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.

  • Satine

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    Satine, the name of the Nicole Kidman character in Moulin Rouge,, is, by definition satiny smooth. Jacinda Barrett named her daughter Satine Anais.Read More 

  • Serendipity

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    It's doubtful that the child with this name will consider herself lucky to have it. Read More 

  • Serleena

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    She looked like a sexy model but she was really an evil many-tentacled monster in Men in Black: Your child will never forgive you if you choose this name. And neither will we.Read More 

  • Sheba

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    This exotic biblical place-name for the region now known as Yemen started to feel fresh again as the name of the heroine of Zoe Heller's Notes on a Scandal, played on screen by Cate... Read More 

  • Steena

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    The Steen, Steena, and Stina nicknames for Christina are much more common in Scandinavia than in the English-speaking world, which prefers the Chris variations.Read More 

  • Sullivan

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    Sullivan is a jaunty Celtic three-syllable name, with a real twinkle in its eye. It was immortalized in the 1930s classic film Sullivan's Travels and was chosen for one of Patrick... Read More 

  • Terra

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    A video-game import (Final Fantasy VI) for a character with green hair and a name that brings the outmoded Terry and Tara into the postmodern age. Read More 

  • Trinity

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    Trinity bounded up the charts after the release of The Matrix, whose heroine was named Trinity. Despite Trinity's spiritual meaning and euphonic sound, it's far from unique--there were... Read More 

  • Trip

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    This began as a nickname, usually for someone who was a "third," as in William III. But in an age where any noun goes, this could be thought of as representing a little voyager -- hopefully not... Read More 

  • Ulysses

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    Ulysses is one of the few U boys' names anyone knows -- with heavy links to the Homeric hero, eighteenth president Grant, and the James Joyce novel -- all of which makes it both distinguished and... Read More 

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