Original characters in fan works are not unknown for having names that [[MeaningfulName describe their place]] in the story.
''[[AC: WesternAnimation/{{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!).

''[[AC: [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Avatar: The Legend of Korra]]]]''
* The fanfic [[FanFic/BookFiveLegends Book Five: Legends]] features several, but particular attention needs to go to Temuji. As in Temuji''n'', the birth name of ''UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan''. [[spoiler:Also, [[NumberOfTheBeast six]] letters, just like all previous BigBad villains of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''.]]

''[[AC: WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond]]''
* ''Fanfic/BatmanBeyondRevisited'': Purple and black shape-shifting Inque, sadistic boat enthusiast and swordsman Pirate, sadistic pistol girl Kira, sadistic murderer Chainsaw...

''[[AC: WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}]]''
* Seen frequently in the [[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} Contractually Obligated Chaos]], especially with the {{Arc Villain}}s - Erebos is a kind of ghost known as a Shadow Person, and his name is Greek for "darkness." Meanwhile, Vasile is the Romanian form of the name Vasilios, meaning "king," and he's extremely proud of having had RoyalBlood in life.

[[AC: ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'']]
* Ichigo's Inner Hollow is given the name "Hakuran" meaning White Storm due to his color palette and turbulent nature in ''FanFic/{{Sight}}''.

''[[AC: WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand]]''
* 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.

[[AC: {{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 points 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.
* In ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'', the names of the new ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Chaos Gods]]'' [[spoiler:-Asukhon, the Eightfold Victor, Tzintchi, the Nine-Fingered King, Reigle of the Seven Lives and Mislaato of the Six Wounds-]], reveal who they were and who they are replacing.
* In ''Fanfic/SayItThrice'', Aunt Melinda's last name is '''Living'''ston. She hates ghosts with a deep passion. (Unfortunately for her, she's in a crossover of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' and ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}''.)
* In ''FanFic/NeitherABirdNorAPlaneItsDeku'', the etymology for Izuku's name is explicitly described in the first chapter. The "ku" (久) comes from the Kanji that all the guys in Hisashi's family have that is part of the phrase meaning "it's been a while", while the "izu" part comes from an alternate reading of the second Kanji of "taishutsu" (退出), which means to be sent away from home, much like Izuku was from his home planet. Put them together and you get "Izuku" (出久).

''[[AC: Manga/DNAngel]]''
* 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.

''[[AC: Manga/DeathNote]]''
* 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.

''[[AC: Literature/{{Discworld}}]]''
* In the writings of Creator/AAPessimal, the once-mentioned canonical character of Miss Smith-Rhodes gets backstory and a truly meaningful name. It turns out an eminent ancestor, Sir Cecil Smith-Rhodes, emigrated from the Sto Plains to [[DarkestAfrica Howondaland]] and lived a life of colonial adventure, conquering a whole country for Ankh-Morpork at the tail-end of its Empire and then naming it - with superb modesty - after himself. '''Smith-Rhodesia'''. His Howondalandian-born descendant bears the name with pride. On Roundworld, Cecil Rhodes founded the country called Rhodesia; Ian Smith presided over its end and handover as UsefulNotes/{{Zimbabwe}}. Although Creator/TerryPratchett did not develop the character beyond her name, Pessimal reasoned [[ViewersAreGeniuses this was an incredibly good subtle clue]] as to which way he intended her to go. The Discworld thus got its population of [[UsefulNotes/SouthAfricansWithSurfaceToAirMissiles attitudinal White Howondalandians]].

''[[AC: Series/DoctorWho]]''
* 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.

* 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.]]

* In ''FanFic/NeverHadAFriendLikeMe'', while it wasn't intentional, [[OriginalCharacter Amanda Adams's]] name does hold symbolic significance. "Amanda" is a name that means lovable. Adams could be used to refer to Adam, who, in the context of the Bible, was the first human. Going entirely by symbolic meaning, Amanda Adams translates roughly to "first lovable human." And considering how she's the first master [[JerkassGenie Norm]] has ever really liked...

''[[AC: Franchise/FinalFantasy]]''
* 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]].

''[[AC: Manga/FullmetalAlchemist]]''
* 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".]]

''[[AC: VideoGame/{{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.

''[[AC: Franchise/HarryPotter]]''
* 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, while Calliope Blithe has a SugarAndIcePersonality through and through.
* The BigBad in ''FanFic/{{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.

''[[AC: LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya]]''
* 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.]]

