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A Cool Last Names List for Character Creation

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Writing is one of my several hobbies, and lists like the one below help me with writer's block every now and again.

Choosing the perfect last name for your character doesn't have to be hard.

Choosing the perfect last name for your character doesn't have to be hard.

Unique Last Names for Cool Characters

Choosing a cool last name for your book, gaming or movie character can make them a lot more relatable in the eyes of your audience. While picking out a name is only one aspect of fleshing out your creation, it is a very important one, and will likely last for the life of the character. While pairing a popular last name with a good first name is one way to go, I've always liked to try to make every aspect of the name stand apart from the norm to add more depth to your character's family history.

Creating good characters for your world is so important to its success. My aim for the list of last name ideas below is that it will be a useful starting off point for you. Hopefully, it will help you choose the perfect last name that—when paired with a good first name—will turn your character into an unforgettable person of interest. I have gone through (and am constantly going through) a lot of last names to find those that are cooler than all the rest, so check back every once in a while if you need some suggestions.

A Taste of Things to Come

Just scroll on down to find some of the best last name ideas to give almost any type of character your mind can come up with. There's cool last names for adventure heroes, magicians, horror characters, superheroes, mystery characters and more. I hope you find the suggestions useful, and best of luck writing that next iconic character for your story.

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Character Last Names That Are Cool as Hell

I don't know about you, but I'm not a huge fan of lists in alphabetical order when I'm doing research. To me, it just doesn't let the mind wonder like it should to inspire creativity. That's why I've created this initial "jumbled mess" of character last names for those people who feel the same way I do. For those who don't like the chaos as much, don't worry, the "last names in alphabetical order" is here as well.

