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1000+ Cool Last Names for Characters

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Writing a character is tough, but picking out the perfect name is even tougher. For many writers, a character comes to life once they’re given a name. But a name is never enough because characters also need a surname. Picking the right one not only gives your main character’s name the right ring, but the meaning behind the surname can also clue the readers in about the family heritage of your character.

Naturally, your lead character won’t be the only named character in your story. You’ll also have to provide names and surnames for other characters like the sidekicks, the love interest, the rival, and of course, the villain. Of course, you can’t just pick out random names either because there is power behind the names you give. The impact of a character is based primarily on the way their name has a ring to it, whether it’s an alliterative name (like Sansa Stark or Marty McFly), rhyming names (like Jack Black or Lance Vance), or name combinations that just sound and mean the right thing for the character (like Sirius Black).

There’s a lot at stake when picking the right surname for each character!

For instance, if you give your character’s love interest the surname Mudd, what does this suggest? It suggests that he or she has the characteristics of mud – dirty, perhaps poor, bearing nothing noteworthy, and perhaps even ugly. Now what if you give him or her the surname Pyro? This gives a hint that this character has something to do with fire. Could it mean that this character is ultimately evil? Or maybe this character just has a penchant for fire?

In this list, we’ll be giving you the ultimate master list for picking out the perfect surnames for the characters of your story.

Assorted Surnames for Villains

Let’s start with the shorter list for surnames for villains. These surnames have quite a dark ring to them, whether it’s because of the words these surnames rhyme with or just the meaning of the surnames themselves. Keep in mind that surnames are neither inherently bad or inherently good; it’s the way they’re used and the way they sound that make a surname sound more villainous. Check out this list of villain surnames and pick out the one that’s perfect for your story’s antagonist.

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Apex

Atomic

Avalanche

Bedlam

Blackout

Blight

Blink

Blitz



Blur

Burnout

Buttons

Cascade

Cerberus

Checkmate

Crassus

Craster

Crimson

Crossfire

Crypto

Cyclone

De Ville

Diamondback

Diaspora

Discord

Ditch

Doom

Dreadfort

Drift

Dust

Engineer

Felon

Flatline

Flood

Flux

Frenzy

Frost

Genesis

Glitch

Grifter

Hades

Hex

Hexx

Imprint

Inferno

Le Strange

Limerick

Malice

Medusa

Menace

Mimic

Miracle

Misfit

Mockingbird

Moreau

Mort

Mudlark

Mutilator

Nemesis

Nocturne

Oblique

Omega

Overkill

Parallax

Persephonia

Pitfall

Pyro

Rampage

Ramsay

Recluse

Rewind

Rundown

Safari

Schism

Serpentine

Shivers

Smoker

Snake

Spasm

Spite

Standoff

Static

Surge

Sweeney

Tempus

Tortuga

Trace

Transonic

Tuco

Umbridge

Upagarde

Vader

Venom

Vex

Voodoo

Wendigo

Whip

Whistler

Whitewash

Zorg

Assorted Surnames for Your Characters

The next list is a long one! It contains various names that you can choose as your main character’s surname as well as for the rest of the characters in your story. This list has a ton of names from all over the world, so we’re sure that you’ll find the perfect surnames here no matter how diverse your cast!

