Behind the name

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Behind the name

Postby Chaco » Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:01 pm

Wasn't really sure were to post this but anyway I was doing some looking into the names of some characters and I found out what some of the names mean! So here are my findings.

Suikoden 1:
Luc: Luc is a misspelling of the name Luke. The name Luke comes from Lucania whatever that means.
Warren: Warren means "enclosure".
Kun To: Means either "universe" or "mountain range" in Chinese.
Cleo: Means "Glory of the father".
Viktor: Means "Victor" which is the root word of Victory.
Humphery: Means "Peacefull Warrior"!
Valeria: Means "to be strong".
Griffith: Means "lord or prince"
Clive: Means "cliff" in Old English!
Camille: Means "attendant at a religious service"!
Stallion: A Stallion is an Adult male horse.
Fu Su Lu: Fu- "wealthy" Su- "water" Lu- ?
Sonya <Shulen>: Means "Wisdom"
Leonardo: Means "Brave Lion"
Eileen: Means "desired"
Leon Silverberg: Leon means "Lion"
Georges: Means "farmer or earthworker". ges itself derived from the elements (ge) "earth"
Jeane: Means "Sense and Sensibili"
Maximillian: Means "greatest"
Sancho: Means "saintly or holy"
Joshua Levenheit: Apperntly means "YAHWEH is salvation".
Morgan: Means "sea" and "circle".
Mose: Means "son", but could also possibly mean "deliver" in Hebrew.
Esmeralda: Means "emerald" in Spanish!
Melodye: Is a type of musical term.
Kasumi: Means "Mist"
Maas: Dutch short form of Thomas!!
Sergei Means "servant"
Kimberley: Means "land belonging to CYNEBURGA" Dont ask em what that means though.
Marco: Marc derived from the name of the Roman god MARS.
Mina: This is the name of a character in 'Dracula' by Bram Stoker.
Rubi: A differnt spelling of Ruby.
Vincent Du Boule: Vincent means "to conquer".
Meg: Short form of Margeret which means "pearl".
Giovanni: Means "YAHWEH is gracious" apperntly.
Quincey: Means "fifth"
Kai: Means "sea" in Hawaiian.
Lotte: Means "man".
Antonio: Means "flower"
Lester: From a surname which was derived from the name of the city of Leicester, originally denoting a person who was from that place.
Rock: Rock obviously.
Ronnie <Bell>: Ronnie is Short for "Veronica"
Gaspar: Is really Jaspar which Means "treasurer" in Persian.
Window: Window XD
Marie: Means "beloved" or "love"
Zen: Zen means "Currency"
Sarah: Means "lady" or "princess" in Hebrew.
Templeton: Means "Temple" or "Knights Temple"
Chandler: Means "candle seller"

Whew all done the Suikoden 1, now onto Suikoden 2!!!

Nanami: Means "seven seas" in Japanese.
Rina: Means "joy" in Hebrew. Means "melted" in Sanskrit.
Ridley Wizen: Ridley means "reed clearing" or "cleared wood" in Old English.
Boris: Means "short" or "wolf".
Sierra Mikain: Sierra Means "mountain range" in Spanish!
Teresa: Means "To Harvest"
Nina: Means "little girl".
Feather: Means "Feather" like form a bird.
Viktor: (Victory short form)
Tomo: Means "To be strong"
Jess: From the Hebrew name Yishay which possibly meant "gift".
Georg Prime: Georg is an inncorrect spellign of George which means "farmer, earthworker"
Hanna: Means "favour".
Anita: Means "grace"
Klaus Windamier: Klaus means "victory of the people"
Gilbert: Means "bright pledge", derived from the Germanic elements gisel "pledge, hostage" and beraht "bright".
Jude: From the Hebrew name Yehudah which meant "praised".
Tony: Short for anthony.
Simone Verdricci: Simone means "hearkening" or "listening"
Connell: Means "strong wolf" in Gaelic.
Huan: Means "happiness" in Chinese.
Leona: Means "lion"
Adlai: Means "YAHWEH is just"
Shiro: Means "fourth son" in Japanese.

Suikoden 3!
Thomas: Means "twin"
Ceaser: Means "hairy"
Hugo: Means "heart, mind, or spirit".

Suikoden 4
Lino: Means "flax"
Elenor: English Name with unknown meaning
Ted: Means "rich guard" or "gift of god"
Tal: Means "dew".
Axel: Means "my father is peace"
Selma: Comes from Anshelm. Ans means "god" and helm "helmet, protection".
Aldo: Derived from Germanic adal meaning "noble"
Paula: Female version of Paul which means "small" or "humble"

Suikoden 5
Raja: Means "Hope" in aribic
Lucretia: Feminine form of the Roman family name Lucretius, which is of unknown meaning.
Craig: Means "crag" or "rocks"
Galleon: A Galleon is a large ship.
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Re: Behind the name

Postby Chris_Lightfellow » Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:54 am

Luc: Luc is a misspelling of the name Luke. The name Luke comes from Lucania whatever that means.
Actually, I believe that is the French spelling of it, such as in the name Jean-Luc.
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Re: Behind the name

Postby Chaco » Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:41 pm

Actually, I believe that is the French spelling of it, such as in the name Jean-Luc.


