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, April 30, 2013

Sorry I Can't Reply to Comments Right Now

I am so sorry I can't reply to comments right now. For some reason my blog is not wanting to open for me. I can post but not view the blog from my laptop or home computer but I know others are seeing it because you all are commenting about my posts. I also am able to view it only from my internet on me cell phone so I again know it is posting right. Another problem is I can't reply to comments right now. From time to time that happens. I am getting the comments and I love that ya'll are responding well to the names I post on here. Keep commenting and if and when I get it working I will try to reply more personally to you all.

@ Drowsy Maggie- You commented on the name Havelock about it reminding you of a Viking warrior or a hunter and about it being masculine and brave sounding. I do agree 100%. I have recently decided to have this as future characters name. It will be the younger brother of a noble yet later corrupted warrior who fights his brother for what he believes is right. Thanks for commenting and sorry for the late reply.


Meaning: (Reflect, Think, Strong, Comfort, One Who Provides Comfort, Born in the Morning)

Origin: (Arabic, Japanese, Scandinavian)

Pronunciation: (AH-Z-aa)

Gender: Female

I often recommend the book Fairest by Gail Carson Levine on Yahoo Answers. The main character of the book is named Aza. It is a short name and the meanings are absolutely beautiful. I really love this name.


Meaning: (Countess, Royalty)

Origin: (Italian)

Pronunciation: (KaaNT-SSaa)

Gender: Female

I was reading something and I saw this name. I had never seen someone whose real name was this but apparently people are named this. I like royal meaning names so I sort of love this. The pronunciation I know but I had a hard time finding one on the internet. A few good nicknames could be Tessa, Tess, or Connie.


Meaning: (Craftsman, Works with the Hands, Variant of Fabrice (French, Latin)

Origin: (Italian)

Pronunciation: (Faa-BRiy-Zih-ow, FAH-BREE-TSEE-OH, fa-BREET-zee-oh)

Gender: Male

I was watching the movie The Light in the Piazza a few months ago on TCM channel. It was based off a 1950’s book by Elizabeth Spencer. The boy named Fabrizio was in love with Clara *see on list of posts* the mentally disabled girl. It was a good movie and I am trying to find the book. The name meanings give the name a very hard working sound to it. I love the look and pronunciation as well.


Meaning: (Leader of Men, Ruler of Men, To Think of a Man, Greek Mythology: An Ethiopian Princess, the daughter of Cassiopeia, was chained to a rock as a sacrifice to a seas monster until Perseus rescued her. Also a northern constellation, Also the name of a shrub that blooms in spring.)

Origin: (Greek, Greek Mythology)

Pronunciation: (an-DRAH-ma-dah, an-DRAW-ma-dah, aeNDRAOMahDah)

Gender: Female

I was reading something the other day on Yahoo Answers and someone was asking about nicknames for Andromeda. They said they saw this name in a more modern book. I think Andromeda is a powerful name with nice meanings. The mythology is also very interesting. I have so many ideas for characters running through my head when I hear and see this name.


Meaning:  (Ara: Brings Rain, Lion, Alter, Is the name of a Constellation, Ara was a legendary Armenian King. Also a nickname for Arabella. Lorn: From Lorne, Marquis of Lorne, The first name is ultimately derived the Scottish place name Lorne in Argyll, via the title Marquis of Lorne. The title was borne by the first Governor General of Canada, John Campbell (1845-1914), and thus the name became rather common among Canadians.  Also a variant of Lawrence “from Laurentum”)

Origin: (Armenian, Arabic, Latin, Scottish)

Pronunciation: (Ara: AA-Raja, EY-R-aa Lorn: Lorn, LAORN Aralorn: AIR-ah-lorn)

Gender: Female, Possibly Uni-Sex

I was flipping through a fantasy book a few weeks ago at a used book store and the main characters name was Aralorn. I really think it is beautiful in a very fantasy name way. I think it could be used in others novels because it is just a combo name between Ara and Lorn. The meanings are beautiful.


