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.

Friday, April 19, 2013


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.

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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.

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