Writing Adolescent Fiction/Character names/Mormon

Usage noteEdit

Aside from the standard stock of names common to all Americans, Mormons often use Scriptural names like Nephi, Mahonri, Lehi, Laman and Moroni. The Mormon church, however, has of members from all over the world and most have names that would commonly be found in the country they live in.

Girls' namesEdit

  • Adelin
  • Angelic
  • Anna
  • Brecken
  • Brenna
  • Dawnell
  • Danica
  • Deseret
  • Laura
  • Madison
  • Natalie
  • RaeAnn

Boys' namesEdit

  • Aaron
  • Abinadi
  • Abraham
  • Adam
  • Ammaron
  • Ammon
  • Amos
  • Amulek
  • Benjamin
  • Bracken
  • Braedon
  • Brayden
  • Brenton
  • Bretile
  • Brigham
  • Cloby
  • Cregg
  • Dallan
  • Dallin
  • Dren
  • Elijah
  • Enos
  • Ensign
  • Grayson
  • Helaman
  • Isaac
  • Isaiah
  • Jacob
  • Jared
  • Jarom
  • Jeremiah
  • Jesse
  • John
  • Jonas
  • Jordan
  • Joseph
  • Joshua
  • Lavenard
  • Lehi
  • Levi
  • Melchizedek
  • Moroni
  • Mosiah
  • Nephi
  • Noah
  • Omni
  • Samuel
  • Seth
  • Shilom
  • Stockton
  • Tayson
  • Teancum
  • Thomas
  • Zoram

SurnamesEdit

As the Mormons are a religious group and not an ethnic group, there are no surnames that are always Mormon. Mormons in the U.S. most often have English or Scandinavian surnames. Some names from founders and early members are particularly common among Mormons however, and are more popular than usual in Utah. These include Young, Benson, Allred, Beckstead, Bennion, Bingham, Bradshaw, Carr, Christensen, DeMille, Feldsted, Forbush, Gardner, Gubler, Hansen, Hartvigsen, Hardward, Hatch, Hymas, Izatt, Jacobsen, Jensen, Jorgensen, Kimball, Larsen, Lauritzen, Mecham, Naegle, Olsen, Pulsipher, Rasmussen, Rigby, Robison, Romney, Shumway, Smoot, Sorensen, Spendlove, Talbot, Turley, Wills, Yorgensen, Zabriskie and Zollinger.