Kate Monk's Onomastikon

(Dictionary of Names)

Films and Television

The names of characters in films and television programmes and the actors who portray them often become fashionable.


Errol Latin 'errare' - 'to wander' or a placename? (Errol Flynn)

Erol Erold Erroll


Petula from 'pet' (singer Petula Clark)


Teagan from Doctor Who?

Taegen Tagan Tagen
Teagen Teaghen Teegan
Teegen Teeghan Tega
Tegan Teghan Tegin
Tegwen Teigan Teige
Tejan Tiegan Tigan
Tijan Tijana  

Star Trek

The original 1960s television series and its many spin-offs and films have led to some of the more unusual character names being used to name children and has perhaps influenced the popularity of other, more traditional, names used. Invented names from other series also occur.


Avon Chakotay Garrik
Jake Jean-Luc Kirk
Neelix Quark Riker
Rom Scott Sisko


Ahura B'elanna Belanna
Jadzia Kathryn Kes
Kira Nerys Tegan

This collection of names was compiled by Kate Monk and is ©1997, Kate Monk.

Copies may be made for personal use only.

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