Claxton

Taft

Callas

Woody

Agnello

Oberman

Reece

Mackey

Seyfried

Atchley

Lundy

Gabel

Mahan

Tilly

Blanks

Dackinson

Penton

Lanza

Farley

Eslinger

Unger

Mouse

Warren

Cauley

Presley

Burns

Harper

Axford

Hamming

Champ

Bogaerts

O'Malley

Roman

Singh

De Conto

Woodland

Fangio

Skaggs

Godfrey

Putnam

Wooster

Kendrick

Alterio

Finn

Stuard

Riggs

Ferenz

Homa

Zito

Morikowa

Kuang

Eggleston

Watari

Golden

A

Aaboe

Athrood

Asafa

Abawi

Ashbaugh

Adara

Abbott

Acampora

Ackerman

Ackroyd

Ashby

Axworthy

Ainge

Abernathy

Atkinson

Abner

Avando

Agholor

Allred

Asola

Abrams

Acker

Abrell

Acuff

Archer

Avalon

Adair

Albright

Adelson

Atwood

Aguillar

Adler

Arrose

Agnew

Akuna

Alcott

Alstott

Austin

Algarotti

Alvarez

Armani

Anderson

Amherst

Adkins

Ayesa

Argento

Arrowood

Andruzzi

Abraham

Aven

Armstrong

Attard

Annenberg

Arrhenius

Acosta

Antrican

Adderley

Atwater

Agassi

Apatow

Averescu

Aiken

Albertson

Alexander

Amado

Anders

Armas

Akkad

Aoki

Aldrich

Apak

Alinsky

B

Barrington

Baccam

Bell

Bynes

Bray

Budreau

Byrne

Bragg

Banner

Bishop

Burris

Boggs

Beaglestone

Booth

Bullard

Booker

Buckner

Borden

Breslin

Bryant

BIessed

Brunt

Brager

Brandt

Bosa

Bradshaw

Brubaker

Beucher

Brooks

Bassey

Bristow

Barrick

Biddle

Brennan

Brinkmann

Benz

Braddock

Bright

Berman

Bracco

Bartley

Briggs

Bonanno

Boyle

Beeks

Bernthal

Boldon

Bowser

Benwikere

Bowman

Bamberger

Bowden

Batch

Blaustein

Blow

Boulware

Bezos

Boulder

Bauer

Ballard

Benton

Bixby

Bostwick

Biles

Bobusic

Belinski

Biaggini

Bidbury

Bettis

Bensen

Binion

Botkin

Benoit

Biddercombe

Baldwin

Bennett

Bourland

Boadle

Bender

Best

Bobshaw

Bersa

Belt

Bourne

Barks

Beebe

Banu

How To Choose a Cool Last Name

  • A lot of times, a last name can be used as a first name and vice versa.
  • A noun or adjective can make for an interesting surname that tells the reader a bit about your character. They can also be used ironically, like "Quick" as the last name of a lazy character.
  • A surname is a name added to your given name and is usually the family name (or last name). Don't get this confused with a nickname.
  • Coming up with a good first name or last name will make your character interesting and memorable. However, coming up with a good first and last name will make them unforgettable.
  • Using names where the first and last both begin with the same letter will give you a cutesy name (or at the very least a catchy one).
  • A character doesn't have to go by their first name. If you have a good one, they can be called by their last name all the time. Plus, you'll have a secret you can reveal at a later date if you wish.
  • Feel free to make the name hard to pronounce on purpose (and have other characters constantly mispronounce the name). This can introduce a comedic element into your story that can break up serious conversations. Sometimes, the coolest last names are the hardest to pronounce.
Name inspiration can come from anywhere. Hey, what about "Smith"?

Name inspiration can come from anywhere. Hey, what about "Smith"?

C

Courtney

Cumberfield

Calby

Cyrus

Craggs

Crisper

Cotheran

Curry

Conard

Cutler

Coggins

Cates

Costner

Cortse

Cafferty

Cooper

Cullen

Calais

Cugat

Click

Cassidy

Crespo

Crusher

Cooper

Coates

Crowley

Creel

Crassus

Cogdill

Cross

Calloy

Cranham

Carver

Cox

Coltrane

Chatwin

Conklin

Colt

Coulter

Cleveland

Coppens

Coolidge

Copeland

Celino

Coffin

Cena

Conti (Italian)

Coin

Connelly

Cents

Carney

Cheedle

Coffey

Carling

Christie

Chadwick

Cobo

Clay

Capra

Candy

Clancy

Chalk

Chambers

Callahan

Cirque

Cabrera-Bello

Cocherine

Cannon

Chung

Cave

Challenger

Cobb

Calaway

Chalut

Cayce

Cahill

Cruz

Cohen

Caylor

Cagle

Cline

Crawford

Covelli

Cain

D

D'Angelo

De Aguirre

Des Plantes

Desai

Darby

Draper

Dwyer

Dixon

Danton

Desmith

Ditka

Dominguez

Decker

Dobermann

Dunlop

Dumont

Dandridge

Diamond

Dobra (Romanian)

Dukas

Dyer

Decarlo

Delpy

Dufner

Driver

Dalton

D'Arcy

Dawkins

Driskel

Derbyshire

Dester

Dabney

Dooley

Dickerson

Donovan

Dallesandro

Devlin

Donnelly

Durry

Destrange

Donahue

Denver

Denton

Dodge

Dempsey

E

Ellis

Esakwa

Ezeani

Earp

Eberstark (German)

Egan

Eodice

Eldridge

Ellenburg

Eslinger

England

Epps

Eubanks

Everhart

Evert

Eastwood

Elway

Erickson

Ellerbrock

Eno

Endo

Etter

Ebersol

Everson

Esapa

Ekker

Escobar

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F

Fulford

Foxglove

Feiler

Faaron

Fitzpatrick

Fontana

Fenner

Furyk

Faherty

Franch

Fassbinder

Flood

Fong

Fleetwood

Fugger

Fubbins

Fsik

Fawcett

Fishman

Freeze

Fissolo

Foley

Fahid

Freeman

Flanagan

Freed

Fogerty

Foster

Fykes

Fletcher

Floris

Fellcliffe

Fasco

Fawzi (Egyptian)

Finau

Folder

Fleiss

Ferguson

Froning

Fitzgerald

Fingermann

Flagg

Finchum

Fyall

Ferber

Fuller

Farrell

Fenton

Flynn

A writer using a fountain pen.

A writer using a fountain pen.

Tips For Coming Up With Good Last Names

  • Coming up with a unique last name is often one of my biggest challenges. I rarely come up with a top-notch character name before a few hours have passed; it will take time.
  • For a fancy-sounding last name, aim for several syllables to create a grand feel. This can help give your character an old-world feel that really elevates them. It's up to you to decide if you want to give them a similar personality.
  • Some names can sound a lot more intimidating than others. The character's personality and demeanor can add to or take away from the name depending on how you want others to see them.
  • There are times when you may want to hide a name from the audience. Using quiet whispers, background noise, interruptions, or a smudged name on some papers are a few ways you can do this.
  • Plain last names can be used when you want to portray an obvious alias or a made-up name—one in which your character doesn't want his or her real name to be known.
  • Never be afraid to use your character's traits to come up with an ancestral name. For example, say your hero is a very strong and successful arm wrestler. "Strong Arm" is the first thing that comes to mind, but reverse the order of the words and you get a very cool last name: Armstrong.

