Surprisingly Brilliant Meanings Behind Character Names

It's a good thing for Hollywood that no one watching movies paid a whole lot of attention in school. Otherwise, a lot of popular films would've been spoiled after just hearing characters' names.

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Verbal Kint is the character in The Usual Suspects who (spoiler) is secretly Turkish crime lord Keyser Soze. But the name gives away his identity. In

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Surprisingly Brilliant Meanings Behind Character Names

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Bellwether Is the assistant mayor of Zootopia who (spoiler alert) takes over the city and turns out to be the villain. Bellwether means leader of she

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Dr. Totenkopf Is the villain in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. His name means that he's dead. The twist in the movie is that the good doctor i

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Sirius Black is introduced in Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban, a movie where Harry is stalked by a black dog. His name means black dog. Sir

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Seneca Crane is in charge of the twisted game play and arena obstacles in The Hunger Games. His name foretells his fate. The Roman statesman Seneca wa

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Surprisingly Brilliant Meanings Behind Character Names

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Castor Troy Is the Face/off villain the good guy eventually impales with a spear gun. The same thing happened to the original Castor. In Greek mytholo

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Angela Hayes Is the name of the rose petal girl in American Beauty. Her name sounds just like Lolita's. The title character in Lolita, the iconic nove

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Dom Cobb asks Ariadne to draw him a maze in Inception. That's a nod to her mythical counterpart. In Greek mythology, Ariadne helps Theseus navigate th

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Xander is one of Buffy's best friends in the Buffy The Vampire Slayer TV series. He's a callback to the Buffy movie. A Zander is a fish that looks lik

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Surprisingly Brilliant Meanings Behind Character Names