Movie Character Names

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.

For more ideas, check out our lists of TV Character Names and Celebrity-Inspired Baby Names.

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  • Cody

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    Cody is riding off into the sunset.  Read More 

  • Cotton

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    A name heard in Puritan times -- Cotton Mather was a minister involved in the Salem witchcraft trials -- but it would make a too-soft choice today.  Read More 

  • Cyrus

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    Very popular in the Iranian community, this name of the founder of the Persian Empire has had a more down-home, corncob pipe-smoking image for most Americans in the past, but this has begun to chan... Read More 

  • Desi

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    Forever Lucy's.  Read More 

  • Devlin

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    Devlin is an Irish name that's fresher and even more devilish than Devin. The earliest written record of this surname occurs in the thirteenth century, when an O'Devlin was appointed Bishop of Ke... Read More 

  • Domino

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    Swaggering, cutting-edge choice, though perhaps too wedded to the classic game.  Read More 

  • Draven

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    Inspired by Brandon Lee's character in The Crow and Cuba Gooding's in In the Shadows, this name, with its Wiccan feel, was used by a member of Linkin Park.  Read More 

  • Elektra

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    This spelling of Electra makes this vibrant name less electric and more kinetic. Read More 

  • Elle

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    Add the charming heroine of the movie Legally Blonde to a supermodel (Elle Macpherson) and to the trend toward all names El-like -- Ellie, Ella, Eleanor -- and you have one hit name. In 2013, it ca... Read More 

  • Elmo

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    Elmo, like fellow Sesame Street characters Kermit and Grover, has a hard time being taken seriously. (It isn't easy being red either.) But Elmo also calls to mind the image of St. Elmo's fire--the... Read More 

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