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, August 11, 2014


Meaning: (Honey, Quince Yellow, Yellow as a Canary,"Mel" can be derived from names such as Melanie meaning "black, dark" or Melissa meaning "honey-bee". Feminine form of the Greek Melinos (quince-yellow), which is from Melon (quince, apple), Mostly 18th century use.)

Origin: (Greek)

Pronunciation: (meh-LEE-nə, ma-LEEN-ah.)

Gender: Female

I was watching I think a show on TV and there was a person named this. It has a pretty unique look. The meanings are lovely and it is a nice alternative to the more popular Melissa. It has a pretty long history of use and it is very rare but I think that carries charm. I did hear it is popular in Italy, Greece and Iran so maybe it is just rare sounding to English speakers. I really like this a lot. It has a luxurious and exotic flair to it.

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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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