100 Amazing Alliterative Names

Georgia Stone
Dec 12, 2023 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Nov 13, 2020
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The occurrence of the same letter or the same vowels in closely adjacent words is known as alliteration.

Alliteration was popularized by names in superhero comics. Alliterative names have the same first letter for both the first name and the last name.

Many superheroes have alliterative names, like Spiderman (Peter Parker) or the Hulk (Bruce Banner). This may be because superhero movies and comics are loved by young kids and statistics show that alliterative names are much easier for them to remember.

Remember, if your first and last names start with the same letter, you have an alliterative name. The most common types of alliteration are general alliteration and sibilance. Check out superhero baby names and scientist baby names on Kidadl to know about more cool names, you'll be gutted you can only give them one name!

Alliterative Name List From Movies/Films

Films have lots of characters with alliterative names. These are easily remembered by the audience. If you want to name your baby after a cool movie character with an alliterative name, this list has been curated for you.

1. Babe Bennett (Hebrew Origin), meaning "little blessed one", from 'Mr Deeds'.

2. Balthazar Blake (Hebrew Origin), meaning "God save the King", from 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'.

3. Benjamin Button (English Origin), meaning "right hand of God", from 'The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button'.

4. Betsy Bell (Hebrew Origin), meaning "oath of God", from 'An American Haunting'.

5. Billy Brown (Maori Origin), meaning "protector", from 'Buffalo 66'. This can be a cool full name as well.

6. Bobby Boucher (Polish Origin), meaning "famed and bright light", from 'The Waterboy'.

7. Chris Cole (English Origin), meaning "bearing Christ", from 'Bite Me Fanboy'.

8. Clara Clayton (Latin Origin), meaning "clear and bright", from 'Back To The Future'.

9. Dale Denton (English Origin), meaning "gift of God", from 'Pineapple Express'. Names like these are easy to remember.

10. Dawn Davenport (English Origin), meaning "hope, sunrise and light", from 'Pink Flamingos'.

11. Donnie Darko (English Origin), meaning "little angel", from 'Donnie Darko'.

12. Donny Donowitz (Irish Origin), meaning "like a stone", from 'Inglorious Bastards'.

13. Francine Fishpaw (French Origin), meaning "pretty flower", from 'Polyester'.

14. Grant Grant (Scottish Origin), meaning "tall and strong", from 'Slither'. Names like this one can be very easy to remember!

15. Heather Holloway (English Origin), meaning "graceful flower", from 'Thank You For Smoking'.

16. Hubert Hawkins (English Origin), from 'The Court Jester'.

17. James Johnston (English Origin), meaning "Godlike or heavenly", from 'An American Haunting'.

18. Jared James (Hebrew Origin), meaning "he descends", from 'Bite Me Fanboy'.

19. Jenny Johnson (English Origin), meaning "kind-hearted and lovely", from 'Super Ex Girlfriend'.

20. Leta Lestrange (English Origin), from 'Fantastic Beast Series'.

21. Linda Litske (Spanish Origin), meaning "beautiful", from 'Burn After Reading'.

22. Lorne Lutch (English Origin), from 'Thank You For Smoking'.

23. Marty McFly (English Origin), meaning "innovative by birth", from 'Back To The Future'.

24. Nemo Nobody (English Origin), meaning "little but mighty", from 'Mr Nobody'.

25. Nick Naylor (Greek Origin), meaning "victory of the people", from 'Thank You For Smoking'.

26. Penny Priddy (English Origin), meaning "richness and priority", from 'The Adventures Of Buckaroo Benzai Across the Eighth Dimension'.

