Roswell Name Meanings

I was looking up names to use for new characters when I was writing my story, Alpha & Omega, and it really interested to see some of the meanings. Of course I couldn't resist looking up the meanings for the characters on the show too.

Then I noticed that some people online had the same idea and had posted the name meanings on their sites. There were discussions about name meanings possibly predicting future actions - for example, did whoever named Tess pick the name for a reason?

These are the meanings behind the names chosen for the Roswell characters, according to book I consulted.







Max
Origin - Latin
Meaning - Greatest
a nickname for names such as Maximilian and Maxwell, but also an independent name

Who is he?
Max is a contradictory character as a result of certain dual energies: the 1, a masculine influence which can cause him to be self-centred and crave attention, also provokes an active and independent attitude which could make him appear more self-confident than he really is, even giving him an air of arrogance and aloofness. The 2 is characterized by a tendency to be more passive and dependent, as well as highly sensitive and therefore a good listener with great consideration for others. He seamlessly oscillates between these two influences, and this strange alchemy tends to make him an elusive and complex individual. Just when you think you know Max , strong, responsible and self-assured, who answers to no law but his own, now and then you could be surprised to find yourself face to face with this shy and vulnerable creature who seems so unsure of himself. Except he only ever reveals the second aspect of his nature to his close friends and family, his pride refuses to let him to show any sign of weakness, however insignificant... If he lives in harmony with the vibrations of his master number, Max will have high ideals and the world could be his oyster, if he so wishes. He would even have a certain influence on others, especially since he has such a caring and reassuring attitude. It is often in the fields of creation or the humanities that he will shine the brightest. Intuition, imagination and sensitivity could coexist with distinction, idealism and perfection. Of course, if he does reach the highest peaks, it won´t be without a certain amount difficulty or nervous tension. However, Max could also choose to experience these vibrations an octave below, that is to say in the vibrations of the 2, and settle for a safer, quieter life, involving collaboration or association, for example, and requiring much less personal effort. Whatever he decides, he will remain a sociable man, communicative, sensitive and helpful, who has a profound understanding of friendship. As a child, the duality of the 1 versus the 2 is probably even more problematic. He can be touchy, getting upset at the slightest setback, and can be known to get carried away by his anger, resentment or jealousy when he feels he isn´t good enough, clever enough or whatever. If things aren´t going well at school (which is nevertheless rare) it would be a good idea to find another outlet for his creative mind, such as a hobby that he could become passionate about, develop, and eventually excel at. It is also very important for his parents to encourage him to develop his sociability and sense of sharing.

What does he like?
He likes to be in control and to lead, to dominate, to shine and be an inspiration for others, because he is rather image conscious... He is an esthete with a love of beauty and a taste for quality, there is something almost noble about him (often influenced by the sign of Leo). Emotionally, he is elitist and wants to both admire and be admired, which is not always possible, especially if he is with a partner who tends to steal his thunder... But Max is an upright and honest man, and an idealist, even if he is a rather authoritarian and tries to impose his tastes on others.

What does he do?
He is likely to be tempted by one of the liberal professions, as this would enable him to be his own boss, the concept of hierarchy posing a problem for him. He could lean towards one of the artistic professions (actor), a creative occupation or one in relation to esthetics, luxury goods, jewelry or paintings, especially if he has a life Path Number of 6; or a career in management, as a representative, teacher, or those related to the social sector, counseling (psychology, astrology, justice...).






Liz
Origin - Hebrew
Meaning - God is my oath
a nickname for Elizabeth - various other nicknames such as Beth, Lizzie, Eliza, and Liza

Who is she?
Elizabeth is a rather unusual woman with a distinctive personality. This may be because she is quite reserved and enjoys cultivating an air of mystery, or perhaps because she lives her life without necessarily referring to the "user manual" and cares little for fashion or tradition... This enigmatic woman is particularly emotional however, although she doesn´t always let it show on the outside. She is very thoughtful, cerebral and introspective, intellectual even (especially if she was born in July, or on the 7th, 16th or 25th of the month)... she is highly active and mobile and wants to be everywhere at once (especially if she was born on the 5th, 14th or 23rd of the month, or in May). An inquisitive and sociable individual, she is impulsive and can lack patience at times, although she is generally easy-going and adaptable. Nevertheless, deep down, she fosters a certain amount anxiety and mistrust and can easily become withdrawn in the event of an emotional shock. As a child she is a friendly and endearing little girl who is very affectionate and a bit of a fidget. However, because she is also highly receptive and acutely intuitive, Elizabeth is extremely sensitive to parental disharmony, which can cause her to become introverted, escaping into the sanctuary of dreams, or even school work, whilst repressing her sensitivity. On the same note, separation from the family home should be avoided during early childhood as this could destroy some of her freshness and spontaneity. It would be wise to keep an eye on the choices that she makes and she will probably need a little gentle guidance.

