Elf Names

Most elves have four names: a personal or given name; a hidden or intimate name, usually known only to parents, siblings, lovers or wedded partners, and children; an everyday name (a nickname most elves firmly choose for themselves, lest they are saddled with one they dislike); and a family name.

In general, “-el” and “-dlon” are masculine endings, and “-al” and “-dlara” are feminine endings. Numerous variations exist: elves can also be named after ancestors of different genders or for famous elves whose character the parents want their offspring to emulate.

Male Names: Aerel, Amarandlon, Bhrenit, Caladrel, Duardlon, Erevel, Felaelrel, Genyielt, Heldalel, Imheil, Izkrael, Jaraerdrel, Kaerishiel, Lanliss, Meirdrarel, Misoyvel, Naronel, Opharnel, Phos, Quais, Seldlon, Seltyiel, Talathel, Variel, Zirren

Female Names: Amrunelara, Cathlessra, Dardlara, Emraeal, Eriet, Faunra, Hyhisis, Idilai, Imdlara, Jathal, Kameili, Loaiheia, Maraedlara, Merisiel, Nordlara, Oparal, Praeldral, Rhasadilara, Shivira, Soumral, Tessara, Tiraimi, Varaera, Wyniess, Yalandlara


Elves typically live in or near holdings dominated by their race. The largest elven populations exist in and around the following regions, though more might live beyond the realms mentioned here. Although elves rarely distinguish between subraces, those from particular regions often exhibit alternate traits (see page 101 of the MM for details on elven subraces).

Elf (High Elf ): Throughout the Inner Sea region, but particularly common in Kyonin and northwestern Varisia’s Mierani

Forest Aquatic Elf: The Arcadian Ocean, Mordant Spire

Gray Elf: Mordant Spire

Wild Elf: The Mwangi Expanse


Possessing their own complex racial language and centuries to study the speech of others, many elves easily master tongues of other countries and races.

Automatic Languages: Common and Elven

Bonus Languages: Draconic, Gnoll, Gnome, Goblin, Hallit, Orc, Polyglot, Sylvan, and Varisian


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