Meaning: (Eva: Life, Living One, Giver of Life, Full of Life, Mother of Life,  Alive, Animal, Latinate form of Eve, Also an Anglicization of the Gaelic name Aoife Nora: Light, Honored, Honorable, Valor, Short form of Eleanora “Light”, Honora, “Woman of Honor,” and Leonora. Also used as an independent name. In Scotland, Nora is often used as a feminine form of Norman. Nora is the heroine of Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House”. )

Origin: (Latin, Hebrew, Sanskrit, Greek, English, Celtic)

Pronunciation: (Eve: AY-vah, EE-vah, EYVaa (Dutch), IYVah (English), EHFaa (German), EHVaa (Italian, Spanish)) Nora: NOR-ah, NOWRah (English), NOWRaa (German) Evanora: EV-uh-nor-uh, AY-vah-nor-uh)

Gender: Female

I saw an advertisement for the new Oz the Great and Powerful. One of the wicked witches is named Evanora. I know it’s just a combo name of Eva and Nora but I think even if they created it for the movie I think it can be used in novels. I think this is a beautiful exotic name. It had beautiful meanings.

Friday, April 19, 2013


Meaning: (Clear, Bright, Famous, Post Classical name from the feminine form of the adjective “Clarus”. In the modern English- speaking world, it represents a re-Latinization of the normal English form Clare. The name Clarus was borne by a few early saints. The feminine form was popularized by the 13th Century Saint Clare of Assisi (called Chiara in Italian), a friend and follower of Saint Francis, who left her wealthy family to found the order of nuns known as the Poor Clares. As an English name it has been in use since the Middle Ages, originally in the form Clare, though the Latinate spelling Clara became more popular in the 19th Century. Also a nickname for Clarissa. Made famous in the 1920’s by the silent film actress Clara Bow, known as “the It girl”, because whatever “it” was, she had it.)

Origin: (Latin)

Pronunciation: (KLAH-rah (Italian, German, Spanish), KLER-ə (English), KLAR-ə (English), KLAERah (English), KLEHRah (English), KLAARaa (German, Italian, and Spanish), KLAH-rah)

Gender: Female

This is a name I have used for one of my main characters old best friends’ daughter’s name. I love saying this name because it rolls off the tongue nicely and is fun to say. It’s like when you say it your tongue rolls off the top of your mouth when you say it and it sounds nice when it is said. I think I like Clara much better than Clare or Claire. The meanings are lovely and it’s a short name which is a plus sometimes.


Meaning: (Gift of God, Variant of Dorothy, Feminine form of the Late Greek name (Dorotheos), which meant “Gift of God” from Greek (Doron) “Gift” and (Theos) “God”. Dorothea was the name of two early saints, notably the 4th Century martyr Dorothea of Caesarea. It was also borne by the 14th Century Saint Dorothea of Montau, who was the patron saint of Prussia. )

Origin: (Greek, Latin, German, Dutch, English)

Pronunciation:  (do-ro-TE-ah (German), dawr-ə-THEE-ə (English), dor-oh-THEE-ah, DowRah-THIYah (English), DowRowTEHaa (German))

Gender: Female

I have debated adding this name for some time. It is although a good alternative for Dorothy which has an old fashioned feel. However Dorothea looks a little weird to me. I think it’s the Doro followed by Thea which when together to me it seems it shouldn’t fit together but it does. I like the meanings however and it has an interesting history.


Meaning: (Pious, Pure, Very Ingenious)

Origin: (Arabic)

Pronunciation: (AZ-kuh)

Gender: Female

I have liked the name Azka since I saw the Syfy mini-series Tin Man. The wicked witch was named Azkadelia. The meaning of Azka is very beautiful and lovely. A good nickname could be just Az which when said is sort off cute. Also this is an Arabic name and I love different Arabic names.


Meaning: (Someone Who Gives Out Goods, Dispenser of Provisions, Butler, Steward, Occupational Name, Familiar since the 1930’s primarily due to actor Spencer Tracy.)

Origin: (Middle English, English, Old French)

Pronunciation:  (SPEN-ser, SPEHNS-er)

Gender: Male, Possibly Uni-Sex

I used to live next door to a guy who’s name was Spencer. He had a crush on me and asked me out once. I haven’t added this name before now because this guy kind of put me off the name which is not fair to the name or any other Spencer’s out there. It has a decent meaning and is a very handsome sounding name. I think a pretty boy in novel could be named this. It has a good look and is easily pronounced.

