Original characters in fan works are not unknown for having names that [[MeaningfulName describe their place]] in the story.
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[[folder: Western Animation/Animaniacs ]]

* The Animaniacs fan series ''Zany to the Max'' introduces Pakko and Jot. Pakko, like his cousin Wakko, likes to eat a lot, which makes sense since his name is somewhat of a ShoutOut to '''''[=Pac=]'''[=Man=]''. Jot is the fastest of the Warners, and she's known for being somewhere in a '''jot'''.
** There's also [[AnimateInanimateObject Illogica Safe]], who's an IllogicalSafe.
** The [[MultipleReferencePun Siamese Quadruplets]], the collective name for Kat the Cat and her three sisters (whose names are Kate, Katie, and [[OddNameOut Jessica]]). They're Siamese cats, and their {{Backstory}} reveals they used to be [[ConjoinedTwins conjoined]] before their first appearance, making them former conjoined quadruplets (in other words, Siamese quadruplets!).

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[[folder: ''Manga/Bleach'' ]]

* Ichigo's Inner Hollow is given the name "Hakuran" meaning White Storm due to his color palette and turbluent nature in ''FanFic/{{Sight}}''.

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[[folder: Western Animation/Buzz Lightyear Of Star Command ]]

* Zomega, a [[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Major Kusanagi]] {{Expy}} in ''Fanfic/ForGood'', is one of the few members of her species left -- Z is the last letter of the Roman alphabet, and Omega the last letter of the Greek alphabet.

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[[folder: Crossover ]]

* In ''FanFic/SlightlyDamnedWindOfRedemptionAndRebirth'', some Rebirths have "Titles" that are usually this. Most notable being Umi Soyokaze's title: Angel of the Sea, considering she's easily the [[AllLovingHero kindest]], [[HealingHands gentlest]], and most caring Rebirth, with powers to [[MakingASplash control water]]
* In ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndThePowerOfTheDarkSide'' Harry's Sith name is Darth Veneficus, meaning "a sorcerer or a poisoner."
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7831829 Looming Darkness's]] only OriginalCharacter is named Ciara. As the author/ess point out later, the name was chosen because it meant 'Dark'. [[spoiler:[[AbusiveParents Guess who was abused as a child?]]]]
* In ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]'']] [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]] and its sequel ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', the [[StarWars Trans-Galactic Republic]] tends to give its ships uplifting, heroic-sounding names befitting their repeated role as [[BigDamnHeroes just-in-time]] [[TheCavalry rescuers]], such as "Force of Justice," "Veritas," "Star Paladin" or "Warrior's Honor." This becomes inverted later as the [[TyrantTakesTheHelm United Defense Command]] takes over--instead we get "Menacing Hatred" or "Sustaining Rage." As the unending war (first vs. Reapers, then a maniac [[spoiler:Force-sensitive Siren]] and finally against an AlienInvasion [[spoiler:, the Flood]]) drags on, naming shifts away to [[PretentiousLatinMotto Pretentious Latin Ship Names]] in some cases.
* [[OriginalCharacter Ace]] [[PosthumousCharacter Swift]] from ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'', a pegasus that has [[TheAce won every single athetic event he's ever competed in]]. Really fitting too, considering that [[VisualNovel/AceAttorney both]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic series]] involved in the crossover are crammed with characters with meaningful names.
* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', although no fan creations make up the main cast, the FanNickName of Xenilla, an amalgam Xeno (alien) and Godzilla, is used in place of the official name [[spoiler: Spacegodzilla]] for an extraterrestrial clone of the scaly goliath.
* In the fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8772736/1/Protectors Protectors]]'', a crossover of ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'', Megamind's real name is Teal. The name means green and blue; Megamind has blue skin and green eyes.
* In ''Fanfic/OpeningDangerousGates'', Xiphias Gladius means "Sword Fish" in Latin. He's a FishPeople-type demon and a swordsman who even wields a sword that looks like a swordfish.

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[[folder: Manga/DN Angel ]]

* Oracle Lunara from ''Fanfic/OfDarknessAndLight'' can be considered somewhat [[MadOracle insane]]: she [[LIsForDyslexia speaks backwards when giving predictions]], has a really weird sense of humor, etc. Oh, and she loves the moon.

