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I distinctly remember there being a page on Wookieepedia on this.

For instance, taken from this Quora Answer

Bo-Katan is a portmanteau of Dave Filoni's wife's name (Anne) and her cat's name…

Also, the Tooka species and Mar Tuuk from Clone Wars are named after Filoni's other cat, “Tuuk” (Dave really loves cats).

I think it was named after a particular person, sort of in honour of them. I've checked Wookieepedia and found nothing.

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    Coleman Kcaj and Nute Gunray come to mind as well.
    – Ziggy
    Commented Jan 14, 2022 at 23:20

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This is known as Tuckerization and does have a page on Wookieepedia.

The term is derived from Wilson Tucker, a pioneering American science fiction writer, fan and fanzine editor, who made a practice of using his friends' names for minor characters in his stories. For example, Tucker named a character after Lee Hoffman in his novel The Long Loud Silence, and after Walt Willis in Wild Talent.

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