Bettie / Betty

Meaning: (God’s Promise, God is my Oath, My God is a Vow, Pet form of Elizabeth, In the 17th Century it was also used occasionally as a pet form of Beatrice. First became popular in the 18th Century, and now appears most often in combination with other names: Betty Lou, Betty Ann, ect. Liza and Beth are now more likely choices as modern-day short forms. Actresses Betty Grable, Bette Davis, Singer Bette Midler, First Lady Betty Ford. )

Origin:  (Dutch, English, Hebrew)

Pronunciation: (BET-ee)

Gender: Female

I saw a little bit of this movie once that was about 1950’s Pin-up Girl Bettie Page. I have also heard this name a lot lately. It is a short name that can be a stand alone name or a nickname for Elizabeth or Beatrice. It has a good meaning and is a name that’s easily pronounced. It’s a cute name with a very early American sound to it (I don’t know why I feel that way).


Meaning: (Pierce the Vale, Destroyer, One who Pierces the Valley, Hard Steel, Invented by a medieval poet - Chrétien de Troyes- in the 12th century for one of King Arthur's knights. His virtue was so great that he alone could retrieve the elusive Holy Grail. The character (and probably the name) of Perceval was based on that of the Welsh hero PEREDUR. The spelling was perhaps altered under the influence of Old French percer val "to pierce the valley". Wagner's opera Parsifal is based on this knight's tale.)

Origin: (Old French, Latin, English, Welsh Mythology)

Pronunciation: (PUR-si-vəl (English), PAHRSihVahL)

Gender: Male

I was looking up the name Percy *see on list of posts* and I saw Percy was a short form of Percival. I decided since I added Percy I might as well give Percival it’s own post as well apart from Percy. I can’t remember where I heard this name but every time I say it I keep thinking I have seen this name in a popular book or movie before. It has decent strong meanings and an interesting history. It’s a bit old fashioned but I don’t mind.


Meaning: (Pierces the Valley, A British aristocratic surname derived from Persius, a Latin version of a name used among the ancient Gauls. Persius possibly means "to penetrate the hedge" as reference to an effective hunter, in Old French. Short form of Percival. This name derives from the Olde French "percer" to pierce or breach and "haie" a hedge or enclosure and was originally given to a soldier, possibly in North France, remembered for his breach of a fortification. The name was brought to England by the Normans in 1066 and is first recorded in the Domesday Book. The name was anglicized as Pearcey, Pearcy, Piercey and Piercy. One, William de Percy (1030-1096) who accompanied William the Conqueror founded a leading Northumbrian family from whom Sir Henry Percy (1364-1403) , known as Harry Hotspur, was descended. He helped place Henry 1V on the throne but later revolted and was killed. A family branch spelling their name Piercy established themselves at Malton in North Yorkshire c.1500 The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Ralph Percehai which was dated 1086, in the "Domesday Book of Berkshire" during the reign of King William 1, known as "The Conqueror" 1066 - 1087 Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling. Author Walker Percy; poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822.) An English romantic poet whose works include 'Adonais' and 'Ozymandias'.)

Origin: (English, Greek, Latin, Norman)

Pronunciation: (PER-see, PUR-see)

Gender: Male, Possibly Uni-Sex

I was watching Chelsea Lately and she had this animal expert guy on and he brought a baby alpaca on whose name was Percy. I have seen and heard this name before, most notably from the Percy Jackson young adult novel series. It’s a nice name with nice strong meanings. It is old fashioned but still cute for the modern era. It can be used in many different genres.


Meaning: (Inventor, Ingenious, Invented name, taken from "Star Trek". The character Danar is a magnificent human specimen.)

Origin: (English)

Pronunciation: (DAY-nar)

Gender: Male, Possibly Uni-Sex

I was watching an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation and there was a character on there whose last name was Danar. I came to like the name even if it is just made up for the show. I assume you can still use this name even if it was on Star Trek but like I said it was invented for the show so I don’t know if it’s copy righted or not. I like the look and pronunciation of this name.

Annalise / Annaliese

Meaning: (Grace, Favor, Graced with God’s Bounty, Favored Grace, Graceful Light, Scandinavian combination name composed of Anne (Gracious, Full of Grace) and Liese (God is my Oath), Variant of Annalisa.)

