82 Best Shapeshifter Names To Inspire You

Georgia Stone
Feb 16, 2024 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Nov 17, 2020
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Shapeshifters are beings or characters that could change their physical appearance into other forms.

Shapeshifting characters are popular in comics, fiction, and films. Myths around the world also talk about shapeshifting creatures.

We've compiled the ultimate list of shapeshifters from comics, books, films, TV, video games and mythology, to inspire you in naming your characters.

You might also want to read through dire wolf names or druid names by Kidadl.

Shapeshifters From Marvel Comics

Marvel Comics has a big list of shapeshifting character names that might inspire you.

1. Amati-Mikaboshi, from 'Thor: Blood Oath’, the name of a demonic god who has the ability to change his shape and form, the enemy of Hercules and Thor.

2. Apocalypse, from ‘X-Factor',  the name of the most powerful super villain in the Marvel universe.

3. Chameleon, from 'The Amazing Spider-Man’, the name of a super villain.

4. Chitauri, from 'The Ultimates’, the name of a race of alien shapeshifters.

5. Darkoth, from 'Fantastic Four’, the name of a fictional super villain also known as the Death Demon.

6. Doughboy, from 'Captain America’, the name of an artificial shapeshifting life-form created by the super villain Arnim Zola.

7. Dust, from 'X-Men’, the name of a super heroine who can transform into a shapeshifter dust cloud. We think this is one of the coolest superhero names for shapeshifters.

8. Freak show, from 'Excalibur’, the name of a shapeshifter monster who can transform into other monstrous forms.

9. Gorilla Girl, from 'Marvel Team-Up’, the name of a super heroine who performed as a member of the circus group called Freaks.

10. Husk, from 'Rom Annual’, the name of a superhero who is associated with the X-Men.

11. Hybrid, from 'Rom’, the name of a super villain who is associated with The Avengers Academy.

12. Impossible Man, from 'Fantastic Four’, the name of an alien who had limitless transforming abilities.

13. Jolen, from 'Inhumans’, the name of a superhero who can get into the form of a plant.

14. Rick Jones, from 'The Incredible Hulk’, the name of a character who could shape shift into a creature similar to the Abomination.

15. Kamala Khan, from 'Captain Marvel’, the name of a superhero from Pakistan who had shapeshifter abilities.

16. Karnilla, from 'Journey into Mystery’, the name of a sorceress and Queen of Nornheim with shapeshifting abilities.

17. Kro, from 'Eternals’, the name of a super villain and leader of the Deviant race. He has shapeshifting abilities.

18. Lifeguard, from 'X-Treme X-Men’, the name of a superhero, and a mutant.

19. Lyra, from 'Sub-Mariner’, the name of a super villain who can shape shift and color shift.

20. Maximus Lobo, from 'Uncanny X-Men’, the name of a mutant who can change into a werewolf.

21. Madman, from 'The Incredible Hulk’, the name of a shape-shifting super villain who is Hulk’s enemy.

22. Maestro, from 'The Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect’, the name of a super villain who is depicted as a version of the Hulk.

23. Magus, from 'New Mutant’, the name of the ruler of Technarchy, an extraterrestrial shape-shifting race.

24. Malekith The Accursed, from 'Thor’, the ruler of the Dark Elves of Svartalheim, who can shape shift into other characters.

25. Meggan, from 'Mighty World Of Marvel’, the name of a shape-shifter superhero.

26. Mercury, from 'New Mutants’, the name of a member of the student body of Xavier Institute. She can reshape herself at will.

27. Mister Fantastic, from 'The Fantastic Four’, the name of a character who has extreme elasticity.

28. Nimrod, from 'X-Men’, the name of a powerful shape-shifting Sentinel who hunts Mutants.

29. Reptil, from 'Avengers: The Initiative Featuring Reptil’, the name of a character who can transform parts of his body into dinosaur appendages.

30. Riot, from 'Venom: Lethal Protector’, the name of a character who is a symbiote.

31. Scream, from 'Venom: Lethal Protector’, the name of a super villain with limited shapeshifting and camouflage abilities.

32. Shape, from 'Squadron Supreme’, the name of a character with a malleable body.

33. Shiklah, from 'Deadpool: The Gauntlet’, the name of Dracula’s wife.

34. Silverclaw, from 'Avengers’, the name of a superhero who can shape shift into the body of a wild animal.

35. Skin, from 'Uncanny X-Men’, the name of a human mutant with malleable skin that can be stretched into various forms.

36. Skrull, from 'Fantastic Four’, the name of a race of extraterrestrials who have advanced shapeshifting abilities.

37. Stegron, from 'Marvel Team-Up’, the name of a super villain who can shape shift into a large creature that looks like a stegosaurus.

38. Ursa Major, from 'Incredible Hulk’, the name of a character that can shape shift into a large humanoid bear.

39. Wolfsbane, from 'The New Mutants’, the name of a superhero who can shape shift into a humanoid wolf.

40. Zeus, from 'Venus’, the name of an Olympian god who can change his size and shape at will.

Shapeshifters From Books And Film

Here you will find male shapeshifter names, female shapeshifter names, and names of famous shapeshifters from fictional books and film that you might like.

