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Names For Characters (Boys)

These are cool names I found and loved, but are so unusual that I couldn't use them for real kids. So I use them for my brain children. I chose a lot of them for their meanings, so don't judge (as I often name a character by the meaning of the name).
  1. AlaricHeart
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "all-powerful ruler"
    • Description:

      Alaric is an ancient regal name that sounds modern enough to be considered. Alaric was a traditional name for the kings of the Ostrogoths, the most famous of whom was Alaric I, the King of the West Goths who sacked Rome in 410.
  2. AltairHeart
    • Origin:

      Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "falcon"
    • Description:

      The eleventh brightest star in the sky has a celestial feel, but also could be the name of a commercial airline.
  3. AndriusHeart
    • ArranHeart
      • Origin:

        Scottish place name
      • Meaning:

        "ridged island"
      • Description:

        Arran Island (not to be confused with the Aran Islands in Ireland) is a large island in Scotland's Firth (or bay) of Clyde. Attractive name, long popular in Scotland, but elsewhere would be forever be mixed up with Aaron.
    • AuberonHeart
      • Origin:

        English from German
      • Meaning:

        "noble, bearlike"
      • Description:

        Rarely heard in the US, Auberon has a gentle autumnal feel rare in a male name. Possibly starting as a pet form of Aubrey, it was also infuenced by Oberon, the king of the fairies in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
    • AurelianHeart
      • AureliusHeart
        • Origin:

          Latin
        • Meaning:

          "the golden one"
        • Description:

          Since Aurelius was given the supermodel seal of approval by Elle Macpherson, this is one of the Roman emperor names, like Augustus, now in the realm of possibility. Like the female Aurelia and Aurora, Aurelius has a particularly warm golden aura.
      • AcelinHeart
        • AdrastosHeart
          • AleronHeart
            • AlicaiHeart
              • AmycusHeart
                • BanquoHeart
                  • CaelHeart
                    • Origin:

                      Irish
                    • Meaning:

                      "slender"
                    • Description:

                      Cael is the name of the angel of the zodiac sign of Cancer and also of a warrior of Irish mythology. Its ascendance to the Top 1000 over the past decade probably has to do with its similarity to Cale and Kale (and Kyle and Cayden etcetera).
                  • CaiusHeart
                    • Origin:

                      Latin
                    • Meaning:

                      "rejoice"
                    • Description:

                      Caius is classical and serious but also has a simple, joyful quality. There was a third century pope named Caius, as well as an early Christian writer, several Shakespearean characters, and a Twilight vampire. We would pronounce the name to rhyme with eye-us though at Cambridge University in England, where it's the name of a college, it's pronounced keys.
                  • CalixtoHeart
                    • Origin:

                      Greek
                    • Meaning:

                      "beautiful"
                    • Description:

                      Calixto is known in Spain as the name of three popes, one of whom was the martyr, Callixtus I, regarded as a saint. Calixto has a lot of energy and futuristic spirit, thanks in part to the attention-grabbing 'x.' He is the main character in the Spanish classic, Fernando de Rojas's Tragicomedy of Calixto and Melibea.
                  • CallumHeart
                    • Origin:

                      Scottish form of Columba, Latin
                    • Meaning:

                      "dove"
                    • Description:

                      Callum, a charming Scottish name high on the list in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, is rising through the ranks in the US now too. And it comes complete with the easy nickname Cal.
                  • CassianHeart
                    • Origin:

                      Latin, variation of Cassius
                    • Meaning:

                      "hollow"
                    • Description:

                      Cassian is a saints' and Latin clan name, related to Cassius, that is virtually unused and waiting to be discovered.
                  • CastorHeart
                    • Origin:

                      Greek
                    • Meaning:

                      "pious one"
                    • Description:

                      Forget the oil. It's one of the twins that make up the constellation Gemini, and a mythological name on the cutting-edge of fashion; used by Metallica's James Hetfield.
                  • CatoHeart
                    • Origin:

                      Latin
                    • Meaning:

                      "all-knowing"
                    • Description:

                      Cato conjures up images of ancient Roman statesmen and southern antebellum retainers; it could have revival potential, with its 'O' ending and the current interest in the names of Greek and Roman antiquity.