G

Greenwood

Gutierrez

Gibb

Gundlach

Govada

Goulding

Greenway

Guadaleta

Gillis

Gellar

Gaither

Griffith

Grubbs

Glass

Gotti

Goodwin

Grizzly

Glover

Grimes

Gleason

Gardner

Geske

Griffo

Glunt

Goldman

Gardel

Gribble

Gladby

Gearey

Grooms

Glaser

Greer

Geel

Gallagher

Glick

Graber (Swedish)

Gorey

Gabbard

Gelpi

Guest

Most Common Last Names Around the World

H

Haven

Hoague

Houlihan

Hyde

Hana

Hull

Hogan

Hitchens

Higgins

Hodder

Huxx

Hester

Houamed

Hess

Hutton

Hobgood

Husher

Hitchcock

Huffman

Herrera

Humber

Hobbs

Hostetler

Henn

Horry

Handmarch

Hindley

Hitchens

Holiday

Holland

Hitchcock

Hoagland

Hilliard

Harvick

Hardison

Hickey

Hughes

Hansbridge

Healy

Head

Haas

Hibben

Harker

Hatton

Hawk

Hardy

Hadwin

Hemmings

Hembree

Helbig

Hardin

Hammer

Hammond

Haystack

Howell

Hatcher

Helford

Halleck

Hooper

Hartsell

Henderson

Hale

Hokoda

Heers

Hei

Hanifin

I

Ina

Ingle

Irving

Isaacs

Inoki

Ingram

Idelson

Irvin

Isiekwe

Ishikawa

Irons

Irwin

Ibach

Izzard

Ibara

Inman

Ivey

Ingle

J

Johns

Jabalonski

Joannes

Jurado

Jammer

Jagger

Jackman

Jishu

Jingle

Jessup

Jameson

Jett

Jackson

Jordan

Juarez

K

Kobashigawa

Kobeck

Kampe

Kulikov (Russian)

Kellett

Kammlander

Keady

Keys

Kaufman

Kew

Keating

Kotek (Polish)

Kuchar

Katts

Kilmer

Kamai

Kubiak

Koker

Kerrigan

Kumara

Knox

Koufax

Keagan

Kozen

Kinder

Koch

Keats

Keller

Kessler

Kobayashi

Klecko

Kicklighter

Kidder

Kershaw

Kaminsky

Kirby

Keene

Kenny

Keogh

L

L'Amice

Lowland

La Grange

Litvak

Lawler

London

Lynch

Lemarque

Ledford

Lucci

Lovejoy

Lombardo

Lems

Laudermilk

Locke

Leishman

Leary

Lott

Lukac

Lords

Lacer

Longwood

La Belle

Laker

Lecter

Liston

Londos

Lambert

Lesnar

Lazenby

Lichter

Lafferty

Lovin

Lucchesi

Landis

Lopez

Lentz

Lukyn

Laranetta

Cool Spanish Last Names

M

Murray

Morrison

McKay

Merchant

Murillo

Mooney

Murdock

Matisse

Massey

McGee

Minter

Munson

Mullard

Mallory

Meer (Dutch)

Mercer

Mulder

Malik

Moreau (French)

Metz

Mudd

Meilyr

Motter

McNamara

Malfoy

Moses

Moody

Morozov

Mason

Metcalf

McGillicutty

Montero

Molinari

Marsh

Moffett

McCabe

Manus

Malenko

Mullinax

Messi

Mattingly

Mannix

Maker

Montoya

Marley

McKnight

Magnusson (Icelandic)

Marino

Maddox

Macklin

Marner

N

Necessary

Nicely

Nejem

Nunn

Neiderman

Naillon

Nyland

Novak

Nygard

Norwood

Norris

Namath

Nabor

Nash

Noonan

Nolan (Irish)

Nystrom

Niles

Napier

Nunley

Nighy

O

Overholt

Ogletree

Opilio (Old Roman)

