When robots, computers, and other machines appear in fiction, there are a few common ways for them to be named. See also NamesGivenToComputers, NameTron and LawOfAlienNames.

!!When done straight, a phrase describing the machine's function is shortened to an acronym, or made the name itself.

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* Alpha from ''Manga/YokohamaKaidashiKikou'' named herself after her model name, since it was still pretty rare when she was created.

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* Eradikator 6, the Exterminators and the Protectors from the MarvelUniverse.

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* Beta of ''TheLastStarfighter''
* Both Ash and Bishop from the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' franchise have names containing SH, possibly to indicate they are Synthetic Humanoids. Falls apart in ''Film/AlienResurrection'' with Annalee Call though, unless C-near-L stands for Cybernetic Lifeform or similar.
** There's also the A-B-C pattern to think about.
*** And ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' would continue this pattern with "David".
* AUTO from WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}} is short for Autopilot.
** So is WALL-E himself. Waste Allocation Load-Lifter: Earth Class.
* The robots in ''Film/ShortCircuit'' belong to the SAINT (Strategic Artificially Intelligent Nuclear Transport) line, but each one is simply known by its model number. The main character is Number Five, who [[LightningCanDoAnything gains sentience from being struck by lightning]]. At the end of the movie, he decides to give himself a human name, choosing "Johnny" from the pop song "Who's Johnny". But he thinks it sounds cool to keep his number too, so he settles on "Johnny Five".

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* [[DragonridersOfPern Pern's]] computer "AIVAS" (Artificial Intelligence Voice-Address System)

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* ''ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' has Cheezoid, designed to recognise cheese by smell. [[EpicFail It can't.]]
* Navi from ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger''

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* [=GLaDOS=], the Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System from ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''. Her name might also be a variant of "Gladys", as in the naming scheme below.
* Only a handful of Robot Masters of ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' aren't called "[[SomethingPerson Something man]]", where something describes some kind of theme related to their powers or function.
** ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' is named after the numeral variable (x) because of his limitless potential to [[MegaManning adapt and change]].
** The various Mavericks of ''Mega Man X'' use a two-word descriptive naming formula comprised of an adjective describing an ability of theirs and their species (IE, Armored Armadillo is a heavily armored robotic armadillo, Flame Stag is a fireball-tossing robotic deer, etc.). This only applies to the eight animalistic bosses per game that grant weapons, however, and not to more humanoid named enemies such as Sigma.
* All Terrain Armored Combatants or [=ATACs=], from the PS1 game ''VideoGame/VanguardBandits''.
* In ''[[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh Tron 2.0]]'', a particularly knowledgeable Tower Guardian program is called I-No.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' has Aigis, whose name reflects that she is both an Artificial Intellgience and an aegis (Ancient Greek for a protective garment or a protector). [[spoiler:And in the extra chapter you meet Metis, whose name is Greek for wise or skilled.]]
** Appearing in ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'', Labrys, named for the shape of her preferred weapon (a kind of Ancient Greek double-headed axe).
* EDI, short for Enhanced Defense Intelligence and pronounced "ee-dee," in the two later ''Franchise/MassEffect'' games is a [[RestrainingBolt shackled]] AI with a female personality, hardwired into the ''Normandy'' SR-2. Her primary purpose is running the ship's cyberwarfare suite. [[spoiler:Joker is forced to remove the shackles late in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' to save the ship, and she remains loyal.]]
* Robo, the, um robot party member from ''ChronoTrigger''.
* M.I.K.E., from Etrian Odyssey Untold, stands for Memetic Installation Keeper Engine.

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* Sawtooth Rivergrinder from ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', a {{terraforming}} robot.
* Roofus the Roof-Repair Robot from ''TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob.''