What does she like?
Above all, Elizabeth seeks the company of others and appears pleasant and gentle, helpful and accommodating. She has a deep understanding of friendship and is someone who can be confided in as well as a great listener, but best of all, she´s always there when you need her most. Her love life is just as important as her social life, and she will usually deploy the same effort in a romantic relationship as she does in friendship: she will be passionate, but always tactful; she is also capable of great tenderness and is well suited to motherhood, which is fundamental for her.

What does she do?
Her ambitions for her personal life are highly likely to take priority over her career; however she could be interested by occupations related to sales, tourism or travel ..., those involving counselling or teaching - often working with children..., or a career in advertising, marketing, one of the exact sciences or a technical specialization.






Maria
Origin - Latin
Meaning - Bitter; variant of Mary


Who is she?
Mária is a charming, pleasant and attractive woman who is eager to please and be loved in return. Emotionally she is sensitive, sympathetic and considerate, and is prepared to make considerable efforts to ensure that peace and harmony prevail in her world. She is just as sensitive to beauty, and hers is no exception. She tends to take care of her physical appearance and is usually impeccably turned-out, down to the finest details. Her weakest link is her hypersensitivity which - combined with her active imagination and nervous disposition - occasionally results in bouts of anxiety. Mária expects her family to provide the security and protection that are necessary for her equilibrium and well-being. She is an easy-going and sociable individual who enjoys life´s pleasures and communicates with ease, charm, diplomacy and humor. The association of the karmic 2 with the 22 is not at all easy to live with, because the former tendency can cause her to be fragile, timid and inclined to dependency; whilst the latter pushes her to great, even grandiose achievements. She could either attempt to achieve her goals by developing her strengths of perfectionism, patience and determination (although that is not to say that things will be plain sailing, and she remains susceptible to anxiety), or she could choose to escape into her inner sanctuary of daydreams and imagination, indolence and indecision, perhaps finding solace in a lover´s arms to compensate for her lack of ambition. As a child, she can be somewhat temperamental and overemotional, although she is usually quite timid, very impressionable and dependent on her environment. It is imperative that she learns to be autonomous and responsible as early as possible, her parents can help her to feel secure by always telling her the truth. They should be careful not to be over-protective though, because this child knows how to soften you up, and you could be tempted to indulge in her every whim just to avoid the drama of tears or hysterics when she doesn´t get her way. This would be a huge mistake and would only contribute to the exacerbation of these latent tendencies and further infantilize her. Mária requires a lot of love and affection, and if it isn´t forthcoming, she may find other, much less healthy ways to attract her parents´ attention.

What does she like?
She likes getting together with others, to cooperate and collaborate, and emotional support has a springboard effect on her. Love is obviously essential to this emotionally focused female, who often denies her emotional needs. The karmic 2 is often a clue to impatience and can make romantic relationships quite difficult (her active number 42 is already indicative of familial strain). There are two distinct possibilities: either she becomes the perfect housewife and fulfilled mother on reaching maturity; or indeed she rejects motherhood and remains somewhat immature, relying a little too much on other people.

What does she do?
Because she is so impressionable, the home environment is likely to have a significant influence on her future. If it is favourable, stimulating, and she has the opportunity to live her 22, a life of outstanding professional accomplishment could be possible, often of a humanitarian nature or related to creativity. Otherwise, Mária could be drawn to the professions related to counselling, childcare, medicine, health and social care or ecology, occupations in connection with esthetics, art and craft, management or economy, or those requiring precision.






