Dictionary.com 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?