50+ Giant Names That Are Larger than Life

Georgia Stone
Feb 16, 2024 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Nov 18, 2020
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Giant legends and myths are popular across many cultures.

Giants are enormously large beings that might look like humans and are spoken about in myths across the world. A giant can represent a mighty and destructive force of nature that reminds humans of their frailty or very powerful god.

If you are looking for names of giants or d&d giant names that are mighty and terrifying, look no further. Here you will find a list of 50+ giant names that you could use for your characters.

You might also want to look at fantasy girl names and names that mean dragon.

Giant Names From Abrahamic Mythology

There are numerous giant names in Abrahamic mythology. Here is a list of giants that are of Hebrew origins.

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Like the myth of David and Goliath, there are giant myths found across cultures.

1. Anakim (Hebrew origin), the name for a race of giants, which appears in the Old Testament of the Bible.

2. Gibborim (Hebrew origin), a giant name that means "mightiest".

3. Goliath (Hebrew origin), the name of a giant that is mentioned in the Book of Samuel.

4. Nephilim (Hebrew origin), the name of supernatural beings in the Bible that are sometimes translated to mean "giants".

5. Nimrod (Hebrew origin), the name of a giant who was a King of the land of Somar, according to the Book of Genesis and the Book of Chronicles in the Bible.

6. Og (Hebrew origin), the name of a giant who was the Amorite king of Bashan according to the Hebrew Bible.

7. Rephaite (Hebrew origin), the name refers to people of great height and stature.

Giant Names From Celtic Mythology

There are lots of giants in Celtic mythology, these are our favorites.

8. Balor (Irish Mythology), the name of a giant that was the leader of the Fomorians, a group of malicious supernatural beings.

9. Banba (Irish mythology), the name of a giant who is the patron Goddess of Ireland, daughter of Ernmas.

10. Bendigeidfran (Welsh mythology), the name of a giant and the king of Britain, also known as Bran.

11. Bres (Irish Mythology), the name of a giant who was an unpopular king, who sided with the Fomorians.

12. Cethlenn (Irish Mythology), the name of a giant who was the wife of Balor, leader of the Fomorians.

13. Cormoran (Cornwall folktales), the name of a giant of St Michaels Mount.

14. Cuchulain (Irish, Scottish, and Manx Mythology), the name of a demigod.

15. Elatha (Irish Mythology), the name of a giant who was a king of the Fomorians.

16. Ériu (Irish Mythology), the name of an Irish Goddess.

17. Ethniu (Irish Mythology), the name of the daughter of Balor, leader of the Fomorians.

18. Fachen (Scottish folklore), the name of a giant who had a single eye, leg, and hand, protruding from its central axis.

19. Fódla (Irish Mythology), the name of an Irish Goddess, sister of Banba and Eriu.

20 Gogmagog (Welsh and English mythology), the name of a legendary giant of Albion.

21. Idris Gawr (Welsh mythology), the name of a giant and a king of Merionnydd in medieval Wales.

22. Tethra (Irish mythology), the name of a Fomorian giant who ruled Mag Mell after being slain during the Second Battle of Mag.

23. Ysbaddaden Bencawr (Welsh mythology), the name of a vicious chief of giants, in a Welsh romance called ‘Culhwch ac Olwen’.

Giant Names From Greek And Roman Mythology

There are numerous giant names found in Roman and Greek Mythology, the most popular ones are the Titans. Here is a list of giant names from Greek and Roman Mythology.

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24. Alcyoneus (Greek mythology), the name a Gigante in Greek mythology, this Giant was the traditional opponent of Heracles, the hero.

25. Arges (Greek mythology), the name of a Hesiodic Cyclopes.

26. Argus Panoptes (Greek mythology), the name of a giant who had many eyes, who inspired the saying "followed by the yes of Argus".

27. Athos (Greek mythology), the name of a giant who created Mount Athos, the Holy Mountain in Northern Greece.

28. Atlas (Greek mythology), the name of a second-generation Titan condemned to carry the celestial spheres.

29. Briareus (Greek mythology), the name of a Hundred-Handed One.

30. Brontes (Greek mythology), the name of the second cyclops, brother of Arges.

31. Caca (Roman mythology), one of the female giant names (giantess), sister to Cacus, son of Vulcan.

32. Cacus (Roman mythology), the name of a fire giant, the son of Vulcan and sister to Caca, who was killed by Hercules.

33. Cottu (Greek mythology), the name of the second giant who is a part of the Hundred-Handed Ones.

34. Coeus (Greek mythology), the name of one of the twelve Titans, son of Uranus and Gaia.

35. Crius (Greek mythology), the name of the second of twelve Titans, son of Uranus and Gaia.

36. Cronus (Greek mythology), the name of the third Titan, also called Kronos.

37. Dione (Greek mythology), the name is translated to mean "Goddess", she is sometimes considered to be a Titan.

38. Echion (Greek mythology), the name of a Giant who is said to be able to change the direction of the winds.

39. Enceladus (Greek mythology), the name of a Gigante, who fought against Athena during the battle between the Giants and the Gods.

