Choosing a last name for a character can be a challenging task. It needs to fit the character’s personality, background, and the tone of the story.
A badass last name can add an extra layer of depth and intrigue to a character, making them stand out and be memorable.
Here we will explore some of the best badass last names for characters. Without any further delay let’s dive in deep and explore.
Badass Last Names For Characters
1. Banner – ‘The Avengers’ (2012)
2. Barnes – ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ (2011)
3. Barton – ‘The Avengers’ (2012)
4. Castle – ‘Punisher: War Zone’ (2008)
5. Fury – ‘Iron Man’ (2008)
6. Hill – ‘The Avengers’ (2012)
7. Jones – ‘Luke Cage’ (2016)
8. Lehnsherr – ‘X-Men’ (2000)
9. Lewis – ‘Jessica Jones’ (2015)
10. Maximoff – ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ (2015)
11. Murdock – ‘Daredevil’ (2015)
12. Osborne – ‘Spider-Man’ (2002)
13. Page – ‘Punisher’ (2004)
14. Parker – ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ (2017)
15. Powell – ‘Luke Cage’ (2016)
16. Rand – ‘Iron Fist’ (2017)
17. Ritter – ‘Jessica Jones’ (2015)
18. Rogers – ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ (2011)
19. Romanoff – ‘The Avengers’ (2012)
20. Stark – ‘Iron Man’ (2008)
21. Storm – ‘X-Men’ (2000)
22. Strange – ‘Doctor Strange’ (2016)
23. Stryker – ‘X2: X-Men United’ (2003)
24. T’Challa – ‘Black Panther’ (2018)
25. Tyrell – ‘Blade’ (1998)
26. Wagner – ‘X-Men’ (2000)
27. Walker – ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ (2014)
28. Wilson – ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ (2014)
29. Worthington – ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ (2006)
Badass Last Names From The Harry Potter Franchise
30. Bagman – ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ (2005)
31. Bellatrix – ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ (2005)
32. Black – ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ (2001)
33. Crabbe – ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ (2005)
34. Crouch – ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ (2005)
35. Delacour – ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ (2005)
36. Diggory – ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ (2005)
37. Dolohov – ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1’ (2010)
38. Dursley – ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ (2001)
39. Fawkes – ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ (2002)
40. Flitwick – ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ (2001)
41. Goyle – ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ (2001)
42. Granger – ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ (2001)
43. Krum – ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ (2005)
44. Lestrange – ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’ (2011)
45. Longbottom – ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ (2001)
46. Lovegood – ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ (2009)
47. Lupin – ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ (2004)
48. Macnair – ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ (2005)
49. Moody – ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ (2005)
50. Nott – ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1’ (2010)
51. Potter – ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ (2001)
52. Prewett – ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ (2005)
53. Scrimgeour – ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ (2009)
54. Snape – ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ (2001)
55. Tonks – ‘Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix’ (2007)
56. Umbridge – ‘Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix’ (2007)
57. Weasley – ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ (2001)
58. Yaxley – ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1’ (2010)
Badass Last Names From Fictional TV Characters
59. Arryn – House Arryn, a noble house in Westeros from the television show ‘Game of Thrones’.
60. Baratheon – House Baratheon, a noble house in Westeros from the television show ‘Game of Thrones’.
61. Dent – Harvey Dent, a district attorney in Gotham City and one of the main characters in ‘The Dark Knight’.
62. Flash – The Flash, the main character in the superhero series ‘The Flash.’
63. Graham – Sarah Graham, the protagonist in the fantasy film ‘Labyrinth’.
64. Greyjoy – House Greyjoy, a noble house in Westeros from the television show ‘Game of Thrones’.
65. Lannister – House Lannister, a noble house in Westeros from the television show ‘Game of Thrones’.
66. Martell – House Martell, a noble house in Westeros from the television show ‘Game of Thrones’.
67. Martian – The Martians, the main aliens in the science fiction novel’ War of the Worlds’.
68. Pevensie – The Pevensie siblings, four children, are the main characters in ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’.
