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, August 30, 2016


Meaning: (Variant transcription of Jinju; Means "Pearl" in Korean. A famous bearer is South Korean golfer Hong Jin-joo (1983-).)

Origin: (Korean)

Pronunciation: (jeen-joo, JHihNJHUW)

Gender: Female

I was listening to music by the band DNCE and saw the female in the groups name is Jinjoo and I really came to like its unique to English speakers look. I don’t think I’ve put many Korean names on my blog so this is definitely new territory for me. The meaning is lovely and the look of the name is beautiful. Although I keep wanting to pronounce Jin as you would Jen but it’s really jeen as you would say like blue jeans. However when said by one familiar in Korean it may sound a tad different then even I am seeing it pronounced.

I think it has a very other worldly like look and would be cool on another planet or maybe a space opera novel or even just another outer space setting. Although it could be used on earth if used by a character with Korean parents and still be really pretty and I would love to see 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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