List of Dragon Age Pairing Names

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The Dragon Age fandom has a large and diverse cast of characters, so there are many potential ships. Dragon Age ships tend to use portmanteaus and full virgule titles.

Naming Conventions

The Virgule

As in many other fandoms, romantic pairings are most commonly denoted by a slash, or virgule, separating the characters' names. For example, a story labeled as "Alistair/Warden" refers to a romantic (and/or sexual) work whose primary couple is Alistair and The Warden.


Portmanteaus are common in Dragon Age ship names. For example, Iron Bull/Dorian is often referred to as Adoribull.

Common Dragon Age: Origins Pairing Names

Warden-Centric Pairings

Characters Involved Primary Pairing Name Portmanteau
Alistair/The Warden Alistair/Warden Tabristair (Tabris Warden)
Leliana/The Warden Leliana/Warden
Morrigan/The Warden Morrigan/Warden
Zevran/The Warden Zevran/Warden ZevWarden

Other Character Pairings

Characters Involved Primary Pairing Name Portmanteau Category
Morrigan/Alistair Morrigan/Alistair Morristair Het
Alistair/Cullen Alistair/Cullen Cullistair Slash
Leliana/Morrigan Leliana/Morrigan Morriana Femslash
Alistair/Zevran Alistair/Zevran Zevistair Slash
Ariane/Finn Ariane/Finn Het

Common Dragon Age II Pairing Names

Hawke-Centric Pairings

Characters Involved Primary Pairing Name Portmanteau
Anders/Hawke Anders/Hawke Handers
Fenris/Hawke Fenris/Hawke Fenhawke
Isabela/Hawke Isabela/Hawke Hawkebela
Merrill/Hawke Merrill/Hawke Merrihawke
Sebastian Vael/Hawke Sebastian/Hawke Sebhawke
Varric Tethras/Hawke Varric/Hawke

Other Character Pairings

Characters Involved Primary Pairing Name Portmanteau Category
Anders/Bethany Hawke Anders/Bethany Bethanders Het
Anders/Fenris Anders/Fenris Fenders Slash
Anders/Isabela Anders/Isabela Anderbela Het
Anders/Merrill Anders/Merrill Merders Het
Anders/Nathaniel Howe Anders/Nathaniel Nanders Slash
Anders/Sebastian Vael Anders/Sebastian Vael Sebanders Slash
Aveline Vallen/Donnic Hendyr Aveline/Donnic Het
Aveline Vallen/Isabela Isabela/Aveline Avebela Femslash
Bethany Hawke/Carver Hawke Bethany/Carver Hawkecest Het Incest
Bethany Hawke/Fenris Bethany/Fenris Bethris Het
Carver Hawke/Merrill Carver/Merrill Carrill Het
Cassandra Pentaghast/Varric Tethras Cassandra/Varric Pentathras Het
Fenris/Danarius Fenris/Danarius Fenarius Slash
Fenris/Isabela Fenris/Isabela Fenbela Het
Fenris/Merrill Fenris/Merrill Fenrill Het
Fenris/Sebastian Vael Fenris/Sebastian Sebris Slash
Fenris/Varania Fenris/Varania Fenrania; Vintcest Het Incest
Fenris/Zevran Arainai Fenris/Zevran Zevris Slash
Isabela/Merrill Isabela/Merrill Merribela Femslash
Isabela/Zevran Arainai Isabela/Zevran Zevrabela Het

Common Dragon Age: Inquisition Pairing Names

Inquisitor-Centric Pairings

Characters Involved Primary Pairing Name Portmanteau
Blackwall/The Inquisitor Blackwall/Inquisitor
Cassandra Pentaghast/The Inquisitor Cassandra/Inquisitor
Cole/The Inquisitor Cole/Inquisitor
Cullen/The Inquisitor Cullen/Inquisitor Cullavellan (Lavellan Inquisitor)
Dorian Pavus/The Inquisitor Dorian/Inquisitor Adaarian, Pavelyan, Pavellan
Iron Bull/The Inquisitor Iron Bull/Inquisitor Adaaribull, Bullavellan
Josephine Montilyet/The Inquisitor Josephine/Inquisitor
Sera/The Inquisitor Sera/Inquisitor Seradaar (Adaar Inquisitor)
Solas/The Inquisitor Solas/Inquisitor Solavellan
Varric Tethras/The Inquisitor Varric/Inquisitor
Vivienne/The Inquisitor Vivienne/Inquisitor

Other Character Pairings

Characters Involved Primary Pairing Name Portmanteau Category
Iron Bull/Dorian Pavus Iron Bull/Dorian Adoribull Slash
Dorian Pavus/Cullen Dorian/Cullen Cullrian Slash
Josephine Montilyet/Blackwall Josephine/Blackwall Het
Josephine Montilyet/Cassandra Pentaghast Josephine/Cassandra Pentilyet Femslash
Dagna/Sera Dagna/Sera Femslash
Leliana/Cassandra Pentaghast Leliana/Cassandra Lelissandra Femslash
Leliana/Josephine Montilyet Leliana/Josephine Josiana Femslash
Iron Bull/Cremisius Aclassi Iron Bull/Krem Krembull Slash
Blackwall/Iron Bull Blackwall/Iron Bull Blackbull Slash
Cullen Rutherford/Iron Bull Cullen/Iron Bull Bullen, Iron Lion Slash
Cassandra Pentaghast/Vivienne de Fer Cassandra/Vivienne Vivissandra Femslash