Abbott

Åberg

Abernathy

Abner

Abrahamsson

Abrams

Acker

Acosta

Acuff

Acuña

Adair

Adam

Adams

Adara

Adelson

Adkins

Adler

Agnew

Aguilar

Aguirre

Ainge

Åkesson

Albert

Albright

Alcott

Alexander

Alexandre

Algarotti

Allain

Allard

Allen

Allred

Alonso

Alstott

Alvarado

Alvarez

Alves

Anderson

Andersson

Andre

Andreasson

Andrews

Andrieu

Andrieux

Antoine

Armstrong

Arnaud

Arnold

Arnould

Arvidsson

Åström

Aubert

Aubry

Auger

Austin

Avila

Axelsson

Ayala

Bailey

Bailly

Baker

Baldwin

Banks

Barbe

Barber

Barbier

Barker

Barnes

Barnett

Baron

Barre

Barreau

Barrett

Barthelemy

Barton

Bataille

Bates

Baudry

Bayle

Bazin

Beck

Becker

Bell

Benard

Bengtsson

Bennett

Benoist

Benoit

Benson

Berg

Berger

Berggren

Berglund

Bergman

Bergqvist

Bergström

Bernard

Bernier

Berry

Berthelot

Berthier

Bertin

Bertrand

Besnard

Besse

Besson

Bigot

Billard

Bishop

Björk

Björklund

Black

Blair

Blake

Blanc

Blanchard

Blanchet

Blin

Blom

Blomqvist

Blondeau

Blondel

Blot

Bocquet

Bodin

Bonhomme

Bonneau

Bonnet

Bonnin

Bouchard

Boucher

Bouchet

Boulanger

Boulay

Boulet

Bouquet

Bourdin

Bourdon

Bourgeois

Bousquet

Boutin

Bouvet

Bouvier

Bowen

Bowman

Boyd

Boyer

Bradley

Brady

Brault

Breton

Brewer

Briand

Brooks

Brown

Brun

Bruneau

Brunel

Brunet

Bryant

Buisson

Burgess

Burke

Burns

Burton

Bush

Butler

Byrd

Cabrera

Calderon

Caldwell

Camacho

Campbell

Campos

Camus

Cannon

Cardenas

Carlier

Carlson

Carlsson

Caron

Carpenter

Carpentier

Carr

Carre

Carrillo

Carroll

Carter

Castaneda

Castel

Castillo

Castro

Cervantes

Chambers

Chambon

Chan

Chandler

Chang

Chapman

Chapuis

Charbonnier

Charles

Charpentier

Charrier

Chartier

Chatelain

Chauveau

Chauvet

Chauvin

Chavez

Chen

Chevalier

Chevallier

Chretien

Christensen

Clark

Clarke

Claude

Clement

Clerc

Cochet

Cohen

Colas

Cole

Coleman

Colin

Collet

Collin

Collins

Colon

Combe

Combes

Comte

Contreras

Cook

Cooper

Cordier

Cornu

Cortez

Costa

Coste

Coulon

Courtois

Cousin

Couturier

Cox

Craig

Crawford

Cros

Cross

Cruz

Cummings

Cunningham

Curry

Curtis

Da Costa

Da Silva

Dahlberg

Daniel

Daniels

Danielsson

David

Davidson

Davis

Dawson

Day

Dean

Delacruz

Delage

Delahaye

Delannoy

Delattre

Delaunay

Deleon

Delgado

Delmas

Delorme

Denis

Dennis

Descamps

Deschamps

Devaux

Dias

Diaz

Didier

Dixon

Dominguez

Dos Santos

Doucet

Douglas

Doyle

Drouet

Dubois

Dubreuil

Duchemin

Dufour

Duhamel

Dujardin

Dumas

Dumont

Dumoulin

Duncan

Dunn

Dupond

Dupont

Dupre

Dupuis

Dupuy

Duran

Durand

Durant

Duval

Edwards

Ek

Eklund

Ekström

Eliasson

Elliott

Ellis

Engström

Erickson

Eriksson

Espinoza

Estrada

Etienne

Evans

Evrard

Fabre

Faivre

Falk

Farmer

Faure

Favier

Favre

Ferguson

Fernandes

Fernandez

Ferrand

Ferre

Ferreira

Ferrer

Ferry

Fields

Figueroa

Fischer

Fisher

Fitzgerald

Flament

Fleming

Fletcher

Fleury

Flores

Fontaine

Ford

Forestier

Forsberg

Fortin

Foster

Foucher

Fouquet

Fournier

Fowler

Fox

Francis

Franco

Francois

Frank

Franklin

Fransson

Frazier

Fredriksson

Freeman

Fuentes

Fuller

Gaillard

Gallagher

Gallegos

Gallet

Garcia

Gardner

Garner

Garnier

Garrett

Garza

Gaudin

Gauthier

Gautier

Gay

Geoffroy

George

Georges

Gerard

Germain

Gervais

Gibson

Gilbert

Gill

Gilles

Gillet

Girard

Giraud

Girault

Godard

Godin

Gomes

Gomez

Gonçalves

Gonzales

Gonzalez

Goodman

Goodwin

Göransson

Gordon

Gosselin

Graham

Grand

Grandjean

