The Book of the Golden One series

Incomplete character list for The Dreamwalker, Rise of the Chosen, and the Book of the Golden One.
  1. Abril
    • Origin:

      Polish variation of Abraham
  2. Angelo
    • Origin:

      Italian
    • Meaning:

      "angel, messenger"
    • Description:

      Old-school Italian name that could find new fans thanks to singer Adele, who chose it for her son after months of baby name mystery. Angelo is in the same name category as Rocco, the name of Madonna's son, and may get a fresh coat of cool.
  3. Arlo
    • Origin:

      Irish or English
    • Meaning:

      "between two hills"
    • Description:

      Quirky cool Arlo is now well and truly back. Last year it broke into the US Top 200 boy names and consistently ranks among the most popular boy names on Nameberry.
  4. Benning
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "son of Bernhard"
    • Description:

      Conjures up the military image of Fort Benning in Georgia--or the surname of actress Annette..
  5. Bodhi
    • Origin:

      Sanskrit
    • Meaning:

      "awakening, enlightenment"
    • Description:

      Bodhi is a Sanskrit name translated as "enlightenment" or "awakening" which relates to a Buddhist concept, wherein Bodhi is synonymous with the state of nirvana, being freed from hate, greed and ego. The Bodhi tree is a large fig tree under which the founder of Buddhism received enlightenment. Spelling variations include Bodie and Bode.
  6. Brick
    • Origin:

      Word name, various origins
    • Description:

      This is an Anglicized form of various names; the Irish Gaelic O Bruic; German, Bruck or Breck, meaning "swamp" or "wood"; Yiddish, Brik, "bridge"; and Slovenian, Bric, "dweller from a hilly place." Gosh, and we thought it was just a macho word name invented by Tennessee Williams for the hero of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
  7. Caraleen
    • Cecile
      • Origin:

        French feminine form of Cecil
      • Meaning:

        "blind"
      • Description:

        Cecile is a fairly common French saint's name, scattered throughout classic French literature--in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, in Balzac's Cousin Pons, and Zola's Germinal.
    • Cordelia
      • Origin:

        Latin; Celtic
      • Meaning:

        "heart; daughter of the sea"
      • Description:

        Cordelia is exactly the kind of old-fashioned, grown-up name for girls that many parents are seeking for their daughters today. The name of King Lear's one sympathetic daughter, Cordelia has both style and substance along with its Shakespearean pedigree.
    • Coro
      • Origin:

        Native American
      • Meaning:

        "wind"
      • Description:

        A place name from Venezuela believed to come from an indigenous word for wind, this can make an innovative choice for a child of either sex.
    • Cyrus
      • Origin:

        Persian
      • Meaning:

        "sun"
      • Description:

        Cyrus is one of those surprising names that have always ranked among the Top 1000 boy names in the US. On an upward trend since the mid-90s, Cyrus now sits in that comfortable place between too popular and too unusual.
    • Cannon
      • Cathilia
        • Cosby
          • Cynthis
            • Elisabeth
              • Origin:

                Spelling variation of Elizabeth
              • Meaning:

                "pledged to God"
              • Description:

                This spelling of the classic name is found in France, Germany, Greece, and other cultures, and is worn by such notables as Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth Shue, Elisabeth Moss, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. The name's pronunciation is usually just like the Z version, but some parents choose this because they want to discourage the Liz or Lizzie short forms and so pronounce it as if it has Lisa in the middle.
            • Ever
              • Origin:

                English word name
              • Description:

                Ever's timeless quality would make this evocative word a positive middle name choice for a boy or girl. Alanis Morissette and Souleye named their son Ever Imre.

                Ever also seems to have ties to a Scandinavian name meaning "wild as a boar" and a Hebrew name meaning "beyond,"-- a variation of the name Eber.

            • Gideon
              • Origin:

                Hebrew
              • Meaning:

                "hewer; or, having a stump for a hand"
              • Description:

                Gideon is a no-longer neglected Old Testament name, but still makes an excellent choice for parents looking to move beyond such overused biblicals as Benjamin and Jacob. In the Old Testament, Gideon was a judge called on by God to rescue the Jews from the Midianites, and the name was popular among the Puritans.
            • Halsey
              • Origin:

                English
              • Meaning:

                "hallowed island"
              • Description:

                Although this was the surname of a rugged World War II admiral, these days it has a feminine feel.
            • Hilda
              • Origin:

                German
              • Meaning:

                "battle woman"
              • Description:

                Short for Brunhilda, the operatic Valkyrie of Teutonic legend, Hilda still has not quite shaken off that image that image. Though with the resurgence of Matilda, she might just have a bit of a comeback.