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.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Meaning: (Land, Rejoice, Happy, Probably the root of the word “Gay”, which used to mean “Jolly”. Also a biblical name, and the name of a Roman jurist in the Second Century. Caius is a variant that occurs in England. Gaius was a common Roman name, the most famous bearer being Gaius Julius Caesar, the great leader of the Roman Republic, and his adopted son Gaius Octavius (later known as Augustus), the first Roman emperor.)

Origin: (Latin, Etruscan)

Pronunciation: (GIE-us, GAY-us, GAYahS, G-eye-us)

Gender: Male

This is a strong good meaning name with an amazing long history behind it. It is a name I really do love. It’s not something you hear much now days but that might be a good thing.  In the bible Gaius was once a companion to Paul on his travels and I love all the names of the traveling companions of Paul’s ex. Timothy, Silas, Barnabas…..

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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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