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[[folder: Manga/Death Note ]]

* In ''FanFic/ACureForLove'' there's Astraea, which is named for the Greek Goddess of Justice. Also, quite possibly V-[[ShoutOut she has a]] [[Comicbook/VForVendetta Vendetta.]]
* In ''FanFic/KiraIsJustice'', Justin's real name is Justice. He just happens to be the New Kira.
* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/431046/chapters/728720 Welcome To The Family]]'' OriginalCharacter Dr. Caduceus, a slightly amoral BunnyEarsLawyer and [[DoctorJerk the attending physician]] at Wammy’s House, is named for staff of Hermes in Greek Mythology which is a symbol of shepherds, commerce, merchants, gamblers, liars, and thieves that is frequently mistaken for the staff of medicine in modern iconography.

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[[folder: Series/Doctor Who ]]

* In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10185834/1/The-Monastery-of-Kepler The Monastery of Kepler]] the Largdens make their first appearance in the fanfic series. Doctor Sumria points out this is Latin for Large Teeth, the Largdens having huge fangs.

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[[folder: ''Series/Emergency'' ]]

* John Gage, who's of Native American ancestry, gets the really approriate name Dances With Fire (He's a fireman-paramedic) in [[http://www.tbillingsemergencyfanfic.com/storiesbytammy.htm this series. See the final three fics in particular.]]

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[[folder: Franchise/Final Fantasy ]]

* Many in ''FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire''.
** Cheney's middle name, Difronte, is Italian for opposite, since his two jobs virtually contrast the other in function and purpose. The actual Italian term for opposite is 'di fronte', but the two separate words was combined into one to create the name.
** Kanin's middle name, Leporidae, comes from the Classification Family for Rabbits. [[spoiler: She's a Feol Viera]].
*** And "kanin" is Swedish (among others) for "rabbit".
** Crockett, his name is derived from the crook of a shepherd's cane. His ability to control and herd Baknamy are reminiscent to that of a shepherd controlling a flock of sheep.
** Cama Leonte. Camaleonte is Italian for chameleon. His success at blending into the [[spoiler: Archbishop guard]] reflects the animal's ability to blend into its surroundings.
** Luso Clemens. Clemens means peaceful and his dad told him that Luso is soul with the letters switched around, meaning his name means peaceful soul. The soul part is significant as [[spoiler: his dad named him such because he knew that Luso would grow up to be a person who could share his soul with everyone (possibly not literally), connecting with them, and giving his mere presence a positive effect on his clanmates]].

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[[folder: Manga/Fullmetal Alchemist ]]

* In the FanFic/ElementalChessTrilogy, the BigBad is called Acheron, which is the name of a river in Greece. In ancient Greek mythology, the Acheron was one of the five rivers of Hades and was known as "the river of pain." Also, in the third installment, {{meaningful name}}s are given to [[spoiler:Roy and Riza's twins; since in the series' ChessMotif Roy and Riza are the king and queen, their son is called Brendan, which means "prince," and their daughter is Riana, which means "little queen".]]

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[[folder: Video Game/Hamsterball ]]

* From ''FanFic/TheHamsterballShow'':
** [=OddBall=]. She looks odd with her strange hairstyle and mismatched shoes, and she can even [[GravityScrew walk up walls]]!
** Also, [=OddBall's=] best friend, [[GentleGiant Alicia Lily]] [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Aska]]. Her first and middle initials, combined with her last name, reveal where she's from. ([[UsefulNotes/{{Alaska}} A. L. Aska]])
** [=FunBall=], a fun-loving {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.
** [[AlwaysIdenticalTwins Identical twins]] Lily and Lexi la Meeshwa. Their last name comes from the sound that plays whenever someone teleports due to touching one of them.
** Spinner the Gear.
** Bonk the Hammer. He likes bonking the hamsters (unless they're his patients at Hamsterball Hospital).
** [[TheUnintelligible Carla]] [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Cakenpresser]]. Before becoming a Hamsterball obstacle, she apparently had a job at a bakery, flattening cakes (for an unknown reason).
** Ruby the Rocket, who is colored red.
** Gary Granite. He's a rock.
** The town of Rodentia is inhabited by rodents.

