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.

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  • Olive

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    Though greatly overshadowed by the trendy Olivia, Olive has a quiet, subtle appeal of its own -- and is now enjoying a remarkable comeback. It returned to the Top 1000 in 2007, and has jumped quite... Read More 

  • Ororo

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    Ororo Munroe is the civilian name of African-American comic book heroine Storm, from the X-Men series. Read More 

  • Pelagia

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    The name of several early saints, including one, Pelagia the Penitent, a beautiful and licentious dancing girl who repented, then, disguised as a man, spent the rest of her life living alone in a c... Read More 

  • Petal

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    Petal is the soft and sweet-smelling name of a character in the novel and film, The Shipping News . With the rise of such flower names as Poppy and Posy, we believe Petal - down-to-earth yet exotic... Read More 

  • Petunia

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    Literary heritage: the "Loony Tunes" girlfriend of Porky Pig. But with the increasing popularity of all kinds of unusual botanical names, Petunia may be a name we start to hear more of. Perhaps-m... Read More 

  • Pluto

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    The Roman god of the underworld, the former ninth planet, a cartoon dog...but not a baby.  Read More 

  • Polexia

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    Polexia Aphrodesia was the futuristic sounding name of the Anna Paquin character in the movie "Almost Famous."  Read More 

  • Rheya

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    It's a futuristic name in Solaris , but it is also related to Rhea, the name of Zeus's mother and wife of Cronus. Read More 

  • Roux

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    The dashing Johnny Depp character in "Chocolat." Roux is from a Latin word meaning russet or brownish red; it's also a cooking term for a mixture of flower and butter that forms the foundation of ... Read More 

  • Sala

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    Name of a feminist air pirate with an evil bent, Sala is also the word name for 'room' in Spanish. Salah is a common Arabic name. Read More 

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