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. If shown, the year indicates when the book was first published.
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NameYearBookOther Names
Ebenezer Scrooge1843A Christmas Carol
Jacob Marley1843A Christmas Carol
Alex1962A Clockwork Orange
Ignatius Reilly1980A Confederacy of Dunces
Arya Stark1996A Game of Thrones
Bran Stark1996A Game of Thrones
Catelyn Stark1996A Game of Thrones
Cersei Lannister1996A Game of Thrones
Daenerys Targaryen1996A Game of Thrones
Khal Drogo1996A Game of Thrones
Eddard Stark1996A Game of Thrones(Ned)
Jaime Lannister1996A Game of Thrones
Joffrey Baratheon1996A Game of Thrones
Jon Snow1996A Game of Thrones
Robb Stark1996A Game of Thrones
Robert Baratheon1996A Game of Thrones
Sansa Stark1996A Game of Thrones
Tyrion Lannister1996A Game of Thrones
Viserys Targaryen1996A Game of Thrones
Stephen Dedalus1916; 1922A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; Ulysses
Dr. John Watson1887A Study in Scarlet
Sherlock Holmes1887A Study in Scarlet
Dr Alexandre Manette1854A Tale of Two Cities
Charles Darnay1854A Tale of Two Cities
Lucie Manette1854A Tale of Two Cities
Sydney Carton1854A Tale of Two Cities
Thérèse Defarge1854A Tale of Two Cities
Alice1865Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Paul Bäumer1929All Quiet on the Western Front
Altamiro1965Altamiro de la Cueva
Patrick Bateman1991American Psycho
Anna Karenina1877Anna Karenina
Anne Shirley1908Anne of Green Gables
Diana Barry1908Anne of Green Gables
Gilbert Blythe1908Anne of Green Gables
Jane Andrews1908Anne of Green Gables
Josephine Barry1908Anne of Green Gables
Josie Pye1908Anne of Green Gables
Marilla Cuthbert1908Anne of Green Gables
Matthew Cuthbert1908Anne of Green Gables
Minnie May Barry1908Anne of Green Gables
Moody Spurgeon MacPherson1908Anne of Green Gables
Muriel Stacy1908Anne of Green Gables
Rachel Lynde1908Anne of Green Gables
Ruby Gillis1908Anne of Green Gables
Sabrina Spellman1962Archie's Mad House #22
Pauline Fossil1936Ballet Shoes
Petrova Fossil1936Ballet Shoes
Posy Fossil1936Ballet Shoes
Bruce Wayne1939Batman
Judah Ben-Hur1880Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Tirzah Ben-Hur1880Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Betsy Ray1940Betsy-Tacy(Elizabeth, Warrington)
Julia Ray1940Betsy-Tacy
Margaret Ray1940Betsy-Tacy
Tacy Kelly1940Betsy-Tacy(Anna, Anastacia)
Tib Muller1940Betsy-Tacy(Thelma)
Allan Woodcourt1852Bleak House
Esther Summerson1852Bleak House
Honoria, Lady Dedlock1852Bleak House
Bernard Marx1932Brave New World
Helmholtz Watson1932Brave New World
John the Savage1932Brave New World
Lenina Crowne1932Brave New World
Holly Golightly1958Breakfast at Tiffany's
Bridget Jones1996Bridget Jones's Diary
Elam Harnish1910Burning Daylight
Caddie Woodlawn1936Caddie Woodlawn(Caroline)
James Bond1953Casino Royale
Chuck Cathcart1961Catch-22
John Yossarian1961Catch-22
Charlie Bucket1964; 1972Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Willy Wonka1964; 1972Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Charlotte A. Cavatica1952Charlotte's Web(Aranea)
Wilbur1952Charlotte's Web
Alice Henderson1967Christy
Ault Allen1967Christy
Ben Pentland1967Christy
Bob Allen1967Christy