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[[folder: Franchise/Harry Potter ]]

* In ''FanFic/TheOllivanderChildren'', the Ollivander children were deliberately given significant middle names by their father - Clemence, Fortitude, and Blithe - to reflect his gratitude at their safe births. Appropriately, his son Linus Fortitude is TheStoic, but less so, Calliope Blithe, has a SugarAndIcePersonality through and through.
* The BigBad in ''[[FanFic/DumbledoresArmyAndTheYearOfDarkness Sluagh]]'' is The Diabhal Dubh, explained In-Story to mean 'The Black Devil' in Gaelic. What isn't explained is that Dubh can also mean several other things, including 'Hidden'. Given [[ShroudedInMyth his nature]], this is very appropriate.


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[[folder: Light Novel/Haruhi Suzumiya ]]

* In ''FanFic/KyonBigDamnHero'':
** The surname Michikyuu is commonly written with two kanji. Among others meanings, the first kanji can be translated as journey or teachings and the second one as gift or grant. Like this, the word "Michikyuu" can be read as "the gift of journey" or "to grant teachings". [[spoiler:She's a slider and her arrival enabled Kyon to learn martial arts at a ridiculous pace.]]
** Kyon's own name, as "semi-revealed"[[note]]Nothing out and out says that the name in question is Kyon's own real name, and the author himself keeps humorously responding to inquiries about the issue with "[[MythologyGag Further information is not available at this time.]]" However, several subtle hints lend significant support to that belief.[[/note]] at the beginning of some chapters' epigraphs and through some in-story hints, is equally meaningful. Taira no Tadamichi (aka Usui Sadamitsu) is the real name of a samurai involved in a Japanese legend, who was from one of the four families that held the power behind the Japanese throne from the 9th to 12th centuries. The other three families were Fujiwara (the other time traveler), Tachibana (the other esper), and Minamoto (which was historically based in the same geographic region as Nishinomiya). As for the meanings of the names, Tadamichi can mean straightaway/honest/frank/fix/repair | person/alternative/direction and Kyousuke can mean great | law/rule/ceremony/code. Think how Kyon has affected Haruhi. [[spoiler:It has also been discovered that Kyon is likely descended from Usui Sadamitsu and certainly owns what's left of their sword.]]

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[[folder: Literature/The Hunger Games ]]

* ''Fanfic/SomeSemblanceOfMeaning'' is full of it. [[TheProtagonist Vale's]] name can refer to a "low place" or a lament. Her district partner Kit Littleby's name refers to his smallness. Lavinia Gilden's last name implies that, [[spoiler: while she may be "golden" and Capitol-ized on the outside, she is still a citizen of District Twelve on the inside]]. Many tributes' names refer to the district from which they hail, as well.

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[[folder: Disney/Lilo And Stitch ]]

* ''FanFic/WrathOfTheDamned'': Lilo decides to name 625 Arnold. 625 thinks it's for Arnold Schwarzenegger, but Lilo really names him after Benedict Arnold.

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[[folder: Franchise/Lyrical Nanoha ]]

* In the Fanfic/DevaSeries story ''Endless Waltz'', the chapter in which one of the villains crosses the MoralEventHorizon is titled "Rubicon".

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[[folder: Manga/Medaka Box ]]

* In ''Fanfic/WorldAsMyth'', "Kuudou Hinokage's Successor'', aside from being the title of the first StoryArc, refers to both Medaka Kurokami and the unrevealed thirteenth member of the Thirteen Party.

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[[folder: Western Animation/Megamind ]]

* In the fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6844942/1/Knocked-Up Knocked Up]]'', Megamind and Roxanne name their daughter Emma, which means 'healer of the universe'. Which is what her birth did for them.