27. Ray Reed (English Origin), meaning "beam of light", from 'Bite Me Fanboy'.

28. Richard Riddick (English Origin), meaning "King or ruler", from 'The Chronicles Of Riddick'.

29. Saul Silver (Hebrew Origin), meaning "prayed or asked for", from 'Pineapple Express'.

30. Steve Stifler (Greek Origin), meaning "crown, victorious", from 'American Pie'.

31. Sylvia Stickles (Latin Origin), meaning "girl of the woods", from 'A Dirty Shame'.

32. Tony Taira (English Origin), meaning "a handsome warrior prince", from 'Bite Me Fanboy'.

33. Tracy Turnbald (Hebrew Origin), meaning "a woman of substance", from 'Hairspray'.

34. Veronica Vaughn (Latin Origin), meaning "she who brings victory", from Billy Madison'.

35. Vic Vega (English Origin), from 'Reservoir Dogs'.

36. Vicki Vallencourt (Latin Origin), meaning "woman of victory", from 'The Waterboy'.

37. Vincent Vaga (English Origin), meaning "the winner or conqueror", from 'Pulp Fiction'.

38. Virginia Venit (English Origin), meaning "fair maiden", from 'Happy Gilmore'.

39. Wade Walker (English Origin), from 'Cry Baby'.

40. Wicket Wystri (German Origin), from 'Return Of The Jedi'.

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Alliterative Names From Literature

There are multitudes of fiction books throughout history that have had characters with alliterative names. Authors often use alliteration as a means to show the power of wordplay in their work. Alliterative names are also easily recollected by people making them perfect for books with lots of characters.

41. Alice Ascher (English Origin), meaning "truth", from 'ABC Murders'.

42. Baron Bell (English Origin), from 'Deadly Deals'.

43. Bastian Balthasar Bux (German Origin), meaning "venerable", from 'The Neverending Story'.

44. Betty Barnard (English Origin), meaning "very self-dependent and unique", from 'ABC Murders'.

45. Bibbo Baggins (Italian Origin), from 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord Of The Rings'.

46. Bonnie Botts (Scottish Origin), meaning "attractive", from 'Dear Mr Henshaw'.

47. Captain Carrot (English Origin), from 'Discworld'.

48. Chodo Contangue (Irish Origin), from 'Garett P.I'.

49. Ciaphas Cian (Hebrew Origin), meaning "Jewish high priest", from 'Hero Of The Imperium'.

50. Dewey Denouement (Welsh Origin), meaning "beloved", from 'A Series Of Unfortunate Events'.

51. Fester Fangult (German Origin), from 'Discworld'.

52. Hazelle Hawthorne (English Origin), meaning "sweet and shy", from 'The Hunger Games'.

53. Humbert Humbert (German Origin), meaning "warrior and bright", from 'Lolita'.

54. Karl Konard Koreander (German Origin), meaning "free and strong man", from 'The Neverending Story'.

55. Kayoko Kotohiki (Japanese Origin), meaning "full of secrets", from 'Battle Royale'.

56. Lancel Lannister (English Origin), from 'A Song Of Ice And Fire'.

57. Ned Nickerson (English Origin), meaning "wealthy guardian", from 'Nancy Drew'.

58. Nick Nicholson (Greek Origin), meaning "victory of the people", from 'James Bond'.

59. Percy Ponsoby (French Origin), meaning "one who pierces the valley", from 'Pink Carnation'.

60. Peter Pan (Greek Origin), meaning "stone, rock", from 'Peter Pan'.

61. Peter Pevensie (Greek Origin), meaning "stone, rock", from 'The Chronicles Of Narnia'.

62. Podrick Payne (Irish Origin), meaning "of the patrician class", from 'A Song Of Ice And Fire'.

63. Polly Plummer (Norman Origin), meaning "drop of the sea", from 'The Chronicles Of Narnia'.

64. Quigley Quagmire (Irish Origin), meaning "descendant of Coigleach", from 'A Series Of Unfortunate Events'.

65. Rodion Ramanovich Raskolnikov (Russian Origin), meaning "song of the hero", from 'Crime And Punishment'.

66. Sansa Stark (Sanskrit Origin), meaning "praise and charm", from 'A Song Of Ice And Fire'.

67. Tinnie Tate (English Origin), from 'Garrett P.I'.

68. Vladimir Vladimarovich (German Origin), meaning "of great power", from 'Pnin'.

69. Willy Wonka (German Origin), meaning "resolute protection", from 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory'.

70. Yoshimi Yahagi (Japanese Origin), meaning "good and beautiful", from 'Battle Royale'.

Alliterative Names From Famous People

Many celebrities have interesting alliterative names. Having such names goes well with their stardom as such names can be easily remembered by all and the unique character of such names also add to the flair that come with being a celebrity. Here is a list of alliterative names from famous people curated for you.