Little Burl Allen1967Christy
Christy Huddleston1967Christy(Rudd)
Creed Allen1967Christy
David Grantland1967Christy
Fairlight Spencer1967Christy
Ida Grantland1967Christy
Jeb Spencer1967Christy
Lundy Taylor1967Christy
Mary Allen1967Christy
Mountie O'Teale1967Christy
Neil MacNeill1967Christy
Rob Allen1967Christy
Ruby Mae Morrison1967Christy
Sam Houston Holcombe1967Christy
Swannie O'Teale1967Christy
Zady Spencer1967Christy
Clarissa Harlowe1748Clarissa
Coraline Jones2002Coraline
Jerusha Abbott1912Daddy-Long-Legs(Judy)
Daniel Deronda1876Daniel Deronda
Gwendolen Harleth1876Daniel Deronda
Mirah Lapidoth1876Daniel Deronda
Dexter Morgan2004Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Nicholas Rubashov1940Darkness at Noon
Agnes Wickfield1849David Copperfield
Betsey Trotwood1849David Copperfield
David Copperfield1849David Copperfield(Davy, Doady, Trot, Trotwood)
Ham Peggotty1849David Copperfield
Uriah Heep1849David Copperfield
Beatrice Prior2012Divergent(Tris)
Don Juan1819Don Juan(Giovanni)
Don Quixote1605Don Quixote(Alonso)
Sancho Panza1605Don Quixote
Abraham Van Helsing1897Dracula
Arthur Holmwood1897Dracula
Count Dracula1897Dracula
John Seward1897Dracula
Jonathan Harker1897Dracula
Lucy Westenra1897Dracula
Mina Harker1897Dracula(Wilhelmina)
Quincey Morris1897Dracula
Abra Bacon1952East of Eden
Adam Trask1952East of Eden
Aron Trask1952East of Eden(Aaron)
Caleb Trask1952East of Eden(Cal)
Cathy Ames1952East of Eden(Catherine, Kate)
Charles Trask1952East of Eden
Cyrus Trask1952East of Eden
Lily Bart1905Edith Wharton
Augusta Elton1815Emma
Emma Woodhouse1815Emma
Frank Churchill1815Emma
George Knightley1815Emma
Harriet Smith1815Emma
Henry Woodhouse1815Emma
Isabella Knightley1815Emma
Jane Fairfax1815Emma
Philip Elton1815Emma
Guy Montag1953Fahrenheit 451
Bathsheba Everdene1847Far From the Madding Crowd
Cain Ball1847Far From the Madding Crowd(Cainy)
Fanny Robin1847Far From the Madding Crowd
Francis Troy1847Far From the Madding Crowd
Gabriel Oak1847Far From the Madding Crowd
Lydia Smallbury1847Far From the Madding Crowd(Liddy)
Maryann Money1847Far From the Madding Crowd
Tyler Durden1996Fight Club
Florete12xxFloriant et Florete
Floriant12xxFloriant et Florete
Forrest Gump1986Forrest Gump
Dr. Victor Frankenstein1818Frankenstein
Kilgore Trout1965God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
Ashley Wilkes1936Gone With the Wind(George)
Beauregard Wilkes1936Gone With the Wind(Beau)
Belle Watling1936Gone With the Wind
Bonnie Butler1936Gone With the Wind(Eugenie, Blue, Victoria)
Carreen O'Hara1936Gone With the Wind(Caroline, Irene)
Charles Hamilton1936Gone With the Wind
Ella Lorena Kennedy1936Gone With the Wind
Ellen Robillard O'Hara1936Gone With the Wind
Frank Kennedy1936Gone With the Wind
Gerald O'Hara1936Gone With the Wind
India Wilkes1936Gone With the Wind
Melanie Hamilton Wilkes1936Gone With the Wind
Rhett Butler1936Gone With the Wind
Scarlett O'Hara1936Gone With the Wind(Katie)
Suellen O'Hara1936Gone With the Wind(Susan, Elinor)
Wade Hampton Hamilton1936Gone With the Wind
Abel Magwitch1860Great Expectations
Estella Havisham1861Great Expectations
Herbert Pocket1860Great Expectations
Joseph Gargery1860Great Expectations(Joe)
Philip Pirrip1860Great Expectations(Pip)