October

Ozu

O'Rourke

Owusu

Oduya

Oaks

Odenkirk

Ottinger

O'Donnell

Orton

Oakley

Oswald

Ortega

Ogle

Orr

Ogden

Onassis

Olson

Ollenrenshaw

O'Leary

O'Brien

Oldman

O'Bannon

Oshima

P

Prado

Prunk

Piper

Price

Plunkett

Pitcher

Pinzer

Punch

Paxton

Powers

Previn

Pulman

Puller

Peck

Pepin

Platt

Powell

Pawar

Pinder

Pickering

Pollock

Perrin

Pell

Pavlov

Patterson

Perabo

Patnick

Panera

Prescott

Portis

Perkins

Palmer

Paisley

Pladino

Pope

Posada

Pointer

Poston

Porter

Penner

Prince

Pulaski

Cool Chinese Last Names

Q

Quinn

Quan

Quaice

Quaid

Quirico

Quarters

Quimby

Qua

Quivers

Quall

Quick

Qugg

Quint

Quintero

Qin

R

Rudd

Ripperton

Renfro

Rifkin

Rand

Root

Rhodes

Rowland

Ramos

Ryan

Rafus

Radiguet

Ripley

Ruster

Rush

Race

Rooney

Russo

Rude

Roland

Reader

Renshaw

Rossi

Riddle

Ripa

Richter

Rosenberg

Romo

Ramirez

Reagan

Rainwater

Romirez

Riker

Rampolla

Redman

Reinhart

Redgrave

Rafferty

Rigby

S

Sutton

Swift

Stefano

Spinks

Suggs

Seagate

Story

Soo

Sullivan

Sykes

Skirth

Silver

Small

Stoneking

Sweeney

Surrett

Swiatek

Sloane

Stapleton

Seibert

Stroud

Strode

Stockton

Scardino

Spacek

Spieth

Stitchen

Stiner

Soria

Saxon

Shields

Stelly

Steele

Standifer

Shock

Simerly

Swafford

Stamper

Sotelo

Smoker

Skinner

Shaver

Shivers

Savoy

Small

Skills

Sinclair

Savage

Sereno

Sasai

Silverman

Silva

Shippen

Sasaki

Sands

Shute

Sabanthia

Sheehan

Sarkis

Shea

Santos

Snedeker

Stubbings

Cool British Last Names

T

Twigg

Tracy

Truman

Tillerson

Thorisdottir (Old Norse)

Tooms

Tripper

Tway

Taymor

Tamlin

Toller

Tussac

Turpin

Tippett

Tabrizi

Tanner

Tuco

Trumbo

Tucker

Theo

Thain

Terrella

Tait

Tanaka

Tapp

Tepper

Trainor

Turner

Teague

Templeton

Temple

Teach

Tam

U

Udder

Uso

Uceda

Umoh

Underhill

Uplinger

Ulett

Urtz

V

Vroman

Vess

Voight

Vegas

Vasher

Vollmer

Vader

Volek

Vega

Vestine

Vaccaro

Vickers

W

Witt

Wolownik

Winding

Wooten (Old English)

Whitner

Winslow

Whalen

Watson

Wooster

Woodson

Winthrop

Wall

Wight

Webb

Woodard

Wixx

Wong

Whesker

Wolfenstein

Winchester

Wire

Wolf

Wheeler

Warrick

Walcott

Wilde

Wexler

Wells

Weeks

Wainright

Wallace

Weaver

Wagner

Wadd

Withers

Whitby

X

Xavier

Xanders

Xang

Ximinez

Xie

Xenakis

Xu

Xiang

Xuxa

Y

Yount

Yokomura

Ybarra

Yearwood

Yellen

Yaeger

Yankovich

Yamaguchi

Yarborough

Youngblood

Yanetta

Yadao

Yale

Yasumoto

Yates

Younger

Yoakum

York

Z

Zuckerberg

Zeck

Zavaroni

Zeller

Zipser

Zedillo

Zorlock

Zeigler

Zimmerman

Zeagler

Zale

Zasso

Zant

Zappa

Zapf

Zahn

Zabinski

Zade

Zabik

Zader

Zukoff

Zullo

Zmich

Zoller

A good surname can happen all at once.

A good surname can happen all at once.

Cool Last Names for Adventure Heroes

  • Bloch: Which rhymes with rock, which is solid.
  • Curio: An Old Roman name that has a great sound to it when spoken.
  • Heller: This just seems like the perfect last name for an action hero.
  • Sanchez: I'm a big fan of normal names with big actions.
  • Trumbold: Means "strongly bold" in Old English.
  • Winchell: A strong last name for almost any character, really.

