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, May 10, 2013


Meaning: (Heaven, Sky, Blind, Musical, From Caelia, feminine form of the Old Roman Family name Caelius, probably from “Caelum” meaning “Heaven”, Sometimes also used as a short form of Cecelia. Celio is the masculine form. The name was not used in the middle ages, and was introduced to the English- Speaking world as the name of a character in Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” (1599). Made popular in the 1940’s by actress Celia Johnson. )

Origin: (Latin, English, Italian, Polish, Scandinavian, Spanish)

Pronunciation: (SEEL-yah, SIYLiyah (English), SIYLYah (English), CHEHLYaa (Italian), THEHLYaa (Spanish), SEHLYaa (Spanish-Latin American))

Gender: Female

I was watching Law and Order: SVU and one of these ladies on the show had a baby who she named Celia. I think it is a pretty cute name. It is short, easily pronounceable and has decent meanings. It is a name that’s been in use for a nice long time but is still really nice in the modern era.   

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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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