Ultimate List Of Garlean Names And Garlean Naming Conventions

Georgia Stone
Feb 15, 2024 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Dec 17, 2020
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The Garlean Empire, or the Garlemald, constitutes a major world power in 'Final Fantasy XIV' (FFXIV).

The Garlean Empire is situated to the northeast of Eorzea. It is one of the major antagonist groups in 'Final Fantasy XIV', seeking to add the realm to its annexed territories from 15 years ago.

A character in the Garlean Empire or Garlemald is given a Garlean name that is structured as a given first name followed by Garlean middle names (which denote Garlean ranks), as well as last names that are representative of their family. When a character holds multiple Garlean titles, the title that represents the higher rank gets precedence.

Garlean middle names that are representative of titles can either be changed or removed too, if required.

If a Garlean is a member of the royalty rank they may have middle names such as Zos, meaning "emperor", Yea, meaning "royal successor", or Wir, meaning "a royal family member who can't claim the throne".

Non-citizens, such as Peregrinus or people from the annexed territories often take the middle name Aan, with citizens taking either Cen or Bas, depending on their profession. Van, Tol, Sas, Rem, Quo, Pyr and Oen are used to signify a character of military rank.

Specialists take either Nan, Mal, Lux, Kir or Jen and public officials have Iyl, Het, Goe, Fae, Eir or Dus as their middle names.

We've put together a list of character names as well as naming conventions of the 'Final Fantasy XIV' Garleans. We hope you enjoy these 'Final Fantasy' names, and for more names inspiration you can check out our articles on 'Final Fantasy' names as well as these 'Dragon Ball' names

Royal Family And Retainers Names

Here's a list of notable Garleans from the royal family and retainers in 'Final Fantasy XIV'.  

1. Solus zos Galvus: He is the first Emperor as well as the founder of the Garlean Empire. He is also called Emet Selch. Grandfather of Varis zos Galvus. Great grandfather of Zenos yae Galvus. He is also the main antagonist in 'Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers'.  

2. Varis zos Galvus: He is the new Emperor of the Garlean Empire in 'Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn'. He succeeds his grandfather, Solus zos Galvus and is father to Zenos yae Galvus. He has appeared in the Imperial Throne Room many times.    

3. Zenos yae Galvus: He is the major antagonist from 'Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood' and is the son of Varis zos Galvus. He is the Legatus of the XIIth Imperial Legion and his bloodthirsty nature makes him eager to find a rival to match his strength.  

IVth Legion Names

Here's a list of notable Garleans from the IVth legion in 'Final Fantasy XIV'.

4. Bajsaljen Ulgasch: He is the Bozjan resistance leader residing in Gangos in 'Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers'.  

5. Basch van Gabranth: This is the name of a Legatus and leader of the IVth Imperial Legion of the Garlean Empire. He led the invasion of Bozja. He was previously a knight of the Republic of Landis, but then bent the knee to the Garlean Empire.  

6. Midas nan Garlond: This is the name of the head engineer of the Garlean Empire who makes an appearance in 'Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers' during the 'Resistance Weapons' quest. He is Cid nan Garlond's father.  

7. Noah van Gabranth: He is a Legatus who had led the attack on the Kingdom of Dalmasca during an earlier time, 30 years before what is depicted in the game. He presently serves as the ruler of Dalmasca, Bozja and Nagxia.

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VIth Legion Names

Here's a notable character from Garlemald from the VIth legion in 'Final Fantasy XIV'.

8. Regula van Hydrus: An antagonist from 'Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward' who is after the secrets of Azys Lla to help prevent the primal cycle of rebirth.    

VIIth Legion Names

Here are two notable Garleans from the VIIth legion in 'Final Fantasy XIV'.

9. Nael van Darnus: She is called the White Raven and was born as Eula Darnus. She is the original 'Final Fantasy XIV' antagonist.  

10. Valens van Varro: He is an antagonist from the 'Sorrow Of Werlyt' quests in 'Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers'. He is one of the most ruthless Garleans who despises non-Garleans.  

XIIth Legion Names

Here's a list of FFXIV Garlean names of notable Garlemald characters from the XIIth legion.  

11. Asahi sas Brutus: He is Yotsuyu goe Brutus' adopted brother and the Garlemald Empire ambassador. He initially appears as a kind character, seeking peace between Garlemald and Doma.  

12. Aulus mal Asina: He is a minor antagonist in the game and works as a scientist under Zenos yae Galvus. He is proud of his heritage and is eager to help Garleans wield magick. He also considers Garleans to be physically and intellectually superior when compared to others.  

13. Fordola rem Lupis: She is the commander of Crania Lupi and a secondary antagonist from 'Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood'. She betrayed her home land, Ala Mhigo and currently serves the Garlean Empire.    

14. Grynewaht pyr Arvina: He is the Garlean Empire's scout sent to Eorzea and plays the role of a minor antagonist in 'Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward'.

15. Maxima quo Priscus: He is the second in command of Asahi sas Brutus' group that is charged with the task of making peace with Doma. He also goes by the name of Maxima the Neoteric and is seen in 'Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood' as well as 'Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers'.

16. Yotsuyu goe Brutus: She serves as the imperial viceroy of Doma and is a tertiary antagonist character appearing in 'Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood'.  

XIVth Legion Names

Pick a character name you like from this list of names from the Garlean Empire.  

17. Gaius van Baelsar: He belongs to theLegatus Legionis among the Garlean military ranks and leads the Eorzea invasion as one of the Garlean generals. He is also called the Black Wolf and is one of the primary antagonists in the main storyline.

18. Livia sas Junius: She belongs to theTribunus Laticlavius rank in the XIVth Imperial Legion and is alternatively known as 'The Witch of Dalmasca'.  

19. Nero tol Scaeva: He belongs to theTribunus Laticlavius rank in the XIVth Imperial Legion and appears in 'Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn'.  

20. Rhitahtyn sas Arvina: He belongs to thePraefectus Castrorum rank in the XIVth Imperial Legion in Garlemald. 

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Other Names Of 'Final Fantasy XIV' Garleans

Haven't spotted any name you like as yet? Garlemald has plenty of character names to inspire you. Pick a name you like from this list of character names from the Garlean Empire.  

21. Alma bas Lexentale: She is a supporting character from the 'Return To Ivalice' raid. 

22. Arenvald Lentinus: He is a new background character who became involved in the main plot of the game only from 'Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood'. He is a member of 'Scions Of The Seventh Dawn' and a stocky Highlander from Ala Mhigan.  

23. Cid nan Garlond: He heads the Garlond Ironworks which consists of Garlean and Eorzean engineers working to make magitek available in the city states of Eorzea. He was previously called Cid nan Garlond, theChief Magitek Engineer.

24. Eline Roaille: She is General Raubahn Aldynn's right hand and theFlame Marshal of the Immortal Flames. She is also called Eline the Razor.

25. Jenomis cen Lexentale: He is a playwright who came to Garlemald in search of the truth behind the 'Zodiac Brave Story'. He is also called Arazlam Durai.  

26. Lucia goe Junius: She serves as the second in command to Lord Commander, Aymeric de Borel.

27. Ramza bas Lexentale: His character alludes to that of Ramza Beoulve from 'Final Fantasy Tactics' and he is important during the 'Return To Ivalice' raid.

28. Vitus quo Messalla: He is the Commander of the Alaudae and a cruel antagonist from the 'Gunbreaker' quest in FFXIV.

Kidadl has lots of great names articles to inspire you. If you liked our suggestions for Garlean names and naming conventions, then why not take a look at something different like these 'Star Wars' girl names or anime boy 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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