Fictional Characters from Books

This list is comprised of some of the most recognizable names from fictional books. These include novels, short stories, graphic novels and comic books.
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The date is the year the book was first published.

NameYearBookOther Names
Jerusha Abbott1912Daddy-Long-Legs
Captain Ahab1851Moby-Dick
Alex1962A Clockwork Orange(DeLarge)
Alice1865Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Ault Allen1967Christy
Bob Allen1967Christy
Little Burl Allen1967Christy
Creed Allen1967Christy
Mary Allen1967Christy
Rob Allen1967Christy
Altamiro1965Altamiro de la Cueva
Cathy Ames1952East of Eden(Trask)
Anatool1955Jommeke
Jane Andrews1908Anne of Green Gables
Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom1960Rabbit, Run
Aragorn II Elessar1954The Lord of the Rings
Abra Bacon1952East of Eden
Bilbo Baggins1937The Hobbit
Frodo Baggins1954The Lord of the Rings
Jordan Baker1925The Great Gatsby
David Balfour1886Kidnapped
Cain Ball1847Far From the Madding Crowd
Joffrey Baratheon1996A Game of Thrones
Robert Baratheon1996A Game of Thrones
Diana Barry1908Anne of Green Gables
Josephine Barry1908Anne of Green Gables
Minnie May Barry1908Anne of Green Gables
Lily Bart1905Edith Wharton
Patrick Bateman1991American Psycho
Paul Bäumer1929All Quiet on the Western Front
Zaphod Beeblebrox1979The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Judah Ben-Hur1880Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Tirzah Ben-Hur1880Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Catherine Bennet1813Pride and Prejudice
Elizabeth Bennet1813Pride and Prejudice
Jane Bennet1813Pride and Prejudice
Lydia Bennet1813Pride and Prejudice
Mary Bennet1813Pride and Prejudice
James Benwick1818Pride and Prejudice
Beowulf10xxBeowulf
Tommy Beresford1922The Secret Adversary
Tuppence Beresford1922The Secret Adversary(Cowley)
Edmund Bertram1814Mansfield Park
Julia Bertram1814Mansfield Park
Maria Bertram1814Mansfield Park
Sir Thomas Bertram1814Mansfield Park
Tom Bertram1814Mansfield Park
Pierre Bezukhov1869War and Peace
Friedrich Bhaer1869Little Women
Caroline Bingley1813Pride and Prejudice
Charles Bingley1813Pride and Prejudice
Sirius Black1999Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Stephen Blackpool1854Hard Times
Leopold Bloom1922Ulysses
Molly Bloom1922Ulysses
Gilbert Blythe1908Anne of Green Gables
Princess Lise Bolkonskaya1869War and Peace
Princess Mariya Bolkonskaya1869War and Peace
Prince Andrey Bolkonsky1869War and Peace
James Bond1953Casino Royale
Christopher John Francis Boone2003The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Josiah Bounderby1854Hard Times
Jason Bourne1980The Bourne Identity
Colonel Brandon1811Sense and Sensibility
Madeline Bray1839Nicholas Nickleby
John Brooke1868Little Women
John Browdie1839Nicholas Nickleby
Daisy Buchanan1925The Great Gatsby
Tom Buchanan1925The Great Gatsby
Charlie Bucket1964; 1972Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Aureliano Buendia1967One Hundred Years of Solitude
Benjamin Bunny1904The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
Bonnie Butler1936Gone With the Wind
Rhett Butler1936Gone With the Wind
Nick Carraway1925The Great Gatsby
Sydney Carton1854A Tale of Two Cities
Chuck Cathcart1961Catch-22
Catherine Earnshaw1847Wuthering Heights
Holden Caulfield1951The Catcher in the Rye
Charlotte A. Cavatica1952Charlotte's Web
Anton Chigurh2005No Country For Old Men
Frank Churchill1815Emma
Claudia1976Interview with the Vampire
Noah Claypole1838Oliver Twist
Benjy Compson1929The Sound and the Fury
Jason Compson IV1929The Sound and the Fury
Quentin Compson III1929The Sound and the Fury
