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, October 16, 2013


Meaning: (Perfect, Also a variant of Artemis and a version of Artemas, a mans name from the Bible. Feminine form of Artemisios. This was the name of the 4th Century BC builder of the Mausoleum, one of the seven wonders of the world. She built it in memory of her husband, the Carian Prince Mausolus. Also a name of a shrub common in America. Made famous also by Artemisia Gentileschi, a 17th Century Italian painter.)

Origin: (Greek, Spanish, Biblical)

Pronunciation: (ahr-te-MEE-zhah, Ar-tay-MEE-zee-uh, AARTAHM-ZHAH, Go to this site and run your cursor over the name Artemisia to hear how it is said:

Gender: Female

I have been looking things up about herbs and plants lately for a novel I am writing. I came across this plant name and I absolutely love it. I have decided to use it as a character name. It is a very pretty name and the history is very interesting. So this name could fit just about anywhere in time or even an alternative time line. A few cute nicknames could be Arty, Artie, Misa (Pronounced: MEE-zhah), or Mimi.

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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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