100+ Cool Star Wars Names That Are Out Of This World

Oluniyi Akande
Jan 15, 2024 By Oluniyi Akande
Originally Published on Apr 21, 2022
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Why Star Wars Names?

Hey there, do you ever wonder why the names in Star Wars are so unique and memorable? Well, it's because George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, wanted the names to reflect a sense of otherworldliness and to evoke a feeling of mystery and adventure. He drew inspiration from various sources, including classical literature, Hindu and Buddhist names, and Native American cultures. From names like Darth Vader, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, it's clear that Lucas put a lot of thought into creating names that would add to the richness of the Star Wars universe. And it's certainly paid off - those names have become iconic and synonymous with the franchise. Well, look no further! This article delves deep into the naming conventions used in the franchise. It's a fascinating read and will satisfy your Star Wars curiosity. So, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and immerse yourself in the world of Star Wars names.

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Star Wars (1977)

1. Ben - Obi-Wan Kenobi is an old hermit living on Tatooine and reveals himself as a Jedi Knight in hiding. He trains Luke Skywalker in the ways of the Force.

2. Beru - Beru Lars is Luke Skywalker's aunt, who raises him on Tatooine after the death of his parents.

3. Cantina - The bar in Mos Eisley on Tatooine, where Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi encounter Han Solo and Chewbacca.

4. Darth - The main antagonist of the original 'Star Wars' trilogy, Darth Vader, is a powerful Sith Lord who serves as the enforcer of the evil Empire.

5. Dodonna - A Rebel Alliance general who devises the plan to destroy the Death Star.

6. Han - Han Solo is a rogue smuggler who joins Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in their mission to defeat the Empire.

7. Jawa - A species of tiny, hooded beings who roam the deserts of Tatooine and trade in salvage and scavenged goods.

8. Jedi - The Jedi are an order of peacekeepers in the 'Star Wars' universe who use the power of the Force to defend the galaxy.

9. Leia - The princess of the planet Alderaan, Leia Organa, is a crucial member of the Rebel Alliance who is captured by the Empire and rescued by Luke Skywalker and Han Solo.

10. Luke - The protagonist of the original 'Star Wars' trilogy. Luke Skywalker is a young farm boy from Tatooine who discovers he is a Jedi and sets out on a journey to rescue Princess Leia and defeat the evil Empire.

11. Motti - An Imperial admiral who serves as an advisor to Darth Vader.

12. Owen - Owen Lars is Luke Skywalker's uncle, who raises him on Tatooine after the death of his parents.

13. Patron - A customer at the Mos Eisley cantina.

14. Ponda - A patron at the Mos Eisley cantina who attacks Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

15. Taggi - A character in the 'Star Wars Holiday Special.'

16. Trooper - A generic term for the soldiers of the Empire.

17. Tusken Raider - A nomadic species of warrior known as 'Sand People' who roam the deserts of Tatooine.

18. Willard - A character in the 'Star Wars Holiday Special,' a 1978 TV movie that takes place between the events of the original 'Star Wars' and 'The Empire Strikes Back.'

The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

19. Ozzel - Admiral Ozzel is a high-ranking Imperial officer tasked with leading the pursuit of the Rebel Alliance.

20. Piett - Admiral Piett is a high-ranking Imperial officer who serves as Darth Vader's right-hand man. He is known for his loyalty and dedication to the Empire.

21. Fett - Boba Fett is a bounty hunter hired by Darth Vader to track down Han Solo. He is considered one of the most notorious bounty hunters in the galaxy, and his distinctive armor and weapons have made him a fan favorite.

22. Lando - Lando Calrissian is a smooth-talking scoundrel initially introduced as the administrator of Cloud City, a floating city in the clouds of the planet Bespin. He later betrays Han Solo and joins the Rebel Alliance.

23. Lobot - Lobot is the chief administrative aide to Lando Calrissian and a trusted ally. He has a Cyborg implant in his head that links him to the city's central computer and helps him to carry out his duties.

24. Veers - Veers is a high-ranking Imperial officer assigned to lead the attack on the Rebel base on the planet Hoth. He is known for his ruthless efficiency and cunning tactics.

25. Yoda - Yoda is a legendary Jedi Master and one of the last surviving members of the Order. He trains Luke Skywalker in the ways of the Force and helps him to develop his skills. He is known for his distinctive speech patterns and wisdom.

Return of the Jedi (1983)

26. Ackbar - Admiral Ackbar is a Mon Calamari admiral who leads the Rebel Alliance forces in Return of the Jedi. He is a popular character in the Star Wars franchise.

