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.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Meaning: (Derived from Elijah (Jehovah is God), The Lord is My God, My God is Yahweh)

Origin: (Hebrew, American)

Pronunciation: (ə-LIY-zhə, aa-LIY-DZ-aa)

Gender: Uni-Sex

I first heard this name after Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett had her baby girl earlier this year. It was a sad business relating around the marriage of Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett and her husband but that aside as relating to the name of their daughter, I really like it. At first I was thrown off by it and like what is that name. Then I researched it. I don’t think it is a name I think would fit too many characters but I would like to see how an author might go with this name. I get a very fantasy vibe from this name.

The meanings are lovely. Alijah to me does seem a female version of Elijah but I heard of someone naming their son Alijah, so what ever spelling you use I think would be interesting and cool to see how it might work out. Elijah is a wonderful biblical name and I think Alijah just brings a different but still similar feel to the name.

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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.

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