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A Cool Last Names List for Character Creation

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I have many interests and an inability to make up my mind about which one to focus on. That's how I came up with my name: ControlledChaos1.

Coming Up With Cool, Strange, Weird, Odd, or Unique Last Names for a Character Can Really Make Them Stand Out

Coming up with a good last name for a fictional character can go a long way in making him or her seem a lot cooler in the eyes of your audience. While settling for some of the more popular last names paired 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. A cool last name can let you explore your character's family history a little more easily.

If you're looking to find the perfect last name for a character the list of last names below is the perfect place to start. Hopefully, it will help you choose the perfect last name so that when it is paired with a good first name, an unforgettable person of interest is created. I have gone through (and 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. I do hope you find this article useful, and thanks for paying a visit.

As an aside, I've been told this list has also been used as a source for nicknames. While you can certainly find some good ones, I've also made an article solely for those.

A

 

 

 

Abawi

Allard

Adara

Abbott

Acampora

Ackerman

Ackroyd

Abbington

Axworthy

Ainge

Abernathy

Atkinson

Abner

Abella

Agholor

Allred

Asola

Abrams

Acker

Abrell

Acuff

Archer

Asterio

Adair

Albright

Adelson

Atwood

Aguillar

Adler

Arrowood

Agnew

Akuna

Alcott

Alstott

Austin

Algarotti

Alvarez

Armani

Anderson

Amherst

Adkins

Ayesa

Argento

Arrowood

Andruzzi

Abraham

Angle

Armstrong

Attard

Annenberg

Arrhenius

Acosta

Antrican

Adderley

Atwater

Agassi

Apatow

Archeletta

Averescu

Arrington

Agrippa

Aiken

Albertson

Alexander

Amado

Anders

Armas

Akkad

Aoki

Aldrich

Almond

Alinsky

Agnello

Alterio

Atchley

Great Movie Characters Often Have Unforgettable Names Along With Unforgettable Personalities

B

 

 

 

Bynes

Bray

Budreau

Byrne

Bragg

Banner

Bishop

Burris

Boggs

Brembilla

Booth

Bullard

Booker

Buckner

Borden

Breslin

Bryant

BIles

Brunt

Brager

Brandt

Bosa

Bradshaw

Brubaker

Berry

Brooks

Bandini

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

Blood

Bisley

Bettis

Bensen

Binion

Bloch

Blixt

Bellisario

Botkin

Benoit

BInda

Baldwin

Bennett

Bourland

Bester

Bender

Best

Bald

Bersa

Belt

Bourne

Barks

Beebe

Banu

Bozzelli

Bogaerts

Blanks

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

Tips for Coming Up With a Good Surname

  • A lot of times, last names can be used as a first name and vice versa.
  • 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 strangest.

C

 

 

 

Cyrus

Craggs

Crisper

Cotheran

Curry

Conard

Cutler

Coggins

Cates

Crisp

Curio (Old Roman surname)

Creed

Costner

Cortse

Cunningham

Cooper

Cullen

Castle

Cugat

Click

Cassidy

Crespo

Crusher

Cooper

Coates

Crowley

Creel

Crassus

Cogdill

Cross

Crabtree

Cranham

Carver

Cox

Coltrane

Chatwin

Conklin

Colt

Coulter

Cleveland

Coppens

Coolidge

Copeland

Celino

Coffin

Cena

Conti (Italian last name)

Coin

Connelly

Cents

Carney

Carmichael

Coffey

Carling

Christie

Chadwick

Cobo

Clay

Capra

Candy

Clancy

Chalk

Chambers

Callahan

Cirque

Cabrera-Bello

Cherry

Cannon

Chung

Cave

Challenger

Cobb

Calaway

Chalut

Cayce

Cahill

Cruz

Cohen

Caylor

Cagle

Cline

Crawford

Cleary

Cain

Champ

Cauley

Claxton

D

 

 

 

Dubois

Darby

Draper

Dwyer

Dixon

Danton

Devereaux

Ditka

Dominguez

Decker

Dobermann

Dunlop

Dumont

Dandridge

Diamond

Dobra (Romanian last name)

Dukas

Dyer

Decarlo

Delpy

Dufner

Driver

Dalton

Dark

Dawkins

Driskel

Derbyshire

Davenport

Dabney

Dooley

Dickerson

Donovan

Dallesandro

Devlin

Donnelly

Day

Daddario

Donahue

Denver

Denton

Dodge

Dempsey

Dahl

Drewitt

 

Edward Gorey - What A Great Last Name!