27. Anakin - Anakin Skywalker is the name of the father of Luke Skywalker. He eventually becomes Darth Vader, a powerful Sith Lord and a major antagonist in the Star Wars universe.

28. Bib - Bib Fortuna is a Twi'lek male and a major character in Return of the Jedi. He serves as Jabba the Hutt's majordomo or right-hand man.

29. Fortuna - Fortuna is a city on the planet Ryloth and the birthplace of Bib Fortuna.

30. Moff - Moff is a title used in the Star Wars universe for high-ranking Imperial officers. In Return of the Jedi, Moff Jerjerrod is the Imperial Officer in charge of the second Death Star construction.

Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)

31. Amidala and Padmé - These two names refer to the same character, Queen Amidala of the planet Naboo. Amidala is her official title, while Padmé is her birth name.

32. Binks - This name refers to Jar Jar Binks, a bumbling Gungan from the planet Naboo who becomes a key player in the events of Episode I.

33. Maul - Darth Maul, a Sith Lord who serves as an apprentice to Darth Sidious (later known as Emperor Palpatine).

34. Nass - Boss Nass, the leader of the Gungan tribe on the planet Naboo.

35. Palpatine - Supreme chancellor of the Galactic Republic, who later becomes the evil Emperor of the Galactic Empire.

36. Panaka - Captain of the Queen's security detail and is tasked with protecting her.

37. Sebulba - A Podracer pilot who competes in the Boonta Eve Classic race on Tatooine.

38. Shmi - Shmi Skywalker is the mother of Anakin Skywalker and an enslaved person on the planet Tatooine.

39. Sio - Sio Bibble is the governor of the planet Naboo and a loyal ally of Queen Amidala.

40. Wald - Wald is the name of a character who appears briefly in Episode I as a member of the Senate.

Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)

41. Bail - Bail Organa is a senator from Alderaan and a member of the Galactic Senate. He is also a supporting character in the film.

42. Cliegg - Cliegg Lars is the husband of Owen Lars's mother and stepfather of Owen Lars. He is a moisture farmer on Tatooine.

43. Dexter - Dexter Jettster is a friend of Obi-Wan Kenobi and the owner of a diner on Coruscant.

44. Dooku/Tyranus - Count Dooku is the character's name, and Tyranus is his Sith alias. He is a former Jedi Master and the main antagonist of the film. He eventually became the leader of the Separatist movement.

45. Dormé - Dormé is Padmé Amidala's handmaiden and decoy.

46. Jango - Jango Fett is a bounty hunter hired by the Trade Federation to serve as the template for the clone army. He is the father of Boba Fett.

47. Mace - Mace Windu is a Jedi Master and one of the highest-ranking members of the Jedi Order. Samuel L. Jackson plays him in the film.

48. Owen - Owen Lars is the uncle of Luke Skywalker and the guardian of Luke and Leia.

49. Typho - Captain Typho is Padmé Amidala's head of security.

Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)

50. Amedda - Mas Amedda is a male Chagrian who serves as the vice chancellor of the Galactic Republic.

51. Cody - Clone Commander Cody is a clone trooper who serves in the Grand Army of the Republic and is known for his loyalty to the Jedi Order.

52. Mas - Mas is a male Twi'lek who is a minor character in the movie.

53. Medon - Medon is a male Twi'lek who serves as a captain in the Trade Federation.

54. Naboo - Naboo is a planet located in the Star Wars universe. It is the birthplace of Padmé Amidala, the former queen and later senator of the planet.

55. Nute - Nute Gunray is a male Neimoidian who serves as the Viceroy of the Trade Federation and is a prominent member of the Separatist Alliance.

56. Tarkin - Wilhuff Tarkin is a high-ranking Imperial officer who serves as a governor of the Outer Rim territories. He is also the commander of the Death Star in the original Star Wars film.

57. Tion - Tion is a clone trooper serving in the Republic's Grand Army.

The Clone Wars (2008)

58. Ahsoka - Ahsoka Tano is a Togrutan female Padawan trained by Anakin Skywalker. She is known for her courage, determination, and strong will.

59. Asajj - Asajj Ventress is a recurring villain. She is a female Dathomirian Sith assassin and former Padawan trained by Count Dooku. She is known for her cunning and dangerous nature.

