Top Beyblade Names: A Comprehensive Guide for Fans

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What's in a Beyblade name? The series has come a long way from its humble beginnings in 1999 Japan. Originally inspired by Japanese spinning tops called "beigoma", Beyblades evolved from their paper and lead predecessors into the metal and plastic battlers we see fighting it out in Beystadiums worldwide today. Strings have given way to Beyblade launchers and the technology of Hasbro and Takara Tomy has made battles and strategies more complex.

And it's not just the toys. With every major series release has come accompanying TV shows and comics. Series like Beyblade G-Revolution or Beyblade V-Force introduced fans to new teams, Beyblades, and character bios. All this adds to the rich lore surrounding the franchise, and no area more so than the names.

Every Beyblade is unique not only in form, but in name too. Each draws on a wealth of world history, myth, and elemental characteristics. A Beyblade's name says a lot about its function, owner, and type. Read on to find out more about the names of the most famous Beyblades.

The Basics of Beyblade Nomenclature

Most Beyblades have at least two words in their names that give an indication of their character and function. Some Beyblades have multiple forms, and their titles change with each incarnation. For example, the character Pri has both a Tidal Pandora and a Lightning Pandora.

Every Beyblade has a spirit housed inside and these are usually named after mythical or historical figures. Some series take specific themes. Metal Fury Beyblades, for example, have zodiac constellations as their spirits. Some mythological figures also indicate the role of their Beyblade. Kerbeus (named after Cerberus, the three-headed guardian of the Underworld) is a defense-type Beyblade, excellent at guarding.

Some Beyblades also share character names from the show. Fearsome opponents like Devolos are represented in the Devolos Beyblade. Favorite characters also contribute to fan popularity, and awesome characters like Valt Aoi's Valtryek Beyblades are some of the most popular releases out there.

Meaningful naming doesn't just stop at the Beyblades, though. Team names in the animated series also draw from myths and regions. The African team, Team Wild Fang, uses the continent's abundant wildlife to inspire it, while Europe's Team Excalibur harkens back to an age of knights and chivalry that the legendary sword embodies.

With so many different reasons behind the names, it may be helpful to be more specific and see what inspired the most famous Beyblades.

Beyblade Name List: Classic Series

The original Beyblade series (aka the plastics generation) introduced fans to a world where powerful bladers and spinning tops battle for supremacy. Here are some notable Beyblades from this era:

Dragoon

Dragoon

Tyson Granger's attack-type Beyblade is named after the mythical dragon. In Eastern mythology, dragons are associated with the wind and rapid change, making this name quite fitting.

Draciel

Draciel

Draciel is one of the four bit-beasts and belongs to Max Tate. It's named after one of the four sacred beasts in Chinese mythology, Xuan Wu, the Black Tortoise of the North. Like a tortoise, the Beyblade has a strong defense.

Driger

Driger

Ray Kon's Beyblade, Driger, is a powerful tiger spirit with a roar representing the element of thunder. It's balanced between attack and defense.

Dranzer

Dranzer

Kai Hiwatari's Beyblade, Dranzer, is inspired by the phoenix and symbolizes fire. Like fire, it has a strong attack and its wide energy layer has winglike spikes.

Wolborg

Wolborg

Wolborg is owned by Tala Valkov and is an artificially created spirit: an icy wolf. Like winter, it tests endurance and is cold and distant, making it a strong stamina-type Beyblade.

Galzzly

Galzzly

Bryan Kuznetsov's Beyblade, Galzzly, is named after the grizzly bear and has the blunt and powerful attack strength of one to match.

Beyblade Name List: Metal Series

The Metal Series brought a new generation of Beyblades over a number of ranges (Metal Masters, Metal Fury, etc.) with cosmic names, enhanced designs, and other features:

Pegasus

Pegasus

J Ginga Hagane's Beyblade, Storm Pegasus, is inspired by the mythical winged horse tamed by Perseus. It's an attack-type Beyblade that excels at speed and agility.

L-Drago

L-Drago

Owned by Ryuga, Lightning L-Drago is named after the constellation Draco. Just like a dragon, it has a powerful attack and spins to the left, hence the "L" in the name.

Leone

Leone

Rock Leone belongs to Kyoya Tategami. Fusing rock and the constellation Leo in the name indicates the hybrid nature of the Beyblade as being strong in both attack and defense.