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[[folder: Western Animation/My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic ]]

* In [[FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed Equestria: A History Revealed]], the LemonyNarrator is named after the [[ShoutOut prominent 9/11 truther film,]] Loose Change. It also helps that she's a massive ConspiracyTheorist, [[IRejectYourReality blatantly ignores facts]], and relies on InsaneTrollLogic to justify her claims.
** Her homeless buddy, Crazy Larry, is an example of ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* Many in ''Fanfic/UnderTheNorthernLights''. "Saga" can mean both "seer" and "fairy tale": Saga has flights of fancy and is an actual seer. Lord Eminence is a gray unicorn: an "éminence grise", gray eminence, is someone having political power behind the scenes or informally, which is what Lord Eminence tries to achieve.
* In Act I of ''[[Fanfic/TheEquestriaChronicles Legends of Equestria]]'', Princess Celestia's birth name, Celeste, obviously shares a root with the name she would eventually choose for herself.
** This is, however, averted with her sister Claire, whose name has absolutely nothing to do with the moon (unless one counts [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LXl4y6D-QI Clare de Lune]]).
** The name of Discord's capital city in Equestria, Eridian, references Eris, the Greek goddess of discord.
** The names of all the Ancient Masters in Act I are referential to their chosen elements: Terraria = Earth, Altas/Atlas = Air, Seraph = Fire, Aquos/Aqua = Water.
* In "Fanfic/FluttershyIsFree", the name "Fluttershy" was given to her by her mother because her mother thought she [[spoiler:was sired by a flutter-pony. Her mother may even have been ''right'' -- for certain ''values'' of "flutter-pony."]]
* Invoked and Lampshaded in ''[[FanFic/BlackQueenRedKing Black Queen, Red King]]'': The changelings choose their own names, sometimes in their gibberish native language. When Taruke[[note]] Protector[[/note]] comments on this, Klika[[note]] Daughter[[/note]] replies, ''"We all name ourselves; Protector, Slaughterhouse, Daughter, Stalker – of course it’s fitting."''
* ''FanFic/MyLittleUnicorn'':
** The author says he chose "Celesto" as the name for the Grand Ruler because it means "heavenly." [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial It is not a genderflipped version]] [[BlatantLies of "Celestia."]]
** Starla Shine likes astronomy, and has a StellarName.
** Fratello's full name is Italian for [[spoiler: My Dear Big Brother]].
* In the Fanfic/RainbowFactory {{Sequel}} "Pegasus Device", an amnesiac pegasus mare with a purple mane, orange fur, and small wings[[note]]who used to be known as Scootaloo[[/note]] is given the name Absentia.
* ''FanFic/FalloutEquestriaEmptyQuiver''
** Pretty much all of Night Strike's [[ICallItVera arsenal;]] Thumper, the break-action 40mm grenade rifle based off of the M79; Boomer, a fully-automatic 40mm grenade launcher; and War Crime, a full-auto sniper rifle chambered for .50 MG and originally meant for the anti-personnel role.
** Crash Dive has no hesitations about jumping into deep water while wearing her heavy power armor. It's been modified for deep-water survival, of course.
** Maple Creek has a fast-developing maple sugar candy business as it's main export, Clearwater is located on a freshwater reservoir, and Hopeville has a fully-functioning hospital.

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[[folder: Manga/Naruto ]]

* FanFic/AGrowingAffection has multiple examples:
** Bunjiro Akaikazunoko, his given name and weapon lead the heroes to believe he is someone else. His family name roughly translates to RedHerring.
** Shozokus are an army of psuedo-ninja who always wear full, traditional stealth garb (a shozoku).
** Gama''zashi'' is a member of the Toad Ninja clan who fights with Japanese curved short swords.
** Shin Busata (True Silence) opposes the Hidden Sound (or at least Orochimaru/Kabuto's version of it).
* Fanfic/SpiderThread has Tomoe, written with the kanji 巴, which means 'a large comma design.' This references her heritage, when it turns out that [[spoiler: she has the Sharingan, a visual power that looks like three commas spiraling around the pupil.]]

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[[folder: Western Animation/Rise Of The Guardians ]]

* In the fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8751000/1/Guardian-of-Light Guardian of Light]]'', the main character, who has [[LightEmUp light powers]], is called Helen. The name means 'light of the sun'.
** Then there's her adoptive parents; Bernadette means '[[MamaBear brave as a bear]]', while Lowell means '[[PapaWolf little wolf]]'.
** [[spoiler: Her biological sister, who became Mother Nature, is named Eartha (note this was written before the fourth book came out and we found out Mother Nature's name was Emily Jane).]]

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[[folder: ''Manga/Rosario To Vampire'' ]]

* ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness'': Dark Kuyumaya took his last name from Arial Kuyumaya, a young snow girl whom he was forced to kill by his original master, in honor of her, while his first name is from something that Arial said to him before he mortally wounded her ("I don't hate you, even if you are dark.").

