The #1 symbolism behind people in dreams is hidden beneath the meaning of their name. Proper names in dreams may hold the entire key to the interpretation. People enter into our dreams posing not as themselves, but as what their name means. In fact, of the 10 types of symbolism concerning people, this one applies more than any other, and more than a literal interpretation of the person.
In one of the dreams we received, a character named Ben exited, never to return. In reality, the dreamer was in a business venture based on the abilities of a friend. The name Ben means “right-hand man”. Just as the dream had prophesied, his friend walked out on the venture. Happily, they are still good friends.
A woman expressed to me repeated concern over her daughter. Then she had a dream with a man named “Alex” in her home. Alex means “protector”.
A man, who was in the middle of a difficult legal battle, dreamed that Daniel was in the courtroom. Daniel means “God is judge”.
The number of proper name possibilities is massive, so for now, here are some links which might help you find the meaning of a character in your dream!