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Movie character names may be the only names cooler than the names of the stars that play them. In fact, with the exception of Jack, which has long seemed to be the name of the male character in every other movie and TV adventure show, characters' names veer from the unusual to the outlandish. A few, such as Trinity from The Matrix, jumped right onto the popularity charts.

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  • Bonanza

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    Wildly optimistic -- and unrealistic -- choice.  Read More 

  • Cash

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    Whether it's due to the economy or not, this monied name is in the Top 300, used by several celebrities including Annabeth Gish and Joshua Morrow. Read More 

  • Castor

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    Forget the oil. It's one of the twins that make up the constellation Gemini, and a mythological name on the cutting-edge of fashion; used by Metallica's James Hetfield.  Read More 

  • Chaka

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    We all know that Chaka really means disco.  Read More 

  • Chase

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    Chase, with its sleek and ultraprosperous aura, is redolent of the worlds of high finance and international banking. Chase has been well used during the last decade, seen as a character on 24 and o... Read More 

  • Chesney

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    We don't care how much you love Kenny: this is going too far.  Read More 

  • Chili

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    Spicy but insubstantial nickname name.  Read More 

  • Christabel

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    Though Isabel is a smash hit, Christabel still hasn't been fully embraced. It was originally popularized in England via the Coleridge poem Christabel ("whom her father loves so well") and was given... Read More 

  • Cisco

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    The ultimate sidekick name. Start with Francisco and then, if this fits, okay. Read More 

  • Clove

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    Clove is a spice name that is a tad more piquant than Saffron or Cinnamon. It might get more attention now as a member of The Hunger Games family of names. Read More 

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