Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Meaning Behind the Hunger Games Names is even in on the Hunger Games, having published a list of what the main characters' names mean. Check it out below:

Katniss: related to the Latin word sagittate, meaning shaped like an arrowhead.

Primrose: a type of flower named after the Latin number one.

Gale: a very strong wind.

Madge: a female given name, from a Greek word meaning pearl.

Cinna: an advisor to Caesar who conspired to kill him in Shakespeare's play, Julius Caesar.

Seneca: Roman philosopher and writer of tragedies who advised Emperor Nero and was forced to commit suicide.

Plutarch: Greek biographer, who valued morality and character in leaders.

Flavius: a Roman male name, probably originally meaning "yellow-haired."

Coriolanus: legendary Roman military hero and tragic Shakespearean general who defected from the army.

Claudius: former Roman emperor; also Hamlet's deceitful uncle.

Rue: a strong-scented perennial herb with grey-green bitter-tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy.

What are your favorite book character names?

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