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Star Wars is one of the most beloved franchises of all time. And for good reason! The original film, released in 1977, struck a chord with millions of people, with its exciting action, storyline, and “state-of-the art special FX” for its time. As more sequels and prequels were released, the mythology blossomed and the franchise grew to epic proportions. From films, TV shows, books, video games, and comics – there is so much content that has now been created.

The Star Wars Universe offers a galaxy of unique name ideas, a way to show your fandom as loudly or as subtly as you want. There are awesome characters and interesting invented words and places that can show your Star Wars love and give your children, pets, or maybe even an RPG character a unique legacy.

We’ve assembled a comprehensive list of names from Star Wars. This is by no means a complete list of all characters, but it’s a good place to start to get a sampling of names found throughout all different parts of the Star Wars fandom. Don’t forget to tune in to our Star Wars Names podcast episode and May the Fourth be with you!

Original Trilogy

These are the classic Star Wars names that have been around for over 40 years.

LUKE SKYWALKER – What can be said about the most famous Star Wars character, Luke Skywalker? Luke is a common name that can mask your fandom love if desired.

LEIA ORGANA – Princess Leia has smarts, toughness and she’s royalty to boot.

HAN SOLO – Everyone’s favorite smuggler and scoundrel. Oh, and he shot first!

OBI-WAN KENOBI – Hello there! This Jedi master is a fan favorite. Though his alternate name, Ben, might be the best way to honor the character with a human baby!

LANDO CALRISSIAN – Suave, debonair, a great businessman with a good heart. Original owner of the Millennium Falcon.

MON MOTHMA – Representative of Chandrila and leader in the Rebellion.

GIAL ACKBAR – Admiral in the Rebellion and most famously known for saying “It’s a trap!”.

RAYMUS ANTILLES – Served the House of Organa and died protecting Princess Leia.

JAN DODONNA – General in the Rebellion.

BOBA FETT – Bounty hunter and crime lord, an unaltered clone of the Mandalorian Jango Fett.

WEDGE ANTILLES – Rebellion pilot.

GRAND MOFF WILHUFF TARKIN – Military leader in the Empire and in charge of the Death Star construction.

OWEN LARS – Luke’s uncle that raised him.

BERU WHITESUN LARS – Luke’s aunt that raised him.

ARTURO – A sneaky way to name your son after R2-D2.

WES JANSON – Pilot in the Rebellion.

CRIX MADINE – A military leader in the Empire who defected to the Rebellion.

ZEV SENESCA – A pilot in the rebellion.

MOFF TIAAN JERJERROD – An Imperial architect and starship designer who was promoted to the rank of Imperial Moff.

ELAN SEL’SABAGNO – Death stick dealer and also known as Elan Sleazebaggano.

WILLROW HOOD – Resident of Cloud City.

Prequel Trilogy

Sixteen years after Return of the Jedi, the next trilogy began! These prequel films follow the rise and fall of Anakin Skywalker, the Clone Wars, and Darth Sidious’ rise to power.

ANAKIN SKYWALKER – The man beneath Darth Vader’s helmet and father of Luke and Leia. With his fall from grace and eventual redemption, this is a morally complicated character!PADMÉ AMIDALA – This Queen of Naboo turned Senator is the love interest of Anakin and mother to Luke and Leia.

MACE WINDU – Jedi Master and member of the Jedi High Council.

KIT FISTO – The Nautolan Jedi Master.

AAYLA SECURA – The Twi’lek Jedi Master.

BAIL ORGANA – Adoptive father of Leia, Alderaan royalty, representative of the Republic senate, and member of the Rebellion.

JOCASTA NU – Jedi Maste and chief librarian of the Jedi archives.

LUMINARA UNDULI – A Mirialan Jedi Master and commander of the 41st Elite Corps for the Republic army.

RUNE HAAKO – An antagonist with the Trader Federation.

AURRA SING – Bounty hunter and antagonist first introduced in The Phantom Menace.

ADI GALLIA – Jedi Master and member of the Jedi High Council.

AGEN KOLAR – Jedi Master and member of the Jedi High Council.

Sequel Trilogy

The final three films in the Skywalker Saga that follow the main character Rey as she helps the Resistance fight the First Order and learning about her past.

REY – The protagonist of the sequel triology, she starts off as a scavenger on Jakku and becomes a powerful Jedi.

FINN – Formerly FN-2187, Finn begins as a storm trooper and helps save the galaxy alongside Rey.

POE DAMERON – The best pilot in the Resistance!

KYLO REN – Also known as Ben Solo, he’s the son of Han and Leia and the antagonist for most of the sequel trilogy.

ROSE TICO – Rose began as a maintenance worker for the Resistance and ends up helping Finn.

MAZ KANATA – Maz is an ancient Force-sensitive person who lives on Takodana. She helps Rey and the Resistance.