Alex
Origin - Greek
Meaning - Defender of mankind
The friendlier, more easy-going diminutive of Alexander

Who is he?
Such a reassuring presence, and so charming! Without a doubt, Àlex doesn´t leave one feeling indifferent. Calm, composed and well-balanced, it is important to him to bring happiness to those around him, and for those same people to recognise his value. Furthermore, in order to achieve these objectives, he won´t hesitate to use a few formidable weapons: a smile, a favour, kindness, tact, diplomacy and even cunning. His natural inclination is to beauty and perfection; he is of a scrupulous nature and is very sensitive to his perceived responsibilities towards his family who he is concerned about disappointing. In this respect, their influence is a long way from being insignificant. He is a sensitive, emotional and intuitive soul, who is brave and determined, most of the time. In the face of hostility, or if he feels misunderstood, he will occasionally disappear into his inner sanctuary of daydreams. As you may have guessed, he´s a lover and not a fighter. He is capable of great accomplishments and may decide to invest in certain associations or movements, most likely of a humanitarian, political or artistic orientation. But to achieve this he needs a little encouragement from his friends and family. This way, he could reveal himself to be the innovative soul that he really is, one who deep down, is rather utopian. As a child, it isn´t a good idea to abuse his wisdom by giving him too many responsibilities, because there really is a fine line between devotion and self-sacrifice, one that it is best not to cross... Neither should he be overprotected because this could result in him choosing the path of irresponsibility, apathy and nonchalance... With the karmic 6, his disposition can swing from one extreme to the other... As parents you could easily influence his future career choices, so avoid letting your expectations and wishes overshadow his own.

What does he like?
A true messenger of peace, Àlex requires harmony to prevail in his world: it is necessary to his very equilibrium, so taking care of those he loves is certainly his priority. Actually, if it came to the crunch, his heart could experience a dilemma: his soul is soothed by the gentleness of Isabelle´s voice and her soft, smiling eyes, Christina is the most beautiful woman he has ever laid eyes on and everytime he looks at her it takes his breath away. On the other hand there is Cecilia who is just so funny and carefree, he feels really good with her... You get the idea. It´s true that his high expectations and yearning for perfection can verge on obsessional at times, but even so, this is a man whose company is extremely pleasant and easy. Sensual and gourmet, he would be happiest in the heart of a cosy family home with a woman who knows what he´s worth, and would make a wonderful father.

What does he do?
If he doesn´t take over the family business, which is often the case, areas of professional interest could be of an esthetic nature (decoration or perfumery, he could be a florist, a stylist or a joiner...), possibly artistic, culinary, or gastronomic..., a career linked to health and social care, or in connection with comfort and the home (real estate...), and professions which necessitate accuracy and attention to detail.






Isabel
Origin - Latin
Meaning - My God is bountiful; God of plenty
a romantic and exotic name

Who is she?
Lively, communicative and adaptable, Isabel is charming and likeable and sociable enough but reserved at the same time. She is neither excessively introverted nor extroverted: self-expression is second nature. She adores conversation and exchange - just as long as her privacy remains intact. A little wary, she is nonetheless frank and direct. She seeks security and reassurance, criteria which must be fulfilled before she considers investing herself in a personal relationship; however once her trust has been gained, she is delightfully bubbly and talkative. Her independence is very dear to her and she is not immune to flights of fancy. Cheerful and optimistic, she has a terrific sense of humour, is playful and pleasure-seeking - she certainly knows how to have fun and occupys a position of influence and focalisation among her peers. She is curious and very fond of acquiring knowledge, but the downside to this is that her energy can become rather dissipated. She can be observed in action, swiftly moving from one activity to the next - one address to the next even - with disconcerting ease. Once she has gotten past the first antagonism between her fundamental numbers (the 3 and the 5, which make her lean towards extroversion and instability; while the 7 and the M are characterized by internalization and structuring), Isabel will be able to give shape to her personality, embracing its opposing components, contradictions and nuances to form a whole that is extremely rich. As a child, her parents should keep an eye on her tendency to be unstable and superficial. She would benefit from taking part in creative or theatrical activities as well as learning foreign languages.

What does she like?
Often of an intellectual nature, Isabel's mind is built for analysis, introspection and research. She loves anything that is out of the ordinary or avant-garde. Romantically, she is terribly elusive: she can be secretive and mysterious one minute, irascible and passionate the next, capable of making all the moves only to turn on her heel and walk off in the opposite direction, apparently no longer interested... Could she be afraid of getting too involved and loving too much, thereby leaving herselves vulnerable to emotional pain and rejection?