69. Roxton – Lord John Roxton, a character in the science fiction novel ‘The Lost World’.
70. Sanderson – Miss Almira Gulch, the Wicked Witch of the West, in ‘The Wizard of Oz’.
71. Skywalker – Luke Skywalker, the protagonist in the ‘Star Wars’ franchise.
72. Snow – Jon Snow, a major character in the television show ‘Game of Thrones’.
73. Stark – House Stark, a noble house in Westeros from the television show ‘Game of Thrones’.
74. Targaryen – House Targaryen, a noble house in Westeros from the television show ‘Game of Thrones’.
75. Tully – House Tully, a noble house in Westeros from the television show ‘Game of Thrones’.
76. Tyrell – House Tyrell, a noble house in Westeros from the television show ‘Game of Thrones’.
Badass Last Names From Sherlock Homes Universe
77. Adler – Irene Adler, a former opera singer and the only woman who ever outwitted Sherlock Holmes.
78. Angel – Hosmer Angel, the main character in ‘The Adventure of the Copper Beeches’.
79. Jones – Inspector Athelney Jones, a Scotland Yard detective introduced in ‘The Sign of Four.’
80. Barker – Jack James, aka Barker, the villain in ‘The Adventure of the Three Students’.
81. Beddoes – Dr. Leslie Armstrong, aka Dr. Beddoes, is the main character in ‘The Adventure of the Creeping Man’.
82. Bell – Dr. Joseph Bell, a mentor, and inspiration for Sherlock Holmes.
83. Blessington – Mrs. Laura Lyons, aka Blessington, the villain in ‘The Adventure of the Copper Beeches’.
84. Brothers – The two villains in ‘The Adventure of the Three Garridebs’.
85. Frankland – Mr. John Hector McFarlane, aka Frankland, the villain in ‘The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb’.
86. Gregson – Inspector Tobias Gregson, a Scotland Yard detective who works with Sherlock Holmes.
87. Cubitt – Mr. Hilton Cubitt, the protagonist in ‘The Adventure of the Dancing Men’.
88. Holder – Arthur Holder, the main character in ‘The Adventure of the Cardboard Box’.
89. Holmes – Sherlock Holmes, the protagonist and main character of the stories.
90. Hudson – Mrs. Hudson, the landlady of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
91. Hunter – Miss Violet Hunter, the protagonist in ‘The Adventure of the Copper Beeches’.
92. Huxtable – Thorneycroft Huxtable, the main character in ‘The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist’.
93. Lestrade – Inspector G. Lestrade, a Scotland Yard detective who often works with Sherlock Holmes.
94. MacKenzie – Mr. James Ryder, aka MacKenzie, the villain in ‘The Adventure of the Priory School’.
95. Moriarty – Professor James Moriarty, the primary antagonist and archenemy of Sherlock Holmes.
96. Morstan – Mary Morstan, the love interest of Dr. John H. Watson in ‘The Sign of Four’.
97. Moulton – Miss Margaret Moulton, the main character in ‘The Adventure of the Abbey Grange’.
98. Mycroft – Mycroft Holmes, the older brother of Sherlock Holmes.
99. Openshaw – John Openshaw, the main character in ‘The Adventure of the Five Orange Pips’.
100. Royer – The French maid in ‘The Adventure of the Norwood Builder’.
101. Roylott – Dr. Grimesby Roylott, the antagonist in ‘The Adventure of the Speckled Band’.
102. Rucastle – Mrs. Julia Rucastle, the antagonist in ‘The Adventure of the Copper Beeches’.
103. Sosa – Don Miguel Sosa, the villain in ‘The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier’.
104. St. Clair – Mrs. St. Clair, the main character in ‘The Adventure of the Speckled Band’.
105. Stamford – Dr. Stamford, a former fellow medical student of Dr. Watson and a friend of Sherlock Holmes.
106. Stoner – Violet Hunter, aka Miss Stoner, the protagonist in ‘The Adventure of the Copper Beeches’.
107. Turner – Isaac Habakuk Jephson’s Account of the Deed of Pierre Marechal, ‘Turner’ being the protagonist’s pseudonym.
108. Watson – Dr. John H. Watson, Sherlock Holmes’s loyal friend, and assistant.
109. Wilson – John Wilson, the main character in ‘The Adventure of the Red Circle.’
Badass Made-Up Last Names For Your Game Characters
Last Names Inspired By Royal Families Around The World
132. Agilolfings – Around the seventh century AD, this aristocratic family, originally from the Bavarian area of Germany, governed alongside the Merovingian dynasty.
133. Althan – The Bavarian aristocracy may trace its roots back to the Middle Ages.
134. Barclay – The Barclays is an aristocratic Baltic German family, sometimes called Barclay de Tolly. Around the middle of the 17th century, they left Scotland for the Russian and German countries.
