(Mods, if there is a more appropiate place / thread for this, please feel free to move it.)
Since character names and their meanings are important in the TLJ universe, I thought we might have a thread to look at the new characters from Book 1 and dissect the meanings:
Mira: Sanskrit for "ocean, sea", but also "limit, boundary". I am going with this because Mira obviously is Indian, it can take on a lot of other meanings in other languages.
Wit: Meaning clear, the only question is whether it's his given or a nick name.
Dr. Zelenka: Czech, Croatian. Diminutive form of zelený = green; "little green one". Some sources also translate it as "little innocent one", green here being used in the sense of "inexperienced".
Nela Vlček: Even though used as a given name in its own right, Nela is the short form of at least half a dozen traditional names. Vlček is a Czech surname meaning "little wolf".
Baruti Maphane: Baruti means "teacher" in Tswana. I couldn't find out anything about Maphane, except that it's a very common surname in Botswana.
Süleyman Sadik: Turkish. Süleyman translates to "man of peace" and is a common Turkish first name. Sadik derives from Turkish sadık = "loyal, faithful, devout".
Mr. London: Meaning should be clear.
Hanna Roth: Roth is an antiquated spelling of "Rot" - German for "red".
Lea Umińska: ?
Dieter Gross: Alternative spelling of Groß, meaning "great, tall, big" in German.
Konstantin Wolf: Meaning clear.
Marta Ribas: Ribas is Catalan for "banks" (as in river banks).
Adala bint Kalid: Arabic. Adala = "just, fair"; bint means "daughter (of)"; K(h)alid = "eternal".
Saga: kinda self-explanatory.
Etta: Germanic = "house owner; ruler of the house"
Magnus: Latin = "the great one"
Falk Friedman: German. Falk = falcon, hawk; Friedman = "man of peace"
Now let the speculations begin.