What does she do?
Since communication appears to be her area of predilection, she could choose a career in teaching, marketing, in connection with languages, singing or acting, comedy, literature or journalism..., one of the specialized or technical professions (information technology), occupations in relation to travel, advertising or a career involving rapid change and evolution. If she really doesn´t want to commit herselves to a job for any length of time, she may choose to do temporary work...






Michael
Origin - Hebrew
Meaning - he who is like God
one of the seven archangels who defeats and casts out the demons in the book of Revelation

Who are he?
Michael is voracious, endearing, tender and affectionate... and know just how to use his charm on his parents who he manipulates gently but ever so skilfully. He is very anxious to please and be liked in return, and has great difficulty dealing with imbalance or disharmony in the family home. He´d rather avoid their family than put up with tension and an unpleasant atmosphere. He cannot tolerate injustice which causes an immediate and instinctive reaction. Other people stimulate him and he are well suited to group activities. Furthermore, his artistic talents are to be encouraged, especially since they could be the foundations for his future career.

What does he like?
He like to please, charm and bring warmth and comfort to others, which in turn brings him immense pleasure... His love live is of fundamental importance to him and he is in perpetual search of his soul mate., however choosing isn´t easy for this young Romeo whose heart often falters, and who is rather seduced by the concept of a harem!... Family life is of equal importance to him, and he makes a wonderful, attentive father once he gets over his Casanova phase!

What do he do?
Because of his indecisive nature, he tends to take the path of least resistance when it comes to choosing a career, by taking over the family business for example. Otherwise, a few of the areas that are likely to appeal include the artistic or esthetic domains, occupations where he can feel useful to others (the medical or paramedical fields, justice) or anything to do with comfort, property, the home and family, gastronomy or well-being...






Kyle
Origin - Gaelic
Meaning - A narrow strait or channel

Who is he?
Kyle is an uncompromising, courageous, energetic and masculine man, who likes to think that he is pretty tough. But despite a certain coarseness and a triumphant air he is an extremely sensitive individual (although he tends to keep this under control), and a very charming one at that (a quality that he discreetly cultivates). Deep down he is a shy and anxious soul who doubts in his capacities; shortcomings for which he compensates beautifully by a very high level of activity and an iron will. He moves through life with a natural ease, adapts rapidly to new situations, can be opportunistic and has plenty of know how. He is nevertheless rather strict and loathes flattery, deceit, pretentiousness and most of all, injustice... He is capable of violent anger in the face of iniquity and this can be quite frightening to witness! A materialistic man, he has a good head for business and takes a very hands-on approach. Theory only interests him if it can be put into practice. Rapid, impatient and very efficient, he needs plenty of physical exercise to avoid becoming aggressive or quarrelsome. As a child, Kyle is rather fragile and sensitive. His overwhelmingly emotional nature is much easier to externalize with anger than with tenderness. Others tend to assume that he is as resilient as he seems, but one should never judge a book by its cover... Furthermore, he is mobile and dissipated, and at school he is likely to prefer the concrete subjects such as physics and chemistry - with a particular penchant for sport at which he tends to excel. He enjoys tinkering, building and repairing things, however he loves nothing more than a bit of healthy competition.

What does he like?
Kyle enjoys the company of others, has a profound sense of friendship and can be pretty persuasive when he wants to be. He values his freedom above all and enjoys games and tasting the pleasures that this world has to offer. He is a man of conquest who doesn´t count his troubles or his efforts... But with such impatience! He is ardent and passionate when it comes to his feelings and needs to be able to communicate with his partner on a profound level. He is a very considerate man, and as far as he is concerned, trust, respect, sincerity and freedom are essential values in a relationship. He won´t forgive a broken promise easily and would always rather hear an unpleasant truth than a convenient falsehood.

What does he do?
Born to win in the game of life - notably on a material level, Kyle is likely to be attracted to occupations involving action or travel (sport, sales representation, driving...), a career as a technician, business: management, finance, banking, insurance, trading..., a job where expression is important (journalist, lecturer...), sales and marketing or teaching, however these are areas where his impatience could prove to be a handicap...






