Names on Darkover

See also the Meaning of Darkovan Names

Terranan names have not been included in this list. "D" indicates a name used in the Dry-towns; "H" indicates a name or a variation used in the Helllers or the northern regions. All other names are presumably used throughout the domains. Variations are shown in parentheses.

Women's Names Men's Names
Acquilara
Adriana
Alanna
Aliciane
Alida
Alisa
Allira
Amalie
Amirya
Andrea
Annelys
Annina
Antonella
Anya
Arbella
Ariel (Arielle)
Arlinda
Ashara
Becca
Beltrana
Berana
Beria
Bernice
Betha
Bethenyi
Bethiah
Betta
Bruna
Byrna
Caillean
Caitlin
Calinda
Callie
Callina
Callista (Callisu [H])
Camilla
Cara
Carisse
Carlina
Cassandra
Cassilda (Casilda, Cassilde)
Catalina
Catriona
Chella
Clarinda
Clariza
Clea
Cloris
Constanza
Cressa
Crystal
Damila
Danette [D]
Daniella
Danila
Dara
Darilyn
Darissa
Darna
Dayborah
Deonora
Desideria
Devra
Dika
Diotima
Dorcas
Doria
Dorian
Dorilys
Dorys
Dyannis
Elisa
Ellemir
Ellendara
Ellinen (Ellynyn)
Elorie
Elspeth
Emelda
Erminie
Felicia
Ferrika
Fianna
Fiona
Fiora
Floria
Gabriella
Gavri
Gavriela
Ginevra
Gisela
Gorsali
Gwennifer
Gwennis
Hannah
Hedwig
Hilary
Irmelin
Istvana
Jaelle [D]
Jandria
Janella
Janetta
Janine
Janna
Jarmilla
Javanne
Jerana
Jillian
Jonil
Karis
Katerina
Kathya
Katrin
Keitha
Kiera
Kierestelli
Kindra
Kyla
Kyntha
Kyria
Lanilla
Larissa
Lauretta
Lauria
Laurinda
Lella
Lenisa
Leominda
Leonie
Leonora
Lia
Liana
Liane (Leeanne)
Lilla
Lillia
Lina
Linnea
Linnel
Liriel
Lisarda (Lisarde)
Lora
Lorimel
Lorna
Lucetta
Luciella
Lulie
Lynifred
Lys
Maellen
Maeve
Mallina
Manuella
Marcella
Marelie
Marga
Margali
Margarethe
Marguerida
Margwenn
Mariel
Marilla
Marisela
Marissa
Marja
Marna
Martha
Maruca
Maura
Mayra
Melisendra
Melissa
Melitta
Melora (M'lorya (H))
Menella
Merelda
Merinna
Merita
Mesyr
Mhari
Millea
Mira
Miralys
Mirella
Moira
Morall
Natasha
Nella
Neyrissa
Nira
Piedra
Priscilla
Rachel
Rafaella
Raineach
Rakhaila [H]
Rayna
Reba
Rella
Renata
Reva
Rezi
Ria
Rima
Rohana
Romilly
Rosaura
Ruanna
Sabrina
Samantha
Shani
Shavanne
Shaya
Sherna
Stelli
Stephanie
Susel
Sybella
Taniquel
Tessa
Theolinda
Thyra
Tia
Tina
Tresa
Valenta
Valentina
Vanda
Viviana
Wena
Yllana
Ysaba [D]
Ysabet
Aaron
Aidan
Alan
Alar
Alaric
Alastair
Aldaric
Aleki
Allart
Amday
Amory
Amos
Angelo
Ann'dra
Ansel
Ardrin
Aric
Arnad
Arzi
Asa
Auster
Baird
Balhar
Barak
Bard
Beltran
Benjamin
Bertran
Bertrand
Brydar
Brynat
Burl
Caleb
Caradoc
Carlo
Carolin
Caryl
Cathal
Cinhil
Colin
Coll
Colryn
Conal
Conan
Conn
Cormac
Cormel
Corus
Coryn
Cyril
Cyrillon
Damon
Danilo
Daniskar
Danvan
Darien
Darnak
Darran (Darren)
Darrell (Darrill, Daryll)
Dartan
Davil
Davin
Denis
Derek (Deric, Derik)
Desiderio
Despard
Doevid
Domenic
Donal
Duncan
Duvic
Dyan
Edric
Eduin
Eiric
Emile
Emun
Emyn
Erald
Erlend
Erril
Errol
Esteban (Estevan, Estefan)
Ethan
Everard
Ewan (Ewen)
Farren
Felix
Fenelon
Fionn
Francisco
Fredrik
Gabriel
Gareth (Garreth)
Garin
Garris
Gavin (Gawin)
Geredd
Geremy
Gervis
Giley
Gwynn
Haddell
Hayat [D]
Haydn
Helgar
Hermes
Hilario
Hiram
Hjalmar
Ian
Isaac
Istvan
Jacob
Jalak [D]
Jedidiah
Jeral
Jeran
Jerome
Jerrall
Jorik
Jose
Josef
Julian
Karinn
Karl
Kazel
Keith
Kendrall
Kennard
Ker
Kermiac
Kerstal [D]
Kester
Kieran
Kyril
Kyro
Lanzell
Larion
Lerrys
Lewis
Lexxas
Loran (Loren)
Lorenzo
Lorill
Lyondri
Marco
Marius
Markos (Marcos)
Martin
Marton
Marzan
Mathias
Melor
Merach [D]
Merryl
Mikhail
Murakh
Narthen
Octavien
Orain
Padreik (Padric, Padriac)
Paolo
Piedro [H]
Pier
Radan
Rael
Rafael
Ragan
Raimon (Ramon, Raymon)
Rakhal [H]
Ranald
Rannan
Rannar
Rannath [D]
Rannirl
Rannvil
Rascard
Raul
Regis
Reidel
Reino
Remy
Renald
Renato
Renwal
Reuel
Rhodri
Rian
Ricot
Rimal
Robard
Robardin
Robay
Rodrigo
Ronal
Rory
Rufus
Rumal
Rupert
Ruyven
Ruyvil
Samel
Shann
Stefan (Stephan, Stephen)
Tomas
Valdir
Valentine
Valdrin
Vardo
Varlet
Varzil
Vincent
Yoris

Jorik Hastur, Regis di Asturien, and others on the darkover-lovers mailing list contributed to this list.

Diminutives

The following Darkovan names might be abbreviated as indicated:

Camilla -> Kima
Danilo -> Dani
Desiderio -> Dezi
Domenic -> Nico
Dorilys -> Cleindori
Dyan -> Janu
Elorie -> Lori
Gabriel -> Gabe
Jaelle -> Shaya*
Janna -> Janni
Marguerida -> Marja*
Marja -> Marji
Rafael -> Rafe
Rafaella -> Rafi
Roderick -> Rory*
Rohana -> Rodi

* There happen to be independent names that are identical to these diminutives, but they come from different roots.

Bonus Names

Names that weren't included in the above lists, for one reason or another...

Bryna, Lanella, Marquerida: these names actually appeared in MZB's works, but I believe they were typographical errors.

Cherilly (or Cherillys?): This name is certainly canonical, but I'm not sure if it is for a male or female.

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