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, May 10, 2016


Meaning: (Merchant, Trader, or That Humbles and Subdues, Merchant Land, Land of the Tradesman, Land of Reeds, Clergyman, The fourth-listed son of Ham and grandson of Noah. (Ge 9:18; 10:6; 1Ch 1:8) He was the progenitor of 11 tribes who eventually inhabited the region along the eastern Mediterranean between Egypt and Syria, thereby giving it the name “the land of Canaan.”—Ge 10:15-19; 1Ch 16:18.)

Origin: (Biblical, Hebrew, English)

Pronunciation: (KAY-nən, Kaa-NAA-N)

Gender: Male

I was listening to a country music channel on TV the other day and one of the artist’s first names was Canaan which I had not heard of it being used on anyone before. I knew of it only from the bible but didn’t know people actually named their kids this. The meanings are pretty good and it of course is a nice older name what with it being biblical, the grandson of Noah, so of course it could be used in many different genres and eras.

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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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