Conan the Barbarian1932Weird Tales
David Copperfield1849David Copperfield
Michael Corleone1969The Godfather
Vito Corleone1969The Godfather
Henry Crawford1814Mansfield Park
Mary Crawford1814Mansfield Park
Rawdon Crawley1847Vanity Fair
Sophia Croft1818Persuasion
Lenina Crowne1932Brave New World
Robinson Crusoe1719Robinson Crusoe
Cthulhu1928The Call of Cthulhu
Edward Cullen2005Twilight
Marilla Cuthbert1908Anne of Green Gables
Matthew Cuthbert1908Anne of Green Gables
Clarissa Dalloway1925Mrs Dalloway
Edmond Dantès1844The Count of Monte Cristo
Fitzwilliam Darcy1813Pride and Prejudice
Georgiana Darcy1813Pride and Prejudice
Wendy Darling1911Peter & Wendy
Charles Darnay1854A Tale of Two Cities
Elinor Dashwood1811Sense and Sensibility
Fanny Dashwood1811Sense and Sensibility
John Dashwood1811Sense and Sensibility
Margaret Dashwood1811Sense and Sensibility
Marianne Dashwood1811Sense and Sensibility
Jack Dawkins1838Oliver Twist
Lady Catherine de Bourgh1813Pride and Prejudice
Phoebus de Chateaupers1831Notre-Dame de Paris
Stephen Dedalus1916; 1922A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; Ulysses
Thérèse Defarge1854A Tale of Two Cities
Maria DeLuca1998Roswell High
Arthur Dent1979The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Daniel Deronda1876Daniel Deronda
Maxim de Winter1938Rebecca
Cedric Diggory2000Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
William Dobbin1847Vanity Fair
Lorna Doone1869Lorna Doone
Amy Dorrit1857Little Dorrit
Count Dracula1897Dracula
Nancy Drew1930The Secret of the Old Clock
Khal Drogo1996A Game of Thrones
Albus Dumbledore1997Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Tess Durbeyfield1981Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Tyler Durden1996Fight Club
Anne Elliot1818Persuasion
Elizabeth Elliot1818Persuasion
Sir Walter Elliot1818Persuasion
William Elliot1818Persuasion
Elrond1954The Lord of the Rings
Augusta Elton1815Emma(Hawkins)
Philip Elton1815Emma
Erik1909The Phantom of the Opera
Esmeralda1831Notre-Dame de Paris
Isabel Evans1998Roswell High
Max Evans1998Roswell High
Katniss Everdeen2008The Hunger Games
Bathsheba Everdene1847Far From the Madding Crowd
Jane Eyre1847Jane Eyre
Jane Fairfax1815Emma
Fantine1862Les Misérables
Cosette Fauchelevant1862Les Misérables
George Fayne1931The Secret at Shadow Ranch
Edward Ferrars1811Sense and Sensibility
Robert Ferrars1811Sense and Sensibility
Atticus Finch1960To Kill a Mockingbird
Jean Louise Finch1960To Kill a Mockingbird
Jeremy Atticus Finch1960To Kill a Mockingbird
Huckleberry Finn1876The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Geoffrey Firmin1947Under the Volcano
Jeremy Fisher1906The Tale of Jeremy Fisher
Edred Fitzpiers1886The Woodlanders
Princess Flavia of Ruritania1894The Prisoner of Zenda
Pauline Fossil1936Ballet Shoes
Petrova Fossil1936Ballet Shoes
Posy Fossil1936Ballet Shoes
Dr. Victor Frankenstein1818Frankenstein
Claude Frollo1831Notre-Dame de Paris
Galadriel1954The Lord of the Rings
Dorothy Gale1900The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Samwise Gamgee1954The Lord of the Rings
Gandalf1937The Hobbit
Joseph Gargery1860Great Expectations
Jay Gatsby1925The Great Gatsby(Gatz)
Dilsey Gibson1929The Sound and the Fury
Ruby Gillis1908Anne of Green Gables
Goldmund1930Narziß und Goldmund
Holly Golightly1958Breakfast at Tiffany's
Gollum1937The Hobbit
Louisa Gradgrind1854Hard Times(Bounderby)
Thomas Gradgrind1854Hard Times
Hermione Granger1997Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
David Grantland1967Christy
Ida Grantland1967Christy
Dorian Gray1890The Picture of Dorian Gray
Arthur Gride1839Nicholas Nickleby
