STAR WARS Names & Their Origins

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  1. Fluke_Groundwalker Jedi Youngling

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    This has probably been done before, but I was wondering if there was any information on the origins of certain names, places, etc. in GFFA??
  2. chissdude10 Jedi Youngling

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    Greedo-Greedy Bounty Hunter
    Skywalker-great pilot of the force


    Hum thats all I can think of
  3. Darth Ludicrous Manager Emeritus

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    Prince Isolder: Isolde was Tristan the Knight's lover. Prince Isolder was named after a woman.
  4. chissdude10 Jedi Youngling

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    Most of the names are like Zimbawain too, ah I think.
  5. Histoire Jedi Knight

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    Myrkr has for origin a ancient word of german mythology for dark

    Myrkwood : black forest

    Ackbar is inpired by a Moghol emperor of India (1542-1605) Akbar
  6. MaceWinducannotdie Jedi Master

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    Solo- goes it alone

    Darth Vader- Dutch for Dark Father

    Chewbacca- GL's dog

    Nute Gunray- Probable political commentary.
    First name a variation of Newt (Former speaker of the House) Last name a variation of "Reagan" with syllables reversed.

    R2-D2- Number of a roll of film, I think. GL thought it fit nicely.
  7. Darth Ludicrous Manager Emeritus

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    Darth Vader- Dutch for Dark Father

    no it isn't. Darth doesn't mean a thing in Dutch at all, and Vader is originally derided from "Invader". Truth is, in the earliest scripts Vader wasn't anyone's father at all and was even a good guy. The character we know now as Darth Vader was originally named Prince Valorum.
  8. CommanderAntilles Jedi Knight

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    padme means beautiful and intelligent

    luke and leia both mean something about light

    uhhh.. i can't remember anymore
  9. ReaperFett Jedi Grand Master

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    note aboute Nute: Gunray-Raygun
  10. CommanderAntilles Jedi Knight

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    Ackbar- very great

    Anakin- one without family

    Boba Fett-trapper who restricts and confines

    4-LOM- For(4) Love Of Money

    Mata Jade- bitter precious stone

    Mon Mothma- my mother

    qui-gon jinn- excellent with a lightsaber

    Yoda- great warrior, one who is wise
  11. Charlemagne19 Chosen One

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    Naga Sadow=

    Naga: A type of demon-serpentine

    Sadow=Shadow

    Kaan= Variant on Kahn or Gheghis style conquerer.

    Bane: Pretty self explanatory

    Jacen and Jania:

    Variants on Jacob and Jane

    Nomi: From the Bible

    Sunrider: Pretty self explanatory.
  12. Hunter_X Jedi Padawan

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    The Anakim were a race of giants with six fingers and six toes from Biblical Old Testament times. Goliath (as in David and Goliath) was an Anakim.

    Endor is also from the Old Testament. A region in Israel.
  13. Charlemagne19 Chosen One

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    Specically it's where Saul had a witch summon the spirit the Judge who annoited him.

    It's where Saul discovered that his evil kingship was repudiated
  14. MaceWinducannotdie Jedi Master

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    My bad, DL. I gotta remember to verify these things instead of just spouting them back out.
  15. darthparth Jedi Master

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    Yoda means warrior, it is derived from the Sanskrit Youdhha -- which also means warrior.
  16. Valiento Jedi Grand Master

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  17. Valiento Jedi Grand Master

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    Mace, What you fell for was one of "Lucas", BS diatrabes. It can happen to anyone. So don't feel too bad.

    Though it is true that Vader happens to be Father in Dutch.

    Donker is Dark though.
  18. Darth Ludicrous Manager Emeritus

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    Goliath was a Phillistine.

    and Qui-Gon Jinn's name, at least the Jinn part comes from the persian word for demon... or genie.
  19. Ornitier Jedi Knight

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    Padme: lotus I think, which has symbolism in Asian cultures. I think it means lotus... Horrid memory...
    Tycho: The name of a Greek warrior, I think has a brief mention in The Iliad.
    Darth: Not an actual word, meant to sound like dark.
    Eeth koth: Said by some to come from "Eek! A Moth", though I personally doubt that.
    Jaina: Name came at random said to just be from alliteration. Jacen: Jaina :: Luke : Leia (sorry if I have the format wrong, but blank is to 2nd blank as 3rd is to 4th.)
  20. Hoth_pants Jedi Knight

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    i read somewhere that R2-D2 is some sort of theater/movie slang for read to/direct to
  21. Darth Ludicrous Manager Emeritus

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    R2 D2 comes from Reel 2 Dialogue 2
  22. Hoth_pants Jedi Knight

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    yeah thats the ticket, i had it mixed up.
  23. Kier_Nimmion Jedi Grand Master

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    Lusankya Prison, probably named for Lubyanka Prison in Moskow.

    Rip Calkin = Cal Ripkin (Someone else pointed this out)

    Tycho, possibly for Tycho Brahae, an astronomer.

    I was told 'Darth vader' was Hungarian for Dark Father.
  24. ShinagamiWing Jedi Youngling

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    "Padme" is definately derived from the Nepalese word for "Lotus", yes. Because it is the term for the flower representing serenity in Buddhist lore, tt is a term that many modern day Buddhists (including yours truly) are familiar with. It is also the name of the meditating position.

    Finally, it pays to be Indian.
  25. Valiento Jedi Grand Master

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    Dark father in hungarian is, "sötét atya"
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