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, March 11, 2016


Meaning: (Yahweh is Gracious; Yahweh is Merciful, Well Born, Noble, a form of the name John.)

Origin: (Hungarian, Czech, Hebrew, Old Greek)

Pronunciation: (YAANow, YAH-no, jay-no)

Gender: Uni-Sex

My list is backed up for a while so I am finally getting to these names. Back during NaNoWriMo 2015 I had posted about it and a fellow blogger Apolla 13 commented about her experience with it and then told me a bit about the story she chose to write about. So for all of my posts for March I will be doing some of the names of her characters for the story she wrote for NaNoWriMo 2015 as I really like many of these names and have yet to add them so I am adding them now.

The meanings are lovely and beautiful. When I see this name I do want to pronounced it more jay-no but that is because I see it through an English speakers eyes. It is a decent name but I am not in love with it because the spelling for some reason doesn’t appeal to me as it seems like someone was trying to spell another name and just stopped short of the end. However the meanings do appeal to me and I wouldn’t be put off if I saw this name in a novel.

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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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