Continent Name Generator

Find the perfect continent name with our continent name generator. Thousands of possibilities to help you get started.


Our continent name generator will generate five continent names at a time. To get more continent names, click the generate button.

How does our generator work?

This continent name generator creates computer generated continents that sound similar to real life and fantasy continents.

How are continents named?

A continent is a large landmass that may contain one or more countries. In the real world, there are seven continents: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.

These continents correspond to an area of the continental crust that are found on the continental plates. All of the seven continents are above sea level. Zealandia, while not a continent, is a mass of continental crust that is almost entirely underwater. New Zealand is in Zealandia. (1)

They are named after local tribes, geographical direction, and geology. For example:

  • Australia's names is derived from 'Sahul,' which is from the Sahul Shelf. The Sahul Shelf is part of the Australian continental shelf.
  • Europe is named after the Phoenician princess Europa. Europa's name based on the ancient Greek words 'eurus,' which means 'wide, broad' and 'opos,' which means 'face, eye.' Europa therefore means 'wide gazing.'
  • Antarctica's name comes from the Greek word 'antarktikos,' which means 'opposite to the Arctic.'
  • Africa's name is based on the Latin word 'Afri,' which referred to the inhabitants of northern Africa.

When you are choosing a name for a continent, you can choose one that sounds like real life continents or one that conveys meaning about the land. Our generator is a starting point for you. Don't like what it outputs? Click the generate button to get more names. There are thousands of possibilities!