Best Last Names

The Top Ten
1 Parker

That is such a good name! I was looking for a last name for a secondary character for my story but, now I'm going to change the main character's last name to Parker and changing the secondary character's name to what the main character's name was. Sorry if that was confusing but, I don't know how to explain it.

I like Parker because of the defeniction of the name Parker. These names helped me a lot to find a good last name for my Sims game. I hope that this site gets a lot of reviews and that people think that this site is great. If not There's something wrong. So Thanks once again.

What's hilarious is that I've always loved the last name Parker, so I wrote a story recently and named her Sabrina Parker.
Then I come on here to see the top ten last names to see if there were any I liked better, saw this at number one, and immediately was like, "Yep. That's it. Parker is the one."

I'm trying to come up with names for characters and always have trouble finding last names, so I saw this link and clicked on it because I love this site, only to see that my last name is at the top of the list! That is pretty cool...I'm flattered, really.

2 Hunter

This is a simple name that gives a twist to a character. To me, this seems like a name that describes a guy that is respectful and caring but has a deeper (and possibly darker) side. It does well as a firt name, too. I would advise simple first names to go along with this last name such as Jace or Daniel. Names such as Nathaniel or Dustan don't really match. I think if you were to use this name for a girl, you'd want to shorten it to "Hunt". Some good girl names that would fit this are Kirsten Hunt, Evalynn Hunt, or Mallory Hunt. I wouldn't suggest alliteration for this last name, though, unless you shorten it. Hannah Hunt and Hayden Hunt sound better than Hannah Hunter and Hayden Hunter.

I love the name hunter, for both first and last names! I think it would be an adorable name for my son, or a very nice last name. It's been my favorite name for a long time now, so it's nice to see its #2 out of all of these very cool last names! I've never met anyone with the name Hunter before, so I wish it was more popular!

I love Hunter. It just kinds of fits with all first names. Plus tons of famous people have last names hunter. Rachel Hunter-model, Holly Hunter-actress, Amy Hunter-actress, Jeffrey Hunter-actor and producer; and that is just to name a few. This is perfect last name. I'm in love with it!

My crush's last name is Hunter. I might be Mrs. Hunter someday! LOVE that name! Although it doesn't go with my name that well... Still I LOVE it!

3 King

I insisted upon meeting the man (who would eventually become my husband) when I heard his name: Randal Valiant King, II! Isn't that the strongest, most regal, manly name you've ever heard?! Lol. Now that we're trying for a baby, I've discovered that our last name is a bit difficult to pair with a first name. No nouns work- Cash King sounds like a title loan joint, Lyric King- recording studio, Parker King- valet service, and the most tragic: Roman King... That was always one of my favorites, being we both love history (especially ancient Roman history), but Roman Valiant King is just too cheesey! Lol. Regardless, the surname King is quite a powerful one, and it goes well with nearly any traditional first name (like Marilyn Audra-Lee King or Roderick Valiant King).

King, hmm supposed to be the number one and not three. Is one of the best last name that is unfaded. I recently made a change of last name and guess what? Is the name : King.

I love this last name! I love Seven Deadly Sins and one of the sins' name is King! (I think he is the cutest one) I am going to make a character in my story the last name King!

This name gives impact to people. It fits someone who is strong, with a little bit of arrogance. It pops. I love this name. Simple but gives an impression.

4 Montana

I see how this is a great last name you have Joe Montana (49er), a state (Montana), and Tony Montana (Al Paccino in Scarface) named after you.

One of my old best friends used to have this name. We don't talk much now but we have had some many fun memories together

Montana is a beautiful name. When I was moving to Portland we drove through Montana and hearing that name reminds me of it

I think it's a very bold and bright name! It, for me, stands out in the crowd!

5 Martinez

I was considering changing from my maiden name of Martinez after my divorce to a totally different one. However, after reading the comments and looking in to the meaning of the sur name Martinez, I have discovered that if it ain't broke don't fix it. I found out that, Martinez is the patronymic surname of "Son of Martin" and Martin comes from the Latin name "Martinus," which is a derivative of "Mars," who is the Roman god of fertility and war. So yeah, it is definitely a badass name! I'm keeping it, back to the basics Mercedes Jasmine Martinez

This is an awesome last name it has this sudden sexiness to it. I would change my last name to this or just marry someone with this last name. I just absolutely adore this name so so much. Seems to be number 1 for a very good reason

I'm writing a story about a girl called Elizabeth Martinez and I just love the name! It makes her sound so nice and kind. I love her and her sister Destiny Martinez. I also love when the teacher calls her Miss Martinez, so cool.

This name is the best and My BFFs last name is Martinez. When I told her she had the best last name she agreed. I think it is a cool last name because it just has bling and brightness to the name. When I saw it was first I had to agree.

