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. <p> For more ideas, check out our lists of <a href="">TV Character Names</a> and <a href="">Celebrity-Inspired Baby Names</a>.
  • Vesper

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    This Latin word used for evening spiritual services was introduced to baby namers by the Eva Greene character Vesper Lynd in the modern James Bond film Casino Royale in 2006, based on the... Read More 

  • Vivi

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Vivi is a short form of all the Vivian and Viveca forms that is sure to get a lot more attention now that a little Jolie-Pitt girl has been named Vivienne.Read More 

  • Wolverine

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Fox, okay. Buck, maybe. But Wolverine? You gotta be kidding us. On the plus side, your five-year-old will love you for giving him this superhero name. Your fifteen-year-old, not so much.Read More 

  • Wren

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Wren, a lilting songbird name, could be the next Robin, and makes a particularly pleasing middle name choice, as does her newly discovered cousin Lark. Wren entered the Top 1000 for the first time... Read More 

  • Yvaine

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    A mix of Yvonne and Elaine, Yvaine was first noticed in the Neil Gaiman fantasy novel and then movie Stardust, in which Claire Danes played the 'fallen star' Yvaine. It is now attracting... Read More 

  • Zee

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    As a nickname for one of the longer Z-starting choices, maybe, but not as a name unto itself.Read More 

  • Zinaida

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    This unusual name belonged to a character played by Kirsten Dunst in an early film. Read More 

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