Lemuel Gulliver1726Gulliver's Travels
Cecelia Jupe1854Hard Times(Sissy)
Josiah Bounderby1854Hard Times
Louisa Gradgrind1854Hard Times(Loo)
Stephen Blackpool1854Hard Times
Thomas Gradgrind1854Hard Times
Bellatrix Lestrange2000Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Cedric Diggory2000Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Dolores Umbridge2003Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix(Jane)
Luna Lovegood2003Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Albus Dumbledore1997Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone(Percival, Wulfric, Brian)
Draco Malfoy1997Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Ginevra Weasley1997Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone(Ginny, Molly)
Harry Potter1997Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone(James)
Hermione Granger1997Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone(Jean)
Lucius Malfoy1997Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Neville Longbottom1997Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Ronald Weasley1997Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone(Ron, Bilius)
Rubeus Hagrid1997Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Severus Snape1997Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Lord Voldemort1997Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone(Tom, Marvolo)
Sirius Black1999Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(Orion)
Emily Trevelyan1869He Knew He Was Right
Louis Trevelyan1869He Knew He Was Right
Campion2008House of Suns
Claudia1976Interview with the Vampire
Tony Stark1963Iron Man
Catootje Tromp1970Jan, Jans en de kinderen
Gerrit Tromp1970Jan, Jans en de kinderen
Jan Tromp1970Jan, Jans en de kinderen
Jans Tromp1970Jan, Jans en de kinderen
Jeroentje1970Jan, Jans en de kinderen(Jeroen)
Karlijn Tromp1970Jan, Jans en de kinderen
Loedertje1970Jan, Jans en de kinderen
Bertha Antoinetta Mason1847Jane Eyre
Edward Fairfax Rochester1847Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre1847Jane Eyre
Jonathas13xxJonathas ende Rosafiere
Rosafiere13xxJonathas ende Rosafiere
David Balfour1886Kidnapped(Davie)
Azelma Thénardier1862Les Misérables
Cosette Fauchelevant1862Les Misérables(Euphrasie)
Éponine Thénardier1862Les Misérables
Fantine1862Les Misérables
Inspector Javert1862Les Misérables
Jean Valjean1862Les Misérables(Ultime)
Marius Pontmercy1862Les Misérables
Piscine Molitor Patel2002Life of Pi(Pi)
Amy Dorrit1857Little Dorrit
Amy March1868Little Women(Curtis)
Elizabeth March1868Little Women(Beth)
Friedrich Bhaer1869Little Women(Fritz)
John Brooke1868Little Women
Josephine March1868Little Women(Jo)
Margaret March1868Little Women(Meg)
Theodore Laurence1868Little Women(Laurie, Teddy)
Humbert Humbert1955Lolita
Lorna Doone1869Lorna Doone
Edmund Bertram1814Mansfield Park
Fanny Price1814Mansfield Park
Henry Crawford1814Mansfield Park
Julia Bertram1814Mansfield Park
Maria Bertram1814Mansfield Park
Mary Crawford1814Mansfield Park
Sir Thomas Bertram1814Mansfield Park
Tom Bertram1814Mansfield Park(Thomas)
William Price1814Mansfield Park
Mary Poppins1934Marry Poppins
Felicity Merriman1991Meet Felicity: An American Girl
Captain Ahab1851Moby-Dick
Clarissa Dalloway1925Mrs Dalloway