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[[folder: ''Manga/Rurouni Kenshin'' ]]

* ''FanFic/LightOfTheSnowRedVillage'': Hikari, the daughter of Kenshin and Tomoe. "Hikari" means "light," and Kenshin considers her the light of his life.

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[[folder: Web Animation/RWBY ]]

* In ''FanFic/WeissReacts'', we have in addition to the protagonists the whole of team MLDY:
** Melodia Viridi's name refers to her [[MakeMeWannaShout Semblance]] and favoured color green, Lukas' name is derived from [[NorseMythology Loki]] and Yukari's last name means [[BlowYouAway Wind God]], referring to her Semblance.
** As for their weapons, Twin Heavens is derived from the fighting style MiyamotoMusashi, Yukari's inspiration, used, Nari and Vali were Loki's sons, and Mors Certa means 'certain death'- the spear itself is based of [[Myth/CelticMythology Gae Bulg and Fragarach]].
** Also, Ludwig Amadeus is the Music professor, [[RatedMForManly Andreas']] name is based off the root for 'man', [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Norn's]] name is meant to recall [[Manga/{{Chobits}} Elda and Freya]] and so on.

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[[folder: Franchise/Pokemon ]]

* In ''FanFic/{{Pokeumans}}'', the Pokeumans organisation is named for the people who make it up - humans transformed into different species of Pokemon. And take a guess what [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Pokextinction's]] goal is.
** In the original ''Pokeumans'' series, Rikuto Hadoryu's surname translates from Japanese as 'surging dragon'.

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[[folder: Franchise/The Smurfs ]]

* In ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'', Vanity's MirrorSelf from "The Hundredth Smurf" is called Century.

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[[folder: ''Video Game/Star Trek Online'' ]]

* ''Fanfic/TheHeadhunt'':
** In their own tongue, the name of Dul'krah's species, "Pe'khdar", means "the last Clans", which is what they were reduced to after they nuked themselves into oblivion.
** The USS ''Brisbane'' is first on the scene at [[TheAlcatraz Facility 4028]]. Brisbane, Australia was one of the places convicts SentencedToDownUnder were shipped.

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[[folder: Video Game/Super Smash Bros ]]

* In ''Fanfic/SmashGeneration'', there is an original character named Shiroi Karasu, who is the only person in the entire Karasu clan with white hair and a white crow. In contrast to her name, she has a twin sister who follows tradition of having black hair and a black crow... named Kuroi.

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[[folder: Unsorted ]]

* All of [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~mrevil Mr.Evil's]] [[OriginalCharacter original characters]] have meaningful names, usually having some reference to their powers or abilities in a BilingualBonus.
* In ''FanFic/LifeOnThedas'', the [[SelfInsertFic main character]] chooses the name Ventus. [[spoiler:It describes his main power when he gains magic. Also, he one shots an '''''Ogre''''' with '''''RazorWind!''''']]
* All the characters from the story 'The New Millennium' have been stated to have been named based on their qualities. Bennu means 'Reborn One' in Arabic, indicating that she was a reincarnation of Yugi, and Celeste means 'Heavenly' possibly referencing her transformation into an alienesque creature.(The exceptions are Tai and Ran, who haven't been given definitions yet.)
* Billy The Kid in "Sin City Kids", due to his signature goatee.
* ''FanFic/ASmallCrime'':
** The writer said that Kit was named after a beautifully-crafted crossbow that she saw in an antique shop with the same name.
** Plus, ''kitsune'' (foxes) also have naturally golden eyes.
* This was discussed in Fanfic/KillLaKillAU, in an aptly named chapter, when Ragyou explains how each of them got their names. True to her name, Satsuki was born in May and on the night of a full moon and Ryuuko, like her canon counterpart, is described as Ragyou tends to see her, like a stray and that she wanders (metaphorically), yet, at the same time, her name also alludes to fact she was born on the night of meteor shower. Apparently, according to Amoridere, Nui's name is meaningful in that it is supposed allude to her being a JerkAss, as the alternate definition of "needling" means, in simple terms, to "mess with" someone (teasing, bullying, something like that), which is what she does.
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