135. Bourbon – Between the 16th and 18th centuries, members of the House of Bourbon reigned over significant portions of France and parts of Spain. The current leader of the Spanish Bourbon family is Louis Alfonso de Bourbon.
136. Bruce- This aristocratic Scottish family was established by Robert the Bruce, a prominent knight during the reign of William I (1272–1325).
137. Capet – Charles IV was the last monarch of France’s House of Capet, which reigned from 987 to 1328.
138. Chakri – The Chakri dynasty now rules the Kingdom of Thailand. Since the beginning of the Rattanakosin Era and the city of Bangkok in 1782, the family has dominated Thailand.
139. Cobenzl – Cobenzis’ ancestors may be traced back to the early 1200s when they established themselves in what is now Slovenia. They have a lot of sway in the province of Carinthia in Austria right now, and their members have become barons and ambassadors.
140. Contarini – This Italian aristocracy may trace its origins back to the Venetian Kingdom. Aside from their various positions, such as diplomats and ambassadors, they are on the level with the Dukes.
141. Dandolo – In the early 12th century, this prominent Venetian aristocratic family was at the height of its riches and power. As the first Dandolo, Domenico was a pioneer in his own right.
142. Dassanowsky – The Dassanowsky surname was originally a place-based designation. This noble family originally hails from Poland but has made its home in Vienna, Austria, since the early 1600s.
143. Doukas – In the ninth to 11th century, the Doukas was a prominent Byzantine aristocratic family. The Doukas family still has numerous living members spread all over Greece.
144. Eleanor – After marrying King Henry III of France, Eleanor of Aquitaine became the country’s, Queen Consort.
145. Ernušt – Ernušt is a nobleman of the Hungarian aristocracy who may trace his family back to the Jewish faith. They moved to Medieval Hungary from Vienna and established themselves there. Members also held prestigious positions in King Corvinus’s Croatian government from the 1450s through the 1500s.
146. Estridsen – From 1047 to 1412, the Estridsen family dominated society. Several Danish monarchs may trace their lineage back to Estrid Svendsdatter, the matriarch of this dynasty. Although their influence dwindled in the 1400s, members still held important governmental positions.
147. Fenrich – The mid-1800s were a time of great success for this noble Austrian house of German descent. An offshoot of the German noble family, the Fenners. The family first found success in Meseritz, South Prussia, in the late 18th century and later relocated to Austria-Hungary in the early 19th century.
148. Ferdinand – Since the early 1800s, members of the Ferdinand family have held positions of power in Austria. The Germanic meaning of the name Ferdinand is ‘brave’.
149. Germanicus – Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, later known as Caligula, was given the Roman name and victory title Caesar Augustus for his military successes in Germany. Between the years AD 37 and AD 41, he served as Roman Emperor.
150. Godwinson – The last Anglo-Saxon monarch of England was Harold Godwinson, also known as Harold II William the Conqueror’s successor.
Cool last names to give your child
The surname Abawi is of Arabic origin and means “brave.”
Derived from the Old French word abet, this name means “priest.” The name also has its origins in Greek and late Latin as the word abbas means “father.”
Abe is a name of Ainu language origin (Japanese) and means “sun festival.”
Although a personal name, Abner is common as a surname too. It is of Hebrew origin and means “God is my light.”
With origins in Greek and Hebrew, Adamos means “son of Adams.” It also means “son of the red earth.”
Aetos originates from Greek and means “eagle of Zeus.” An eagle symbolizes victory, immortality, and strength as a “king of the skies.”
The name Aldine is inspired by a powerful family who held the estate of Holden in the Parish of Haslingden. It is of Anglo-Saxon origin.
The name means “defender of the men.”
Alexeyev is a common Russian last name. It is derived from the masculine personal name “Alexey,” which means “Alex’s.” The name Alex means “defender.”
With origins in Old Greek, this last name means “defender of men.”
The name Alton is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It means “settlement by the river” and has been derived from the villages of Hampshire, Dorset, and Wiltshire.
It is a patronymic surname of Spanish origin and means “son of Alvaro.” It also means “son of a warrior” in Old German.
The name has Italian origins and means “brave.” It is a habitational last name originating from a place called Andino in Castile.
Meaning “son of an angel,” the name is a form of the first name Evangelos, which means “bringer of the good news.”
Antonov refers to the “son of Anton” and is a patronymic surname. Anton means “highly praiseworthy” with origins in Greek and Roman.
