Little known to most people, the characters of the original Final Fantasy had names. Final Fantasy: Memory of Heroes is a book consisting of three short stories written by Umemura Takashi, each a retelling of one of the three first Final Fantasy games. The four Warriors of Light from the original Final Fantasy game had names in the novelization:
The Fighter’s name is given as Zest (ゼスト, Zesuto?). He leads the Warriors of Light and bears the Fire Crystal. He has short red hair and is righteous and courageous in nature. Honest, straightforward and prone to tunnel vision, unlike the other three, he has no memories of his past.
The Thief’s name is given as Sauber (ザウバー, Zaubā?). He has long golden hair, holds the Wind Crystal and tends to keep the rest of the party grounded in reality with his realist attitude. Apparently a cynical worrier, in battles he tends to be a bit gung-ho and gets in a lot of conflict with Zest.
The Black Mage’s name is given as Daewoo (テウ, Teu?). He carries the Earth Crystal and is a silent type whose every word counts. He is a kindhearted and quiet man, who also seems to be highly intelligent and in tune with beasts and other aspects of nature.
The White Mage’s name is given as Floe (フロウ, Furō?). The only female in the group of four, has a shard of the Water Crystal. She is a kind, gentle and motherly youth but scary and ferocious when angered.
In the original game, we assume they were all male. Perhaps the White Mage being androgynous enough to be female.
Now, what about the Monk and Red Mage you say?
The Black Belt’s name is given as Fritz (フリッツ, Furittsu?). An original character that does not appear in the game, he is young and has a Dark Crystal.
The Red Mage’s name is given as Puffy (パフィ, Pafi?). An original character who does not appear in the game, she is the main protagonist and meets DB-6 in the back of the cave of Onrac near waterfall. She is a member of the Warriors of Light (together with Fritz, Sarah, and Matoya) and helps to restore the power of the Crystals.
That’s Sarah, the Princess of Cornelia, and Matoya – witch of Matoya’s cave! But then, Matoya lost her eye to a dark elf. Garland captures Sarah. So what happened to Fritz and Puffy?
I don’t know, I haven’t read the novelization. Maybe I should!