40. Epimetheus (Greek mythology), the name of a second-generation Titan who is the foolish brother of Prometheus.

41. Gaia (Greek mythology), the name of the Goddess of Earth, a primordial deity who gave birth to the Titans, Cyclopes, and the Hundred-Handed Ones.

42. Geryon (Greek mythology), the name of a fearsome giant who was the grandson of Medusa and the nephew of Pegasus. One of the Greek giants.

43. Gyges (Greek mythology), the name of the third giant of the three Hundred-Handed Ones.

44. Hyperion (Greek mythology), the name of the fourth Titan, son of Uranus and Gaia.

45. Iapetus (Greek mythology), the name of the fifth giant Titan, son of Uranus and Gaia.

46. Klytius (Greek mythology), the name of a Giant who was killed by Hecate.

47. Menoetius (Greek mythology), the name of a second-generation Titan, brother of Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Atlas. One of the cool names for a giant.

48. Mnemosyne (Greek mythology), the name of the sixth Titan who is the Goddess of memory.

49. Oceanus (Greek mythology), the name of the seventh giant Titan, the eldest son of Uranus and Gaia.

50. Phoebe (Greek mythology), the name of the eighth Titaness, daughter of Gaia and Uranus.

51. Polyphemus (Greek mythology), the name of the one-eyed giant, son of Thoosa and Poseidon.

52. Rhea (Greek mythology), the name of the ninth Titaness, daughter of Uranus and Gaia.

53. Steropes (Greek mythology), the name of the third cyclops, brother of Brontes, and Arges.

54. Talos (Greek mythology), the name of a giant bronze automaton who protected Europa from invaders.

55. Tethys (Greek Mythology), the name of the tenth Titaness, daughter of Gaia and Uranus, married Oceanus, her brother.

56. Theia (Greek Mythology), the name of the eleventh Titaness, daughter of Uranus and Gaia, wife of Hyperion.

57. Themis (Greek mythology), the name of the twelfth Titaness, daughter of Uranus and Gaia, also called The Lady of Good Counsel.

Giant Names In Norse Mythology

Norse Giants are frightening creatures who usually stood in opposition to the Gods. Choosing Norse fire giant names, cloud giant names, hill giants, or storm giant names for your characters is a good choice. Here is a list of Norse giant names for you!

58. Alvaldi (Norse mythology), the name of a jotunn which means "all-powerful".

59. Bestla (Norse mythology), the name of a giantess, who is a jotunn, or a supernatural entity.

60. Ægir (Norse mythology), the name of a divine personification of the sea, portrayed as a giant.

61. Angrboða (Norse mythology), the name of the mother of monsters and the partner of Loki.

62. Baug (Norse mythology), the name of a jotunn, the brother of a giant called Suttungr from whom Odin received the mead of poetry. One of the well known giants names.

63. Bergelmir (Norse mythology), the name of a jotunn which means "the one who roars like a bear".

64. Billingr (Norse mythology), the name of a giant who was father to a maiden that Odin desired.

65. Bölþorn (Norse mythology), the name of a jotunn which is translated to mean "evil-thorn".

66. Geirröd (Norse mythology), the name of a jotunn who is the father to the giantesses Greip and Gjalp, and a Norse frost giant.

67. Gilling (Norse mythology), the name of a jotunn, and the father of the giant Suttungr.

68. Gjálp and Greip (Norse mythology), the name of the two Jotnar who are the daughters of the giant Geirrod.

69. Gríd (Norse mythology), the name of a jotunn who is the consort to Odin. One of the famous giants.

70. Gymir (Norse mythology), the name of a jotunn who is the father of the giantess Geror.

71. Hroðr (Norse mythology), the name of a jotunn who is the wife to Hymir.

72. Hrungnir (Norse mythology), the name of a jotunn who is described to be a giant of stone, defeated by Thor.

73. Hymir (Norse mythology), the name of a jotunn who is the owner of the cauldron brought by Thor.

74. Járnsaxa (Norse mythology), the name of a jotunn who is portrayed as the lover of Thor in the ‘Prose Edda’.

75. Kári (Norse mythology), the name of a jotunn who rules the wind.

76. Rindr (Norse mythology), this one is the name of a female Goddess who is a giantess, mate of Odin.

77. Skadi (Norse mythology), the name of a jotunn who is a Goddess of skiing, winter, and the mountains.  A great name for hill giants.

78. Suttungr (Norse mythology), the name of a jotunn who is the son of Gilling.

79. Thiazi (Norse mythology), the name of a giant who is the son of the giant Olvaldi and the father of Skadi.

80. Thrudgelmir (Norse mythology), the name of a frost-giant and the child of the giant Aurgelmir. He is the father of Bergelmir.

81. Thrymr (Norse mythology), the name of the King of the Jotnar.

82. Utgardsloki (Norse mythology), the name of the ruler of a castle called Utgardr in Jotunheimr (world of the jotnar). He is also called Skrymir.

83. Vafthrúdnir (Norse mythology), the name of a wise jotunn which means "mighty weaver".

84. Ymir/Aurgelmir (Norse mythology), the name of the father to all the giant jotnar, a Norse frost giant.

Kidadl has a ton of great name articles to inspire you. If you liked our suggestions for Giant names, then look at dragonborn names, or for something different, look at best fairy tale 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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