6 Starr

There's the story of Isaac Starr. A painter, who spent his life miserable without his muse. Depressed. He didn't smile, he didn't laugh, and didn't dance. Rachel Diamond, a hopeless romantic. She believed that she could find "the one" but failed. Then one day, Rachel and Isaac noticed each other at the bar. Isaac fell for her words, he gazed into her shinny hazel eyes. And now he was painting everyday, while Rachel wrote a romantic novel about their life. She finally finished the novel, but Isaac and Rachel Starr's story was just the beginning. It was all because of the "Starr".

I have 10 main characters in my story, and one of them is Lana Starr. She was the enemy at the beginning but then I changed behind and she became a main character. Everyone else is Halsey Rose, Melanie Faye, Marina Swift, Katy Black, Taylor Diamond, Selena Martinez, Arianna Gonzales, Maggie White, and Haylie Angel.

It seems different unique in its own way. And it inspired me to use in it my story for the main character's surname. And its made my story pretty good because now the main characters first name middle name and last name all start with an S.

"Starr was the middle name of my close friend Gloria who passed away. Her middle name was actually 'Estrella' which means Star in Spanish. She used Starr as her last name on Facebook. Now Estrella and Starr have a deep and personal meaning to me which is why I love this name."

7 Black

I'm writing a Harry Potter fan fiction about a boy named Chet who realizes he is a wizard and goes to Hogwarts. He then meets the Golden Trio and makes friends with them. Anyway, I was going to use Black as Chet's last name, but then I thought that would be confusing as that would mean he would be related to Sirius and the Black family. I ended up going with Chet Valentine ( which kind of sounds like Cat Valentine) to avoid confusion but Black would have been my first choice. Love this last name!

Awesome last name! The main character in my story is called Winter Black and she's a really shy, mysterious person who people make fun of. I'm going to go on Best Girls Names for a name for the character who tries to reach out to Winter, and Best Names for Mean Girls to find the perfect name for a mean girl, and after I've been on both lists I'll come back here to find a good surname.

"Picked this last name for my stage name. It's mysterious and edgy. Also, it works great with an emo or Goth persona. Plus, you can get away with just about any first name you want to. If you put it with a cute first name, it gives it the edge you may be looking for. If you put it with an obscure first name, it makes it seem a little more common.

The funny thing is, I can't stop thinking about Sirius Black, from Harry Potter! Such a lovely story and a shame he died... I'm writing a fanfiction on Harry Potter and I'm going with the name Leah, for the first name and I still need help on finding a last name and possibly a middle name. Can you please help?

8 Dragonslayer

I'm writing a book and the girls name is Avril Dragonslayer and she has a brother named Hunter Dragonslayer. Shes a dark brown almost black hair color and eyes. She is tan and BEAUTIFUL! I'm not done writing it but go to and type XKassyLoveX and see if its done yet. Oh the name is Forbidden love because she loves her teacher... Or she might love her brother... Who knows I just started writing this book laugh out loud.

Oh my Gosh I really, really, really wish this was my last name! It is so fabulous! When I was nine years old I had the most incredible music teacher, and we played a song called "Dragonslayer" that I loved. I love it because it is so cool and it reminds me of my old music teacher.

I concur. This is a real last name. My divorce decree didn't include me taking my maiden name back (long story), so I'll have to petition the courts to change it back. Debating changing it to Dragonslayer, seems how I have to do all of that work anyway.

Not even joking you... This is an ACTUAL last name that I have seen. I saw it at a restaurant and when I looked at the receipt, it said "Server: Jake Dragonslayer" IT WAS AWESOME!

9 Levy

Ok, so gonna say it. My BFFWIAB (best friend who is a boy) is Levy. He is so cool. We both love Harry Potter (all dibs on Hermione Granger) and we have so much fun together. So this should definitely be a good last name.

I actually love this as a last name. I'm writing a story at the moment and I think I'm going to use this in it... Elliot Levy sounds pretty good I guess? Anyway read my stories on Wattpad, my username is @shnoodles

I really like Levi as a first name, but it actually doesn't sound so bad as a last! Charlotte Levi, could be my characters name. I like that

Sorry no, I can't think anything else than a disc or something like that since that what it means in my language.

10 Smith

I'm using this name Smith in my story and it is spectacular. My character's name is Serenity Smith. This name is an Australian/Oceania name. This I know because I'm Australian. This name has a nice ring to it but it also derived from blacksmith's in the 13 century. So if you were a blacksmith, your last name was Smith. So I think this is the number one name to go with. When you are creating stories, Rodriguez and Martinez aren't too popular and should be voted like 4th or 5th although they are great exotic and Spanish names.

