Final Fantasy XIV Hyur Naming Conventions

From the Square Enix FFXIV: ARR Localization team.

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Hyur – Midlanders

Hyuran first names are remarkably similar to Anglo SaxonCeltic, and Briton names that appeared in medieval (pre-17thth century) Europe.

Last names are usually based off of professions, or locations of where they or their families lived. They may also represent a person’s outward features (i.e. brown hair leading to the surname ‘browne’)


Eddard Baker
Petyr Stone
Belmont Miller


Isolde Stark
Hester Skinner
Joyse Browne

Hyur – Highlanders

Highlander first names are remarkably similar to medieval European names that haveGermanic or Normandic roots.

As the Highlanders are a warring race, their last names tend to sound more…violent, as they will often adopt the colorful nicknames they have earned during battle.


Aethlwold Hunter
Hunfrid Longblade
Lewenhart Boarsblood


Sigberta Strong
Orieldis Blacke
Bergard Thorne

Fun Fact: Some Midlanders like to joke that because Highlander names have a very Roegadyn feel to them (in addition to highlanders being very large and muscular), that the clan is somehow “less Hyuran.” Many an alehouse brawl has broken out as a result of a Midlander in his cups uttering such quips as ‘Your mother was a Sea Wolf ’ in the presence of a Highlander. Needless to say, most of these quarrels do not end well for the instigator.


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