One Hundred Years of Solitude | Study Guide

Gabriel García Márquez

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One Hundred Years of Solitude | Meanings of Names

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As Gabriel García Márquez recounts seven generations of the Buendía family, he pays careful attention to character names. Family names are repeated, several characters bear a namesake, and certain names have futher meaning.

Aguilar: haunt of eagles

Alfonso: noble and ready

Álvaro: guard

Amaranta: flower

Ángel: angel

Arcadio: pastoral

Aureliano: golden

Babilonia: Babylon

Carnicero: butcher

Fernanda: adventurous

Magnífico: magnificent

Pilar: pillar

Prudencio: good judgment

Remedios: remedies

Santa Sofía de la Piedad: Saint Sofía of Piety

Segundo: second

Triste: sad

Úrsula: bear

Visitación: visitation

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