I'm writing a book that has a character named Sara Smith. She is the girlfriend (no, friend, in the beginning) of the main character, James Wendel. Smith goes w/ everything. I would vote for my last name, but it wasn't on here; WAH! It's not that common, and it's not an English name either. Smith is very common and English, although it's not as good as my surname. I love my whole name! Even so, I don't think this list should be a thing because it is hurtful to those whose names are not included here, like mine. There is not "best name," people. Seriously.

I like this last name because it is short and sweet. This last name is mine as well. My full last name is Ashley Adam Smith. I wish every one can have this name like me. I like some more names at this website. I hope every enjoys reading my comment. Thanks Again!

This is a really old name. Smith denotes the making of things. Artisans working mostly with metals. Blacksmiths, silversmiths, goldsmiths. Paul Revere would have been Paul Smith if his family had gotten into the business earlier!

The Contenders
11 Kirby

Kirby is awesome. The video game. And my favourite T.V. show as a kid, The Suite Life Of Zack and Cody, had a spinoff called The Suite Life on Deck and there was someone named Mr. Kirby!

This is literally my last name. I came to this site to find names for my novel and when this popped up I was surprised. It means "church settlement " and "dark son".

I met a drummer for a Christian band (Cloverton, check them out :p) last year at summer camp... His name was Kirby. I think it's awesome, and I'm actually using it in the book I'm writing.

Kirby Kirby Kirby, that's the name you should know...
*ahem* sorry if that offended somebody, and I really do like the name.

12 Diamond

I LOVE this last name!

It has this hard edge to it which would immediately give a fictional character a shiny rock hard feel, but at the same time a soft, sparkly delicate feel. It feels like the opposite of an M&M. Soft and sparkly on the outside and hard on the inside. You getting my feel?

Anyway, this name has my vote and I'm using it as the last name of one of the characters in my book on Wattpad! Find me @writingismylife_

No way, this is one of the trashiest names to exist. I'm surprised people bother naming their kids this. Whenever I hear this name, I cringe and try not to hear the bourgeois in the air. Seriously, stop naming your children this!

I love this name! In a story I'm working on, a character's name is Nicolette Diamond. If you're wondering, the 2 main characters are Halsey Rose and Maggie Greenwood, and another character is Kylie King, which is also on this list!

This one is absolutely beautiful. I'm looking for a last name for my character, but it has to have a lot of rhymes to go with it cause her name is in a prophescy. Her first name is Aria. So it would be Aria Diamond. Nice.

13 Westbrook

Westbrook sounds like a really posh name. I'm writing a story about two rich twin sisters (one tomboyish, one girly) who start going to a local high school. The tomboyish one is Stella Westbrook (though she changes her name to Amy Smith when she starts the local high school) and the girly one is called Natalie Westbrook (she doesn't change her name).
Then people find out that they're sisters and they're rich. Everybody knew that already about Natalie but they didn't know it about Stella/Amy. Then the sisters' relationship starts falling apart. Stella/Amy declares that she hates being Natalie's sister but Natalie only wanted to be friends with Stella/Amy.

Thanks for giving me this unique last name! I am creating a new book about a girl who's only friend is a sister, their triplet dies, and, if she doesn't make her grades yet, will be sent off to Weston's Military School. They hang out in the Bunting Woods, where all three sisters played all the time when they were little. Then they find a dragon and figure out that Courtney can talk to dragons (like Eragon, lol) and Destiny can communicate with the other dragon worlds! I made her name Courtney and Destiny Westbrook.And so they both end up entering a whole other world. Sounds cool, right? I don't know the name of the book yet, but I think this is going to work out! Thanks for the last name

Ooooh! I am writing a story and this will be perfect! It sounds kind of old style but I like it! The character's name is going to be Sierra Westbrook and she parts into a faction and finds out it isn't right for her! Trust me, it will be published soon enough, even though I am nearly close to finishing the first chapter.

This last name was just what I needed, 'cause I'm horrible with last names. It shows elegance and class, which is the opposite of what my characters (siblings) actually are, and that just adds on to the comedy that I've already put in it.

14 Johnson

Johnson just fits for every name! Literally every name! Right now, the name of the character in my book is Evelyn Johnson! It sounds as good as it would sound with any name! e.g. Sarah Johnson, Rachel Johnson, Mark Johnson, or even John Johnson

I had a 6th grade teacher by the surname of Johnson... She was the best
Thinking about her again just leaves me in tears. She is honestly the BEST teacher ever. And I'm not exaggerating

The first name I went with was Christopher, I found this last name and it pulled me in, Christopher Johnson, doesn't that just sound cool!?

Johnson's are the best. All the way to #1 baby. Our clan's are global and have no cultural/racial boundaries.

