15 Movie Character Names That Have Clever Hidden Meanings

Truly, language is mankind's greatest artistic medium. It lets you hide plot foreshadowing, clever references, and dick jokes in normal-sounding names.

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The ships in Thor: Ragnarok (Commodore, Escort, Kingswood, etc. are named after cars from Australia's classic Holden brand. The director, Taika WaititSources: Film School Rejects, Film School Rejects


Remus Lupin (from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) has a name that spells out his secret. Remus (who, along with his brother Romulus, foundedSource: 6 Movie Characters Whose Names Spoiled Huge Plot Twists


In The Incredibles, Bob Parr's original costume is blue, and the only color in Helen Parr's (except for black and shades of grey) is red. Their daught


Full Metal Jacket's private Joker's full name is Davis J.T. The first American casualty of the Vietnam war was a U.S. Army cryptologist named James T.Source: The National Security Agency


The first names of the family members in Knives Out are taken from '70s music artists (that way, Rian Johnson had an easier time remembering them). JoSource: Film School Rejects


In Toy Story 4, the names of the neglected toys that Woody ends up with are puns on their voice actor's name. For example, there's Melephant Brooks (MSource: Entertainment Weekly


Lois Einhorn's name in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective was a spoiler. In German, Einhorn means one horn or a horn which kind of implies the twist (thatSource: 6 Movie Characters Whose Names Spoiled Huge Plot Twists


Ratatouille's Skinner was named after B.F. Skinner, the father of behavioral psychology, who famously tortured rats for his experiments. Gh CRAGKEDCOMSource: Slashfilm


In Se7en, John Doe's name gave away his motivation. John Doe is the name for unidentified bodies in a morgue or ER, so it's as close as you can get toSource: 6 Movie Characters Whose Names Spoiled Huge Plot Twists


The villain of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is called Koba. That's a nickname Stalin took for himself, so it's a pretty fitting name for a murderousSource: Wikipedia


The Matrix's Cypher might as well be called Zero. Cipher or cypher can mean a couple of things, including zero. Pretty fitting for somebody who,Source: 5 Movies Plots Given Away by the Characters' Names