Alter egos are used across society, superheroes wear masks, singers change wigs for the stage, writers choose different names for publishing.
An alter ego can represent lots of things. It can include traits which are the opposite of your true personality or be a role for you to enact.
Having an alter ego isn't enough, you have to select a name which fits with your alter ego's specific likes, dislikes, and traits. A common example is Clark Kent who, once he removes his glasses and wears his costume, becomes Superman! Alter egos can be used by anyone to explore a different side of themselves, try something new, or make life more interesting. There are no rules - except keeping it a secret (shh!) and choosing a good alter ego name!
Alter Ego Names List For Females
Here is a list of some possible alter ego names for females.
1. Adira (Sanskrit origin), meaning “powerful, strong, victorious”.
2. Akilah (Arabic origin), meaning “smart”. One of the fierce alter ego names.
3. Amira (Arabic origin), which means “a reigning princess”.
4. Angel (Greek origin), meaning a “messenger of God”.
5. Anthea (Greek Origin), she is the Greek Goddess of gardens, flowers.
6. Aphrodite (Greek origin), which is the name of the Greek Goddess of love, pleasure, and beauty.
7. Artemis (Greek Origin), she is the Greek Goddess of hunting, nursing and the moon.
8. Arya (Persian origin), meaning someone who is a “faithful friend”.
9. Beyonce, she is a famous singer and often considered a celebrity of celebrities.
10. Buffy Summers (English origin), which is the name of the protagonist of the show, ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’.
11. Burnice (French origin), meaning “a girl who is brave as a bear”.
12. Catwoman, which is the superhero character in ‘DC Comics’. One of the good alter ego names.
13. Chitrangadha (Sanskrit origin), which is the name of Arjun’s wife in the epic scriptures ‘Mahabharata’.
14. Circe (Greek origin), she is the Greek goddess who turned her enemies into beasts.
15. Coco, which is the name of the famous fashion entrepreneur, Coco Chanel.
16. Daenerys, she is the mother of dragons in the show ‘Game Of Thrones’.
17. Davina (Scottish origin), meaning someone who is “incredibly beloved”.
18. Destiny (Latin origin), meaning “to determine”. We think you'll love this name.
19. Devi (Sanskrit origin), which means “Goddess”.
20. Dorothy, she is a character in ‘The Wizard Of Oz’.
21. Drisana (Sanskrit origin), meaning “daughter of the sun”.
22. Elektra (Greek origin), meaning “incandescent, amber and lustrous”.
23. Gaia (Greek origin), she is the Greek goddess of earth.
24. Hermoine, who is the famous and smart character from the ‘Harry Potter’ series.
25. Honest (Latin origin), which refers to “being truthful”.
26. Hyldegarde (German origin), meaning a girl who is a “warrior”.
27. Julia Childs, she was a famous chef. A good alter ego name everyone will love.
28. Juno (Latin origin), which means “the queen of heaven”.
29. Katana (Japanese origin), which means “sword”.
30. Katniss, the protagonist of the book and movie series, ‘The Hunger Games’.
31. Lalita (Sanskrit origin), which refers to someone who is “playful and charming”.
32. Luna Lovegood, an eclectic character part of the ‘Harry Potter’ series.
33. Medusa (Greek origin), which is the name of the Greek mythological monster.
34. Morticia Addams, she is the fictional character in the hit show and movie, ‘The Addams Family’.
35. Nadia (Russian origin), which is a name which means “hope”.
36. Nala, which is the name of a character in the famous movie ‘Lion King’.
37. Oprah (Hebrew origin), a good name which means “gazelle”.
38. Philomena (Greek origin), one of the cool names meaning “someone who loves strength”. What's not to love?
39. Queen (Old English origin), meaning “the ruler, or the spouse of the male monarch”. Be a Queen!
40. Rani (Sanskrit origin), meaning “queen”.
41. Ruth (Hebrew origin), which means “compassionate friend”.
42. Sameerah (Arabic origin), one of the cool names which refers to someone who is “great friend, loyal and trustworthy”.
