Scrivener Name Generator Files

under_constructionOne of the great features of Scrivener is it’s Name Generator capability. It ships with several built-in collections of names containing both female and male first names and surnames for different nationalities. Trouble is, they weren’t enough for me.

My Personality series of sci-fi shorts envisions increased Chinese and Afrikaan populations, and other Asian cultures living in artificial environments orbiting Jupiter, it’s moons, and around other planets. So, I found I needed names in those nationalities for characters and locations and ship names and businesses and, you get the idea.

So, I found some name lists online and began converting them into a format Scrivener could digest. Since these helped me in my story writing efforts, I thought I’d share them with the world.


Click any link in the list below to download a ZIP file with surname, female, and male CSV files.


Scivener Name Generator
To install your new name files in Scrivener, follow these steps:

  1. Select the Edit > Writing Tools > Name Generator menu item
  2. In the Name Generator window click the Gear icon to open the options pane
  3. In the Name Generator options pane click the + symbol
  4. Locate and select the name file to import, click Open
  5. Name to file appropriately for the content
  6. Repeat Steps 3-5 until all name files are imported.

Created and formatted on a Mac, so its possible these files may not work properly on other OSes.

Enjoy the new names generated in the tool.