Granger

Granier

Grant

Gras

Graves

Gray

Green

Greene

Gregoire

Gregory

Grenier

Griffin

Griffith

Gros

Grosjean

Gross

Gueguen

Guerin

Guerra

Guerrero

Guibert

Guichard

Guignard

Guilbert

Guillaume

Guillemin

Guillet

Guillon

Guillot

Guillou

Guiraud

Gunnarsson

Gustafsson

Gustavsson

Gutierrez

Guy

Guyon

Guyot

Guzman

Hail

Håkansson

Hale

Hall

Hamel

Hamilton

Hammond

Hamon

Hampton

Hansen

Hanson

Hansson

Hardy

Harmon

Harper

Harrington

Harris

Harrison

Hart

Harvey

Hawkins

Hayes

Haynes

Hebert

Hedlund

Hellström

Henderson

Henriksson

Henry

Hermansson

Hernandez

Herrera

Herve

Hicks

Higgins

Hill

Hines

Hodges

Hoffman

Holland

Holm

Holmberg

Holmes

Holmgren

Holt

Hopkins

Horton

Howard

Howell

Huang

Hubbard

Hubert

Hudson

Huet

Hughes

Huguet

Humbert

Hunt

Hunter

Husson

Imbert

Ingram

Isaksson

Ivarsson

Jackson

Jacob

Jacobs

Jacquemin

Jacques

Jacquet

Jacquot

Jakobsson

James

Jamet

Jansson

Jean

Jenkins

Jennings

Jensen

Jimenez

Johansson

Johnson

Johnsson

Johnston

Jolivet

Joly

Jonasson

Jones

Jonsson

Jönsson

Jordan

Joseph

Joubert

Jourdain

Jourdan

Juarez

Julien

Jung

Karlsson

Keller

Kelley

Kelly

Kennedy

Khan

Kim

King

Klein

Knight

Labbe

Laborde

Lacombe

Lacoste

Lacroix

Lafon

Lagarde

Laine

Lambert

Lamy

Lane

Langlois

Laporte

Lara

Laroche

Larson

Larsson

Launay

Laurent

Lawrence

Lawson

Le

Le Corre

Le Gall

Le Goff

Le Guen

Le Roux

Le Roy

Leblanc

Leblond

Lebon

Lebreton

Lebrun

Leclerc

Leclercq

Lecocq

Lecomte

Leconte

Lecoq

Leduc

Lee

Lefebvre

Lefevre

Lefort

Legendre

Leger

Legrand

Legros

Lejeune

Leleu

Lelievre

Lelong

Lemaire

Lemaitre

Lemoine

Lemonnier

Lenoir

Leon

Leonard

Leroux

Leroy

Lesage

Leveque

Levy

Lewis

Li

Lin

Lind

Lindberg

Lindgren

Lindholm

Lindqvist

Lindström

Little

Liu

Löfgren

Logan

Loiseau

Lombard

Long

Lopes

Lopez

Louis

Love

Lowe

Lucas

Luna

Lund

Lundberg

Lundgren

Lundin

Lundqvist

Lundström

Lynch

Lyons

Mace

Mack

Magnier

Magnusson

Mahe

Maillard

Maillet

Maire

Maldonado

Mallet

Malone

Mangin

Mann

Manning

Månsson

Marc

Marchal

Marchand

Marechal

Marie

Marin

Marion

Marques

Marquet

Marquez

Marshall

Martel

Mårtensson

Martin

Martineau

Martinez

Martins

Martinsson

Marty

Mary

Mas

Mason

Masse

Masson

Mathieu

Matthews

Mattsson

Maurel

Maurice

Maurin

Maury

Maxwell

May

Mccarthy

Mccoy

Mcdaniel

Mcdonald

Mcgee

Mckinney

Mclaughlin

Medina

Mejia

Menard

Mendez

Mendoza

Mercier

Merle

Merlin

Meunier

Meyer

Michaud

Michel

Miles

Miller

Millet

Millot

Mills

Miranda

Mitchell

Molina

Monier

Monnet

Monnier

Montgomery

Montoya

Moore

Morales

Moran

Morand

Moreau

Morel

Moreno

Morgan

Morin

Morris

Morrison

Morvan

Moss

Moulin

Mouton

Muller

Mullins

Munoz

Murphy

Murray

Myers

Navarro

Neal

Nelson

Neveu

Newman

Newton

Nguyen

Nichols

Nicolas

Nilsson

Noel

Norberg

Nordin

Nordström

Norman

Normand

Norris

Nunez

Nyberg

Nyman

Nyström

Öberg

Obrien

Ochoa

Oconnor

Oliver

Olivier

Ollivier

Olofsson

Olson

Olsson

Ortega

Ortiz

Owens

Pacheco

Padilla

Page

Pages

Palmer

Parent

Paris

Park

Parker

Parks

Parmentier

Parsons

Pascal

Pasquier

Patel

Patterson

Paul

Payne

Pearson

Pelletier

Peltier

Pena

Pereira

Perez

Perkins

Peron

Perret

Perrier

Perrin

Perrot

Perry

Person

Persson

Peters

Peterson

Petersson

Petit

Petitjean

Pettersson

Pham

Philippe

Phillips

Picard

Pichon

Picot

Pierce

Pierre

Pineau

Platt

Plunkett

Poirier

