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.

  • Emira

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Emira is one of those pan-exotic names that feels pleasant enough but seems so unrooted to any one culture that it might as well be made up.Read More 

  • Ethne

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Ethne is one of the many Irish Gaelic names whose spelling and pronunciation -- it's en-ya -- will prove endlessly confusing to English speakers.Read More 

  • Evanna

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Evanna is the name of a Harry Potter actress who pronounces it ee-vah-na. This might be considered yet another international feminine form of the many variations of John; Ivana, Giovanna,... Read More 

  • Fairchild

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Only if it's a family name, and even then, better in the middle. Read More 

  • Flint

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Flint is one of the new macho names on the rise today, part old-school tough guy, part rebel. You won't find a tougher, steelier-sounding name; it's part of a genre on the rise along with cousins... Read More 

  • Flor

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Attractive Spanish name heard in the movie Spanglish. Roll that final r. Or say it the French way: Fleur.Read More 

  • Gray

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    The girls have Violet and Scarlet and Ruby and Rose, but for the boys there's a much more limited palette of color names. Gray (or Grey), is one exception, which could make for a soft and... Read More 

  • Green

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Middle name possibility for a nature-loving family -- Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke used it for their son's middle name. Read More 

  • Hansel

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Those "Where's Gretel?" jokes will get old pretty fast.Read More 

  • Huck

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Though forever tied to Huck, short for Huckleberry, Finn, this is an undeniably cute short form that may have some life as part of the hipster taste for names like Duke and Bix.Read More 

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