Cool Last Names for Fantasy and Science Fiction Characters

Hovland

Trench

Ermine

Winters

Faddis

Lomax

Cabada

Kipps

Mintz

Mantooth

Huxley

Bozzelli

Otto

Blixt

Pittman

Bisley

Carlisle

Drew

Morrissey

Agrippa

Post

Hartman

Walsh

Arrington

Beautiful and Magical Last Names

Allard

Kestrel

Shivers

Asterio

Koo

Sorrow

Bandini

LeMay

Tabrizi

Bester

Lovecraft

Toadflax

Castle

Malfoy

Twigg

Crabtree

Mooney

Ulf

Daddario

Myrtlewood

Underwood

Drewitt

Napier

Utegg

Earwood

Norris

Vale

Elder

Oaks

Vastara

Fairchild

October

Vespertine

Fellowes

Omen

Willow

Gannon

Presto

Windward

Grell

Powers

Wixx

Halliwell

Quellings

Xanthos

Hightower

Quill

Xenides

Idlewind

Rast

Yarrow

Illfate

Riddle

Yew

Jacaranda

Rigby

Zaba

Jinx

Sage

Zook

Cool Last Names for Horror Characters

  • Atlas: Lots of inspirational choices here, from Gods to maps to silk.
  • Blood: A title of address for a "blood" relative.
  • Corbett: Little crow.
  • Dark: This last name was inspired by the nickname for dark-haired people.
  • Gorey: This Gaelic Irish name is unique for sure.
  • Hubbard: Spiritual brightness.
  • Kisner: Someone who made cushions or quilts; provided warmth and comfort.
  • Latimer: Name for a keeper of records in Latin.
  • Ossman: God plus man.
  • Shock: Group of sheaves (of grain).
  • Tillery: After a river in Wales.

Fancy Last Names

Abbington

Ildebrando

Radiguet

Archeletta

Ivanenko

Redgrave

Bellisario

Jaboulet

Sabanthia

Brembilla

Jodderell

Stapleton

Carmichael

Keargreaves

Tarragano

Cunningham

Kincaide

Templeton

Davenport

Lacroix

Ulborough

Devereaux

Lattimore

Underlute

Dubois

Macagnone

Vaccaro

Edgeworth

Moreau

Victoriana

Eventide

Nasborough

Winchester

Fairbanks

Nuddlestone

Chappelle

Floquet

Ollenrenshaw

Xayasane

Fullbright

Onassis

Xerxes

Gilardi

Paradisos

Yarborough

Graciana

Prescott

Yealesley

Hamilton

Queensbrook

Zaccariello

Hibblethwaite

Quintero

Zubakova

Where Did Last Names Come From?

Cool Last Names for Guys

  • Creed: Weeds or plants.
  • Finch: Last named inspired from the songbird of the same name.
  • Flair: To emit a strong odor or smell.
  • Inch: Island or meadow.
  • Land: The dweller at the launde (an old English civil parish).
  • Ledger: Spear tribe.
  • Marsh: Derived from the French Marche, which means "boundary".
  • Piper: Flute player or musician.
  • Post: A messenger or courier.
  • Root: Glad or pleased.
  • Rush: Someone who lived among rushes.
  • Umber: The name of a river.
  • Vandal: Senseless destruction and wandering.

Cool Last Names for Girls

You can create some pretty last names by taking inspiration from nature or by choosing words with lovely vowel and consonant sounds. Though these would most often be used for female characters, male characters with last names like the ones below could be quite interesting.

NameMeaning

Abella

The bee

Binda

Green place; deep water

Cleary

Clerk or cleric

Dahl

Valley in the North

Ives

Yew bow

Kersey

Island where the watercress grows

Noon

Time of the brightest sunshine

Pell

A pet form of the personal name Peter

Rossi

Red haired

Silva

Forest or jungle

Wolseley

Woodland clearing

Zinnia

Zinn's flower

Cool Hyphenated Last Names

A hyphenated last name is most commonly used by new brides who want to keep their maiden name as well as use their new partner's last name. There are generally no set rules on which last name to use first. Pairing two names together creates an interesting last name that you don't see all that often.