Oh really? My bad then. Thanks for pointing that out :wink:
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Re: Behind the name

Postby Red rune » Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:42 pm

Lotte: Means "man".


Why did they name a girl "Lotte" then? Or maybe they did this just for the hell of it :lol:

Although maybe they had no clue on what the name meant and probably just made it up :idea: .
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Re: Behind the name

Postby SheenaTheWomanizer » Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:38 am

Umm I think you are just putting more meaning into something than needs be.

I mean My real name is Jason which From the Greek name Ιασων (Iason), which was derived from Greek ιασθαι (iasthai) "to heal".

I don't think my parents thought that they wanted to give me a name that meant "to heal" They just liked the name. I would guess Konami did the same with most of the names in these games.

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Re: Behind the name

Postby Raww Le Klueze » Sat Nov 10, 2007 3:51 pm

SheenaTheWomanizer wrote:I don't think my parents thought that they wanted to give me a name that meant "to heal" They just liked the name.

That or they really like Friday the 13th.
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Re: Behind the name

Postby SheenaTheWomanizer » Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:15 pm

Raww Le Klueze wrote:
SheenaTheWomanizer wrote:I don't think my parents thought that they wanted to give me a name that meant "to heal" They just liked the name.

That or they really like Friday the 13th.




Prob not considering I am older than the movie franchise :P

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Re: Behind the name

Postby Chaco » Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:20 pm

I just thought it would be interesting to see what some of the names meant. I am not saying that Konami looked at every single meaning of the names but some of them do go with the character...and others dont.

For example
Humphery: Means "Peacefull Warrior"!
He is isn't he? I mean he is strong but he isn't violent or crazy and he's a nice guy.

This topic was made because I was bored and I thought some of them were interesting that's all.

Why did they name a girl "Lotte" then? Or maybe they did this just for the hell of it

Although maybe they had no clue on what the name meant and probably just made it up .
Lotte: Means "man".


Why did they name a girl "Lotte" then? Or maybe they did this just for the hell of it :lol:

Although maybe they had no clue on what the name meant and probably just made it up :idea: .


Yeah I think they picked that name out of a hat or something. :?:
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Re: Behind the name

Postby tactless » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:12 am

yes,i always find this kind of stuff pretty interesting.besides,maybe not ALL 108 characters´ names have to mean somehing,but sometimes main characters names do.
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Re: Behind the name

Postby Siel Avadon » Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:30 pm

Very interesting!

And I very much believe some has a meaning. After all in Japan they are in to such things yes? Hiding facts and such :D
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Re: Behind the name

Postby Chaco » Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:51 pm

Very interesting!

And I very much believe some has a meaning. After all in Japan they are in to such things yes? Hiding facts and such


Yes I think these ones do for sure...
Hugo: Means "heart, mind, or spirit".
Axel: Means "my father is peace"
Raja: Means "Hope" in aribic
Anita: Means "grace"
Boris: Means "short" or "wolf".
Chandler: Means "candle seller" (Well he sells stuff)
Kasumi: Means "Mist" (Sounds liek a Ninja name)
Melodye: Is a type of musical term.
Esmeralda: Means "emerald" in Spanish!
Viktor: Means "Victor" which is the root word of Victory.
Humphery: Means "Peacefull Warrior"!
Valeria: Means "to be strong".
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Re: Behind the name

Postby rhombus » Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:21 pm

What I always found more interesting (and more amusing) about the names in Suikoden, especially in Suikoden I, were that alot of the surnames are pretty common surnames of Germanic-Jewish descent. I guess to the japanese they sounded exotic, but to a New Yorker growing up in alot of jewish communities seeing names like Silverberg, Oppenheimer, and Rosman in japanese games is amusing (there's also Rugner and Levenheit and probably more I'm not thinking of).
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Re: Behind the name

Postby Chaco » Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:48 pm

What I always found more interesting (and more amusing) about the names in Suikoden, especially in Suikoden I, were that alot of the surnames are pretty common surnames of Germanic-Jewish descent. I guess to the japanese they sounded exotic, but to a New Yorker growing up in alot of jewish communities seeing names like Silverberg, Oppenheimer, and Rosman in japanese games is amusing (there's also Rugner and Levenheit and probably more I'm not thinking of).


Very true, when looking up the meanings of these names, a lot of the meanings were not just Japanese. Myself, not being Jewish or German find the names good as well. I have always liked Silverberg.
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Re: Behind the name

Postby patapi » Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:28 pm

Is it that strange? Suikoden is infamous for its blend of real-world culture in terms of setting and architecture designs, so reusing surnames from all our world is simply an extension of that.

Like how the Island Nations Federation demonstrates Egyptian influences, and names of Falenan royals being adopted from Zoroasterism.

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Re: Behind the name

Postby rhombus » Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:47 pm

It's not the origin or descent that's strange to me, just the commonality and modernity of those names. Regardless of background, names in fantasy settings tend to be somewhat exotic and off-beat. You expect characters with rare or imagined names over more common, everyday names. I'd expect a name I'd never seen before in any way shape or form in most fantasy settings before something like John Smith, etc.
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