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I’ve been wanting to do character names for ages now. (Or it felt like it, anyway. 😉 ) Anyone who saw my unfinished posts could vouch for me. But here we are, at long last!
I think it’s worth mentioning that all of thee names are unisex, so they could work for your male or your female characters. I’m drawn to these names for one reason: they’re fantastic (one of my favorite words!). They stand out on any character. Their shine draws the eye of the reader.
So here are 50 fantastic character names. Your character will thank you for it. 🙂
[A few names are missing an origin or meaning, because I couldn’t find that information. Sorry for the inconvenience!]
English; defender of mankind.
English; bailiff [an officer, or one who carries legal authority].
Old English; dark, or dark-haired. Also works as the reverse: pale, fair.
Scottish; crooked nose.
Native American; ally, friend.
German; brave, powerful; Emery’s son.
French; free one.
Old English; hay valley.
Irish; helmed head.
Celtic; gray fortress.
Old English; pleasant wood; boundary wood; marten wood.
Welsh; bright sea; one who dwells by the sea.
Old English; park keeper.
Old English; one who plays the pipe.
Welsh; ardent; fiery.
Celtic; one who cuts timber.
Irish; God is gracious.
Dutch; a shelter.
* Billie/Billy – the former is considered a feminine version of the latter.
** Drew and Skylar – the gender neutrality of these names is arguable.
Please feel free to add any in the comments! I might even add your name to the list! 🙂 Happy New Years, and happy writing!