Oct 11 2013

Meanings of some character names

In writing “Love Never Fails”, I have created quite a few of my own characters, so I need to name them. To find a suitable name, I often search for the meanings of some common names first (mainly based on http://www.babynames.com).

For your interest, here are what I found about the meanings of various main characters in Candy Candy (the picture below is from the Korean manga version of Candy Candy):

 

Name Meaning Origin
William Strong-willed Warrior English
Albert Noble And Bright English
Anthony From the Roman name Antonius, meaning unclear Latin
Terence Meaning unclear Latin
Archie (Archibald) Truly Bold English
Stear (Alistair) Defender Of The People Scottish
Neil Champion Or Passionate Irish
Candice Queen Of Ethiopia Greek
Annie Gracious, Merciful English
Patty Noble English
Eliza (Elizabeth) God Is My Oath Hebrew

CC characters from Korean manga

Below shows my own characters (only important ones):

Name Meaning Origin
Lucas From Lucania Greek
Herbert Army Bright / Industrious warrior English / German
Paul Small Latin
Duncan Dark Skinned Warrior Scottish
Jacob Supplanter Hebrew
Beatrice Bringer Of Joy French
Anna Gracious, Merciful Hebrew
Charlotte Free English

So you see, some names have interesting meanings but some are unknown. Do you know the meaning of your own name? 😛

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    • Sadie on October 12, 2013 at 1:22 pm
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    Wow I wonder if Mizuki made research on these names before she officially borrowed them for her novel/manga?

    1. I wonder about the same thing too LOL 😀

    • Monique on October 11, 2013 at 5:09 pm
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    Wow great meanings for the names! Thank you for sharing, Ms Puddle 🙂

    1. You’re welcome! 😀

  1. Yes, I know the meaning of my name… but i dislike to have the name of the evil enemy of Candy, or the AIDS test, Lol!

    1. Eli: The name Elizabeth is a beautiful name in my opinion!! It just happens that this is given to the villain in the story 😛 But what AIDS test?

    2. Seriously, the meaning of Elisa is “God’s promise” (It is of Hebrew origin, but my family are Roman Catholic).

      1. Yes! Think about it, there are queens who used this name, even the current Queen of England! 😀

        1. Oh, sure! Another very famous queen called Elisa was Isabella I of Castile, also known as Isabella the Catholic (Isabel la Católica). And always i can use my other name: Rosa (Rose) ;D

          1. Of course! That’s wonderful!

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