Goldmund1930Narziß und Goldmund
Narziß1930Narziß und Goldmund
Arthur Gride1839Nicholas Nickleby
Fanny Squeers1839Nicholas Nickleby
Lord Frederick Verisopht1839Nicholas Nickleby
Henrietta Petowker1839Nicholas Nickleby
John Browdie1839Nicholas Nickleby
Kate Nickleby1839Nicholas Nickleby(Catherine)
Madeline Bray1839Nicholas Nickleby
Matilda Price1839Nicholas Nickleby(Tilda)
Sir Mulberry Hawk1839Nicholas Nickleby
Newman Noggs1839Nicholas Nickleby
Nicholas Nickleby1839Nicholas Nickleby
Peg Sliderskew1839Nicholas Nickleby
Ralph Nickleby1839Nicholas Nickleby
Wackford Squeers1839Nicholas Nickleby
Winston Smith1949Nineteen Eighty-Four
Anton Chigurh2005No Country For Old Men
Catherine Morland1817Northanger Abbey
Eleanor Tilney1817Northanger Abbey
Frederick Tilney1817Northanger Abbey
Henry Tilney1817Northanger Abbey
Isabella Thorpe1817Northanger Abbey
James Morland1817Northanger Abbey
John Thorpe1817Northanger Abbey
Claude Frollo1831Notre-Dame de Paris
Clopin Trouillefou1831Notre-Dame de Paris
Esmeralda1831Notre-Dame de Paris
Phoebus de Chateaupers1831Notre-Dame de Paris
Pierre Gringoire1831Notre-Dame de Paris
Quasimodo1831Notre-Dame de Paris
George Milton1937Of Mice and Men
Lennie Small1937Of Mice and Men
Peter Rabbit1910Old Mother West Wind
Bill Sikes1838Oliver Twist(William)
Jack Dawkins1838Oliver Twist
Nancy1838Oliver Twist
Noah Claypole1838Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist1838Oliver Twist
Rose Maylie1838Oliver Twist
R. P. McMurphy1962One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest(Randle, Patrick)
Aureliano Buendia1967One Hundred Years of Solitude
Anne Elliot1818Persuasion
Charles Musgrove1818Persuasion
Elizabeth Elliot1818Persuasion
Captain Frederick Wentworth1818Persuasion
Henrietta Musgrove1818Persuasion
Louisa Musgrove1818Persuasion
Mary Musgrove1818Persuasion
Sophia Croft1818Persuasion
Sir Walter Elliot1818Persuasion
William Elliot1818Persuasion
Wendy Darling1911Peter & Wendy
Pippi Longstocking1945Pippi Longstocking(Pippilotta)
Gideon Sarn1924Precious Bane
Jancis Beguildy1924Precious Bane
Kester Woodseaves1924Precious Bane
Prue Sarn1924Precious Bane
Caroline Bingley1813Pride and Prejudice
Catherine Bennet1813Pride and Prejudice(Kitty)
Lady Catherine de Bourgh1813Pride and Prejudice
Charles Bingley1813Pride and Prejudice
Charlotte Lucas1813Pride and Prejudice
Elizabeth Bennet1813Pride and Prejudice(Eliza, Lizzy)
Fitzwilliam Darcy1813Pride and Prejudice
George Wickham1813Pride and Prejudice
Georgiana Darcy1813Pride and Prejudice
James Benwick1818Pride and Prejudice
Jane Bennet1813Pride and Prejudice
Lydia Bennet1813Pride and Prejudice
Mary Bennet1813Pride and Prejudice
Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom1960Rabbit, Run
Maxim de Winter1938Rebecca(Maximilian)
Hannibal Lecter1981Red Dragon
Ellis Redding1982Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption(Red)
Robinson Crusoe1719Robinson Crusoe
Isabel Evans1998Roswell High(Amanda)
Jim Valenti1998Roswell High(James)
Kyle Valenti1998Roswell High
Maria DeLuca1998Roswell High
Max Evans1998Roswell High(Maxwell)
Michael Guerin1998Roswell High
André-Louis Moreau1921Scaramouche
Anne Steele1811Sense and Sensibility(Nancy)
Colonel Brandon1811Sense and Sensibility