Pierre Gringoire1831Notre-Dame de Paris
Michael Guerin1998Roswell High
Lemuel Gulliver1726Gulliver's Travels
Forrest Gump1986Forrest Gump
Rubeus Hagrid1997Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Charles Hamilton1936Gone With the Wind
Melanie Hamilton Wilkes1936Gone With the Wind
Wade Hampton Hamilton1936Gone With the Wind
Frank Hardy1927The Tower Treasure
Joe Hardy1927The Tower Treasure
Jonathan Harker1897Dracula
Mina Harker1897Dracula(Murray)
Gwendolen Harleth1876Daniel Deronda
Clarissa Harlowe1748Clarissa
Charles Baker Harris1960To Kill a Mockingbird
Estella Havisham1861Great Expectations
Sir Mulberry Hawk1839Nicholas Nickleby
Uriah Heep1849David Copperfield
Alice Henderson1967Christy
Sam Houston Holcombe1967Christy
Sherlock Holmes1887A Study in Scarlet
Arthur Holmwood1897Dracula
Honoria, Lady Dedlock1852Bleak House
Christy Huddleston1967Christy
Humbert Humbert1955Lolita
Inspector Javert1862Les Misérables
Henry Jekyll1886Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde(Hyde)
Jeroentje1970Jan, Jans en de kinderen
Jerom1945Suske en Wiske
Tom Joad1939The Grapes of Wrath
John the Savage1932Brave New World
Jommeke1955Jommeke
Bridget Jones1996Bridget Jones's Diary
Coraline Jones2002Coraline
Tom Jones1749Tom Jones
Josef K.1925The Trial
Don Juan1819Don Juan
Cecelia Jupe1854Hard Times
Anna Karenina1877Anna Karenina
Tacy Kelly1940Betsy-Tacy
Ella Lorena Kennedy1936Gone With the Wind
Frank Kennedy1936Gone With the Wind
Clark Kent1938Superman
Felicity King1911The Story Girl
Tom Kitten1907; 1908The Tale of Tom Kitten; The Tale of Samuel Whiskers
George Knightley1815Emma
Isabella Knightley1815Emma
Anatole Kuragin1869War and Peace
Hélène Kuragina1869War and Peace
Hazel Grace Lancaster2012The Fault in Our Stars
Lois Lane1938Superman
Robert Langdon2003The Da Vinci Code
Cersei Lannister1996A Game of Thrones
Jaime Lannister1996A Game of Thrones
Tyrion Lannister1996A Game of Thrones
Mirah Lapidoth1876Daniel Deronda
Theodore Laurence1868Little Women
Hannibal Lecter1981Red Dragon
Mary Lennox1910The Secret Garden
Bellatrix Lestrange2000Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Loedertje1970Jan, Jans en de kinderen
Logan "Wolverine"1974X-Men(Howlett)
Lolita1955Lolita(Haze, Schiller)
Neville Longbottom1997Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Pippi Longstocking1945Pippi Longstocking(Långstrump)
Luna Lovegood2003Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Charlotte Lucas1813Pride and Prejudice
Rachel Lynde1908Anne of Green Gables
Neil MacNeill1967Christy
Moody Spurgeon MacPherson1908Anne of Green Gables
Madeline1939Madeline
Abel Magwitch1860Great Expectations
Draco Malfoy1997Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Lucius Malfoy1997Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Dr Alexandre Manette1854A Tale of Two Cities
Lucie Manette1854A Tale of Two Cities
Amy March1868Little Women
Elizabeth March1868Little Women
Josephine March1868Little Women
Margaret March1868Little Women
Jacob Marley1843A Christmas Carol
Silas Marner1861Silas Marner
Miss Jane Marple1930The Murder at the Vicarage
Marv1991Sin City
Bess Marvin1931The Secret at Shadow Ranch
Bernard Marx1932Brave New World
Bertha Antoinetta Mason1847Jane Eyre
Rose Maylie1838Oliver Twist
R. P. McMurphy1962One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Grace Melbury1886The Woodlanders
Liesel Meminger2005The Book Thief
Felicity Merriman1991Meet Felicity: An American Girl
Isabelle de Merteuil1782The Dangerous Liaisons
George Milton1937Of Mice and Men
Maryann Money1847Far From the Madding Crowd
Guy Montag1953Fahrenheit 451
André-Louis Moreau1921Scaramouche
Gertrude Morel1913Sons and Lovers