Origin: (Latin, German, Scandinavian, Danish, Hebrew, French, English)

Pronunciation: (a-nə-LEES, AHN-ah-liese, ae-N-aa-LIY-Saa- or AE-N-ah-Liy-Z)

Gender: Female

I was looking at something the other day and I saw this name. I have seen this name before because of this actress I used to see on T.V all the time but I never really looked into this name. It has good meanings and it’s a name that is used but is still unique sounding.


Meaning:  (Jolly, Jovial, Marvelous, Star of the Sea, Daughter of Atlas, Beloved of Amun, Great Lord, Pregnant Mother, Greek Mythology: Maera (hound), hound of Icarius, was turned into the dog star. Maera, daughter of Proetus the son of Thersander, mother of Locrus by Zeus. Maera, daughter of Atlas, wife of Tegeates.  Maera, one of the Nereids, daughters of Nereus and Doris. Maera, one of the four daughters of the river god Erasinus, along with Anchirhoe, Byze and Melite. They are associated with Britomartis.)

Origin: (Latin, Irish, Gaelic, Celtic, Egyptian, French, Greek Mythology)

Pronunciation: (M-EHRah, May-Rah, mare-uh) 

Gender: Female

When looking up the meanings behind Atlas *See on list of posts* I saw this name. I like the lovely meanings and the spelling of this name is unique. It has a large usage in mythology as well.


Meaning:  (To Carry, Atlas was a mythical Titan who bore the weight of the world on his shoulders, so the name bears connotations of Great Strength. Not enduring" from the Greek negative prefix α combined with τλαω (tlao) "to endure".)

Origin: (Greek, Greek Mythology, English)

Pronunciation: (AT-ləs, AT-lis)

Gender: Male

I was looking at the blog Baby Name Addict and she had the name Atlas on there. At first I thought it was a bit weird but then I started to see it could be a very strong name for a character. I like the meanings and the history behind this name.

Friday, April 5, 2013






Meaning: (She Who Judges, Thirsty, Mythology: Danae was the daughter of King Acrisius of Argos and his wife Queen Eurydice. The mother of Perseus by Zeus. She was sometimes credited with founding the city of Ardea in Latium. Disappointed with his lack of male heirs, Acrisius asked an oracle if this would change. The oracle told him that he would be killed by his daughter’s son. She was childless and, meaning to keep her so, he shut her up in a bronze tower or cave. But Zeus came to her in the form of golden rain, and impregnated her. Soon after, their child Perseus was born.

Unwilling to provoke the wrath of the gods by killing his offspring, Acrisius cast Danae and Perseus into the sea in a wooden chest. The sea was calmed by Poseidon and at the request pf Zeus the pair survived. The washed ashore of Seriphos, where they were taken in by Dictys – the brother of King Polydectes- who raised Perseus to manhood.

The King was charmed by Danae but she had no interest in him. Consequently he agreed not to marry her only if her son would travel to the foreign land of the Grey Ladies and slay the hideous Medusa. With the use of Athena’s shield, he was able to evade her gaze and eventually kill her.)

Origin: (Greek, Greek Mythology)

Pronunciation:  (DAN-ay, da-NAY, DAEN-ay, Dah-neigh, DAH-nai, DAH-nai-ay, DAWN-a-ee, DAWN-ie, DAN-ie)

Gender: Female 

I was looking up a name the other day and came upon this one. It’s a name with good meanings and quite a mythology background. It also seems a strong name. The pronunciation variants are what have thrown me off a bit. There are so many different ways to say this or at least I have found sites that say there are many different ways to pronounce it. I like the look of the name though so I have decided to add it to my blog.

Darcy / Darcie

Meaning:  (Dark, Dark One, Also a Norman place name, “from Arcy.” Denoting one who came form Arcy in France. The first name is derived from the baronial surname D’Arcy introduced into Britain during the Norman Conquest. The surname was borne by Norman barons who came from the town Arcy in Northern France and attacked Ireland after the conquest of England in 1066. The town name is itself of the Latin element arx with the meaning ‘Fortress’. It represents the transferred use of the geographic name and the surname as a given name. Literary: Jane Austen named the haughty hero of “Pride and Prejudice” (1813) “Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy”, with connotations of Norman Aristocracy. The somewhat aristocratic name has been used by English speakers since the 19th Century.)

