What follows is a list of Space Marine Chapter names. Many of these you may have seen before, others are Chapters that have been mentioned possibly once or twice in the distant past, while some are totally new.

Space Marine Chapters are much like Knightly Orders, and their names often reflect this. Reference can also be made to their status as the defenders of Mankind, or the fact that they consider themselves the ritual Sons of the Emperor. A Chapter's name might embody the character of the Chapter (such as the Blood Drinkers), the world of thier founding (Praetors of Orpheus) or the Legion gene-seed from which they derived (such as the Storm Lords and Marauders).

Original Legions Second Founding
Space Wolves
Wolf Brothers1
Utramarines
Aurora
Black Consuls
Eagle Warriors
Genesis
Inceptors
Libators
Nemesis
Novamarines
Patriarchs of Ulixis
Praetors of Orpheus
Silver Eagles
White Consuls
Dark Angels
Angels of Absolution
Angels of Redemption
Angels of Vengeance
Guardians of Covenant
Scions of Caliban
Consecrators
Angels of Vigilance (?)
Imperial Fists
Black Templars
Crimson Fists
Soul Drinkers7
Blood Angels
Angels Encarmine
Angels Sanguine
Angels Vermillion
Blood Drinkers
Flesh Tearers
White Scars
Destroyers
Marauders
Rampagers
Storm Lords
Iron Hands
Brazen Claws
Red Talons
Salamanders
None known
Raven Guard
Black Guard
Revilers

 

Later Foundings
Absolvers
Adulators
Angels of Damnation
Angels of Fire
Angels of Penance
Angels of Purgatory
Angels of Repentance
Angels of Retribution
Angels Vigilance
Angels Penitent
Angels Porphyr
Angels Redeemed
Angels Repentant
Angels Resplendent
Angels Revenant
Astral Claws2
Avengers
Benedictors
Black Dragons
Black Inculpators
Celebrants
Celestail Lions
Contenders
Crusaders
Death Spectres
Dictators
Espandors
Excubants
Exectrators
Executioners
Exemplars
Exorcists
Fire Hawks3
Flame Falcons4
Hounds of Demos
Howling Griffons
Inculcators
Invictors
Inviolators
Lamentors
Libators
Malevolent
Marines Errant
Marines Errantor
Marines Vigilant5
Mentors
Minotaurs
Mortifactors
Oblators
Panthers
Penitents
Purgators
Rainbow Warriors
Raptors
Redeemed
Redeemers
Red Scorpions
Relictors
Reparators
Retractor
Rhetors
Scythes of the Emperor
Silver Skulls
Sons of Gideon4
Star Phantoms
Star Scorpions6
Storm Giants
Supplicators
Tempestors
Tributors
Valedictors
Venerators
Venerators of Osiron
Victors
Vindicators
Warriors Tempest
White Consuls
1) Wolf Brothers - Disbanded due to genetic instabilty
2) Astral Claws - Excommunicate, became Red Corsairs
3) Fire Hawks - Lost in warp 963.M41
4) Flame Falcons, Sons of Gideon - Excommunicate, mutation
5) Marines Vigilant - Excommunicate, fell under mind-control of a rare warp entity
6) Star Scorpions - Lost in the warp, their colours and homeworld were given to the Mentors Chapter
7) Soul Drinkers - Excommunicate traitors