A title is the prefix of a characters name (i.e. Peasant John Doe), in total there are ten titles. In order to level a title you must gain experience points.

Title Experience Points
Peasant 0
Citizen 150
Respectable 800
Honorable 2000
Illustrious 4000
Distinguished 8000
Noble 16000
Master/Mistress 32000
Sir/Madam 64000
Lord/Lady 128000