Groves-Chestnut

Cheever-Waters

Bartleby-Everson

Acoff-Sereno

Sloane-Hooper

Coffey-Macklin

Sisko-Sinclair

Lichter-Seibert

Zubarry-Devlin

Dabney-Aparo

Glick-Wilcox

Winchell-Ojeda

Cool Last Name Ideas for Heroes (Or Villains)

  • Goddard: The similarity to "god" is there, even if it is subliminal.
  • Leaves: An Old English name fit for a man or woman.
  • Lipman: This would be a perfect last name for a secret identity.
  • Spears: Long and straight; a symbol of stability.
  • Streelman: Similar to steel, which is strong and unflinching.
  • Trapp: How about a cool last name for a villain?

Last Name Ideas for Anime Characters

Suto

Takahashi

Oohata

Piro

Bessho

Numata

Akagawa

Okamoto

Yanada

Tirado

Yusuke

Iwami

Suwabe

Uda

Miyuki

Anime Action To Inspire Some Anime Names

Cast Your Vote

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Do you know anyone with an interesting last name?

no❤️ on August 15, 2020:

I need a last name for Nessa, any ideas?

Don (author) from Tennessee on August 15, 2020:

How about using a last name like Atwood. It seems to sound pretty good when you say their whole name.

Someone on August 14, 2020:

I need a last name for twins named Everest and Hazel. Any ideas?

Kitty on August 10, 2020:

My last name is Elkins

Don (author) from Tennessee on August 10, 2020:

Why not choose a last name from Old World aristocracy?

Elly on August 09, 2020:

I need a last name that sounds really noble. Any ideas?

arsenic the loser on August 04, 2020:

Hey there! I just want to post a couple suggestions to add to this list

Flammia

Zamora

Strange

Willows

Thorne (not sure whether this one is an actual lastname or if I just made it up, but it was on my character list so hejehehejhehwhegg)

Karson on July 26, 2020:

Thank you!

Don (author) from Tennessee on July 26, 2020:

Really short last names are tough to come up with. You must really experiment to see how the whole name sounds when it rolls off the tongue. You could try looking at Asian last names as there are many that are quite short. Good luck.

Karson on July 25, 2020:

I have an oc named Kambrea/Kambria (can’t decide) I need a last name that is 2-3 letters

Don (author) from Tennessee on July 13, 2020:

It really is great when there's an active comments section, as you'll likely find great names that the list itself may have missed.

Harshita Raj on July 13, 2020:

Who else is scrolling the comments section in search of a good name?

Ash on July 06, 2020:

I need an awsome matching name for Shadow

edgy writer on July 03, 2020:

hi there, i’m not having trouble with any names, but could i have some feedback on these names i made up? It’s for a script I’m writing!

Aqua Fernandez

Vina Elias

Bowie Cruz

Tyson Bozzelli

Adrian Lopez

Albion Lopez

Aurora Hood

Zia Bonita

Wilma Astra

Skylyn Draper

Harmony Vickers

Don (author) from Tennessee on June 26, 2020:

Your observation about your last name is correct, and would be the perfect thing for a little kid to say in a story.

Kate Roberts on June 26, 2020:

My name sounds like a rober with a tazer gun!

Liv on June 22, 2020:

I need two different last names, one for Alexander and one for Roman. Would be great if I could get some suggestions?

Sapphirezzz on June 21, 2020:

Thanks. Really helped!

Don (author) from Tennessee on June 21, 2020:

Since Lorenzo is a Spanish-Italian type of name, why not go with a similar last name like... Costa.

Sapphirezz on June 20, 2020:

Aha, we meet again. I need a last name for Lorenzo (aka Frisk). Help is needed

Unknown on June 07, 2020:

Thank You!

Annabel on June 06, 2020:

I really have trouble having a last name for my OC named Moonlight, is it ok if I may ask help over here?

Don (author) from Tennessee on June 06, 2020:

How about the last name "Wells"? Ethan Wells sounds pretty good to me.

Unknown on June 06, 2020:

I need help trying to find the perfect last name for a male character named Ethan...I would really appreciate some suggestions

Unknown on June 06, 2020:

I am having trouble finding the perfect last name for a character named Ethan...I want it to have one syllable...but i'm seriously stuck

cordelia on May 30, 2020:

i need a scary sounding french last name for an OC named dixie... any ideas?

Don (author) from Tennessee on May 22, 2020:

You seem to have a well thought out list of unique names. The first and last names seem to roll off the tongue quite nicely. Good job.

