Character Naming

As an Author naming your Character is an important step right after coming up with the plot. I am here to help you choose the right character name for you and your story.

Make sure your character name is Genre Appropriate. Make sure if it's a Historical Fiction novel or takes place in a real time period that the name was used then. Or if it's a fictionalized place then you can be as creative as you wish.

Just have fun with naming your character. It is after all your story.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Meaning: (A Bean, A Bean Grower, From the Latin Fabianua (of Fabius), which is derived from the Old Roman family name Fabius, a derivative of the Latin faba (a bean). Fabian, character in William Shakespeare's play, "Twelfth Night." Fabian has historically been unusual in English-speaking countries. When it does encounter a resurgence, it is usually a relatively strong one and one that stems from someone with a specific, pivotal popularity. During the end of the last century the Fabian Society, a group including George Bernard Shaw, E. Nesbit, and Sidney Webb was founded, and that may have helped. In the United States during the 1950s, a very popular singer entertainer who when solely by that name (although christened Fabiano Anthony Forte), contributed to the resurgence.)

Origin: (Latin, Italian)

Pronunciation: (fay-bee-en, FAY-bee- ən, Go to this site and run your cursor over Fabian to hear how it is said:

Gender: Male

I have always liked Fabian although I never much cared for the meaning. I think this name has a very exotic sometimes sexy look and sound to it. I could see this in a Romance novel or perhaps even a Fantasy novel or Inspirational novels. It can fit in a wide range of different genres.

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I try to have the most accurate Meanings, Origin and Pronunciations for the names on this blog. It is best though to do research into the names you decide to use for your characters as there can be errors on my blog. Or meanings, origins, and pronunciations I have not seen thus not been able to add to this blog.

Try some of the leading Baby Name Sites and Baby Name or Character Naming books as well.

The baby name sites below are where I collect many of the Names, Origins, and Pronunciations I use on this blog.

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