71. Amy Adams (French Origin), meaning "beloved", an award-winning actress known for her role in the movie 'Arrival'.

72. Brigitte Bardot (French Origin), meaning "strong-willed", a French actress who was active in the '50s and '60s.

73. Charles Chaplin (English Origin), meaning "free man", a comic who is known worldwide for his films.

74. Fedrico Fellini (Italian Origin), an Italian film director best known for his film '8 1/2'.  This is a great name that everyone is sure to like.

75. Ginnifer Goodwin (English Origin), meaning "white shadow, white wave", an American actress known for her drama roles in television.

76. Hugh Hefner (English Origin), meaning "mind, spirit", a well known American magazine publisher.

77. Igor Ivanov (Russian Origin), meaning "warrior", a Russian born chess grandmaster and concert pianist.

78. Jim Jarmusch (Latin Origin), meaning "supplant, replace", an American director and screenwriter.

79. Kim Kardashian (Armenian Origin), meaning "warrior chief", an American media personality and businesswoman.

80. Lindsay Lohan (English Origin), meaning "Island of Lind", a well-known American actress.

81. Marilyn Monroe (English Origin), meaning "rebelliousness", one of the most famous American actresses of all time.

82. Nick Nolte (English Origin), meaning "victory of the people", an actor known for his role in the movie 'Warrior'.

83. Ozzy Osbourne (German Origin), meaning "divine protector", the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band 'Black Sabbath'.

84. Paula Patton (Greek Origin), meaning "humble or small", known for her role in the movie 'Mission Impossible'.

85. Steven Spielberg (English Origin), meaning "reward, honor", one of the most iconic directors of all time.

86. Shilpa Shetty (Indian Origin), meaning "statue, work of art", a well-known Indian actress. A beautiful name that is easy to like.

87. Tina Turner (English Origin), after the American-Swiss singer, also known as the 'Queen Of Rock And Roll'.

88. Vince Vaughn (Latin Origin), meaning "conquering", an American actor known for his comic roles.

89. William Wyler (Greek Origin), meaning "helmet, protection", a Swiss-German film director best known for his movie 'Ben-Hur'. A very cool name that is easy to like.

90. Ziyi Zhang (Chinese Origin), meaning "pleasure", an actress known for her role in the film 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'.

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Alliterative Names From Superheroes

More often than not, superheroes have alliterative names, like Peter Parker, Reed Richards, J Jonah Jameson, Scott Summers, Lois Lane, Green Goblin and Bruce Banner. The name just adds up to the larger-than-life persona of their characters. Here is a list of alliterative superhero names curated for you.

91. Bruce Banner (Scottish Origin), meaning "the willowlands", the famous superhero who is also known as 'The Hulk'. If you love 'The Hulk', Bruce Banner is the best choice.

92. Green Goblin (English Origin), a fictional supervillain from Marvel Comics. Green Goblin has a nice ring to it.

93. J Jonah Jameson (Hebrew Origin), meaning "dove or pigeon", a fictional character from Marvel's 'The Amazing Spider-Man'. J Jonah Jameson is a brilliant choice and a memorable name.

94. Lex Luther (Greek Origin), meaning "man's defender or warrior", a supervillain in DC Comics.

95. Lois Lane (Frankish Origin), meaning "warrior", the love interest of Superman. Lois Lane is a really cool name.

96. Peter Parker (Greek Origin), meaning "stone, rock", the superhero from Marvel also known as 'Spiderman'. Peter Parker is a really cool name. If you love 'Spiderman', Peter Parker is the best name to choose.

97. Reed Richards (English Origin), a fictional superhero in Marvel, also known as 'Mister Fantastic'. Reed Richards is a cool name for a kid.

98. Robert Reynolds (Norse Origin), meaning "fame, glory", a superhero in Marvel Comics.

99. Scott Summers (English Origin), better known as 'Cyclops', a superhero from 'The X-Men'. Scott Summers is a nice name for a kid.

100. Wade Winston Wilson (English Origin), meaning "to go", the superhero known as 'Deadpool'. You are sure to like this name.

Kidadl has lots of other names related articles for your inspiration. If you liked our article on Alliterative Names, check out similar articles like literary names or broadway musical names.

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Written by Georgia Stone

Bachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

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Georgia StoneBachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.

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