60. Kin - Kin is a nickname given to a clone trooper. He is a member of the Bad Batch.

61. Meena - Meena is a female Twi'lek known for her bravery and dedication to her cause.

62. Nika - Nika is a female bounty hunter known for her cunning and ability to get the job done.

63. Rabbit - Rabbit is a member of the Bad Batch, a group of clone troopers with unique genetic mutations.

64. Raydonia - Raydonia is a planet in the Star Wars universe. It is the birthplace of Ahsoka Tano.

65. Robb - Robb is a clone trooper and member of the Bad Batch.

66. Rumi - Rumi is a female Twi'lek known for her ability to survive in dangerous situations.

67. Satine - Satine Kryze is a female Mandalorian who serves as the Duchess of Mandalore. She is known for her leadership skills and her dedication to peace.

68. Sugi - Sugi is a female bounty hunter known for her ruthlessness and ability to track down her targets.

69. Teckla - Teckla is a female bounty hunter known for her cunning and ability to take on dangerous missions.

70. Tiplar - Tiplar is a female Jedi Knight known for her fighting skills and courage in battle.

71. Tiplee - Tiplee is a female Jedi Knight known for her bravery and ability to work with her sister Tiplar in combat.

Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)

72. Finn - Finn is a former First Order stormtrooper who defects and joins the Resistance after realizing the evil nature of the organization. He becomes a key member of the Resistance and develops a close friendship with Rey.

73. Hux - General Hux is a high-ranking officer in the First Order and commands the Starkiller Base. He is a ruthless and ambitious individual who is determined to destroy the Resistance and bring about the end of the New Republic.

74. Kylo - Kylo Ren is a dark warrior who is the main antagonist of 'The Force Awakens'. He is a member of the Knights of Ren and a master of the dark side of the Force. He is haunted by his conflicted feelings and seeks to destroy the last remnants of the Jedi Order.

75. Maz - Maz Kanata is a wise and ancient alien who runs a bar on the planet of Takodana. She possesses an ancient lightsaber and has a strong connection to the Force.

76. Phasma - Captain Phasma is a high-ranking officer in the First Order and commands the stormtroopers. She is known for her distinctive chrome armor and is considered one of the most dangerous members of the First Order.

77. Poe - Poe Dameron is a skilled X-wing pilot and a high-ranking member of the Resistance. He is known for his daring exploits and quick thinking.

78. Ren - Ren is the last name of Kylo Ren and is used to refer to him. It is a title meaning 'enlightened one' and symbolizes his connection to the dark side of the Force.

79. Rey - Rey is a scavenger from the desert planet of Jakku who discovers her connection to the Force and embarks on a journey to find Luke Skywalker.

80. Teedo - Teedo is a diminutive and eccentric alien who lives on Jakku. He is known for capturing and selling scavenged technology. He is a thorn in the side of Rey and the other scavengers on the planet.

81. Plutt - Unkar is a ruthless alien who controls the scavenging operations on Jakku. He is known for his brutal tactics and has a contentious relationship with Rey.

Rogue One - A Star Wars Story (2016)

82. Baze - Baze Malbus is a mercenary and former guardian of the Whills who joins Jyn on her mission to steal the Death Star plans. He is a skilled marksman and is fiercely loyal to his friend Chirrut.

83. Bodhi - Bodhi Rook is a former Imperial pilot who defects to the Rebel Alliance and joins Jyn's mission to steal the Death Star plans. He is a crucial team member and provides vital information about the Death Star's weaknesses.

84. Cassian - Cassian Andor is a captain in the Rebel Alliance and a member of its intelligence division. He is tasked with leading the mission to steal the Death Star plans and works closely with Jyn.

85. Chirrut - Chirrut Imwe is a warrior and devout follower of the Force who joins Jyn on her mission. Chirrut is highly skilled in combat and a valuable team member.

86. Galen - Galen Erso is Jyn's father and the designer of the Death Star's weakness. He is forced to work for the Empire but secretly works to ensure that the Death Star can be destroyed.

87. Jyn - Jyn Erso is the protagonist of Rogue One and the daughter of Galen Erso, an Imperial scientist who helps design the Death Star. Jyn is a rogue rebel and criminal recruited by the Rebel Alliance to help steal the plans for the Death Star.

88. Orson - Orson Krennic is the Director of Advanced Weapons Research for the Galactic Empire and the main antagonist of Rogue One. He is responsible for overseeing the construction of the Death Star and will stop at nothing to see its completion.

89. Saw - Saw Gerrera is a rebel extremist and former mentor to Jyn, who is at odds with the Rebel Alliance. He is a fanatical believer in the cause and will do anything to see the Empire defeated.

Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)

90. D'Acy - Captain Canadb D'Acy is a Rebel officer who serves on the Rebel base on the planet Crait. He is seen briefly during the battle on Crait and is portrayed as a competent and dedicated officer who fights to protect the Rebel base from the First Order.

