Hello everyone, first post here! May it be the first of many. I am writing a science fiction fantasy short story. The main characters are all magic users in some degree. I like to give my main characters names that have meaning behind them, and so I've been looking at famous wizards in history. Specifically, Papus, the sorcerer and hypnotist, looked like an interesting name. However, I don't want the name to hint at things the character is not. So my question I suppose, is what would the name Papus imply to you, if you were to see it in a book? And if you have any ideas for other wizards in history, I'd love suggestions, preferably with an explanation of what that name would imply for you. I would go into more detail on the character specifically, but unfortunately, I don't have much. I know for a fact he is an adventurer. He loves to seek out new things and explore. He is very curious. However, he is also smart, and perceptive. As he enters the room he takes note of all the people he thinks might be interesting, tries to figure out their occupation on his way to the table, and wonders where the barkeep would store their valuables. That being said, he does not have extraordinary powers of deduction, he is simply very curious, and more perceptive than others. In short, he is a puzzle solver and an explorer. The premise of the story is a mage tournament Battle Royale. At the center of the multiverse, exists station 9, in which the greatest wizards from different universes with different magic systems come to compete and discover which universe has the most powerful magic systems. Therefore, this character is definitely already an extremely powerful wizard. Some of this information might be more relevant than others, but better safe than sorry. Hopefully this gives enough information for you to give useful advice in regards to the naming.