Origin: (Irish, Gaelic, English, Old French)

Pronunciation: (DAHR-see, DAARSiy)

Gender: Uni-Sex

I have liked the name Darcy since I first fell in love with the novel & movies Pride and Prejudice. Recently I read another book Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen where there is a character in it named Darcy O’Mara. I have heard this name often and I really do love it. The meanings and history of this name are interesting. It is an old name but it is short, easily pronounced and very handsome. I like Darcy for a male and Darcie for a girl though I guess you can have Darcy for a girl as well as I have seen it done that way. Then you don’t have to use the miss spelled Darcie. Though I really do like both of the spellings Darcy & Darcie.


Meaning: (Star, Myrtle Leaf, Biblical: A young Hebrew woman named Hadassah who became the wife of the Persian King Ahasuerus, and risked her life to save her people. The name may also be a Hebrew form of the name of the Persian Goddess of Love, Ishtar. Ester is a Spanish form. It was adopted as an English name in the 17th Century.)

Origin: (Persian, English)

Pronunciation: (ESS-ter, EH-stur)

Gender: Female

This is a name I didn’t quite like years ago. There was a horror / thriller movie a few years back with a crazy little girl in it named Esther. I was put off by the name because of that movie and that coupled with the pronunciation. I have the hardest time pronouncing this name. I always want to try and pronounce it ES-thur. Just the other day though I started watching Turner Classics Movie channel and began watching the movie Meet Me in St. Louis. Judy Garland was in it and she played a character named Esther often called Es. So I looked the name up. Now I know how to pronounce it and I kind of like the name. It has good meanings and is a nice old fashioned name that would still fit today.   


Meaning: (Deciding Warrior, Army Counsel, Wise Army, Variant of Raynor. German form of Rayner. Related surname are occasionally used as given names. Poet Rainer Maria Rilke.)

Origin: (Old German, English)

Pronunciation: (RAY-ner, RIE-ner)

Gender: Uni-Sex

I was adding new quotes to my list of inspirational quotes and I came across some new writing quotes on the internet.  Just like both Havelock and Jessamyn *see on list of posts* this name was the name of the poet –Rainer Maria Rilke- whose quote I read. I think it is a cute name though I envision a very hippie kind of character named this or a nature based character. The meanings are strong. It’s an easily pronounced name and quite pleasant and crisp.

Jessamine / Jessamyn

Meaning: (Jasmine, A Flower, He Sees, Variant of Jasmine and Jessica.)

Origin:  (Arabic, Old French, Persian, Hebrew, English)

Pronunciation: (JH-S-aa-MihN, Jess-uh-men)

Gender: Female

I was adding new quotes to my list of inspirational quotes and I came across some new writing quotes on the internet. Just like the name Havelock *See on list of posts* this name was the name of an author whose quote I read. Jessamyn was the one I saw but when looking up the name I often saw the spelling Jessamine so I added them both. It seems this name was around as far back as the 1950’s but I would assume it may go even farther back but I am not sure how far back this might have been used or how often. It has good meanings and is a pretty name. A good nickname could be Jessa.


Meaning: (Sea Competition, Sea Contest, Sea Sport, Is a form of the English and German name Oliver, Author Havelock Ellis.)

Origin: (Scandinavian, Old Norse, Welsh, German)

Pronunciation: (HHAEVLAAK)

Gender: Male, Possibly Uni-Sex

I was adding new quotes to my list of inspirational quotes and I came across some new writing quotes on the internet. While scanning the list I saw one of the quotes was from an author Havelock Ellis. I instantly liked the name. It is a name you don’t often see or hear especially in an English speaking country. It has decent meanings and seems a strong name as well. This would have to be well placed by an author to work especially in English speaking countries but I think it could be done.


Meaning: (The Heavens, Sky, Royal One, The Chief)

Origin: (Hawaiian, Polynesian)

Pronunciation: (kah-LAH-nee, ka-LA-nee, KaaLAANiy)

Gender: Female, Possibly Uni-Sex

I was asking on Yahoo Answers about the name Aeryn *See on list of post*. Someone suggested the name Kalani as a surname for a character if I use Aeryn as a first name for a future character. I think Kalani is a beautiful name with strong and pretty meanings. I very rarely add Hawaiian names too so I am stocked to add this one. Nickname options could be Kal, Kall, or Lani all cute but not immature sounding.


