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, April 15, 2016


Meaning: (Kip: From the Pointed Hill, One Who Dwelled Near a Pointed Hill, From a nickname, probably from the English word Kipper meaning, "Male Salmon". Lyn: Leader, Lion Like, Lake, Beautiful, Weak, Soft, Gentle, Friendly, Snake, Lincoln’s Wetland, Pretty, Ruddy Complected)

Origin: (Old English, Welsh, Germanic)

Pronunciation: (Kip: KIHP Lyn: LIN, LIHN Kiplyn: KIHP-LIN, KIHP-LIHN)

Gender: Female

I was watching a show about real life murders on Investigate Discovery Channel and in one of the shows it was telling about a young victim. In 1995 a poor young victim was named Kiplyn. I really came to be interested in the name though I was disheartened by the circumstances that led to this poor girl being murdered. Any murder no matter what is an awful act and my heart goes out the victims families.

The name Kiplyn is interesting however I was unable to find the meaning for the whole name so I had to break it up and find the meaning for Kip and then Lyn. All the meanings are pretty great. It seems a boarding school characters name like, Kiplyn Beaumont the heir to the Beaumont fortune. It is definitely an interesting name and I wouldn’t mind seeing it a bit more often, if used in the right story.


  1. I remember watching that show. Poor girl and her family. Honestly, though, when I first heard the name I thought it was Kipling, after the author Rudyard Kipling. Maybe it's a variation of the same name? Either way, it certainly is a unique name.

    1. I looked up Kipling as I never had thought of that name being a variant of Kiplyn but the same meanings come from the same root and Kiplyn is one of the female variants of Kipling which I discovered when I looked it up. So thanks for mentioning Kipling perhaps being a variant as I discovered it to be. I would have never thought of Rudyard Kipling when I heard this name for when I heard Kiplyn I thought Kipper, like the fish, lol! Thanks for your comment!


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.

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