91. Paige - Commander Paige Tico, or 'Pae-Pae' as her sister called her, was a human girl who fought for the Resistance as a gunner aboard an MG-100 StarFortress SF-17.

92. DJ - DJ is a criminal hired by the Resistance to help them break into the First Order's warship, the Supremacy. He is portrayed as a cynical and unpredictable character who is only interested in his gain.

93. Rose - Rose Tico is a maintenance worker on the Rebel base who becomes involved in the fight against the First Order. She allies with Finn and helps him on his mission to disable the First Order's ability to track the Rebel fleet through hyperspace.

94. Holdo - Amilyn Holdo is the Vice Admiral of the Resistance and takes over command of the Rebel fleet after Princess Leia is injured. Holdo is portrayed as a strong and confident leader willing to make difficult decisions to protect her crew and defeat the First Order.

Solo - A Star Wars Story (2018)

95. Beckett - Beckett is a criminal who serves as a mentor and mentor figure to the young Han Solo.

96. Durant - Durant is a character who works for the Pyke Syndicate.

97. Enfys - Enfys is the leader of the Cloud-Riders, a group of marauders who oppose the criminal organization, Crimson Dawn.

98. Korso - Korso is a member of the Crimson Dawn and serves as the main antagonist in the film.

99. Nest - Enfys Nest is the leader of the Cloud-Riders and is a prominent character in Solo - A Star Wars Story.

100. Proxima - Proxima is the leader of the Pyke Syndicate, a criminal organization in the Star Wars universe.

101. Qi'ra - Qi'ra is a former love interest of Han Solo and a member of the criminal underworld.

102. Val - Val is a member of Beckett's crew and is responsible for obtaining weapons for the group's heists.

Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

103. Bliss - Bliss is the name of a planet. It is a desert planet in the Unknown Regions and is home to the criminal underworld.

104. Jannah - Jannah is a warrior part of the Resistance and helps Finn and Poe on their mission to find the source of a mysterious signal.

105. Pryde - Pryde is a high-ranking officer in the First Order and is known for his strict adherence to the rules and regulations of the First Order.

106. Snap - Snap is a member of the Resistance and a skilled pilot. He helps Finn and Poe find the source of a mysterious signal on their mission.

107. Zorii - Zorii Bliss is a skilled pilot and former member of the criminal underworld. Zorii is also a close friend of Poe Dameron and helps the Resistance in their fight against the First Order.

The Mandalorian (2019)

108. Caben - On the planet Sorgan, there lived a human guy named Caben who made his living farming krill. He and his neighbor Stoke looked into hiring the Mandalorian bounty hunter Din Djarin to deal with the thieves who had been robbing their crops.

109. Lang - Human male mercenary Lang served for Morgan Elsbeth in 9 ABY on the planet Corvus as the Magistrate's Captain of the Guard.

110. Morgan - During the Galactic Empire, a human woman named Morgan Elsbeth played a crucial role in establishing the Imperial Navy.

111. Omera - Omera was a female human from the planet Sorgan. She hailed from there.

112. Paz - During the reign of the New Republic, Paz Vizsla, a human male Heavy Infantry Mandalorian from the planet Mandalore, lived in a secret covert on the planet Nevarro as a member of the Tribe, one of the Children of the Watch.

113. Stoke - Human guy Stoke farmed krill in a remote community on the planet Sorgan. Along with another villager named Caben, he sought out the Mandalorian bounty hunter Din Djarin to have the harvest thieves stopped.

114. Winta - Little Winta was a human girl who grew up in an agricultural community on the planet Sorgan under the New Republic. Omera's daughter. During Grogu's few weeks in the community, Winta became his best friend, playmate, and main guardian.

115. Dodger - A pilot for the New Republic, Jib Dodger was a human guy. When a group of mercenaries boarded a New Republic prison transport to free prisoner Qin, he was one of three pilots dispatched to follow a tracker triggered by Lant Davan, a crewmember of the ship.

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Written by Oluniyi Akande

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Oluniyi AkandeDoctorate specializing in Veterinary Medicine

With an accomplished background as a Veterinarian, SEO content writer, and public speaker, Oluniyi brings a wealth of skills and experience to his work. Holding a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Ibadan, he provides exceptional consulting services to pet owners, animal farms, and agricultural establishments. Oluniyi's impressive writing career spans over five years, during which he has produced over 5000 high-quality short- and long-form pieces of content. His versatility shines through as he tackles a diverse array of topics, including pets, real estate, sports, games, technology, landscaping, healthcare, cosmetics, personal loans, debt management, construction, and agriculture.

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