Edward Ferrars1811Sense and Sensibility
Elinor Dashwood1811Sense and Sensibility
Fanny Dashwood1811Sense and Sensibility
John Dashwood1811Sense and Sensibility
John Willoughby1811Sense and Sensibility
Lucy Steele1811Sense and Sensibility
Margaret Dashwood1811Sense and Sensibility
Marianne Dashwood1811Sense and Sensibility
Robert Ferrars1811Sense and Sensibility
Silas Marner1861Silas Marner
Marv1991Sin City
Billy Pilgrim1969Slaughterhouse-Five
Gertrude Morel1913Sons and Lovers
Paul Morel1913Sons and Lovers
Peter Parker1962Spider-Man
Henry Jekyll1886Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde(Edward)
Clark Kent1938Superman
Lois Lane1938Superman
Jerom1945Suske en Wiske(Jerommeke)
Tante Sidonia1945Suske en Wiske(Sidonie)
Suske1945Suske en Wiske
Wiske1945Suske en Wiske
Jane Porter1912Tarzan of the Apes
Tarzan1912Tarzan of the Apes
Minthe Guillory2017Te waar om mooi te zijn
Othello Guillory2017Te waar om mooi te zijn
Tess Durbeyfield1981Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Huckleberry Finn1876The Adventures of Tom Sawyer(Huck)
Tom Sawyer1876The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Liesel Meminger2005The Book Thief
Jason Bourne1980The Bourne Identity
Cthulhu1928The Call of Cthulhu
Holden Caulfield1951The Catcher in the Rye
Edmond Dantès1844The Count of Monte Cristo
Christopher John Francis Boone2003The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Robert Langdon2003The Da Vinci Code
Sophie Neveu2003The Da Vinci Code
Isabelle de Merteuil1782The Dangerous Liaisons
Sebastian Valmont1782The Dangerous Liaisons
Hazel Grace Lancaster2012The Fault in Our Stars
Michael Corleone1969The Godfather
Vito Corleone1969The Godfather
Tom Joad1939The Grapes of Wrath
Daisy Buchanan1925The Great Gatsby
Jay Gatsby1925The Great Gatsby(James)
Jordan Baker1925The Great Gatsby
Nick Carraway1925The Great Gatsby(Nicholas)
Tom Buchanan1925The Great Gatsby(Thomas)
Arthur Dent1979The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Ford Prefect1979The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Trillian1979The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy(Tricia)
Zaphod Beeblebrox1979The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Bilbo Baggins1937The Hobbit
Gandalf1937The Hobbit(Mithrandir, Olórin)
Gollum1937The Hobbit(Sméagol, Trahald)
Beryl Stapleton1902The Hound of the Baskervilles
Katniss Everdeen2008The Hunger Games
Campion Bond1999The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Percy Jackson2005The Lightning Thief
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
Peter Pan1902The Little White Bird
Aragorn II Elessar1954The Lord of the Rings(Elessar, Estel, Strider)
Elrond1954The Lord of the Rings
Frodo Baggins1954The Lord of the Rings
Galadriel1954The Lord of the Rings(Alatáriel, Artanis, Nerwen)
Samwise Gamgee1954The Lord of the Rings(Sam)
Saruman1954The Lord of the Rings(Curumo)
Sauron1954The Lord of the Rings(Annatar)
Treebeard1954The Lord of the Rings(Fangorn)
Professor James Moriarty1894The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Gregor Samsa1915The Metamorphosis
Miss Jane Marple1930The Murder at the Vicarage
Hercule Poirot1920The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Santiago1952The Old Man and the Sea