''[[AC: {{Homestuck}}]]''

* ''{{Hackbent}}''
** 'Cyrill Omicro' comes from the Cyrillic alphabeth and the Greek letter Omicron.
*** 'Vihnie' is a six-letter version of 'Fini', which means 'to end' or 'to finish'. It also refers to her [[spoiler: being [[{{Pun}} inconvenient to Beitus due to her counteracting him]]]].
** 'Morson Teslaa' is a mix of Samuel '''Mors'''e, Thomas Edis'''on''' and Nikola '''Tesla'''.
*** Likewise, 'Rodard' is also a mix. (of '''Rod''' Serling, the author of ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'', and Robert H. Godd'''ard''', a pioneer of the first liquid fueled rocket)
** 'Ellata Rhodos' comes from the Rosa Stellata, and 'Rhodos' is a variety of rose.
*** 'Actaea' is a plant, bugbane to be exact. Her name is probably the one with the most meanings. In mythology, Actaea is one of the daughters of Danaus, who killed their husband because they were forced into marriage. Her breaking up with Lutark is a possible reference to this. That plant was said to be named for Actaeon, who was turned into a deer and eaten by his own hunting dogs upon seeing Artemis bathing. This could be alluding to her and Seleen's relationship. Actaea is also a moon, which also ties into Seleen's crush on her.
** 'Alleph Lampri' refers to the first Greek letter, Aleph, which represents an ox and could refer to his stubborn personality. Lampri is a shortening of '''Lampri'''as, the grandfather of the man who evidenced that that letter would be the first (That man was Plutarch, the source of Lutark's name). 'Lampri' also refers to his lusus, a lampri eel.
*** The name [[spoiler:Beitus]] rivals Actaea in being the most meaningful. The name is an amalgamation of the words [[spoiler:'virus' and 'beta']]. [[spoiler:He could've chosen this to show that he was “Better” or it can symbolically represent that he is a second copy of Alleph fabricated out of his innermost thoughts and wishes, and that he is not Alpha. And also, because B comes after A in the Alphabeth. In 'Beta' in Urdu and Hindi means 'elder royal son', reflecting the fact that his former self was the elder of the two seadwellers and thus royalty. There is MeaningfulRename going here, for multiple reasons. The first was that he didn't want Nohmyt to call him by his name anymore, and as such simply needed a new one. He also got a new name representing 'Lutark's despair, reflecting how they've stopped being a full troll (at least, one made from data), and are only an embodiment of 'Lutark's despair]].
** 'Ollapa Sulise' and 'Anaiad Quilla''s first names are almost [[SdrawkcabName inverted]] from 'Diana' and 'Apollo', the two gods they refer. 'Sulise' is from 'Dies Solis' the Latin name for sunday, and 'Quilla' is the Latin-American (braid-wearing) goddess of the moon.
*** 'Haeton' is a shortening of 'Phaethon' the son of Helios [[spoiler:and foreshadows his brainwashment]]. 'Seleen' means 'moon' in multiple languages.
** 'Nohmyt' is extracted from 'Kanamit' from ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'', and as such, his full name is in fact Kanohmyt. WordOfGod confirms that his race was based on the Kanamit.
* ''{{Hexane}}''
** 'Nina' just means 'girl', reflecting how she was the first introduced.
** 'Erin' means 'peace'. She definately is a big help archieving it.
** 'Phobeimos' comes from the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos (the personifications of fear and terror, respectively).
** 'Cythedite' is a combination of 'Cythera', one of Venus' epithets, and her Greek name, Aphrodithe.

''[[AC: Literature/TheHungerGames]]''
* ''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.

''[[AC: WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures]]''
* In ''FanFic/{{Webwork}}'', [[FallenHero Jade]] is surprised that her prospective new minions, who she intends to turn into [[SpiderPeople Jorogumo]] like herself, already have names that are like spiders -- Widow, Jumper, and Taranee (which becomes Tarantula).

''[[AC: Franchise/LiloAndStitch]]''
* ''FanFic/WrathOfTheDamned'': Lilo decides to name 625 Arnold. 625 thinks it's for Arnold Schwarzenegger, but Lilo really names him after Benedict Arnold. (The fic was published well before ''WesternAnimation/LeroyAndStitch''[='=]s release.)

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

''[[AC: Manga/MedakaBox]]''
* 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.

''[[AC: WesternAnimation/{{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.

''[[AC: WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic]]''
* 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/MyBravePonyStarfleetMagic'':
** The author says he chose "Celesto" as the name for the Grand Ruler because it means "heavenly." [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial It is not a gender-flipped 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.
* Parodied with Princess Cadance Notevil Goodpony in ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft''. As implied by her name she is a very good mare who regularly donates to charity and is a world peace activist. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for her, Twilight [[MurderTheHypotenuse is not]]]].
* ''Fanfic/RitesOfAscension'' has the CoolAirship ''Bellerophon'', which is captured and ridden by pegasi, when the figure by that name in Myth/GreekMythology captured and rode Pegasus.
* ''Fanfic/{{Marionettes}}'': Gear Shift is able to adjust his strength and speed, similar to changing gears in a car.
* The ''Fanfic/OversaturatedWorld'' takes the canon nomenculture UpToEleven, with entire countries, scientific theories, and in fact ''languages'' being reinterpreted through a filter of horse puns and BlandNameProduct.

