What's in a name?
I have always been interested in names and their meanings. When I first saw Beauty and the Beast, many years ago, I looked up what the characters' names meant, and I was somewhat surprised at what I found out. Could it be just a coincidence? My guess is no, but only the creators and the writers of the show know for sure.
Now, while the meaning of Mouse's name is obvious, what about the others? Below, you will find the meanings of some of my favourite characters' names:
Name: Origin: Meaning: Actor/Actress: Catherine
Linda Hamilton Vincent Latin conquering Ron Perlman Jacob (Father) Hebrew he who supplants Roy Dotrice Joe Maxwell Hebrew God will add Jay Acovone
Charles Chandler Old English
or Old German
man John McMartin Devin Wells Gael bard, poet Bruce Abbott Elliot Burch Hebrew the Lord is God Edward Albert Erica Salvin old Norse forever ruler Isabella Hoffmann Gabriel Hebrew man of God Stephen McHattie Laura Williams Latin laurel Terrylene Lena Greek bright, shining Kate Boyer Pascal French child of Easter Armin Shimerman Peter Alcott Greek rock Joseph Campanella Tony Ramos Latin beyond price Josh Blake John Pater
The meaning and origin of John Pater (Paracelcus) courtesy of K. Lewis.
The meaning of Chandler courtesy of Cridhe.
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