Kamila on May 21, 2020:

My last name is Armani.... So yeah i thinks cool?..whatever

bookworm on May 21, 2020:

any names for characters in books for a girl? only need one. Also can I get feedback on these names please?

Esme Ashley Adair

Olivia Morgan

Sophia Heronadale

Eleanor Cyprus

Everest Brooks

Noah Centenario

Archie Alexander

Edward De La Moreau

William De La Moreau

James Greenway

Shane Stokes

Gabriel Meridian

Sasi on May 18, 2020:

I think Fauna Evelyn-North or Fauna Chanslo-North sounds cool....

Ash on May 15, 2020:

I can't find a short surname for Ash that meshes well.

Harlow Zakurra on May 13, 2020:

I don't think I've ever seen a site with my first, or last name.

And I continue to not see one.

Jade on May 06, 2020:

Okay, so my OC Fauna North, and I want her to end up with a guy named Tommy (also an OC), but I want her name to be hyphenated when the do end up together, any suggestion on a last name that would work his first name and also sound nice with her hyphenated last name???

lexi on May 06, 2020:

what last name goes well with Amy?

Madeleine on May 06, 2020:

I need a last name that goes well with Kristin.

Philip on May 05, 2020:

I'm having a hard time getting a good last name for a Hector

Any advice?

Don (author) from Tennessee on May 05, 2020:

You've put a lot of thought into these names. Good job!

Me on May 04, 2020:

I am writing a story can anyone give me feedback on these names?Theodora Serena Scarlet

Ivy Autumn Black

Layla Isobelle Ashwood

Phoenix Evangeline Garcia

Niko Elijah Levi

Orion Gabriel May

Adrian Diego Rodriguez

Apollo Octavius Reagan

Callie on May 02, 2020:

I know someone who's last name is Song.

Susie on May 02, 2020:

What goes well with Kristin? Her nickname's Kris. I really like her and I can't think of a last name!

Anonymous on April 30, 2020:

So, any suggestions for a character named Lagos or Lucio?

Nu on April 27, 2020:

Ive read a lot of the last names and the only one I really like is Opilio. I might go with it

Don (author) from Tennessee on April 27, 2020:

With a somewhat normal first name like "Mathew", you could go with a really unusual and unique last name like "Bullard".

Nu on April 26, 2020:

Also I'm having a lot of trouble with a charater,s last name his name is Matthew.

Nu on April 26, 2020:

My last name is Van Winkle, and it's not on the list

Winnie on April 24, 2020:

Wow! I Absolutely love this. In the book i'm writing, all the characters have unusual names, like Farren or Kinsley. So this page gave the perfect unusual last names.

Don (author) from Tennessee on April 24, 2020:

Xerin is such an unusual first name that you might be better off going with a somewhat normal last name like "Thomas or Summers".

Skyellar on April 23, 2020:

Some of these surnames are rally cool. Although it is not on here my characters name is Ally Barrnet.

Unknown Mysteries on April 23, 2020:

I'm having some difficulties finding the last name for a character named Xerin in my novel. Any ideas, anyone?

Don (author) from Tennessee on April 23, 2020:

That's a really unusual last name... I love it!

:o on April 22, 2020:

My OC’s last name is Autumn Cherriton. Is this a good name??

Nanniebee on April 21, 2020:

My last name is cheif

Don (author) from Tennessee on April 14, 2020:

Fennec is a great last name and it meshes well with the character's first name.

Kat on April 13, 2020:

My last name is Nyamute (Nee-Moo-Tay)

Sapphirezzz on April 13, 2020:

Ah, so we meet once again, Don! My character is a transfer student from the U.S., and his name is Todd Fennec. Does that sound decent?

Don (author) from Tennessee on April 10, 2020:

Memphis would make a great last name for someone.

Random on April 09, 2020:

OC: Memphis is strong, pushy, kind of ignorant, but a very classy boi, he works at a diner, and he’s not shy at all, any suggestion?

random on April 02, 2020:

mokate

smith

morrison

Cool Aid Man on March 23, 2020:

I guess you have a point. Thank you for the advice!

Don (author) from Tennessee on March 23, 2020:

The type of last name you pick depends on how strong your character's background is. If not very strong, you could choose something like "Holmes". If you have a strong and well thought out character history and if that history is interesting, then almost any last name would do. Right?

