I have seen the names “Jeagar”, “Rivaille” and “Fubar” a few times too often in this fandom, so here is an extensive list of all the character names, including alternatively acceptable spellings and their meanings.
If no alternative is offered, I 100% rule out other transliterations for the given katakana names. Unless the author or his editor suddenly confirm an unusual different spelling, that is.
Also if not otherwise noted, you can assume that all the names are Germanic.
Source: I’m a German translator with a knack for katakana so I think I have some authority on the subject. …. also wikipedia and ancestry.com.
holy crap I just found a tumblr easter egg
press J shift R while hovering over a post on the dash