Names, especially last names, are a huge symbolism in the Assassin's Creed Series. Here's some examples that I've noticed.
Altair - His name translates to "the bird," or more specifically, the eagle. There are numerous references to eagles throughout Assassin's Creed, from eagles at viewpoints, to the many "eagle achievements."
Ezio Auditore - His last name, Auditore, translates to "auditor", a job that has a lot to do with accounting, which is what his father was. Auditor also means "someone who listens," which Ezio does plenty of, trying to listen for anyone connected to his family's tragedy.
Desmond Miles - His last name, Miles, references the long journey he has ahead of him.
Lucy Stillmann - She is the "still man" of the Assassins, a sl…Read more >