I would agree that I google meanings for character names a lot. For me, I have a protagonist named Adira, meaning “strong” because she’ll need to overcome a lot of obstacles and a supporting character named Galen after a famous Roman physician. There’s also a bit of symbolism with that character and the Greek god Apollo.
However, I have borrowed names for organizations (not characters) from scientific names for plants. For example, the genus of strangler figs (which are parasitic plants that choke out trees typically in rain forests by growing on top of them) is ficus, so the antagonistic culture in my current novel is named the “Fica.”