Erik1909The Phantom of the Opera
Basil Hallward1890The Picture of Dorian Gray
Dorian Gray1890The Picture of Dorian Gray
Lord Henry Wotton1890The Picture of Dorian Gray(Harry)
Sibyl Vane1890The Picture of Dorian Gray
Princess Flavia of Ruritania1894The Prisoner of Zenda
Hester Prynne1850The Scarlet Letter
Tommy Beresford1922The Secret Adversary(Thomas)
Tuppence Beresford1922The Secret Adversary(Prudence)
Bess Marvin1931The Secret at Shadow Ranch(Elizabeth)
George Fayne1931The Secret at Shadow Ranch
Mary Lennox1910The Secret Garden
Nancy Drew1930The Secret of the Old Clock
Jack Torrance1977The Shining
Clarice Starling1988The Silence of the Lambs
Konala1975The Snow Walker
Benjy Compson1929The Sound and the Fury(Benjamin, Maury)
Dilsey Gibson1929The Sound and the Fury
Jason Compson IV1929The Sound and the Fury
Quentin Compson III1929The Sound and the Fury
Felicity King1911The Story Girl
Benjamin Bunny1904The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
Jemima Puddleduck1908The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
Jeremy Fisher1906The Tale of Jeremy Fisher
Thomasina Tittlemouse1910The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse
Peter Rabbit1902The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Samuel Whiskers1908The Tale of Samuel Whiskers
Tom Kitten1907; 1908The Tale of Tom Kitten; The Tale of Samuel Whiskers
Chet Morton1927The Tower Treasure(Chester)
Frank Hardy1927The Tower Treasure
Joe Hardy1927The Tower Treasure
Josef K.1925The Trial
Dorothy Gale1900The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Edred Fitzpiers1886The Woodlanders
Giles Winterborne1886The Woodlanders
Grace Melbury1886The Woodlanders
Marty South1886The Woodlanders
George Smiley1974Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Harry Morgan1937To Have and Have Not
Arthur Radley1960To Kill a Mockingbird(Boo)
Atticus Finch1960To Kill a Mockingbird
Charles Baker Harris1960To Kill a Mockingbird(Dill)
Jean Louise Finch1960To Kill a Mockingbird(Scout)
Jeremy Atticus Finch1960To Kill a Mockingbird(Jem)
Tom Jones1749Tom Jones
Tristram Shandy1759Tristram Shandy
Bella Swan2005Twilight
Edward Cullen2005Twilight
Leopold Bloom1922Ulysses
Molly Bloom1922Ulysses
Geoffrey Firmin1947Under the Volcano
Amelia Sedley1847Vanity Fair
George Osborne1847Vanity Fair
Joseph Sedley1847Vanity Fair(Jos)
Rawdon Crawley1847Vanity Fair
Rebecca Sharp1847Vanity Fair(Becky)
William Dobbin1847Vanity Fair
Anatole Kuragin1869War and Peace(Anatoliy)
Prince Andrey Bolkonsky1869War and Peace(Andrei, Andrew)
Hélène Kuragina1869War and Peace(Elena, Lyolya, Yelena)
Count Ilya Rostov1869War and Peace
Princess Lise Bolkonskaya1869War and Peace(Lisa, Liza, Yelizaveta)
Princess Mariya Bolkonskaya1869War and Peace(Maria, Mary)
Natasha Rostova1869War and Peace(Natalya)
Nikolai Rostov1869War and Peace(Nicholas)
Petya Rostov1869War and Peace(Pyotr)
Pierre Bezukhov1869War and Peace(Pyotr)
Sonya Rostova1869War and Peace(Sofya)
Campion1972Watership Down
Conan the Barbarian1932Weird Tales
Jessica Rabbit1981Who Censored Roger Rabbit?
Roger Rabbit1981Who Censored Roger Rabbit?
Christopher Robin1926Winnie-the-Pooh
Catherine Earnshaw1847Wuthering Heights
Logan "Wolverine"1974X-Men(James)