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, September 27, 2013


Meaning: (Established and Beautiful, City in the State of Tennessee also a ruined city in the country of Egypt. Greek form of Egyptian Men-nafer. One of the capitals of ancient Egypt, identified with the ruins at Mit Rahiney, about 23 km (14 mi) S of Cairo, on the W side of the Nile River. Memphis was for long the most important city in “Lower Egypt” (that is, the Delta region and a small section to the S thereof).)

Origin: (Greek)

Pronunciation: (m-EH-m-fuhs, MEM-fiss, Mem-phus)

Gender: Female, Possibly Uni-Sex

Now people are named Tennessee so I don’t see why a Tennessee city can’t be used but I have heard people say Memphis isn’t really a human’s name or they think so. I like the name Memphis Belle as a double barrel name. I asked about it on Yahoo Answers and found out it was the name of a bomber plane in WWII and the name of a movie about it. Still I love the name so I have added it to my Favorite Female Names list on this blog and now I am adding a post here about it. The meanings are lovely and beautiful. A cute nickname I think could be Mem or Memmy.


A few weeks ago I was in Wal Mart and I went past a lady who had a few kids and as I was passing I heard her call one of her daughters names which was Memphis.

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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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