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Names From Dishonored


Dishonored is a stealth action adventure game. It is set in the fictional, plague-ridden industrial city of Dunwall and follows Corvo Attano, the Empress’s legendary bodyguard. He is framed for her murder and forced to become an assassin, seeking revenge on those who conspired against him.

The design of the city is inspired by London and Edinburgh in late 1800s to early 1900s. Because of this there is an interesting collection of names worn by the characters. Many of which have become new favorites.

Anton-A form of the Roman family name Antonius. It is believed to be of Etruscan origin but the meaning is unknown. 
Corvo-This is the Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Corvus. It is derived Latin corvus meaning “raven.”
Callista-Callista is the feminine form of Callistus, a late Latin name which is derived from the Greek name Kallistos meaning “most beautiful.”
Esmond-Derived from the Old English elements east “grace” and mund “protection.” It is rarely used as a first name.
Delilah-A Hebrew name meaning “delicate, weak, languishing.” In the Old Testament  she is the lover of Samson whom later she betrays.
Farley-From an English surname which was originally a place name meaning “fern clearing.”
Hiram-Possibly from Phoenican origin or Hebrew meaning “exalted brother.”
Jessamine-A variant spelling of the English word jasmine referring to the plant.
Lydia-Means “from Lydia” in Greek. It probably was used as a term to denote someone from that region, most likely a slave.
Mortimer-From an English surname derived from a place name meaning “still water” in Old French.
Piero-The Italian form of the Greek name Peter meaning “stone.”
Thaddeus-The Greek from of the Aramaic name Thaddai meaning “heart.”
Thalia-From the Greek Thaleia meaning “to blossom.”
Vera-A Russian name meaning “faith,” although sometimes associated with the Latin word verus meaning “true.”
Wallace-From a Scottish and English surname meaning “Welsh” or “foreigner” in Norman French.

3 comments on “Names From Dishonored

  1. Two of my grandchildren would devour the game description in a nano-second.

  2. Pingback: Names From Dishonored | Name News |

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