Eagle

Eagle

Tsubasa Otori's Earth Eagle is inspired by the constellation Aquila. It has both the stamina of a rock and the precision of an eagle.

Libra

Libra

Just like the scales of the zodiac sign, Yu Tendo's Flame Libra is all about balance. It combines this with the ability to create shockwaves.

Kerbeus

Kerbeus

Damian Hart's Hell Kerbeus is inspired by Cerberus, the three-headed dog that guards the Greek underworld. Being on guard duty requires stamina and power, which this Beyblade has in abundance.

Beyblade Name List: Burst Series

The Burst series introduced Beyblades that could "burst" during battle, helping, hindering, and adding a new layer of strategy:

Valtryek

Valtryek

The Valkyrie's were mythical female warriors who rode into battle for Odin. Valt Aoi's Victory Valtryek is named after them and likewise has high attack and agility.

Spryzen

Spryzen

Storm Spryzen is owned by Shu Kurenai and is named after the mythical Spriggan of Cornish folklore. These spirits were notorious tricksters, as illustrated by this Beyblade, which can change its spin from left to right.

Fafnir

Fafnir

Free De La Hoya's Drain Fafnir is inspired by the Norse dragon that hoarded and guarded its treasure. The Beyblade has the famous ability to absorb the energy of opponents.

Roktavor

Roktavor

The Roc is a giant bird of myth, renowned for its massive size and strength. Rantaro Kiyama's Raging Roktavor has both stamina and strength to match its name.

Kerbeus

Kerbeus

Owned by Ken Midori, King Kerbeus is inspired by the mighty three-headed Cerberus. It excels at playing a defensive game like its guardian namesake.

Xcalius

Xcalius

Excalibur was the famous sword of King Arthur and Xander Shakadera's Xeno Xcalius draws inspiration from it. This Beyblade has both a strong defense and the ability to hit back.

The Influence of Character and Design on Beyblade Names

A Beyblade's name is more than just a pretty title and influences everything from form to function. This is probably most obvious in design. Xcalius Beyblades, for example, have no shortage of "x" shaped designs on their energy layers.

Other designs incorporate their spirit's name into the design. Some are simple, like the Aries, which has a ram's skull emblazoned on top. Others are more intricate, like the Fafnir Beyblades. The mythological Fafnir is a gold-hoarding dragon, and the Beyblades excel at stealing energy and momentum from opponents. What's more, they do this through rubber "F" shapes on their rims.

The Beyblades of certain characters also show their personalities and stories. Longtime series antagonist Lui Shirosagi is an arrogant and intense blader. In Beyblade Burst, he uses the Lost Luinor Nine Spiral, an attack-type Beyblade that matches his aggression. The light blue colors and design also match those of their owner. "Luinor" is also named after Roman centurion Longinus, who pierced the side of Jesus with a spear. This is fitting, as the character is a nemesis and thorn in the side of Valt Aoi.

What's Gonna Be Your Beyblade Name?

Names are powerful things and in Beyblade, that power can give you the winning edge. The franchise draws its names from rich worlds of myth and history and incorporates their power into characters, lore, and Beyblades. That said, there's nothing to stop you from naming your own Beyblade something amazing. Which spirit will fight for you?

If you're looking for the right Beyblade to launch into your Beystadium, then why not check out the wide range of Beyblades at ToyShnip? No matter the type or the personality, we've got everything to make your own name legendary in the arena.

FAQs

What is a good name for a Beyblade?

A good Beyblade contains at least two words. A descriptor should be first and describe the nature or appearance of the blade. The second name should be rooted in history, mythology, or legend. Most importantly, it should sound cool e.g. Heaven Pegasus or Spin Dragoon.

Who is most popular Beyblade?

The most popular Beyblade depends on its stats and also its owner. The Valtryek (or Valkyrie) Beyblade belonging to protagonist Valt Aoi is constantly cited as the most popular Beyblade, with iterations like the Valkyrie W.A. being lauded for their design and lore.

What are the 4 types of Beyblades?

Beyblades are divided into four categories: attack, defense, stamina, and balanced. The last category incorporates all three previous types with no particular strengths or weaknesses.

Who is the big 5 in Beyblade?

In the Beyblade Burst series, the Big 5 are the most powerful Beybladers in the world. Before the events of the International Blader's Cup, the members were Free De La Hoya, Lui Shirosagi, Joshua Burns, Xander Shakadera, and Ren Wu Sun.


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  • drizzagor

    i love my bey.


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