Poisson

Pollock

Ponce

Pons

Porter

Post

Potier

Potter

Pottier

Poulain

Powell

Powers

Prado

Prat

Previn

Prevost

Prevot

Price

Prieto

Prigent

Prost

Prunk

Pruvost

Pujol

Puller

Pulman

Punch

Putnam

Quaice

Quaid

Quall

Quarters

Quick

Quimby

Quinn

Quiroga

Race

Radiguet

Rafus

Rainwater

Ramirez

Ramos

Ramsey

Rand

Rault

Ray

Raymond

Raynaud

Redgrave

Redman

Reed

Reese

Reeves

Regnier

Reid

Remy

Renard

Renaud

Renault

Renfro

Renshaw

Rey

Reyes

Reynaud

Reynolds

Rhodes

Ribeiro

Ricard

Rice

Richard

Richards

Richardson

Richter

Riddle

Rifkin

Rigby

Riggs

Riker

Riley

Rios

Riou

Ripa

Ripley

Ripperton

Rivas

Rivera

Rivero

Riviere

Robbins

Robert

Roberts

Robertson

Robin

Robinson

Robles

Roche

Rocher

Rodgers

Rodrigues

Rodriguez

Roger

Rogers

Rojas

Roland

Rolland

Roman

Romano

Romero

Romirez

Romo

Root

Roques

Rosales

Rose

Rosenberg

Ross

Rossi

Rossignol

Rousseau

Roussel

Rousset

Roux

Rowe

Rowland

Roy

Royer

Rudd

Rude

Ruiz

Russell

Russo

Ruster

Ryan

Sabanthia

Sabatier

Salaun

Salazar

Salinas

Salmon

Samuelsson

Sanchez

Sandberg

Sanders

Sandoval

Sands

Sandström

Santiago

Santos

Sasai

Saunders

Sauvage

Savage

Savoy

Saxon

Scardino

Schmidt

Schmitt

Schneider

Schroeder

Schultz

Schwartz

Scott

Seagate

Seguin

Seibert

Sellier

Sereno

Serrano

Serre

Sharp

Shaver

Shaw

Shea

Sheehan

Shelton

Sherman

Shields

Shippen

Shivers

Shock

Shute

Silva

Silver

Simerly

Simmons

Simon

Simpson

Sims

Sinclair

Singh

Sjöberg

Sjögren

Skills

Skinner

Skirth

Sloane

Small

Smith

Snyder

Söderberg

Söderström

Solis

Soria

Sorrow

Sosa

Sotelo

Soto

Spacek

Spencer

Spieth

Spinks

Stamper

Standifer

Stanley

Stapleton

Steele

Stelly

Stepfan

Stephens

Stevens

Stevenson

Stewart

Stiner

Stitchen

Stockton

Stone

Stoneking

Story

Strickland

Strode

Ström

Strömberg

Stroud

Suarez

Suggs

Sullivan

Sundberg

Sundström

Surrett

Sutton

Svensson

Swanson

Swiatek

Swift

Sykes

Tait

Tanaka

Tanguy

Tanner

Tapp

Tardy

Tate

Taylor

Taymor

Tellier

Temple

Templeton

Tepper

Terry

Tessier

Texier

Thain

Theo

Thibault

Thiebaut

Thierry

Thiery

Thomas

Thompson

Thornton

Tibbs

Tippett

Todd

Toller

Torres

Tournier

Toussaint

Townsend

Tracy

Tran

Trapp

Trench

Tripper

Trujillo

Trumbo

Truth

Tucker

Turner

Turpin

Tussac

Tway

Twigg

Udder

Underhill

Unger

Vaccaro

Vaillant

Valdez

Valencia

Valentin

Valette

Vallee

Vallet

Varela

Vargas

Vasher

Vasquez

Vasseur

Vaughn

Vazquez

Vega

Vegas

Velasquez

Vera

Verdier

Vess

Vestine

Vial

Vickers

Vidal

Villalba

Vincent

Voight

Voisin

Volek

Vroman

Wadd

Wade

Wagner

Wainwright

Walcott

Walker

Wall

Wallace

Wallin

Walsh

Walter

Walters

Walton

Wang

Ward

Warner

Warren

Warrick

Washington

Waters

Watkins

Watson

Watts

Weaver

Webb

Weber

Webster

Weeks

Welch

Wells

West

Wexler

Whalen

Wheeler

Whesker

White

Whitner

Wight

Wilde

Williams

Williamson

Willis

Wilson

Winchell

Winchester

Winding

Winters

Winthrop

Wire

Wise

Witt

Wixx

Wolf

Wolfe

Wolfenstein

Wong

Wood

Woodard

Woods

Woodson

Wooster

Wooten

Wright

Wu

Xavier

Ximinez

Yadao

Yaeger

Yale

Yanetta

Yang

Yarborough

Yates

Yearwood

Yellen

Young

Youngblood

Zabik

Zabinkski

Zade

Zader

Zahn

Zale

Zant

Zapf

Zasso

Zavaroni

Zeagler

Zeck

Zedillo

Zeller

Zhang

Zimmerman

 

We hope that you find the perfect surnames for all your characters in this list!

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