Tess
Origin - Greek
Meaning - to reap; the harvester
Diminutive of Theresa

Who is she?
With two master numbers, we are in the presence of a deeply humane and altruistic individual with a powerful personality. Tess is extremely sensitive and remarkably intuitive. Such high vibrations incite her to advocate a better world and to take care of the most underprivileged people on this planet. Material contingencies are of secondary importance, as far as she is concerned. While she is often an enlightened or inspired soul - with both knowledge and creative talent, it is not always possible for her to experience these energies at such a high level due to the difficulties that they entail. They could therefore be expressed as a tendency to day-dream, hypersensitivity, emotional fragility, dependence, suggestibility and selflessness. Her emotional equilibrium is often precarious because a high level of nervous tension is inextricable from such a passionate temperament. As a little girl, Tess is endearing and adorable, eager to please and particularly receptive to her family environment. It only takes a minor emotional upheaval or a parental disagreement for her to feel completely lost and out of her depth, which she can respond to by becoming totally withdrawn. Parents, it is important to encourage her autonomy and sense of duty while taking care to respect her fragile nature and preserve the carefree innocence of her childhood.

What does she like?
Tess is a very emotionally orientated lady who possesses an active imagination inclined to flights of fancy, magic and marvel. Not particularly materialistic, she tends to seek solace in her thoughts and day-dreams as a way of escaping the more unexciting side of material reality. She is very fond of travelling and other countries, mystery, spirituality and the unusual; as well as anything else that appeals to her craving for escapism. Music is another welcome distraction from the humdrum. In matters of the heart, Tess is romantic and a big softie! An idealist, she puts her man on a pedestal, running the risk of disillusion when the veil finally falls... She is a tender, affectionate and maternal woman who seeks true union (karmic 11), and is quite capable of forgetting herself for those she loves.

What does she do?
This configuration has all the ingredients for a glittering success. The social and artistic domains are particularly royal roads, the material realm being neither a priority nor a condition. Tess is likely to find satisfaction in one of the following careers: teaching, psychology, sociology, counselling, education..., music and other artistic activities..., astrology or graphology - unless religion is an area of interest, or anything to do with philosophy, philanthropy or humanitarian issues.






James
Origin - Hebrew
Meaning - Supplanter, heel-grabber

Who is he?
James is a warm, friendly and cheerful man (often ruled by Jupiter - his first name adds up to 12 like Jupiter´s cycle, or born under the sign of Gemini), who is generally enthusiastic - exuberant even, and this just makes him even more likeable. He can seem very impressive with his shrewd and brilliant mind, his strong personality and eloquence of speech combined with an ability to grasp ideas quickly and take appropriate action. Something of an opportunist, James knows how to be charming and excels in the art of seduction while he proves to be an extremely adaptable individual. He is a sociable creature who enjoys being the centre of attention and is often inclined to exaggerate, either to amuse himself or to impress his audience, thereby monopolizing the situation to ensure that he remains the star of the show. Sensitive to flattery, he is a little narcissistic and likes to set an example for others. This could be expressed through great attention in the way he dresses or by a very self-assured demeanour - in part due to his already healthy self-esteem but also because luck usually tends to intervene in his favour. As a child, James is endearing and hyperactive, into everything and of insatiable curiosity which can be exhausting for his parents who he is inclined to question incessantly. However, the rewards won´t be far behind because he tends to be a good student. It is nevertheless important to nip his narcissism in the bud, otherwise he could be inclined to take himself rather too seriously. Furthermore, he will need to learn about the notions of tolerance and work, because more often than not he tends to have a penchant the path of least resistance.

What does he like?
James is eager to please and likes to seduce, charm and converse with his peers. He is far from indifferent to the pleasures that this world has to offer and appreciates beautiful objects, comfort and a cosy home while he is greatly influenced by his family. In matters of the heart, he is terribly demanding and seeks true perfection thereby running the risk of never really finding the ideal partner. Furthermore, when in a relationship he tends to be quite critical and pernickety, almost certainly due to his fussy and highly strung nature. Lastly, he isn´t a particularly sentimental soul - indeed he is more of an Epicurean and a sensualist.

What does he do?
A social butterfly, James is likely to be attracted by a career in connection with business and commerce, communication or oral or written expression..., in liaison with creation and the artistic domain or in some way related to real estate or the hotel business.









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