15 Perfect

You look perfect tonight!

16 Stark

Tony Stark, on of the most loved people in the world. Obviously anyone with this last name would be in for an awesome time both in and out of school!

I would love to do this for my story but it's a Robert Downey Jr. Fanfic and he is my friend in it, so I'm trying to figure out my boyfriends last name. I'd love for it to be Tony but it would be awkward huh :P

Meaning strong. Last names have meanings that describe the character, and this is what I am looking for.

Tony Stark, Arya Stark, this name is just so bad ass and smart!

17 Faye

My amazing character, Pearl Faye, is a princess who was sent away at birth because of the unstable kingdom, and now, at her age of 17, she has been discovered and had to go back and learn the way of a queen. She meets a royal guard, Nick, who she falls in love with almost instantly. She learns and soon she and Nick rule the kingdom. Sounds kinda dumb, but oh well

When I clicked on this website I was positive it was going have stuff like, Baker, Smith. You know, stuff that everyone knows. I was not expecting to find cool mysterious names. I am thinking of using this name for my twin characters: Alyson and Sam Faye. Love these names, keep doing what you're doing.

I love this! My girl's name in my story right now is now Aspen Faye! Don't you just love that name?!?! It sounds so mystical, which is perfect because it's a fairy story. (Not a cheesy one- calm down. )

This surname really appealed to me when I was browsing through this list. I guess it kind of stood out to me. Anyways, I really like this name, and have decided to use it for the essay I'm writing. Thanks!

18 Rodriguez

This last name is just AWESOME! I love it, love it, love it! I'm someone who creates lots of random stories in my head, and half the time the characters last name is Rodriguez. Does Marisol Rodriguez sound good?

This is the best lastname I have ever heard. It was my grandmothers lastname, and I wish it was mine. It has a lot of flavor, and is very exotic. My Grandmother is from Mexico, and she said even there, it is a very desired last name.

Means Son of Rodrig with Germanic roots. Long ago the name travelled from Germanic regions to Spain an Portugal...and from there to the Americas. From very prolific families.

I like Rodriguez because it sounds good with any name.
May Rodriguez
Grace Rodriguez
Gabriella Rodriguez

Even if the first name isn't Spanish!

19 Angel

Sounds mysterious and dark. Sweet and innocent too when you're really guilty of murder.
Ever read Confessions Of A Murder Suspect? The main cahracters' last name is Angel and they are charged of murdering there own parents. Best book ever

I love that last name too! Reminds me of the actor Asher Angel. Also thanks for this suggestion, you helped me find the last name for my character Alex Angel for my story.

It sounds like it could be the last name of someone that's really tough but sweet at the same time. I might use it for my book. Thanks for the inspiration!

I'm writing a story, and I think I'll use this as the main character's last name. Night Angel! I like it because she's got a dark and fierce personality.

20 Clark

I like Clark with an e but I like the name with it or with out it but I know some people with this surname I think it is popular and quite common but I think it is a classic and won't go out of style.

There is this girl in my grade I really like. Her last name is Clark, and she is the greatest friend you could ever have. Especially if they're a combination of smart, nice, pretty and funny.

This was my last name and I changed it because it's boring as hell. Unless you have some very unique first name you're going to be absolutely un-Google-able.

This might just be my favorite "common" surname. It is short, simple, and easy to say and spell.

21 Bell

The person who is writing that story, I am writing a book too and the second main characters name is ALSO Kimberley Bell! Sorry, I just thought that was really cool we had the same idea.

My first name is Belle and it's very unusual. I like the last name bell as it is a beautiful name and in French it means elegant and pretty.

I just know one guy with this last name, and he's the coolest and sweetest guy I've ever met in my entire life.
We need more of those!

I'm in the process of writing a story in which on of my main characters is a Kimberly Bell, I adore this name!

22 Horan

Come on guys. It's Niall Horan. Do we really need to doubt the awesomeness of this last name?

Niall horan is super cute and I love him so much, people who hate him screw you!

I love this. Like, I'm in love with Niall Horan. I just want to suck his face up. He's like so hot dear lord

Stupid One Dreck-tion the band of ugly turds ruined this name too!

23 O'Halloran

My daughter's teacher's name is Angela O'Halloran. You would think that it is not a very popular name but I guess it is out there. I quite like the last name too.

My daughter says Mrs O'Halloran is a very nice teacher and helps her with her work. She is her favourite teacher.

Sounds like a great name for a Halloween Themed character it reminds me of Halloween

24 Airhart

I don't know why, but this last name makes me remember Amelia Earhart.

I don't know why but this last name reminds me of air fart

25 Abrams

Have a crush on a girl with the last name Abram

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