Dungeons & Dragons is a game of imagination, storytelling and atmosphere we can surely expect some impressive character backgrounds, concepts and names.
Well, we’ll see. The company who might have the largest database of D&D character names is D&D Beyond, and so Geek Native asked them.
Five most common D&D character names
Ah, I see.
All concise names. Cleric is five letters long, a titanic compared to Bob and Ash but Cleric is also a character class. Do people routinely confuse the name and class fields or name their character after what they do?
Another theory, other than D&D players struggle for original character names, is that many characters in the system are works in progress or abandoned projects. Names come later.
“Cleric” and “Monk” might be go-to NPC templates for DMs. If that’s true, then there’s a lot of them!
In May 2019, D&D Beyond shared a snapshot of most common D&D character names. Yes, Bob was number one, Ash was number five and Jack sixth. Cleric was in position 11 on that larger list.
That means this update is consistent with past results and Monk is the surprise 2020 breakout character name of the year.
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Creative Commons credit: Monk by YunaXD.
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