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41. Alexandra Mack, from 'The Secret World Of Alex Mack’, the name of a girl who can transform into a liquid puddle.

42. Count Dracula, from 'Dracula’, the name of a legendary vampire who can take the form of a bat.

43. Merlin, from 'The Sword in the Stone’, the name of a well-known wizard who has the magical ability to take the form of different animals.

44. Mystique, from 'X-Men’, the name of a Mutant who can shape shift into the form of any other person.

45. Nymphadora Tonks, from the 'Harry Potter’ series, the name of a Metamorphmagus who can change her appearance whenever she wants. Metamorph is another name for shapeshifting.

46. Odo, from 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’, the name of a character from the Changeling race, who can change his physical form.

47. Remus Lupin, from the 'Harry Potter’ film series, who turns into a werewolf during a Full moon. He is a human shapeshifter, also known as Therianthrophy.

48. Sam Merlotte, from 'True Blood’, the name of a character who can shape shift into the form of an animal.

49. Sirius Black, from the 'Harry Potter’ film series, the name of a character who is an Animagus. Animagus is one of the names that mean shapeshifter.

50. Sylar, from 'Heroes’, the name of a character who is a shapeshifter for personal gain.

51. T-1000, from 'Terminator 2: Judgement Day’, the name of a substance that can take the form of a person any time it touches them.

52. The Doctor, from 'Doctor Who’, the name of a character who can regenerate himself any time near death.

53. The Thing, from 'The Thing’, the name of an alien that can shape shift.

Shapeshifting Characters From Video Games

Here are supernatural shapeshifters from video games that you would want to use!

54. Android 21, from 'Dragon Ball Fighter Z’, the name of a character who can shift between two distinct personalities.

55. Corvo Attano, from 'Dishonoured’, the name of the lead protagonist in ‘Dishonoured’, he may possess other characters.

56. Daxter, from 'Jak and Daxter’, the name of a character who accidentally changed into a half otter and a half weasel.

57. Deoxys, from 'Pokemon’, the name of a Pokemon which may change between four forms.

58. Flemeth, from 'Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne’, the name of a character who has a humanoid form and a dragon form.

59. Illidan Stormrage, from 'Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos’, who transformed into a partial demon himself.

60. Jecht, from 'Final Fantasy X’, the name of a character who transformed into Brask’s Final Aeon.

61. Kain, from 'Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain’, the name of a character who has shifting and ambiguous moral character.

62. Kirby, from 'Kirby’s Dream Land’, the name of a character who has the ability to inhale various objects and can float by expanding himself.

63. Latias, from 'Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire’, the name of a Pokemon that can fold his hands and fly super-fast.

64. Liu Kang, from 'Mortal Kombat’, the name of a character who can turn into a dragon for his final move.

65. Mew, from 'Pokemon Red and Green’, the name of a Pokemon species that can do anything with its powers.

66. Morrigan, from 'Dragon Age: Origins’, the name of a character who can shape shift, also called the Witch of the Wilds.

67. Morrigan Aensland, from 'Darkstalkers: The Night Warrior’, the name of a succubus belonging to the demon realm Makai.

68. Nights, from 'Nights Into Dreams’, the name of a character who lives in a human dream land.

69. Ogre, from 'Tekken 3’, the name of a character who has several appearances.

70. Shantae, from ‘Shantae', the name of a video game character who can danced and turned into different magical creatures.

71. Sigma, from 'Mega Man X’, the name of a character that always manages to survive by changing into different forms.

72. Spy, from 'Team Fortress 2’, the name of a character who can disguise himself as other players.

73. Sylvanas Windrunner, from ‘Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos’’, the name of a character who transformed into the Forsaken.

74. Shang Tsung, from 'Mortal Kombat’, the name of a character who is a demonic shapeshifter, able to absorb other characters' youth.

75. Zorua and Zoroark, from 'Pokemon Black and White', the name of a Pokemon that shifts into a much stronger version of itself.

Shapeshifters From Mythology

From East to West, mythologies from cultures around the globe talk about supernatural shapeshifters. Here is a list of shapeshifters from mythology that you would like.

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76. Berserker (Norse mythology), the name of people able to shape shift into wild animals during battle.

77. Encantado (Brazilian mythology), the name of supernatural shapeshifters from the sea able to change into a human.

78. Kitsune (Japanese mythology), the name of supernatural shapeshifters able to change into human form.

79. Leshy (Slavic mythology), the name of supernatural shapeshifters that protect animals and have the ability to change into any animal, human, or plant.

80. Proteus (Greek Mythology), the name of the God of shapeshifting. Among the other names for shapeshifter.

81. Puca (Celtic mythology), the name of supernatural shapeshifters that can take many forms.

82. Selkie (Icelandic, Irish, and Scottish mythology), the name of supernatural shapeshifters that are capable of transforming from a seal to a human.

Kidadl has lots of great names articles to inspire you. If you liked our suggestions for shapeshifter names then why not take a look at something different like Tiefling names or Arthurian names.

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Written by Georgia Stone

Bachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

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Georgia StoneBachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.

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