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Tracyn Ordo
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PostSubject: Name meanings?   Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:41 am

Hey guys, I was bored the other day in class and was thinking about the meaning behind some names in Star Wars, most commonly the sith lords i.e.

Darth Sidious=insidious
Darth Plageius (sp?)=plague
Darth Maul=obvious
Darth Tyrannus=tyranny etc...
And a few days later in classiscal studies we were doing athenian democracy, and the ancient greek term "archon basileus" which is what the people that carried out religeous duties were called. This maybe the root of Bastila's name... Thoughts?

Can anybody think of any other names with hidden meanings? If so feel free to contribute...

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PostSubject: Re: Name meanings?   Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:12 am

Obi-Wan Kenobi means... "BE ALL YOU CAN BE!" bounce cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Name meanings?   Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:59 am

I've always thought about some of the odd names in the SW galaxy.

There is a Jedi named "Soon Bates" (killed by Grievous btw) = Master Bates, doesn't it make you wonder if this was done on purpose?

Nomi Sunrider = variation of Luke Skywalker = The letter L in relation to the letter K is how N is in relation to M. Same goes for the vowels U, E and O, I. i.e. Nomi = Luke, one consonant after and one vowel before. Since Luke walks on the sky, Nomi rides on the Sun.... obvious. :p

Starkiller = original concept name for Skywalker

Vader = Father (from a Scandinavian language)

Fett = Fat (Germanic language)

Boba = Dumb (female) (Asian/Hispanic language)

Bastila could have been based on "La Bastille" which is a Fortress/stronghold/prison in France during the revolution.

Many of the Jedi names in episode I and the following prequel movies are based on people that worked for LFL, which are mainly variations of their names. Even Jan Duursema, SW comicbook artist, had a Jedi named after her, "Ur Sema Du", and Nick Gillard, saber choreographer for the movies is "Cin Drallig" for example.

And of course all the Mando'ade that are based on people that Karen Traviss knows. "Ram Zerimar" who is Ray Ramirez, an active-duty sniper during the gulf war and a consultant for the Mando'a language. "Mij Gilamar" is James Gilmer who is one of her friends, and so on...


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PostSubject: Re: Name meanings?   Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:07 am

Boba Fett = Dumb Fat.

D:

I died a little inside.
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PostSubject: Re: Name meanings?   Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:03 pm

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Obi-Wan Kenobi means... "BE ALL YOU CAN BE!"
Love it, Daennika!!! cheers

Han Solo = A lone wolf (Solo is obvious = one, alone, solo)

Leia Organa = I'm thinking "organic," a sideways kind of opposite to Solo's hard side.
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PostSubject: Re: Name meanings?   Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:54 am

Ms.MaraJade wrote:

Leia Organa = I'm thinking "organic," a sideways kind of opposite to Solo's hard side.
Yes and also she comes from alderaan, which is a peaceful, green, natural planet...

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PostSubject: Re: Name meanings?   Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:52 am

Padme = lotus (Sanskrit)

Luc = obvious (Latin for "light"'s "lux")

Revan = revenge etc.

Yoda - can't help thinking it's somehow related to Yod, one of the Kabbalistic terms, but not sure.
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PostSubject: Re: Name meanings?   Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:27 pm

in German roughly Darth Vader translates to Dark Father. ooooooooooo foreshadow lol
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PostSubject: Re: Name meanings?   Sun Aug 02, 2009 6:32 pm

Darth Caedus = the Latin "Caedes" which translates to murder/massacre/slaughter.

Sith have such friendly names, don't they?
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PostSubject: Re: Name meanings?   Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:56 pm

Vio'Fais wrote:

Sith have such friendly names, don't they?
Of course lol It goes with their nice friendly, 'help grandma across the road' attitude to life...

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PostSubject: Re: Name meanings?   Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:56 am

Like Kreia?
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PostSubject: Re: Name meanings?   Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:05 pm

Kreia is pretty close to that help grandma across the street philosophy... Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Name meanings?   Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:18 pm

Darth Traya - betrayal
Darth Nihilus - nihilism
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PostSubject: Re: Name meanings?   Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:20 pm

Funny how we all missed a pretty obvious one!

Twisted Evil Cad Bane!!! Twisted Evil

Cad = sly, dastardly person

Bane = cause of misery

Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Name meanings?   Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:21 am

I feel so stupid for not realizing this one earlier.

Prologue: So I was sitting in chat waiting for people to stop being "away" when I noticed the ads right above it. One was in Spanish and at first, I didn't understand why there would be Spanish ad on a site with mostly English words, etc. Then I noticed that one of the words in it was "mando" and I said to myself "Hmm, I really should have thought to check a Spanish dictionary for that word beforehand, because I've always thought it sounded like a Spanish word, kinda like Mundo."

So I did. And the result made me want to facepalm, it was so obvious.

http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/mando
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PostSubject: Re: Name meanings?   Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:15 pm

Yes, I giggled -internally- when I saw the word in my Spanish translation book.
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PostSubject: Re: Name meanings?   Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:02 pm

Telos = aim, objective (Greek)

Coruscant <-- "cor", Latin for "heart"
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PostSubject: Re: Name meanings?   Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:02 am

Canderous > Perhaps from the latin word Candidatus, which means applicant for office.
Ordo > Latin for order.
Ulic > There's a Slovakian village named Ulic, or it could have just come from the real life name Ulic.
Exar > Could come from the word Exorcism or the word Axis.
Munin > Old Norse for "the mind".
Skirata > Skira is Mando'a for revenge.
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