The Halfling is the shortest creature that you’ll always know is in a room. Introduced in the Player’s Handbook, they are the typical Dungeons & Dragons 5e hobbit; incredibly small, with slightly pointed ears and with basic, practical style. Halflings are born into keen, caring communities with happy, healthy peoples. But, a lot of them find their way into adventuring spotlights for reasons fully reasonable within their culture. Thus, when naming a Halfling, it’s important to keep their lives in mind. Our Halfling Names Guide will help you find the background you need to get started.
Halfling Names 5E Guide
Halflings have relatively normal names that aren’t connected to their culture very much. However, almost more important than their name is their family name and nickname. Both of these are the results of village stigma, and can shape your Halfling’s early personality and reasons to adventure. This part of your Halfling is something that can’t simply be randomly generated without damaging their background.
Culture and Naming Conventions
Because of their simple communities, most Halflings flourish in relative safety and calm. They seek nothing but the bare necessities and venture to make homes, and others, happy. Therefore, most halfling adventurers simply head out in order to satisfy intrinsic wants, like friendship or curiosity, and despise doing harm for no reason.
Halflings are welcome nearly everywhere, thanks to their loyalty, personality, and hard work. They’re naturally charismatic and extremely useful as crafters or workers. Thus, they make any creature’s farm or homestead even greater, just by being there.
A few Halfling communities are nomadic; yet another way to get the Halfling’s voice out there, and perhaps find an adventuring party. These halflings are still happy amongst each other, but find more solace in spreading the joy among other races.
This loyalty to others turns halflings into stellar adventurers; While they hate harming others, their friends are more important to them than an evil goblin. They hold a lot of heart in their small-sized bodies, and it shows!
See Also: Half-Orc Names Guide
Examples of Halfling Names
Halfling names are aloof and simple as they are; Typically 1 to 2 syllables, and pulling a bit on nature. Female names are usually a bit longer (2-4). Your nickname is commonly used within friend groups, and thus your adventuring party might learn to use it with you, or make a new one. Your family name is a nickname that’s pervasive down your family line; something that could fill you with pride, embarrassment, or even dread.
Male Halfling Names
Female Halfling Names
Halfling Family Names