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.

Monday, February 24, 2014


Meaning: (Enchantingly Beautiful, From the Shore, To Bind, To Tie, short form of Rebecca, Also possibly from the French word for “Shore, River, Riverbank.” Topographic name for someone who lived by a wharf in a port or on the bank of a river, riva (Latin ripa). Cattle Stall)

Origin: (Latin, Hebrew, Italian, French, English)

Pronunciation: (REE-vah, RIY-Vaa)

Gender: Female

I was looking up a name a few weeks ago and Riva was a sibling name suggestion on one of the sites I visited. I think Riva is really pretty and kind of has a link to my favorite name River *see on list of post and Favorite Female Names column*. I love the meaning “Enchantingly Beautiful.” I found it interesting that it was a short form of Rebecca. Riva is pretty and something that although having a long history it is fresh and unique.

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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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