''[[AC: Manga/{{Naruto}}]]''
* ''FanFic/AGrowingAffection'' has multiple examples:
** Bunjiro Akaikazunoko, whose 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.]]

* ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'': The writer’s online nickname was “Axel Terizaki”. He chose naming Shinji and Asuka’s children Teri and Axel in his story. Later he thought it was a silly idea and ret-conned their son’s name.
* In ''Fanfic/GhostsOfEvangelion'' the names of original characters are taken from real world ships or marine creatures.
* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'': After the battle of 2015 NERV (German word for "nerve") was renamed "HERZ", which means "heart" in German and reflect the more benign nature of the organization. Secret society “GEIST” is strongly individualistic, and its name means “spirit” in German.
* ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'': Averted. The code names used by the JSSDF are deliberately meaningless; the guy actually responsible for the designations tends to name them after random, everyday things that happen to be nearby. Example: Operation "Wallpaper" is the name for their highly classified [[spoiler:ongoing investigation into SEELE and NERV]], while their highest ranking source is known as Agent "Balcony".

[[AC: ''Manga/OnePiece'']]
* ''FanFic/ThisBites'': Soundbite the snail. Power from the Noise-Noise Fruit and a tendency to bite.
** The Sirocco charm-container. A sirocco is a Mediterranean wind from the Sahara that can achieve hurricane speeds. Fitting that such a container contains [[spoiler:the aril (pomegranate seed) of the Logia-type [[BlowYouAway Gust-Gust Fruit]], the Devil Fruit of one of the Royal Guardians of Alabasta]].

[[AC: ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'']]
* In ''Fanfic/AForceOfFour'', Lyta wanted to be a hero but she couldn't take up her mother's "Franchise/WonderWoman" mantle until she earned the name. Following Hector Hall's advice to tie her hero name in with mythology she chose the "Fury" name.

[[AC: ''Franchise/PrettyCure'']]
* Mayonaka Ayameko from ''FanFic/PrettyCurePerfumePreppy'', ''"'''Ayame'''ko"'' / ''"iris child''", because [[spoiler:her mother Risako turns out to be a past Pretty Cure, Cure Iris]].

[[AC: RealPersonFic]]
* An example of a StageName becoming a Meaningful Name can be found in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World''. Music/RingoStarr in Real Life chose his stage name to reflect the fact that he wore rings and wanted to be a star (and liked cowboys). In the book, when he falls in briefly with the Guardians (who like to hang new names on their recruits), they start calling him “Starr” because he more or less created one on the psychic plane (and completely blinded telepaths and scanners) whenever he used his mindsight.

''[[AC: WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians]]''
* 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).]]

[[AC: ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'']]
* ''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.").

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

''[[AC: WebAnimation/{{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 [[Myth/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 UsefulNotes/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.

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

* ''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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* In Fialleril's ''Star Wars'' fics, the members of the Skywalker family are said to have meaningful names in their native language, Amatakka. "Skywalker" itself is a translation of the Amatakka name "Ekkreth", the name of a folk hero who confounds slaveowners and frees slaves; ''Fanfic/HereticPride'' says that one of Shmi Skywalker's ancestors bestowed the surname upon herself after her family was split up by slaveowners and their original surname lost. The name Shmi gave her son, "Anakin", has the literal meaning "the one who brings the rains" and a metaphorical meaning suggesting that his destiny is to free the enslaved. Luke is actually "Lukka", and means "free". "Leia" means "The Mighty One", and is the name for the Krayt Dragon in Tatooine mythology. In ''Fanfic/DoubleAgentVader'', Leia's name also has an appropriate meaning in the language of Alderaan, "beloved", which leads Vader to conclude that it's just a coincidence that Leia Organa has the name he had intended to give his own daughter had he had one.

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* ''Fanfic/BloodAndHonor'': Sanguis of House Laude. In Latin, "sanguis" is a term for blood and "laude" means honor, highlighting the two things most important to the character: her heritage and her personal code of conduct.

''[[AC: VideoGame/SuperSmashBros]]''
* 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 the tradition of having black hair and a black crow... named Kuroi.

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* ''Fanfic/AGameOfMasques'' has meaningful names that are called out in the story:
** Ludus the incubus, a.k.a. Yugi, has names meaning "Game", and he likes playing (and never loses) games of seduction. This was present in the canon but played up in the story.
** "Yami" means "darkness". His father exploits this trope by telling him that darkness is the absence of anything, and that means that Yami is nothing. Yugi turns this around to tell him that darkness is untapped potential and limitless power. (His father also lampshades that this is a stupid name and he doesn't know why anyone would name a human that.) Naturally develops shadow magic.

''[[AC: {{Videogame/Subnautica}}]]''
* Alexander Selkirk of ''FanFic/AuroraFalls'', sharing the name with a castaway in ancient times.

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* Dr. Long Evans, the talking doctor rat from ''Fanfic/HardBeingPure''. A Long-Evans is a type of lab rat.

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* 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.