The name Arden finds its derivation in Celtic and it means “high.” It is a habitational name for someone from Arden in Warwickshire or Arden in North Yorkshire.
Argento is a surname of Italian origin and means “silver.” The name is said to have originated as a way of representing a person with silver hair.
The last name Argyros of Greek origin is patronymic. Derived from the adjective Argyros, this surname means “silvery.” The name connotes strength.
Archer is an English surname derived from the Old French word archer, which refers to a “bowman.”
The last name refers to someone with powerful arms. It has Middle English and Scottish origins.
The name is of Indian origin and means “honorable man.”
Aslanov means “son of Aslan” and is a patronymic surname. The first name Aslan means “lion” and is of Turkish origin.
Athena is the last name of Greek origin based on the city of Athens. This city of Athens is named after the Goddess Athena, goddess of wisdom.
The surname Bailey has French, Latin, and English origins. The name originates from the word bailiff, which means “steward.”
Of Russian and Bulgarian origin, the name Balabanov means “big man.” It is a derivation of the Turkish Balaban that means “robust.”
The name Bancroft is of Old English origin and means “the enclosure of the slope.”
Derived from the Latin word “barus,” the name means “brave person.”
Beckett is an Old English name that also has origins in Ireland. The name has many possible meanings, the most common is “bee-cottage.” It is also said to have derived from the places Beckett in Berkshire or Beckett in Devonshire.
Bensen is derived from the Latin word Benedictus, which means “blessed.” The name Bensen is patronymic.
The name Bolton is of Old English origin means “district characterized by bends.” The name gained its reputation due to the Bolton family, powerful figures in Lancashire and Yorkshire.
The name Borisyuk is of Russian origin and means “wolf” or “snow leopard.”
Bortsov is a Russian-origin habitational last name that means “wrestler.”
The surname is derived from the Old English word bragge, which means “a lively person.”
Briggs is an Old English habitational name referring to “someone living near a bridge.”
The name has American, English, and French origins. The American and English origins state its meaning as “hill.” In French, it may have been derived from the place Brionne in Northern France.
The name Bugrov is of Russian origin derived from a place called Bugor. This habitational name means “hill.”
Bushida is a popular Japanese last name connoting strength and agility as it means “a Samurai.”
The last name Bychkov was common among powerful families. The Russian origin’s last name also speaks of power as it represents “a bull.”
The name Cirillo is inspired by a habitational place located in South Central Italy. It also has origins in the Greek name Circe.
The notable surname Chisaka is of Japanese origin. It means “a thousand hills.”
Collins is a patronymic surname derived from the name Colin, the diminutive form of Nicholas. It means “to conquer.”
The surname Connor is of Irish origin and is a name of loyalty as it means “lover of wolves.”
Creed is a habitational name of Anglo-Saxon origin taken after Cornwall, which had a church called Creed named after St. Crida.
Of Gaelic origin, the name means “spear” and is a name of power.
Cutler is an occupational name of Old French origin. The word cut refers to a “knife,” thus, this surname refers to a “maker of knives.”
The surname Cullen means “descendant of Coileán” and is of Gaelic origin. The personal name in Irish means “cub.”
The name means “valley settlement.” It is a habitational name common in Northumberland and Yorkshire.
Davis is a patronymic surname of Welsh origin and means “son of David.”
The name originates from the Old German name decker. It means “a roofer” and is a common occupational name.
Of Anglo-Saxon origin, this name means “son of Richard.” This personal name means “powerful.”
Dominguez is a Spanish name that means “son of Dominic.” It is a patronymic surname and also a personal name of Roman-Italic origin that means “belonging to God.”
The Irish descendent name Donovan means “descendant of Donndubhán.” In anglicized form, it means “descendant of the brown-haired man.”
The name Delaney is Gaelic and has its origins in the French word, aunaie, which means “alder grove.”
Demetriou means “child of Demetrios.” This name Demetrios means “gift from Demeter.”
The name originates from Greek, and it means “diamond.”
Drakos means “dragon” and is derived from the personal Greek name Drakon. The name represents strength and power.
The name reflects spirituality as it means “blackbird.” It is of Russian origin.
The name is of Scottish and English origin. It is a habitational surname meaning “east of the settlement.”
A name common to the island of Kyushu, Japan, Eguchi means “mouth of the river.”