ARMITAGE HUX – General Hux is an officer in the First Order and a rival of Kylo Ren.

ALLEGIANT GENERAL ENRIC PRYDE – Allegient General Pryde is an officer in the First Order and promoted by Kylo Ren.

SIDON ITHANO – Commander of Maz Kanata’s pirates.

JANNAH – Formerly a Stormtrooper who joins the Resistance.

Beyond the Skywalker Saga & Legends

Outside of the Skywalker Saga there is a wealth of Star Wars content spread throughout other films, TV shows, books, video games, and comics. It all began with novels after the original films where George Lucas and various authors would collaborate on the new story arcs. After Disney purchased Star Wars in 2012, it was announced that the stories told before April 25th, 2014 were being reclassified as Star Wars Legends, with the exception of the main six films and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and everything after that would be considered the canon universe. Most of these names are from the newer era of Star Wars canon, but there a few Legends names as well!

AHSOKA TANO – Former Jedi and padawan to Anakin Skywalker. She fought in the Clone Wars and later assisted the Rebellion.

BARRISS OFFEE – Jedi Knight and friend of Ahsoka Tano.

ALEXSANDR KALLUS – Imperial operative turned rebel.

BO-KATAN KRYZE – Mandalorian, member of Death Watch, and sister to Satine.

BODHI ROOK – Imperial pilot turned rebel and member of Rogue One.

CAL KESTIS – A Padawan who escapes Order 66 and later becomes a Jedi Knight.

CAPTAIN REX – Captain in the Clone Army, friend of Ahsoka Tano, and later helps the Rebellion.

CARA DUNE – Her full name is Carasynthia. She is a former mercenary who befriended Din Djarin and became a ranger of the New Republic.

CASSIAN ANDOR – Rebel and member of Rogue One.

COBB VANTH – Marshal of Mos Pelgo.

DEPA BILLABA – Jedi Master and master of Caleb Dume/Kanan Jarrus.

DIN DJARIN – Also known as “the Mandalorian” or “Mando”, he was a foundling of the Children of the Watch. He rescues Grogu and forms a bond with him.

COMMANDER CODY – Clone commander who worked closely with Obi-Wan Kenobi.

ECHO – Clone trooper who fought during the Clone Wars.

ELENI SYNDULLA – Wife to Cham Syndulla and mother of Hera Syndulla.

EPHRAIM BRIDGER – Rebel fighter, husband to Mira, and father to Ezra.

EZRA BRIDGER – A Jedi padawan and member of the Phoenix Squadron.

FENNEC SHAND – Bounty hunter, mercenary, and friend of Boba Fett’s.

GALEN ERSO – Gifted scientist who helped sabotage the Death Star and father to Jyn.

GARAZEB “ZEB” ORRELIOS – Former captain of the Lasan Honor Guard and a member of the Phoenix Squadron.

GREGOR – Clone trooper in the Clone Wars.

HERA SYNDULLA – Rebellion leader and a talented pilot. She’s also a member of the Phoenix Squadron.

JAI KELL – A cadet at the imperial academy turned rebel.

JYN ERSO – Daughter of Galen Erso and led the mission to steal the plans to the Death Star.

KANAN JARRUS – A Jedi padawan who managed to escape Order 66 and later become a Jedi Knight. He is a member of the Phoenix Squadron and taught Ezra Bridger. Originally known as Caleb Dume.

KYLE KATARN – A Force-sensitive rebel who was a former imperial officer and defected to the Rebellion. He later taught himself to become a Jedi.

LUX BONTERI – Senator and Rebel from Onderon.

LYRA ERSO – Wife of Galen Erso and mother to Jyn Erso.

MARA JADE – In Star Wars Legends, Mara was the former hand of the Emperor who later married Luke Skywalker.

MIRA BRIDGER – Rebel fighter, wife to Ephraim, and mother to Ezra.

ORSON KRENNIC – Director of Advanced Weapons Research for the empire.

RAFA MARTEZ – Small-time criminal who befriends Ahsoka and sister to Trace.

REVAN – Jedi Knight turned Sith Lord during the Jedi Civil War.

RYDER AZADI – Former governor of Lothal and Rebellion fighter.

SABINE WREN – A Mandalorian and member of House Vizsla. She’s an artist, rebel, and member of the Phoenix Squadron.

SATINE KRYZE – Duchess of Mandalore during the Clone Wars and sister to Bo-Katan.

SAW GERRERA – Resistance fighter from Onderon and brother to Steela.

STEELA GERRERA – Resistance fighter from Onderon and sister to Saw.

TRACE MARTEZ – Small-time criminal and pilot who befriends Ahsoka Tano, sister to Rafa.

WAT TAMBOR – Foreman of the Techno Union during the Clone Wars.

