Which Witcher? Hot, hairy, and handsome, in an open-collar shirt, or grizzled, scarred, and dressed for business?
Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher series (reviewed by me here) has a naming convention for characters that is all over the map, yet taken as a whole, also unlike any Western fantasy I’ve read. There are names derived from French (Jacques), Italian (Vilgefortz), English folklore and fairy tales (Triss Merigold, Mousesack), Latin (Artorius), German (Reidrich, Sabrina) as well as Polish (Adda, Laszlo, Sigismund, Vesemir). The Elder language the mages speak for their spells, and that of the Elves, is based on ancient Celtish; for what else would an elf speak?
Despite the hodgepodge, the majority of names do stick out as sounding Polish or Eastern European, and I’ve chosen that model for the randomgennings here.
Proper names from The Witcher universe