50 Brilliant Butler Names For Your Characters

Georgia Stone
Feb 16, 2024 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Oct 21, 2020
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Why Buttler Names?

Butler names are used to refer to butlers in a formal or informal setting. Historically, butlers were essential household staff members, responsible for managing the household and serving the needs of the household's residents and guests.

Because of their prominent position, butlers often had distinctive names that helped to identify them and distinguish them from other household staff members. In modern times, butler names are often used to add a touch of formality or elegance to a household or event.

For example, a butler might be referred to as "Jeeves," a name made famous by the butler character in P.G. Wodehouse's novels.

Other common butler names include "Alfred," "Higgins," and "Carson." Overall, the use of butler names is a way to add a touch of tradition and refinement to a household or event and can help to create a sense of history and continuity.

This article introduces you to a wide range of butler names from different works of fiction. The list includes character names from video games, novels, plays, animated series, anime, movies, and TV series.

Popular Names For Butlers From Pop Culture

1. Afanasil Ziukin - the butler to George Alexandrovich in Boris Akunin’s 2009 detective novel, ‘The Coronation’. 

2. Alfred Pennyworth - a butler for the Wayne family and the main confidant of Bruce Wayne from the Batman franchise. 

3. Benson DuBois - a wise butler first appearing in the 1977 TV series 'Soap'.

4. Bernard - is a butler who serves the Osborne family in the Spiderman franchise.  

5. Edwin Jarvis - a butler from Marvel Comics who served the Stark family and later helped the Avengers.  

6. Franz - appears in 'The Sound Of Music' musical and book as the butler to the Von Trapp family. 

7. Gotoh - appears in the manga and anime series 'Hunter X Hunter', as the head butler for the Zoldyck family. 

8. Henry - a faithful butler in the 1964 horror flick 'Dead Ringer', played by Cyril Delevanti. 

9. Jamesir Bensonmum - a blind butler played by Alec Guinness, from the comedy-mystery film of 1976, 'Murder By Death'.

10. Jenkins - appears in the 1969 animated TV series 'Scooby-Doo' as a butler to Daphne Blake. 

11. Joseph Anders - a butler or manager of the house of the wealthy Carrington family from the TV series 'Dynasty'. 

12. Max von Mayerling - a butler in the 1950 movie 'Sunset Boulevard', played by Erich von Stroheim. 

13. Max - a butler for the crime-solving couple Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers from the American TV series 'Hart To Hart'. 

14. Neil - a loyal butler of Livius I of the Sun Kingdom from the manga and anime series 'The World Is Still Beautiful'. 

15. Nestor - a butler serving Captain Haddock in the comics series 'The Adventures Of Tintin'. 

16. Niles - a character in the 1993 American sitcom 'The Nanny'. He is a butler for the Sheffield family, played by Daniel Davis. 

17. Poole - the butler who served Dr. Jekyll for 20 years, introduced in the 1886 gothic novella of Robert Louis Stevenson, 'Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde'. 

18. Sebastian Michaelis - a demon bound under contract to serve as the butler for Ciel Phantomhive from the manga and anime series 'Black Butler'. 

19. Stephano - a raucous and lively butler from 'The Tempest', a play by William Shakespeare.

20. Wadsworth - a cult-classic movie of 1985, 'Clue', played by Tim Curry. 

21. Walter Dornez - a butler for the Hellsing family who could control microfilament wires and had superhuman strength and speed.

Famous British Butler Names

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22. Brian Albumen - a butler to the cleverest person in Britain, Adonis Cnut, in the 2002 TV series 'Believe Nothing'.  

23. Charles Carlson - the character of a loyal butler for the Crawley family from the 2010 TV series 'Downton Abbey'. 

24. Crichton - a butler who helps the stranded family of Lord Loam to survive on an island. The character first appears in James Matthew Barrie's stage play 'The Admirable Crichton'. 

25. Edmund Blackadder Esq. - is a character from the BBC comedy series 'Blacckadder' based on the Regency era in Britain and appears as a butler to the Prince Regent.

26. Gabriel Betteredge - the venerable butler to Lady Verinder, in the 1866 detective novel by Wilkie Collins, 'The Moonstone'. 

27. Geoffrey Butler - a character from the 1990 TV series 'Fresh Prince Of Bel Air'. He is a butler in the US, originally from England, educated at Oxford, and an Olympic athlete. 

28. Jeremy - a fraudster who serves as a butler to Lovewit in Ben Johnson's play, 'The Alchemist'.

29. John Parker - a person with a criminal background who served as a butler to Roger Ackroyd in Agatha Christie's 1926 novel 'The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd'.

30. Lynn Belvedere - a character created by novelist Gwen Davenport and later adopted as a butler for American movies and a sitcom. 

31. Merriman - a butler at the country house of Jack Worthing, in Oscar Wilde's 1895 play 'The Importance Of Being Earnest'. 

32. Sebastian Beach - a butler to Lord Emsworth of Blandings Castle, appears in several stories of the comic writer Pelham Grenville Wodehouse.  

33. Stevens - a butler at Darlington Hall and the unreliable narrator of the story in Kazuo Ishiguro's 1989 novel, 'The Remains Of The Day'.

34. Thomas Rogers - is the name of the character of a butler from Agatha Christie's novel 'And Then There Were None'.

Funny And Spooky Butler Names

35. Bootler - appears in the video game 'Paper Mario' from the Mario franchise and is a butler to the character of Uncle Basti. 

36. Brewster - a butler to the Cranleigh family, appearing in the fifth episode of season 19 of Doctor Who titled 'Black Orchid', aired in 1982.

37. Cadbury - a butler serving in the Rich family from the Richie Rich franchise. 

38. Canary - a female butler working for the Zoldyke family, appearing in the manga and anime series 'Hunter X Hunter'.  

39. Chives - a character from the comedy TV series 'Even Stevens', appears as a butler to the character of Louis Stevens in the episode' Gutter Queen'. 

40 Cogsworth - butler to the Beast in the Disney movie 'Beauty And The Beast'.  

41. Cube - butler in the 'Princess Maker' video games and the related 'Petite Princess Yucie' anime series. 

42. 8D8 - appears as a droid butler to Boba Fett in the Star Wars franchise's spin-off TV series 'The Book Of Boba Fett'. 

43. Darach - appears in the Pokémon franchise as the butler to Caitlin. 

44. Duckworth - a butler for Scrooge McDuck and his grandnephews at the McDuck Manor, from the 1987 animated TV series 'Ducktales'.  

45. Frith - a character in Daphne du Maurier's 1938 gothic novel 'Rebecca', appears as the butler to the De Winter family. 

46. Gudgeon - appears in the novel by Agatha Christie, 'The Hollow', as a butler to the Angkatell family. 

47. Igor - butler to Duckula in the British animated TV series of 1988, 'Count Duckula'. 

48. Lurch - a tall and gloomy butler from The Addams Family franchise.

49. Mosquito - a faithful butler of Arachne who serves the organization Arachnophobia, appearing in the manga and anime series 'Soul Eater'. 

50. Merry - a butler serving Lady Kara in the anime and manga series 'One Piece'. 

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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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