Quirky & Pet Names

Not all names are suitable for real life humans, but it’s fun to get creative with names! Below are names that would make really fun choices, whether it’s for your pet or other inventive purposes.

ALDERAAN – Leia’s home planet.BABU FRIK – A droidsmith who helps the Resistance.

BANTHA – Large hairy animal from Tatooine.

BB-8 – Astromech droid belongs to Poe Dameron but befriends Rey and helps the Resistance.

BENDU – Force-sensitive being that represents the center of the force.

BLURRG – A reptile-like creature found throughout the galaxy.

DARTH MAUL – Sith Lord train by Darth Sidious.

DARTH SIDIOUS – Sith Lord that also Emperor Sheev Palpatine.

DARTH VADER – Sith Lord that is originally Anakin Skywalker.

EWOK – Cute, furry species from Endor who helped with the Rebellion.

C3-PO – A protocol droid from the original films who was made by Anakin Skywalker.

CAD BANE – A bounty hunter and mercenary.

CAPTAIN PHASMA – Captain in the First Order.

CHOPPER – Also known as C1-10P, Chopper is an astromech droid, friend of Hera Syndulla, and member of the Phoenix Squadron.

CHEWBACCA – Everyone’s favorite Wookie!

COUNT DOOKU – Jedi Master who fell to the dark side and became Darth Tyranus.

GENERAL GRIEVOUS – General in the Separatist army.

GREEDO – Rodian bounty hunter.

GROGU– A Force-sensitive child who is the same species as Yoda. He was rescued by Din Djarin and becomes bonded to him.

HONDO OHNAKA – Pirate and outlaw.

JABBA THE HUT– Hutt crime lord on Tatooine.

JANGO FETT – Mandalorian bounty hunter and clone template for the Republic army.

JAR JAR BINKS – Gungan representative of Naboo.

JEDHA – A moon that has ancient Jedi temples and was destroyed in Rogue One.

JEDI – Followers of the Jedi Order, an order of protectors who use the Force.

KI-ADI-MUNDI – Jedi Master and member of the Jedi council.

KYBER – Kyber crystals are a living crystal that used to construct lightsabers.

MELCH – Ugnaught slave laborer and friend of Hondo Ohnaka.

MORAI – A convor who befriends Ahsoka Tano.

MUCHI – A rancor owned by Jabba the Hutt.

NIEN NUNB – Smuggler who joined the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War.

PLO KOON – Jedi Master and member of the Jedi council.

POGGLE THE LESSER – Leader of the Geonosians during the Clone Wars.

PORG – A type of bird that live on Ahch-To.

QUI-GON JINN – Jedi Master who found and wanted to train Anakin Skywalker.

SHAAK TI – Jedi Master and member of the Jedi council.

TARFFUL – Wookie chieftain and general who defended Kashyyyk during the Clone Wars.

TATOOINE – Anakin and Luke Skywalker’s home planet.

TAUNTAUN – Creature native to Hoth and used by the Rebellion.

THRAWN – Grand Admiral Thrawn’s full name is Mitth’raw’nuruodo. He is a former Chiss officer of the Chiss Ascendancy, a nation from the Unknown regions in the galaxy. He joins the imperial army and was tasked with destroying the Rebellion.

TOOKA – A cat species creature throughout the galaxy, including Loth-cats.

R2-D2 – Everyone’s favorite astromech droid!

VULPTEX – The species of the fox-like animal on the planet Crait.

YODA – Ancient Jedi Master and Grand Master of the Jedi Order. He also helps train Luke Skywalker.

ZORII BLISS – Leader of the Spice Runners of Kijimi and friend of Poe Dameron.

Creative Forces

These names would be tributes to the creative talents that have made the Star Wars universe what it is today.

MARK HAMILL – Luke SkywalkerCARRIE FISHER – Princess Leia

HARRISON FORD – Original Han Solo

JAMES EARL JONES – Voice of Darth Vader

BILLY DEE WILLIAMS – Original Lando Calrissian

FRANK OZ– Creator/Operator/Voice of Yoda

WARWICK DAVIS – Wicket Wystri Warrick the Ewok and Weazel

IAN MCDIARMAID -Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious



EWAN MCGREGOR – Obi-Wan Kenobi

TEMEURA MORRISON – Jango Fett, Boba Fett, clone army soldiers



ADAM DRIVER – Kylo Ren/Ben Solo

OSCAR ISAAC – Poe Dameron





ROSARIO DAWSON – Ahsoka Tano in live action


MING-NA WEN – Fennec Shand

JOHN WILLIAMS – Composer of all nine Skywalker Saga films

GEORGE LUCAS – Creator of the Star Wars universe

DAVE FILONI – Producer and creative director on various Star Wars projects, including The Clone Wars, Rebels, and the Mandalorian

ASHLEY ECKSTEIN – Voice of Ahsoka Tano

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