Wizard101 Name or Gender Changes

Have you ever wanted to make name or gender changes to your Wizard101 characters? With the Summer 2023 update (currently in test realm), it’s now possible! This update has been a long time in the works, and highly anticipated by the community. Let’s check out this big change to character customization!


Before we dig into the new update, take a moment of caution! Any changes you make to your character’s name or gender are IRREVERSIBLE and ONE TIME ONLY per character. So, make sure you have the perfect name choice picked out before you make any changes! Additionally, name or gender changes are only available to wizards level 50 or above.

How do I make name or gender changes?

Head on over to the Magic Mirror in the Shopping District. The Mirror already allows us to customize our characters’ designs, from eye colour to hairstyles and face paint. Now, the “Change Name or Gender” button in the top right of the Mirror’s menu adds a new level of customization. From there, you can decide whether to change both your name and gender, or just your name alone. Changing the gender does require a name change, too.

Unfortunately, making any changes to your character’s name or gender is not free. The price is the same for both customization options: 100 Crowns. Considering this is a one-time change, I’d say this is a very reasonable price. Just be aware that this cost applies to each character, should you want to make changes to multiple.

Once you make any name or gender changes to your wizard, all of your friends will be able to see the change in their Friends List. A handy icon will show next to any wizards that have changed their names, with a reminder of what their name used to be. To avoid any confusion, make sure your friends recognise you by reintroducing yourself!

But that’s not all!

If you change your character’s name, or make any new characters, you might notice something different. There are also some new name options to choose from! Each name category now has double the number of options as before. While the lists of first names are still different between male and female characters, more gender-neutral options have been added. Hopefully you will find a name that best suits you and your character!

Final Thoughts

Overall, this is a fantastic, long-awaited update to Wizard101. Maybe you have a Death character named FireDust, or used “Angle” instead of “Angel”? Maybe your character was made a long time ago, and their name or gender doesn’t reflect who you are anymore? Or maybe, you just want to try out the outfits for the opposite gender? Whatever the reason for wanting a change, now is the time to customize your character exactly the way you want them!

Update: We are hosting a mini-contest to find the most creative new name! Before Test Realm goes offline on July 21st, send a screenshot of your most creative wizard + name to finalbastioncontests@gmail.com. Bonus points to outfits that match the name! One winner will receive a UFO mount, while 3 runners up will receive a Dragonclaw Blade

What do you think of the name and gender change update?
What new name options would you like to see?
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Jennifer SoulStone

A Wizard101 player since 2010, Jennifer is a true completionist at heart. Since returning to the game in 2020, she has completed every quest, and is aiming to earn every badge. If there is something to collect, Jennifer is collecting it - including spells, pets, fish and music scrolls! You will usually find her participating in Beastmoon and Deckathalon, hunting down obscure badges, or helping others through the Team Up kiosk!


  • The fact that you need level 50 is ridiculous dude
    It makes changing the gender basically impossible for trans people with no membership if they got too far with a character to wanna make a whole new one

  • The name change button isn’t in the magic mirror shop menu for me…I’m level 104

    • The name change update is currently only in test realm, and will come to live servers soon.

  • I personally love the idea. However, I feel that there should be the ability to change your name/gender multiple times. Of course, definitely have limits, like a cooldown of 90+ days per change to prevent abuse.

  • So my honest opinion I absolutely positively love it but I hate the fact we have to pay 100 crowns to do this because a lot of people financially can’t afford to do anything like that I wish it would be with gold instead of crowns to help people out that’s not financially able to purchase it for 100 crowns

    • I don’t think 100 crowns is a burden at all, you can just do a single day of trivia for crowns to “pay” for it (not to mention any random crowns you have lying around from past end of year giveaways)

      • wizard101.com/game/trivia

    • Daily assignment awards also provide a decent amount of crowns over the course of 15 days (and can be done on multiple characters to really stack it up)

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