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.

Monday, July 23, 2012


Meaning: (Victory of the People, Victorious, From the Latin Nicholaus, a derivative of the Greek Nikolaos (Victor of the People) a compound name composed of the elements nike (Victory) and Laos (the People). The name was borne by St. Nicholas, a 4th Century bishop of Myra who is regarded as the patron Saint of Russia and Greece, and of Children, Sailor’s and Wolves.)

Origin: (Latin, Greek, Russian)

Pronuciaion: (NIY-KowL-ay, neek-oh-LYE, nik-kuh-LY, nik-oh-LIE)

Gender: Male

I was watching a Syfy movie the other day and one of the characters was named Nicolai. I actually really like the name a lot. It is a great spelling alternative to Nicholas. It has a great meaning, look, pronunciation, and there is nothing I don't like about this name. It's also a great old fashioned male name.

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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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