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: (A Pearl, Variant of Greta and Margaret, Diminutive of GRETE. This name is well-known as the character in Grimm's fairy tale who is captured, with her brother Hansel, by a witch. Also the name of the youngest child of Captain Von Trapp in the movie The Sound of Music.)

Origin: (German, Greek, Finnish)

Pronunciation: (GREH-təl, GRE-tel, GREH-TL)

Gender: Female

There is that movie Hansel and Gretel movie out a few months back and so I got to hearing Gretel a lot during the commercials. It is a decent name with a pretty meaning. I haven’t been a fan of this name before but it is ok and so I am adding this.  

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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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