43. Sasha (Russian origin), refers to a pet form of the name ‘Alexander’, now commonly used as a girl’s name.
44. Stacy (Latin origin) it means “resurrection”.
45. Storm, she is the character in the ‘X-Men’ franchise.
46. Sue Storm, which is the name of the ‘Invisible Woman’ in the ‘Marvel Universe’.
47. Themis (Greek origin), she is the Greek goddess of divine law and order.
48. Valeria (French origin), one of the names meaning “strength and abundant health”.
49. Velma (Greek origin), meaning someone who is a “protector, guardian”.
50. Veta (Spanish origin), meaning “someone who is intelligent, wise”.
51. Wonder Woman, she is an Amazonian superhero from the 'DC franchise’.
52. Zakiyah (African origin), which refers to a person who is “courageous and intellectual”.
53. Zariah (Arabic origin), derived from the Arabic word Zara, meaning “flower”.
54. Zephyr (Greek origin), one of the cool names which refers to “life of Zeus”.
55. Zora (Slavic origin), a name of one famous African American writer, Zora Neale Hurston.
Alter-Ego Names For Males
Here is a list of some possible alter ego names for boys.
56. Aadit (Sanskrit origin), meaning the “peak of the mountain”.
57. Agni (Sanskrit origin), which means “fire”.
58. Akbar (Arabic origin), meaning someone who is “powerful”.
59. Alvertos (German origin), meaning “famous and bright”.
60. Apollo (Greek origin), which means “manly”.
61. Archie, a famous fictional American character from the comic strip, ‘Archie Comics’
62. Ares (Greek origin), which is the name of the Greek God of war and chaos.
63. Atticus (Greek origin), from the book and movie, ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’.
64. Axl, from the famous musician’s name who is in the group, ‘Guns ‘N’ Roses’
65. Balavan (Hindi origin), which means someone who is “powerful, strong”.
66. Bart, which is the name of the character from ‘The Simpsons’. The character also has an alter ego, called ‘The Bartman’.
67. Bruce Wayne, which is the name of the character whose alter ego is ‘Batman’.
68. Buzz Lightyear, which is the character in the animation movie series, ‘Toy Story’.
69. Caiden (Welsh origin), which means someone who is “jovial, pure”.
70. Calvin, which is a famous character from the comic series, ‘Calvin And Hobbes’.
71. Chico (English origin), which refers to someone who is “manly”.
72. Chronos (Greek origin), which refers to the Greek God of time.
73. Clark Kent, which is the name of the character in ‘Superman’.
74. Dakkari (African origin), meaning someone who is a “happy personality”.
75. Deva (Sanskrit origin), meaning Gods or the deity.
76. Dionysus (Greek origin), which is the Greek God of pleasure and wine.
77. Eros (Greek origin), name of the Greek God of sexual desire, love and procreation.
78. Gomez Addams, he is a fictional character in the famous show and movie, ‘The Addams Family’.
79. Hades (Greek origin), which refers to the Greek God of the dead, and is often known as the ‘king of the underworld’.
80. He-Man, which is the name of the superhero character in the ‘Masters Of The Universe’ franchise.
81. Holt, which is the name of a character in the show ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’.
82. Jake Peralta, which is the name of the character in the famous show, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’.
83. Jamar (African origin), which refers to “a handsome man”.
84. James Bond, the famous character from ‘James Bond’ movie franchise.
85. Jarvis (German origin), which means “true spear” or “a warrior”.
86. Jekyll, which is the dual personality character’s name in the novella, ‘The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde’.
87. Johnny English, which is the protagonist of the comedy movie series of ‘Johnny English’.
88. Kai (Hawaiian origin), which means “the sea”.
89. Laman (Vietnamese origin), meaning “someone who is happy”.
90. Logan (Gaelic origin), meaning “hollow”.
91. Morty (Hebrew origin), meaning “warrior”.
92. Naren (Sanskrit origin), which means someone who is “a superior man”.
93. Poirot, which is the name of the French detective in Agatha Christie’s ‘Hercule Poirot’ series.
94. Sayeed (Arabic origin), referring to someone who is “content”.
95. Simba, the name of the protagonist of the movie, ‘The Lion King’
96. The Hulk, which refers to the famous superhero character, whose actual character name is ‘Bruce Banner’ in ‘Marvel Comics’.
97. Timon (Greek origin), which means “to honor”.
98. Ulfred (Norse origin), which means “someone who is noble”.
99. V, a famous fictional character from the book and movie, ‘V for Vendetta’.
100. Zeus (Greek origin), name of the Greek God who is the leader of all the Gods and is the God of the skies.
Real Names Of Famous Alter Egos
Here is a list of alter-ego names used by famous people.
101. Abdul Alhazred (M), the alter-ego of the author, H.P. Lovecraft.
102. Ali G (M), the alter-ego of actor and comedian, Sacha Baron Cohen.
103. George Eliot (M), the male pen name of the author, Mary Ann Evans.
104. George Orwell (M), the writer alter ego of the author whose real name was Eric Blair.
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