For most of my characters, I look up names that defined them or some of their major traits.
My MC: Cahira:
Meaning: Strong Warrior
Meaning (there are several, but this is the one I’m going for): wise advisor or counsel
The best word to describe him before his character arc is sly not wise.
Meaning: Liar (I literally looked up “Boy names that mean liar”)
variant of Eliora; Hebrew
Meaning: the Lord is my Light
It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations if you live near him. -Tolkien