Meaning: (Spring Like, Flourishing, Pep, Liveliness, Ginger, Refers to the pungent root used as a spice. Also a nickname for Virginia (Latin). Reddish orange color, Virgin.)

Origin: (English, Latin)

Pronunciation:  (JIN-jer, JHIHNJH-er)

Gender: Female

I have had my issues with this name in the past. I just thought it was a stupid name and something you called a person with red hair, sometimes to get them mad. I have begun to hear this name more often and I looked it up. I like many of the meanings. It is a fresh name and is easily pronounced and not at all odd or confusing. I don’t know if I will ever use it but it has earned my respect and so I am adding it for all those out there that want to use it.


Meaning: (Small Son, Son of Owen, Small, Victorious One, Son of the Well-Born or Youthful One, This interesting surname has two origins. Firstly, it can be of Welsh origin, being a patronymic form of the Welsh personal name "Owain", itself coming from the Latin "Eugenius", which derives from the Greek "Eugenios", meaning well-born or noble, with the Welsh patronymic element "ab" or "ap", son of; hence, "son of Owen". Secondly, it can be of Irish origin, being an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "O'Buadhachain", the prefix "O", meaning grandson or descendant of, and "Buadhach", a personal name meaning "victorious"; hence, "descendant of Buadhach". The surname dates back to the late 13th Century (see below), and John Bowen was recorded in the 1305 Register of the Freemen of the City of York. In the modern idiom the surname can be found recorded as Bowen, Boohan, Bohane, (O)Boughoan and (O)Boghan. Daniell, son of John Abowen, was christened at St. Peter's, Cornhill, London, in 1568. Charles Synge Christopher Bowen, Baron Bowen (1835 - 1894) was a judge; having been educated at Rugby and Balliol College in Oxford. Thomas Bowen, aged 26 yrs., a famine emigrant, sailed from Liverpool aboard the "Cambridge", bound for New York, in May 1846. The Coat of Arms most associated with the family is a blue shield with a gold lion rampant within an orle of gold roses, the Crest being an arm couped at the elbow and erect habited black cuffed ermine holding in the hand proper a chaplet of laurel green. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Madocus ap Oweyn, which was dated 1292, in "Placita de Que Warranto", Shropshire, during the reign of King Edward 1, known as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling. )

Origin: (Welsh, Celtic, Old English, Irish)

Pronunciation: (B-AWehN, BOH-en, BO-uhn, Go to this site and run your cursor over the name Bowen to hear how it is said:

Gender: Uni-Sex

The book I read back in December the author’s last name is Bowen. I kind of like this name. A cute nickname could be Bo or Bowie. The meanings are good and it’s not a first name you hear too much which I like. It’s also has noble meanings which I have stated before I love. It took me a while to finally decide to add this as it took a while to finally come to like it enough to add it. Now I am coming to really love this name.


Meaning: (This is an anglicized form of the Olde Gaelic name O'Cuinneain. The Gaelic prefix "o" indicates "male descendant of", plus the personal name Cuinneain, a diminutive of Conn, meaning "hero" or "warrior". The Gaelic word "Cuinnean" literally translates as "canton" i.e. a small charge on the left corner of a warriors shield denoting a particular military achievement. The name is particularly widespread in Munster, especially in North Tipperary, West Clare and North Limerick. It has four spelling variations: - Guinan, Guinane, Guinane and Ginnnane. On November 7th 1778, David Guinan, an enfant was christened at St. John's, Limerick and on September 15th 1868 a daughter was born to Thomas Guinnane and Bridget Dempsey in Limerick. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Guinnane, a son born to Patrick Guinnane and Margaret Shiels. Which was dated February 21st 1846 at Limerick. during the reign of Queen Victoria, known as "The Great White Queen", 1837 - 1901. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling., Star Trek: The Next Generation character.)

Origin: (Irish, Gaelic, Scottish)

Pronunciation: (Guy-nun, GY-nun)

Gender: Uni-Sex

I love watching Star Trek: The Next Generation and I like the character Whoopi Goldberg plays. She plays an alien named Guinan who works in Ten Forward which is the bar on the Enterprise. She comes from a race of listeners. I always found her character interesting. I really like her name as well because it is fun to say and it’s unique. The meanings are decent and strong. Since this is a real name it can be used by others for there characters and I don’t thing too many people with put it together that this name is on Star Trek.

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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