Paul Morel1913Sons and Lovers
Dexter Morgan2004Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Harry Morgan1937To Have and Have Not
Professor James Moriarty1894The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Catherine Morland1817Northanger Abbey
James Morland1817Northanger Abbey
Quincey Morris1897Dracula
Ruby Mae Morrison1967Christy
Chet Morton1927The Tower Treasure
Tib Muller1940Betsy-Tacy
Charles Musgrove1818Persuasion
Henrietta Musgrove1818Persuasion
Louisa Musgrove1818Persuasion
Mary Musgrove1818Persuasion
Nancy1838Oliver Twist
Narziß1930Narziß und Goldmund
Sophie Neveu2003The Da Vinci Code
Kate Nickleby1839Nicholas Nickleby
Nicholas Nickleby1839Nicholas Nickleby
Ralph Nickleby1839Nicholas Nickleby
Newman Noggs1839Nicholas Nickleby
Gabriel Oak1847Far From the Madding Crowd
Carreen O'Hara1936Gone With the Wind
Gerald O'Hara1936Gone With the Wind
Scarlett O'Hara1936Gone With the Wind
Suellen O'Hara1936Gone With the Wind
George Osborne1847Vanity Fair
Mountie O'Teale1967Christy
Swannie O'Teale1967Christy
Peter Pan1902The Little White Bird
Sancho Panza1605Don Quixote
Peter Parker1962Spider-Man
Piscine Molitor Patel2002Life of Pi
Ham Peggotty1849David Copperfield
Ben Pentland1967Christy
Peter Rabbit1910Old Mother West Wind
Peter Rabbit1902The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Henrietta Petowker1839Nicholas Nickleby
Edmund Pevensie1950The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Lucy Pevensie1950The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Peter Pevensie1950The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Susan Pevensie1950The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Billy Pilgrim1969Slaughterhouse-Five
Philip Pirrip1860Great Expectations
Herbert Pocket1860Great Expectations
Hercule Poirot1920The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Marius Pontmercy1862Les Misérables
Mary Poppins1934Marry Poppins
Jane Porter1912Tarzan of the Apes
Harry Potter1997Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Ford Prefect1979The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Fanny Price1814Mansfield Park
Matilda Price1839Nicholas Nickleby
William Price1814Mansfield Park
Beatrice Prior2012Divergent
Hester Prynne1850The Scarlet Letter
Jemima Puddleduck1908The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
Josie Pye1908Anne of Green Gables
Quasimodo1831Notre-Dame de Paris
Don Quixote1605Don Quixote(Quixano)
Jessica Rabbit1981Who Censored Roger Rabbit?
Roger Rabbit1981Who Censored Roger Rabbit?
Arthur Radley1960To Kill a Mockingbird
Betsy Ray1940Betsy-Tacy
Julia Ray1940Betsy-Tacy
Margaret Ray1940Betsy-Tacy
Rebecca Sharp1847Vanity Fair
Ellis Redding1982Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
Ignatius Reilly1980A Confederacy of Dunces
Ellen Robillard O'Hara1936Gone With the Wind
Christopher Robin1926Winnie-the-Pooh
Fanny Robin1847Far From the Madding Crowd
Edward Fairfax Rochester1847Jane Eyre
Count Ilya Rostov1869War and Peace
Nikolai Rostov1869War and Peace
Petya Rostov1869War and Peace
Natasha Rostova1869War and Peace
Sonya Rostova1869War and Peace
Nicholas Rubashov1940Darkness at Noon
Gregor Samsa1915The Metamorphosis
Santiago1952The Old Man and the Sea
Saruman1954The Lord of the Rings
Sauron1954The Lord of the Rings
Tom Sawyer1876The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Ebenezer Scrooge1843A Christmas Carol
Amelia Sedley1847Vanity Fair
Joseph Sedley1847Vanity Fair
John Seward1897Dracula
Tristram Shandy1759Tristram Shandy
Anne Shirley1908Anne of Green Gables
Tante Sidonia1945Suske en Wiske
Bill Sikes1838Oliver Twist
Peg Sliderskew1839Nicholas Nickleby
Lennie Small1937Of Mice and Men