Meaning “son of Ellen,” this is a simple Russian last name. Elin also has origins in Scandinavian and Greek, where it means “light.”
The name means “son of Evans.” Evans is the anglicized version of the Welsh name Ifan, which means “gracious gift of Jehovah.”
Everhart is a name of German origin and is a name of strength and courage as it represents a “strong boar.”
Ford is a habitational name given to a person or family living “near the river crossing.” It is of Old English origin.
The name Fawzi refers to “victory.” It is of Turkish and Arabic origin.
The name is derived from the Old French word flech(i)er, which means “arrow.” As it translates to English, the name has become occupational and refers to an “arrowsmith.”
Forbes means “son of Fearbhisigh (prosperous man)” and is an anglicized Celtic name.
The name is considered the derivative of the Greek name Fotis, which was derived from the Greek phos meaning “light.”
Similar to the last name Kogawa, this common Japanese surname means “old river.” It was a popular name among the Minamoto, Nitta, and northern Fujiwara families.
Garcia is a Spanish name that means “son of Garcia.” It is the Spanish version of Gerald’s German origin name, meaning “rule of the spear.”
Derived from the first names Garinus and Guarinus, this name is of German origin. It is also a Russian patronymic last name derived from the first name Gerasim, “honorable elder.”
Genji means “two beginnings” and is a name common in Japan and Asia.
Gibbs means “bright pledge.” The surname Gibbs is said to have originated from the medieval personal name Gibs, which later became Gilbert.
The name Grange is topographic of Old French and Old English origin referring to someone “living near a granary.”
This last name meaning “fierce,” has origins in Latin, Greek, and Assyrian.
The name Griffith derives from the Welsh name Gruffudd, and means “strong lord.”
Grimes is an ancient name with origins in Old Danish and Old Swedish. It is similar to the Old English word Grima, which means “mask.” Hence, this name derives its meaning as “masked person.”
Gushiken surname is of Okinawan origin, one of the Japanese islands. The name composed of three Kanji characters means “strong-willed.”
The name originates from a place called Halifax in the West Riding of Yorkshire. This place’s name means “remote nook where the coarse grass grows.”
The name is of Old English origin yet has several meanings. While it means “heaps of rocks” in West Yorkshire, the name means “army” in the areas of Essex and Northumberland.
The name Hasapis comes from Greek and is a habitational name that means “butcher.”
Hasegawa is a common name among eastern Japan and the Ryukyu Islands and means “river at the beginning of the strait.”
Hayes is a Gaelic origin last name meaning “descendant of Aodh.” The personal name Aodh means “fire.”
Hightower is an Old English name that has been used as a common habitational kind as its root word heah, or high, which refers to “settlements.”
The English surname Holmes is a habitational name used to refer to someone living near “islands.”
Common in Eastern Japan, this is a surname of power as it means “rock river.”
The surname of Anglo-Saxon origin radiates the same characteristic of the metal, “strong.” It also has origins as a habitational name from Airaines in Somme.
Ito is the most common Japanese surname. The name represents several things, the most common rendition meaning “Fujiwara of Ise,” i.e., the clan of Fujiwara from Ise.
Jagger is an occupational name of Old English origin. The name has a connection to horses as its ancestral version Jag refers to a “jockey.”
The name is common in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales and means “son of John.” The personal name John is of Hebrew origin, meaning “graced by God.”
Kamiyama means “God” and has origins in Japanese.
The suffix of the name Keating means “son of” while Keat.” It is a derivative of Old English, meaning “kite.” This kite was used as a nickname for a “fierce person.”
The name Keller has origins in Old German and means “cellar.” The name also has occupational meaning as it means “winemaker.”
The most common rendition of this Japanese last name is “wooden door.” It may also mean “castle door,” implying fervor.
The English name Smithson meaning “blacksmith,” takes its derivation from the Russian surname Kovalyov. It is a common Russian last name.
Langley has Old Norse origins and is composed of two elements, lang and lif, which means “long life.” It is an alternate version of the personal name Langlíf.
Meaning “son of Alexander,” Lenkov is a known surname in Russia. Alexander is the first name of Greek origin, meaning “defender of men.”
The name Lykaios is a name of nobility as it means “wolf.” It is a derivation of the Greek word Lykos.
Comprising the personal name Mark, which means “consecrated to the god Mars,” the last name Markopoulos means “son of Mark.”
Meaning “lover of horses,” this Scottish surname is an occupational name.