Top Ten Character Names


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come up with a list for us bloggers to join in with. This week it is Top Ten Character Names.

I either love the characters names of those listed below or I love the character so much I loved their name! In no particular order (book images link to Goodreads)…


Philip Pirrip (Pip)Great Expectations -Charles Dickens- Philip Pirrip is such a ridiculous name that I like it! I really like the character in the story too.


Ebenezer ScroogeA Christmas Carol– Charles Dickens- I have to mention this name! It’s so famous now. I love how it used nowadays!


FaginOliver Twist– Charles Dickens- I’m really surprised how many of the classics I’ve used this week, but when I was thinking of character names, the classics were the books that had some stand out character names. I really like Fagin as a character, and his name completely suits him!


TrisDivergent– Veronica Roth- Veronica Roth made the name Beatrice cool with this series.


Albus Dumbledore and Nymphadora TonksHarry Potter– J.K Rowling- I could have easily completed my list on Harry Potter names alone. Some of them are just SO awesome. I limited myself to two though. I think Dumbledore’s name is incredibly authoritative and Tonks’ name just suits her so much!


Bruce BogtrotterMatilda– Roald Dahl- This name still stands out for me, years after reading it! It really suits the character too. Roald Dahl is another author that has brilliantly named characters!


Augustus Gloop Charlie and The Chocolate Factory– Roald Dahl- Another great character from Roald Dahl. It suits him perfectly. If you’ve never read a Roald Dahl book, you really should! They’re so enjoyable.


Atticus FinchTo Kill A Mockingbird– Harper Lee- A fantastic character in one of my favourite classics. Another name that completely fits the character.


Lennie WalkerThe Sky is Everywhere– Jandy Nelson- I think the reason why I love this character’s name so much is because I completely adored the character. Now when I read the name Lennie, I think of this book.

Feel free to leave your links to your Top Ten Tuesday posts. I’d love to see what character names that you really like!


80 thoughts on “Top Ten Character Names

  1. I already loved Beatrice (thank you, A series of unfortunate events), but I think Tris is a really nice twist… unfortunately I couldn’t abide Insurgent, so I’m still cut up about that.
    Estella is a name I adore from Great Expectations- it’s really regal, I think, and it suits her in more ways than one. Tonks, Atticus… you’ve got a great list!

  2. *flails* Dumbledore! God, I remember when we read this in school we debated how to pronounce that for the longest time!

    And Atticus! Wow! I love Atticus!!

    You picked such wonderful names! (if you can’t tell by my excitement by the many exclamation points)

  3. What you said in your introduction about loving a name because of the character is so true! I love the name Matilda and will always associate it with Roald Dahl’s Matilda (and maybe Derek Zoolander’s girlfriend).

  4. I don’t think I can pick a single name off this list to be my favorite of the bunch. I didn’t even think of some of these when I first saw this week’s prompt. I love the ones you picked! (I will always love the names Ebeneezer Scrooge and Atticus Finch, after all.)

  5. Augustus Gloop! I’ve always loved just SAYING that name (so much fun when I read the book out loud to my son). Nymphadora is so perfect — I had a bunch of HP names, but not that one! I love that you included Dickens characters — I think he’s considered one of the original creators of names that are weird but totally suited to the characters. Great list!


    • I love reading it to my class as well. Roald Dahl had some wonderful ideas for character names. Nymphadora has to be my favourite from Harry Potter. I think Dickens really does have some brilliant named characters. I loved Estella’s name too from Great Expectations.

  6. Awesome you have Tris on your list and today the third book releases! Awesome!
    Great list. I do love the name Atticus Finch, even though I think I’m in the very small minority of people who do not love To Kill A Mockingbird. But Atticus, as a name and a character, is awesome.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT

    • You’re welcome 🙂 Thanks for the return visit! Yes, I think Allegiant was on my mind, so Tris was one of my most obvious choices. I’m glad you like Atticus though, he is an awesome character.

  7. I was debating between Oliver Twist and Pip for this week’s topic. I forgot about Augustus Gloop and Bruce Bogtrotter. I loved the book of Matilda but I could never watch the scene in the film version where Bruce has to eat the entire plate of chocolate cake. I even shudder now thinking about it!:)

  8. I didn’t remember Pip’s full name. 😀 Oh, I don’t think I’m going to be able to forget it now! But my favorite name from Great Expectations has to be Estella – I just loved that name! And the character. And I kind of hated the book when I read it my freshman year, so that’s saying a lot!

  9. Lennon/Lennie was such the perfect name for that character. I don’t feel like I would like that name in most cases, but I loved it for her.

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