Lydia Smallbury1847Far From the Madding Crowd
George Smiley1974Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Harriet Smith1815Emma
Winston Smith1949Nineteen Eighty-Four
Severus Snape1997Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Jon Snow1996A Game of Thrones
Marty South1886The Woodlanders
Sabrina Spellman1962Archie's Mad House #22
Fairlight Spencer1967Christy
Jeb Spencer1967Christy
Zady Spencer1967Christy
Fanny Squeers1839Nicholas Nickleby
Wackford Squeers1839Nicholas Nickleby
Muriel Stacy1908Anne of Green Gables
Beryl Stapleton1902The Hound of the Baskervilles
Arya Stark1996A Game of Thrones
Bran Stark1996A Game of Thrones
Catelyn Stark1996A Game of Thrones
Eddard Stark1996A Game of Thrones
Robb Stark1996A Game of Thrones
Sansa Stark1996A Game of Thrones
Tony Stark1963Iron Man
Clarice Starling1988The Silence of the Lambs
Anne Steele1811Sense and Sensibility
Lucy Steele1811Sense and Sensibility
Esther Summerson1852Bleak House
Suske1945Suske en Wiske
Bella Swan2005Twilight
Daenerys Targaryen1996A Game of Thrones
Viserys Targaryen1996A Game of Thrones
Tarzan1912Tarzan of the Apes
Lundy Taylor1967Christy
Azelma Thénardier1862Les Misérables
Éponine Thénardier1862Les Misérables
Isabella Thorpe1817Northanger Abbey
John Thorpe1817Northanger Abbey
Eleanor Tilney1817Northanger Abbey
Frederick Tilney1817Northanger Abbey
Henry Tilney1817Northanger Abbey
Thomasina Tittlemouse1910The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse
Jack Torrance1977The Shining
Adam Trask1952East of Eden
Aron Trask1952East of Eden
Caleb Trask1952East of Eden
Charles Trask1952East of Eden
Cyrus Trask1952East of Eden
Treebeard1954The Lord of the Rings
Emily Trevelyan1869He Knew He Was Right
Louis Trevelyan1869He Knew He Was Right
Trillian1979The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy(McMillan)
Catootje Tromp1970Jan, Jans en de kinderen
Gerrit Tromp1970Jan, Jans en de kinderen
Jan Tromp1970Jan, Jans en de kinderen
Jans Tromp1970Jan, Jans en de kinderen
Karlijn Tromp1970Jan, Jans en de kinderen
Betsey Trotwood1849David Copperfield
Clopin Trouillefou1831Notre-Dame de Paris
Kilgore Trout1965God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
Francis Troy1847Far From the Madding Crowd
Oliver Twist1838Oliver Twist
Dolores Umbridge2003Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Jim Valenti1998Roswell High
Kyle Valenti1998Roswell High
Jean Valjean1862Les Misérables(Fauchelevent)
Sebastian Valmont1782The Dangerous Liaisons
Abraham Van Helsing1897Dracula
Lord Frederick Verisopht1839Nicholas Nickleby
Lord Voldemort1997Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone(Riddle)
Belle Watling1936Gone With the Wind
Helmholtz Watson1932Brave New World
Dr. John Watson1887A Study in Scarlet
Bruce Wayne1939Batman
Ginevra Weasley1997Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Ronald Weasley1997Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Captain Frederick Wentworth1818Persuasion
Lucy Westenra1897Dracula
Samuel Whiskers1908The Tale of Samuel Whiskers
Agnes Wickfield1849David Copperfield
George Wickham1813Pride and Prejudice
Wilbur1952Charlotte's Web
Ashley Wilkes1936Gone With the Wind
Beauregard Wilkes1936Gone With the Wind
India Wilkes1936Gone With the Wind
John Willoughby1811Sense and Sensibility
Winnie-the-Pooh1926Winnie-the-Pooh
Giles Winterborne1886The Woodlanders
Wiske1945Suske en Wiske
Willy Wonka1964; 1972Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Allan Woodcourt1852Bleak House
Emma Woodhouse1815Emma
Henry Woodhouse1815Emma
Caddie Woodlawn1936Caddie Woodlawn
John Yossarian1961Catch-22
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