Cool Aid Man on March 22, 2020:

The character is a detective and Krueger reminds me too much of Freddy Krueger. Lol. Thanks tho!

Don (author) from Tennessee on March 22, 2020:

How about Joseph Kreuger?

Cool Aid Man on March 21, 2020:

What’s a good last name for Jospeh?

Lizzie on March 18, 2020:

I’m trying to find Gould options for my book character Robin. She is a girl in a book I’m planning to write. Trying these out

Bill on March 18, 2020:

Amber..."Smith" goes with everything

amber on March 08, 2020:

does anyone have any last names that go with Remi?

Gemma on February 26, 2020:

I'll definitely use the S options as a fierce and scary last name when writing my first novel for my classroom and I am in 5th grade, so I will use these no doubt!!! Thanks for the last names!

kawaiionnonaka @gmail.com on February 25, 2020:

am I the only one who noticed Call of Duty preferences hahahaha

i really like Price btw

KATE on February 24, 2020:

my last name is Seven

hjkfhjghjg on February 24, 2020:

my last name is Eickelberg

Hello on February 22, 2020:

My last name is Bone (which is pretty cool) but I also know to even cooler names: Powers and Lyons-Hart (pronounced Lions-Heart)

AAHAN on February 17, 2020:

My last name is Jain

Iris on February 12, 2020:

My last name is Baadsvik And my name is Iris

Munro on February 08, 2020:

My last name is McLaren

a person on February 06, 2020:

i love all the names keep up the good work

someone not u on February 06, 2020:

it was cool

Don (author) from Tennessee on February 01, 2020:

The comment section is always a good source of additional information especially if they have to be approved first (to weed out any nonsense). It's also a good way for the reader to ad to the usefulness of the article.

Montana on January 29, 2020:

I actually found more interesting last names just reading all the comments. Thanks you guys have helped a lot.

Joy on January 22, 2020:

My youth paster’s wife’s maiden name is Sandhopper. I am suprised Winchester is on the list. The name reminds me of Supernatural, though. Also my grandparent’s last name is Hayman.

someone on January 12, 2020:

My last name was on the list. The name I like most however, is: Zelo.

Don (author) from Tennessee on January 06, 2020:

Porter is a great last name, and while I don't always add last names to the list immediately, I have added yours since is sounds so cool. Thanks for the heads up.

Niyangel on January 05, 2020:

My last name is porter but it wasn’t on the list

Uni Passi on January 04, 2020:

I have a friend who has a middle name like this. Hwa-sun.

Hi on January 01, 2020:

My last name is Zelo its kinda cool

The Kraken on December 14, 2019:

Good job man! My last name is on the list... kind of. It's Nowak and your list had a v replacing the w. But eh, still an amazing find, especially for people who like to write stories like me. Keep up the good work.

Joe on December 13, 2019:

Simor Riley would be nice

Abby on November 26, 2019:

My name was on this list lol

Amaly on November 18, 2019:

My last name is Koroshec. It's Slovenian

AHSAN ZAFFAR from MULTAN on November 17, 2019:

my last name is raza

yoyoma on October 28, 2019:

my last name is Bohn.

Don (author) from Tennessee on October 23, 2019:

It's amazing to me that in some cases one letter changed in a last name can be much more common in one country over another; sometimes it even changes the meaning of the last name as well.

Don (author) from Tennessee on October 23, 2019:

Uncommon last names make for great last names when coming up with characters for a story.

Ms. Sous on October 21, 2019:

Sorry for the complaint but Nejem is actually Hungarian. It's very similar to Arabic though

Ya Ya Ya Yeet Girl on October 21, 2019:

How about Tylender. Might not be the best but it's uncommon!

Chris on October 21, 2019:

Sloss is a sweet last name

Someone on September 24, 2019:

Sterling is a good last name

Don (author) from Tennessee on August 12, 2019:

Your suggestions are good ones, and I will likely incorporate them into the article at some point, especially hyphenated last names. Thanks.

A writer on August 10, 2019:

I love writing, and I will spend so much time coming up with names for my books. This article is super helpful. I was kind of overwhelmed by the number of names. Would you consider making a shorter list for people who aren't willing to spend that much time on a name?

Also, do you do hyphenated last names?

Aspiring writer on July 20, 2019:

Thanks for all the name suggestions! I'm terrible at coming up with names and this really helped.

Candice Bueno on July 16, 2019:

Lovecraft, it's so awesome

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