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100 Lord of The Ring Tolkien Names Straight Out of Middle Earth

Are you a huge fan of the Tolkien series and are thinking of paying tribute by naming your little one a Lord-of-the-Rings-inspired name? If the answer is yes then you are in the right place. 

Lord of the Rings names are rarely used in this modern time although they have been around for decades. We’ve put together a list of some of the coolest names inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s famous books.

Lord of The Rings Boy Names

Aldarion – Tal-Aldarion is a king of Numenor in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Aldarion means son of the trees.

Amras – A first age elf and Amrod’s twin in Middle Earth. Amras means russet.

Amrod – A first age elf who traveled to Middle Earth. Amrod means upwards-exalted in Quenya.

Anarion – He is the younger son of Elendil in Middle Earth. Anarion means sun in Quenya.

Aragorn – Ranger of the North, he is the heir of Isildur and King of Gondor. This Sindarin name means noble warrior, Lord of the Tree, or kingly valor.

Aule – Creator of Middle Earth, along with the dwarves. Aule means invention. He is also known as Oli and Mahal, which mean dream and maker respectively. 

Balin – Son of Fundin is one of the dwarves in Thorin Oakenshield’s company during the Quest of Erebor. He is also the elder brother of Dwalin.

Bard – A man from Lake-town. He was an archer and in The Hobbit, he shoots the dragon Smaug and kills him. He then becomes King of Dale and the old city.

Bilbo – Bilbo Baggins is one of the main characters in both the books and the movies. Bilbo goes on an adventure with the dwarves and during this journey, he finds the One Ring

Boromir – Son of  Denethor II, the Steward of Gondor. He led Gondor’s soldiers in the fight against Sauron before he went to Rivendell.

Bregor – Boromir’s son and he becomes Lord of Ladros after his father’s death.

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Bruno – Hobbit of the Shire and he has a younger sister called Lobelia Sackville-Baggins. She is Bilbo’s adversary. Bruno means armor or protection.

Celeborn – He was the husband of Galadriel and father of Celebrian. With his wife, he ruled as Lord over the elven realm Lothlórien.

Cirdan – He is an elven mariner from Middle Earth. Cirdan means ship maker in Sindarin.

Denethor – The steward of Gondor, and rules Gondor at the time of the War of the Ring. He married Finduilas of Dol Amroth and is the father of Boromir and Faramir.

Dior – High King Dior Eluchil is a half-elf in the Silmarillion from Middle Earth. Dior means successor. He is also known as Aranel meaning King of elves.

Eladrion – Son of Aragorn and his name means son of the Elves in Quenya.

Elrond – Son of Eärendil and Elwing. In the Third Age, Elrond is the Lord of Rivendell and an important and wise leader among the elves.

Elros – Son of Eärendil and Elwing and brother of Elrond. Elros and his brother were born at the end of the First Age.

Eomer – Son of Éomund, brother of Éowyn, was the nephew of King Théoden. Eomer comes from the Anglo Saxon words for grand war horse.

Ereinion – The last High King of the Noldor in Middle-earth. He was the leader of the elves in the Last Alliance against Sauron but was killed in the war at the end of the Second Age.

Faramir – Son of Denethor II, brother of Boromir. Faramir also led Gondor’s soldiers in the fight against Sauron’s Orcs and Men.

Fili – Nephew of Thorin Oakenshield and son of Dis, Thorin’s sister. He went with his uncle on the Quest of the Lonely Mountain.

Frodo – Frodo is adopted by his uncle Bilbo Baggins and inherits Bilbo’s home Bag End and the One Ring from him.

Gandalf – Gandalf the Grey came to Middle-Earth in the Third Age as one of the Istari. He worked to help destroy the One Ring.

Gimli – He is the son of Glóin and a member of the Fellowship of the Ring.

Glaurung – A dragon that appears in the Silmarillion. Glaurung was a dragon made by Morgoth, he was the first-ever dragon and was extremely powerful.

Glóin – Son of Gróin and one of the dwarves in Thorin Oakenshield’s company during the Quest of Erebor. He is the younger brother of  Óin.

