Jupiter||The most giant planet in our solar system.|
|Kentaro||“Sharp, big boy” in Japanese.|
|Marmaduke||The name of a Great Dane character in the 2010 film Marmaduke.|
|Maxime||“Greatest.” Madame Maxime is also a character in the Harry Potter series.|
|Maximus||“Greatest”; also a character in the 2000 film Gladiator.|
|Montaro||“Big boy” in Japanese.|
|Rex||“King”; also sounds big because it reminds me of the T-Rex.|
|Titan||Titans were mighty giants in Greek mythology.|
Famous giant names
|Blunderbore||A giant in Cornish and English folklore.|
|Grawp||A giant in the Harry Potter series. A half-brother of Rubeus Hagrid.|
|Gogmagog||A giant in Welsh and English mythology.|
|Jentil||A race of giants in Basque mythology.|
|Oni||An evil giant in Japanese folklore.|
|Paul Bunyan||A giant lumberjack in American and Canadian folklore.|
Giant name generator
Our giant name generator is a fun and effortless tool.
You only need to take a quick quiz and answer six easy questions. Then, the generator will give you the perfect giant name based on your answers.
Give it a try! If you don’t like the name you get, you can try answering the questions differently to generate another option.
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Do you know any other good giant names? Feel free to share them in the comments.
You can also make up your own giant name. Mythology, books, and movies are good sources of inspiration.
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