E

 

 

 

Earp

Eberstark (German)

Egan

Elder

Eldridge

Ellenburg

Eslinger

England

Epps

Eubanks

Everhart

Evert

Eastwood

Elway

Eslinger

Ellerbrock

Edge

Endo

Etter

Ebersol

Everson

Earwood

Ekker

Escobar

Edgeworth

Emerson

 

More Good Last Name Tips and Tricks

  • Time will play a big role in coming up with a good name. I've very rarely come up with a top-notch character name before a couple of hours have passed.
  • Sometimes what you really need for your character is a cool name that isn't really a name: a nickname. If you're a real stickler for detail, it can come from the character's actual name.
  • Some family 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.
  • Very plain and ordinary last (and first) names can be used when you want to portray an obvious alias or 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 a 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 an excellent last name: Armstrong.

F

 

 

 

Future

Fitzpatrick

Fontana

Fenner

Furyk

Finch

Fullbright

Fassbinder

Flood

Fong

Fleetwood

Fugger

Frost

Fsik

Fawcett

Fishman

Freeze

Fissolo

Foley

Fairchild

Freeman

Flanagan

Freed

Fogerty

Foster

Finn

Fletcher

Floris

Flynn

Fairbanks

Fawzi (Egyptian surname)

Finau

Floquet (French origin)

Fleiss

Ferguson

Froning

Fitzgerald

Fingermann

Flagg

Finchum

Flair

Ferber

Fuller

Farrell

Fenton

Fangio

Faddis

Ferenz

Farley

G

 

 

 

Gundlach

Gannon

Goulding

Greenway

Guest

Gillis

Gellar

Gaither

Griffith

Grubbs

Glass

Gotti

Goodwin

Grizzly

Glover

Grimes

Gleason

Gardner

Geske

Griffo

Glunt

Golden

Gardel

Gribble

Grell

Gearey

Grooms

Glaser

Greer

Geel

Gallagher

Glick

Graber (Swedish family name)

Gore

Gabbard

Gelpi

Gilardi

Goddard

Gabel

Asia Argento

Asia Argento

H

 

 

 

Hyde

Hood

Hull

Hogan

Hitchens

Higgins

Hodder

Huxx

Hester

Huxley

Hess

Hutton

Hobgood

Husher

Hitchcock

Huffman

Herrera

Humber

Hobbs

Hostetler

Henn

Horry

Hightower

Hindley

Hitchens

Holiday

Holland

Hitchcock

Hoagland

Hilliard

Harvick

Hardison

Hickey

Heller

Hartman

Halliwell

Hughes

Hart

Healy

Head

Harper

Hibben

Harker

Hatton

Hawk

Hardy

Hadwin

Hemmings

Hembree

Helbig

Hardin

Hammer

Hammond

Haystack

Howell

Hatcher

Hamilton

Halleck

Hooper

Hartsell

Henderson

Hale

Hokoda

Heers

Homa

Hanifin

Hamming

Hovland

 

Most Common Last Names Around the World

I

 

 

 

Inch

Inoki

Ingram

Idelson

Irvin

Ives

Ishikawa

Irons

Irwin

Ibach

Ivanenko

Ibara

J

 

 

 

Jurado

Jammer

Jagger

Jackman

Jishu

Jingle

Jessup

Jameson

Jett

Jackson

K

 

 

 

Kulikov (Russian last name)

Kellett

Koo

Kitt

Keys

Kaufman

Kersey

Keating

Kotek (Polish surname)

Kuchar

Katts

Kilmer

King

Kubiak

Koker

Kerrigan

Kumara

Knox

Koufax

Keagan

Kestrel

Kinder

Koch

Keats

Keller

Kessler

Kobayashi

Klecko

Kicklighter

Kincaid

Kershaw

Kaminsky

Kirby

Keene

Kenny

Keogh

Kipps

Kendrick

 

Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali

L

 

 

 