Gollum – Originally a hobbit named Sméagol, who found the One Ring after Isildur lost it. He kept the ring for over 500 years the Ring changed him to look less like a hobbit over time. He often called the Ring his precious.

Haldir – An elf of Lothlorien and Marchwarden. He guides the Fellowship of the Ring. Haldir means hidden man.

Haldan – The Chieftain of the Haladin in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Haldan means hidden hero.

Haleth – A boy in the Battle at Helm’s Deep. Haleth means hero in Old English.

Iluvitar – Eru Iluvitar is the supreme deity of Middle Earth and is responsible for the creation of life. Eru means The One, and Iluvitar means Father of All.

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Isildur – The King of Gondor, cut the One Ring off of Sauron’s hand. Isildur means devoted to the moon.

Kili – Nephew of Thorin Oakenshield and son of Dis, Thorin’s sister. He went with his uncle on the Quest of the Lonely Mountain.

Legolas – Son of Thranduil and an elf from Mirkwood. During the Fellowship’s journey, he made friends with the dwarf Gimli, despite the fact that dwarves and elves do not usually get along.

Lorien – God of dreams and visions. Lorien is associated with hope, inspiration, love, desire, dreams, sleep, and visions. He is also known as Irmo and Lurin. Lorien means master of desires.

Melkor – He was originally the most powerful of the Valar, but he became evil. He was then named Morgoth and was the greatest enemy of all the people of Middle-earth during the First Age.

Meriadoc – A hobbit in Lord of the Rings. Meriadoc means joyful or cheerful.

Olorin – Gandalfs elven name and means dreamer. 

Orome – the mighty lord of the hunt. He was also known by Araw and Aromez meaning horn-blower, Tauron meaning forester, and Bema meaning lord of the forests.

Pallando – He is one of the five wizards of Middle Earth – Pallando the Blue. His name means far.

Peregrin – A hobbit in Lord of the Rings. Peregrin means traveler.

Samwise – Sam is the loyal companion of Frodo Baggins and for many the true hero of the story. Samwise means simple.

Sauron – A Maia who became evil. He became the Dark Lord Morgoth’s chief lieutenant.

Thranduil – Son of Oropher and was the king of the elves of Mirkwood during the Third Age. He is also the father of Legolas.

Theoden – King of Rohan at the time of the War of the Ring. He died at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. His nephew Éomer became king after his death.

Tilion – Guardian of the moon, Tilion took the last flower of the Great Tree Telperion and carried it to the heavens. Tilion means the horned one.

Lord of The Rings Girl Names

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Adanel – The meaning of Adanel is unknown but she tells the story of Man’s original sin to Andreth.

Amarie – An elf who remained at home when her true love went to Middle Earth in the Silmarillion. The meaning of Amarie is unknown.

Andreth – Boromir’s daughter and known as Andreth the wise-hearted. Andreth means patience.

Angelica – One of the hobbits in the Shire. The name means angelic.

Arien – She guides the vessel of the sun and in early drafts of the book her name was Urien. Arien means maiden of sunlight.

Arwen – Daughter of Elrond in Lord of the Rings and is a half-elf. Arwen means noble.

Belladonna – Is the name of Bilbo’s mother and she appears in The Hobbit Movie. The Italian name means beautiful woman.

Beril – Boromir’s eldest daughter and she comes from the pale green precious stone. She has a niece called Beldis.

Berylla – The wife of Bilbo Baggins. The birth or death of this character is never seen in the movie. The name means sea-green jewel.

Camellia – Camellia is believed to be a noble, kind, and beautiful character. The name means Kamel’s flower.

Celebrian – The daughter of Galadriel and Celeborn. At the beginning of the Third Age, she married Elrond Half-elven and they had twin sons Elladan and Elrohir, and a daughter Arwen.

Chica – The wife of Bingo Baggins and a hobbit from the shrine. Chica means young or small.

Daisy – Hamson and Halfred’s sister in Lord of the Rings. The name means days eye.

Dori – In the movie, it is the name of one of the dwarves and it means gift of God, adored or bountiful gift.

Edith – Inspired by Tolkien’s beloved wife, Edith Mary Tolkien.

