30 Funniest Movie Character Names

Sure-fire chucklers...

Iron Man (2008)

The Character Name: Pepper Potts.

Why It's Funny: For a start, she has the dubious honour of sharing a surname with reality TV star Paul Potts (who has his own biopic, Once Chance , out this year).

In other words, it's a name with all the glamour of dirty soap water.

Sounds More Like: A super-chef who's earned a name for herself for being partial to the black stuff. That, or a special new brand of dish washer.

Prisoners (2013)

The Character Name: Detective Loki.

Why It's Funny: Ever since Tom Hiddleston brought him to snot-nosed, preening life in Thor (2011), the name Loki has been associated with a stroppy, Machiavellian villain with superhero-like powers.

It's not, in other words, the kind of name we'd expect a cop in a hard-boiled drama to have…

Sounds More Like:
Loki's taken inspiration from Sherlock Holmes and decided to fashion himself anew as a London-based detective. But will he be tempted to join in with the evil-doing?

Dick Tracy (1990)

The Character Name: Breathless Mahoney.

Why It's Funny: Who names their child Breathless? Clearly the same sort of person who named the other characters in this silly-embracing comic adap.

Alongside Breathless Mahoney, there's also Shoulders, Flattop, Sam Catchem and Little Face. All very descriptive…

Sounds More Like: An old granny who's forever hooked up to an oxygen tank.

American Pie (1999)

The Character Name: Steve Stifler.

Why It's Funny: It's exactly the kind of name you'd expect a teenage boy to have, and even more so when it's modified to become the even-more-descriptive The Stifmeister.

The boner connotations are plentiful.

Sounds More Like: This one's so perfect as the name of Seann William Scott's character in the American Pie series that we can't imagine it as anything else…

Boogie Nights (1997)

The Character Name: Dirk Diggler.

Why It's Funny: It sort of sounds like the kind of name a porn star would choose. Which, er, is exactly what this is.

Diggler indeed.

Sounds More Like: The name of the star of a BBC2 gardening programme.

Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)

The Character Name: Holly Golightly.

Why It's Funny : Uptight Holly is anything but light-hearted, which makes her singularly optimistic surname something of a joke.

Sounds More Like:
A sunny sixties singer who wears pink sunglasses and has daisies in her hair.

M*A*S*H* (1970)

The Character Name: Hot Lips O'Houlihan.

Why It's Funny: Everybody in the world of M*A*S*H* gets their own nickname, and it's just Major Margaret's luck that she's lumbered with a sexiest one.

It's her own fault though - she's the one who yelled "Kiss my hot lips!" at Burns (Robert Duvall).

Sounds More Like: A brand of toy for teenage boys who want to learn how to kiss properly.

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

The Character Name: Mr Pink.

Why It's Funny: It's the name of a diamond thief - even Mr Pink himself (Steve Buscemi) thinks it sounds girly and stupid, and wants to be called something else.

Sadly, all the other colours are taken.

Sounds More Like:
A young man who only ever wears pink because he's THAT comfortable with his sexuality.

That, or a big fluffy dinosaur who's a co-star to Barney.

Some Like It Hot (1959)

The Character Name: Sugar Kane Kowalczyk.

Why It's Funny: It's exactly the kind of thing you'd expect a Marilyn Monroe character to be called.

Well, she is all sweetness and light, isn't it?

Sounds More Like: The ruthless owner of a candy empire.

Dr. No (1962)

The Character Name: Honey Rider.

Why It's Funny: Well, it's the name of a Bond girl, so it's always going to be something to stir scoffs and guffaws.

Sounds More Like: A theme park ride - patrons get on a rollercoaster that takes them through a giant beehive, replete with real bees and dripping honey…

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