Modern Character Names

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Finding the perfect name for characters is a struggle for a lot of writers. Hopefully, these lists will be helpful for finding names in contemporary/realistic fiction writing!

Female Names

  1. Abby/Abbie
  2. Abigail
  3. Addison
  4. Alexa
  5. Alexandra/Alex
  6. Alexis
  7. Alice
  8. Alyssa
  9. Amelia
  10. Amy
  11. Anna
  12. Anne/Annie
  13. Aria
  14. Arianna
  15. Ashley
  16. Audrey
  17. Ava
  18. Bella
  19. Brianna
  20. Brooke
  21. Caroline
  22. Charlotte
  23. Chloe/Khloe
  24. Cindy
  25. Claire
  26. Clara
  27. Cora
  28. Daisy
  29. Delilah
  30. Eleanor
  31. Ella/Ellie
  32. Emily
  33. Emma
  34. Gabriella/Gabby
  35. Georgia
  36. Grace
  37. Hadley
  38. Hailey
  39. Hannah
  40. Hazel
  41. Iris
  42. Isabella/Isabelle
  43. Ivy
  44. Jessica/Jess
  45. Jocelyn
  46. Josephine
  47. Julie/Julia
  48. Kate/Katie
  49. Katelyn
  50. Katherine
  51. Kayla
  52. Kaylee
  53. Keira
  54. Kendall
  55. Kylie
  56. Leah
  57. Lilly/Lillie/Lily
  58. Lola
  59. Lucy
  60. Maddy/Madi/Maddie
  61. Madeline
  62. Madison
  63. Maisie
  64. Maya
  65. Megan/Meg
  66. Mia
  67. Michelle
  68. Micky/Micki/Mikki
  69. Milly/Millie
  70. Molly
  71. Natalie
  72. Nicole
  73. Nikki
  74. Olive
  75. Paige
  76. Payton/Peyton
  77. Phoebe
  78. Piper
  79. Poppy
  80. Rachel
  81. Reagan
  82. Rebecca
  83. Rose
  84. Ruby
  85. Sadie
  86. Sarah/Sara
  87. Scarlett
  88. Sienna
  89. Skylar/Sky/Skye
  90. Sophia/Sofia
  91. Stella
  92. Sydney
  93. Taylor
  94. Tilly
  95. Tina
  96. Trinity
  97. Valerie
  98. Willow
  99. Zara
  100. Zoe/Zoey

Male Names

  1. Aaron
  2. Adam
  3. Adrian
  4. Aiden
  5. Alexander/Alex
  6. Asher
  7. Austin
  8. Ben/Benjamin
  9. Blake
  10. Bradley
  11. Brandon/Braedon
  12. Brody
  13. Bryan/Brian
  14. Bryce
  15. Caleb
  16. Calvin
  17. Cameron
  18. Carson
  19. Carter
  20. Charlie/Charles
  21. Chris/Christopher
  22. Christian
  23. Cole
  24. Colin
  25. Colton
  26. Connor
  27. Cooper
  28. Dan/Daniel
  29. David
  30. Dylan
  31. Edward
  32. Elijah
  33. Eric
  34. Ethan
  35. Evan
  36. Gabe/Gabriel
  37. Gavin
  38. George
  39. Henry
  40. Hunter
  41. Ian
  42. Isaac
  43. Jack/Jackson
  44. Jacob
  45. Jake
  46. James
  47. Jason
  48. Jessie
  49. Joe/Joseph/Jose
  50. John
  51. Jonas
  52. Jonathan
  53. Jordan
  54. Joshua
  55. Julian
  56. Justin
  57. Kai
  58. Kenneth
  59. Kevin
  60. Kyle
  61. Landon
  62. Leo
  63. Liam
  64. Lincoln
  65. Logan
  66. Luca/Luka
  67. Lucas
  68. Luke
  69. Mason
  70. Matt/Matthew
  71. Mattias
  72. Max
  73. Mike/Michael
  74. Miles
  75. Nathan
  76. Nick/Nic/Nicholas
  77. Noah
  78. Oliver
  79. Oscar
  80. Owen
  81. Parker
  82. Patrick
  83. Peter
  84. Quinn
  85. Rob/Robert
  86. Ryan
  87. Sam/Samuel
  88. Sawyer
  89. Sean
  90. Sebastian
  91. Theo/Theodore
  92. Thomas/Tom
  93. Tim/Timothy
  94. Tony/Anthony
  95. Tristan
  96. Tyler
  97. Vincent
  98. Will/William
  99. Wyatt
  100. Zach/Zachary

Unisex Names

  1. Addison
  2. Adrian
  3. Aiden
  4. Ainsley
  5. Alex
  6. Alfie
  7. Ali
  8. Andy
  9. Angel
  10. Ash
  11. Aspen
  12. Aubrey
  13. August
  14. Avery
  15. Bailey
  16. Basil
  17. Bay
  18. Beau
  19. Billy/Billie
  20. Blaine
  21. Bobbie
  22. Brook(e)
  23. Cameron
  24. Casey
  25. Cedar
  26. Charlie
  27. Chris
  28. Clay
  29. Cody
  30. Corey
  31. Dakota
  32. Dale
  33. Dallas
  34. Dan
  35. Dixie
  36. Dylan
  37. Easton
  38. Echo
  39. Elliot
  40. Ezra
  41. Finley
  42. Frankie
  43. Gray
  44. Griffin
  45. Harley
  46. Harper
  47. Hunter
  48. Jackie
  49. James
  50. Jamie
  51. Jayden/Jaiden
  52. Jesse
  53. Jodie
  54. Joe
  55. Joey
  56. Jordan
  57. Julian
  58. Kai
  59. Kelly
  60. Kendall
  61. Kennedy
  62. Kerry
  63. Lennon
  64. Leslie
  65. Logan
  66. London
  67. Mason
  68. Max
  69. Morgan
  70. Oakley
  71. Owen
  72. Paisley
  73. Pat
  74. Peyton
  75. Phoenix
  76. Presley
  77. Quinn
  78. Reagan
  79. Reed
  80. Reese
  81. Remy
  82. Riley
  83. River
  84. Robbie
  85. Rory
  86. Rowan
  87. Ryan
  88. Sam
  89. Sawyer
  90. Shawn
  91. Skylar
  92. Stef
  93. Stevie
  94. Taylor
  95. Teddy
  96. Tommie
  97. Tony/Toni
  98. Tyler
  99. Wyatt
  100. Zane
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