Elanor – The first born daughter of Sam Gamgee and Rosie Cotton. Her name is taken from the sun-star, the little flower that grows in Lothlorien.

Elbereth – Inspired by Elbereth Gilthoniel, the Sindarin name for Varda. Sindarin meaning: star queen, Quenya meaning: sublime or lofty.

Elenna – The island on which Numenor was founded. It means land of the star.

Elessar – Quenya for elf-stone, which is the name given to Aragorn II.

Elwing – Elrond’s mother and she possessed a Silmaril. She is half-elf and her name means star foam.

Eowyn – She is a shield maiden in Lord of the Rings. Eowyn slays the Lord of the Nazghul and her name means horse love.

Esmeralda – Born to Took and means emerald.

Este – The goddess of healing. Her gardens and fountains refreshed and eased all who went there. Este means rest.

Estella – A companion of Sam, Pippin, Merry, and Frodo that was left behind at the beginning of the trilogy. The name means star.

Freda – He alerts Theoden that Rohan is under attack in Lord of the Rings. Freda means blessed peace.

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Galadriel – Queen of the elves in Middle Earth. Galadriel means maiden crowned with a radiant garland. She is also known as Alatariel.

Gildis – She was the wife of Hador in Tolkien’s book the War of the Jewels.

Gilly – Another hobbit from the shire. Gilly means decorative lacing or hunting guide.

Goldberry – The partner of Tom Bombadil. the name means river daughter.

Haleth – A female warrior in the Silmarillion in the First Age.

Hilda – If you watch the trilogy, you will come across a woman who sells Athelas plants. The name means battle.

Idril – An elven princess in Tolkien’s Silmarillion. Idril means dear, beloved, or sweet.

Lalaith – Morwen’s daughter originally called Urwin but later called Lalaith. It means laughter.

Laurelin – The Gold Tree of Valinor that brought light to the world. Its fruit became the sun. The tree had a variety of beautiful names including Malinalda, meaning tree of gold, and Culurien, meaning golden red.

Laurelin means land of the valley of singing gold.

Luthien – She was the first elf to marry a human in the Tolkien series. Luthien means enchantress.

Malva – If you want your little girl to be headstrong then there is no better role model. Malva translates to delicate or slender.

Melian – Mother of Luthien and Queen of Doriath. Tolkien first used the names Gwenniel and Gwenethlin but then decided on Melian which means dear gift.

Miriel – Queen of Noldor, she was also known as Sinde and was highly skilled at both weaving and needlework. Miriel means jewel-daughter and broideress.

Morwen – The name appears twice in Tolkien’s series as the name of two different characters. Morwen the wife of Hurin and mother of Turin and Nienor. And then as Morwen Steelsheen a Gondorian woman who becomes Theoden’s mother. Morwen is a Welsh name that means maiden.

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Nessa – A dancer who cared for the flowers and trees. Nessa means young.

Nienna – The goddess of mourning but she teaches pity, hope, and the enduring spirit. Nienna means she who weeps in Quenya.

Nienor – The daughter of Hurin and Morwen who suffers from amnesia at the hands of the worm Glaurung. Nienor means mourning.

Nimrodel – An elf in the trilogy, who gets lost in her journey. The name translates to Lady of the white grotto.

Rian – This gentle-hearted character loved nature, trees, and flowers. Rian means crowned gift.

Rosie – The wife of Samwise Gamgee and together they went on to have 13 children including Elanor the Fair.

Shelob – She is a giant spider-like creature. She appears in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

Vaire – She wove the story of Middle Earth and is also known as Gwir. Vaire means weaver.

Va’na – The younger sister of Yavanna and known as the Ever-young.

Varda – Queen of the Valar, wife of Manwe and also called Elbereth Gilthoniel.

Yavanna – The wife of Aule. She is the lover of all things that grow on the earth.

The Final Thought

There are so many names that are inspired by Lord of the Rings. The list is endless. Many of these names have been around for decades, yet are uncommon and rarely chosen by parents.

So if you want to pay homage to your favorite Tolkien character go ahead and choose a name inspired by the books and movies.