What's in a Name? | UNKNOWN Edition

So, for this particular post, I decided to attempt something different.
Instead of sharing names and their origin and meanings, I thought, "Why not post names whose meanings are unknown?"  These monikers are often combinations of other names, tweakings is that a word? of the more common ones, or simply and truly unique.

To begin, let's go with the lovely, feminine names. . .

Simple, yet lovely.

Reminds me of Ebony.

This one could be a play on Taylor or possibly Kaylee.

Extremely unique!

Could be pronounced however you like.
I keep thinking pah-RAY-see-ah or even pah-RAY-zhah.

And now for a bit of the masculine.  :]

Personally, I think this would be an awesome fantasy name.  Maybe an Elf??

Could be a form of Teo, which may ultimately be derived from Theodore.

Again, this would be an awesome fantasy/medieval guy.
Or perhaps a character in some sci-fi tale.

This was a character's name in The Binding of the Blade series by L.B. Graham.

This name is also from a book series: The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson.

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So, what do you think? Do you have some awesome, unique names to add that may not have known meanings? Have you ever come up with a new, original name?? (I did! :] Her name is Kyndi, a character for one of my concept stories.) What about you?  Do share!


  1. These are AMAZING AS USUAL!! <3 <3 I especially love Emric. One of my stories has elves, so I'm thinking of using it as a side character. The main elf has a name already, but there is another elf I needed a name for. :) Thanks again for these awesome names! <3

    ~Ivie|Ivie Writes

  2. What a fun idea! And you have done it again. I LOVE ALL OF THESE. I'm especially in love with Evony. SO PRETTY!!! And Emric and Saegan are just epic and sound like something that would fit perfectly in the types of fantasy books I write. I'm jotting these down! :D I deeefinitely makeup names. More likely than not, my characters have utterly made-up names. I guess it comes with being a fantasy writer. XD

    These posts are just a well of inspiration! Thank you, Sarah!

  3. Oooohhh fun! I love it when people get creative with names :) I especially like Emric and Evony (which, oddly enough, is being used by a GR friend in her WIP!!)

    Let's see....I created a few names for my WIP From the Cave.

    Morigenne ~ I adapted it from Morrigan, an Irish "goddess" of war.

    Vasarvis ~ a name I created for a legendary Elvish horse.

    Alcitta ~ a name of another horse, which I adapted from Alcippe, the daughter of the Greek "god" of war.

    Braniwencia ~ a name of a raven, which I adapted from Branwen, which is Welsh for beautiful raven (and another "goddess").

    As you may notice, I tend to make my own names from the names of pagan "gods and goddesses". I don't feel comfortable using those names for characters, but sometimes I like their meaning or even just the name. So, I'll use that name as inspiration to create my own name.

    Awesome post, Sarah!


  4. ooh! You've included Janner! Andrew Peterson had some great names in his books.

  5. Ivie: That's great! Yes, do! I think Emric is an awesome, strong name - and definitely perfect for the Elves. :]

    Christine: Awww, thanks! *^ - ^* Evony is particularly lovely - I can definitely foresee her as a possible future character of yours! ;D Ahh! those two! Definitely epic names. *thumbs up* And how can we not make up new and awesome names for our medieval fantasies?? That's a huge piece in what makes the stories!

    Catherine: How neat! And your names are pretty awesome. I must say I like Vasarvis for a legendary horse - that's my fave! Mythology is great inspiration for names, that's for sure. Thanks for sharing yours!

    Blue: Yes, had to add that one! I love his characters so much!! But Janner has always stuck with me. He and I are alike in how we are the eldest siblings. :]

  6. Ahhh you're so welcome! Vasarvis was my first "original" name creation, I'm sooo glad you like it!!!!!



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