Litvak

Lawler

London

Lynch

Lacroix

Ledford

LeMay

Lovejoy

Lombardo

Lovecraft

Laudermilk

Locke

Leishman

Leary

Lott

Ledger

Lords

Lacer

Longwood

Lattimore

Laker

Lecter

Liston

Londos

Lomax

Leaves (Old English last name)

Lipman

Lambert

Lesnar

Lazenby

Lichter

Lafferty

Lovin

Lucchesi

Landis

Lopez

Lentz

M

 

 

 

Murray

Morrison

McKay

Merchant

Murillo

Mooney

Murdock

Matisse

Massey

McGee

Minter

Munson

Mullard

Mallory

Meer (Dutch family name)

Mercer

Mulder

Malik

Moreau (French last name)

Metz

Mudd

Meilyr

Motter

McNamara

Malfoy

Moses

Moody

Morozov

Mason

Metcalf

McGillicutty

Montero

Molinari

Marsh

Moffett

McCabe

Manus

Malenko

Mullinax

Morrissey

Mantooth

Mintz

Messi

Mattingly

Mannix

Maker

Montoya

Marley

McKnight

Magnusson (Icelandic name)

Marino

Maddox

Macklin

Mackey

Morikowa

Mahan

Marner

N

 

 

 

Necessary

Nicely

Nejem

Nunn

Neiderman

Naillon

Nyland

Novak

Nygard

Norwood

Norris

Namath

Nabor

Nash

Noonan

Nolan (Irish last name)

Nystrom

Niles

Napier

Nunley

Nighy

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

Cast Your Vote

O

 

 

 

Overholt

Ogletree

Opilio (Old Roman family name)

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

Oberman

O'Malley

Otto

Oshima

P

 

 

 

Prado

Prunk

Piper

Putnam

Pittman

Post

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

A Funny Last Name Can Work

Q

 

 

 

Quinn

Quan

Quaice

Quaid

Quirico

Quarters

Quimby

Qua

Quivers

Quall

Quick

Qugg

Quint

Quintero

 

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

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

Riggs

Redman

Reinhart

Redgrave

Rafferty

Rigby

Roman

Reece

 

S

 

 

 

Sutton

Swift

Sorrow

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

Streelman

Skaggs

Spears

Stuard

Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle

T

 

 

 

Twigg

Tracy

Truth

Tillerson

Thorisdottir (Old Norse name)

Tooms

Tripper

Tway

Taymor

Tamlin

Toller

Tussac

Turpin

Tippett

Tabrizi

Tanner

Tuco

Trumbo

Tucker

Theo

Thain

Trapp

Trumbald (Old English name meaning "strongly bold")

Trench

Terrella

Tait

Tanaka

Tapp

Tepper

Trainor

Turner

Teague

Templeton

Temple

Teach

Tam

Tillery

U

 

 

 

Udder

Uso

Uceda

Umoh

Underhill

Uplinger

Ulett

Urtz

Unger

V

 

 

 

Vroman

Vess

Voight

Vegas

Vasher

Vandal

Vader

Volek

Vega

Vestine

Vaccaro

Vickers

Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin

W

 

 

 

Witt

Wolownik

Winding

Wooten (old English name)

Whitner

Winslow

Winchell

Winters

Walsh

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

Woodland

Woody

Warren

X

 

 

 

Xavier

Xanders

Xang

Ximinez

Xie

Xenakis

Xu

Xiang

Xuxa

Y

 

 

 

Yearwood

Yellen

Yaeger

Yankovich

Yamaguchi

Yarborough

Youngblood

Yanetta

Yadao

Yale

Yasumoto

Yates

Younger

Yoakum

York

Yount

Z

 

 

 

Zuckerberg

Zeck

Zavaroni

Zeller

Zipser

Zedillo

Zook

Zeigler

Zimmerman

Zeagler

Zale

Zasso

Zant

Zappa

Zapf

Zahn

Zabinski

Zade

Zabik

Zader

Zukoff

Zullo

Zmich

Zoller

 

 

 

Acoff-Sereno

Sloane-Hooper

Coffey-Macklin

Sisko-Sinclair

Lichter-Seibert

Zubarry-Devlin

Dabney-Aparo

Glick-Wilcox

Winchell-Ojeda

Creating good characters for your world is so important to its success. Picking out a name is only the beginning. My hope is that this list has helped you do that in some way. Good luck coming up with an unforgettable person of interest. Thanks for visiting.

© 2013 Don

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