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'''s Bender (whose full name is Bender Bending Rodriguez, since he was built in Mexico, and [[MetaphorIsMyMiddleName "bending" is his middle name]]).
** Quite a few fit: Flexo, Angleyne, Roberto (the robber)...
* Uniblab of ''TheJetsons'', given that his purpose was to blab on the employees to Mr. Spacely.
* The BOYZZ bots of ''TheBotsMaster'' all had names based on their programmed skillsets.
* XR from ''BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' is an '''X'''-Perimental '''R'''anger. ER makes slightly more sense but forget that, [[XtremeKoolLetterz X is just cooler.]] (And you won't confuse it with ''EmergencyRoom''.)
** TruthInTelevision. X is the universally recognized letter to let people know that something is a prototype, or "experimental" equipment. That's why experimental planes are called X-Planes and have designations like "X-10" or "XF-1". It's similar to how fighter jets tend to have F in their designation.
*** It's X instead of E because under the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1962_United_States_Tri-Service_aircraft_designation_system US aircraft designation system]], E is used for EW aircraft, such as the E-3 Sentry.
* MechanicalLifeforms aren't immune either, just ask ''{{Transformers}}'' such as [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Bonecrusher, Onslaught, or Ruination]]. But if you pick one of those three, phrase it very, ''very'' carefully.
* Linguo, from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', whose function is to correct grammatical errors.

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!!Alternately, a common word or name is made into a relevant [[FunWithAcronyms backronym]].

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* [[spoiler: Miyu for "Multiple/Merciful Intelligential Yggdrasil Unit" (depending on whether it's the Hime or Otome universe)]] from the ''Franchise/{{Mai Hi ME}}''.

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* J.A.K.E., short for "Jungle Assault Killer Experiment", from TheDCU.
* A.D.A.M., short for "Ambient-Energy Dampening Actualization Module", from the MarvelUniverse.

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* ''D.A.R.Y.L.'' ("Data Analysing Robot Youth Lifeform") from the movie of the same name.
* The titular artificial woman from the film ''Film/{{S1m0ne}}'' is, in fact, Sim(ulation) One.
* The ''Film/IronMan'' movies turn Tony Stark's butler Jarvis into a computer named J.A.R.V.I.S. The novelization reveals that it's "Just A Really Very Intelligent System".
** In the comics, Tony had a computer called H.O.M.E.R. (Heuristically Operative Matrix Emulation Rostrum).
** The comics also featured I.S.A.A.C.
* HAL (Heuristically programmed [=ALgorithmic=] computer) - technically ''a'' HAL 9000, but no others ever appeared in the series -- from ''2001: A Space Odyssey''.
* GERTY from ''Moon''.
* V.I.N.CENT, short for "Vital Information Necessary, [=CENTralized=]", from Disney's 1979 movie ''TheBlackHole''.
* AMEE ("Autonomous Mapping Exploration and Evasion") from the science fiction film ''Film/RedPlanet''.
* Most of the robots from WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}} fit in this catagory:
** [=WALL-E=] - Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth Class
** [=EVE=] - Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator
** M-O - Microbe Obliterator

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* Parodied on ''{{Friends}}'' with [[BlessedAreTheCheesemakers C.H.E.E.S.E.:]]
--->'''Joey:''' I'm up for the part of Mac Macaveli or "Mac". I'm a detective and I solve crimes with the help of my robot partner. He's a Computerized Humanoid Electronically Enhanced Secret Enforcer or "C.H.E.E.S.E."
--->'''Rachel:''' So... Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E.?
--->'''Joey:'''That's the title! Yeah! You know, they really lucked out that the initials spell cheese.
--->'''Chandler:''' That ''is'' lucky.
* Mr. R.I.N.G. ("Robomatic Internalized Nerve Ganglia") from ''KolchakTheNightStalker''.
* Parodied on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' when Joel reveals to Crow in a flashback that his name actually stands for "Cybernetic Remotely Operated Woman." [[spoiler: After Crow flips out that he's really a woman, Joel reveals it as the elaborate set-up for a joke.]]
-->'''Crow''': Boy, I feel like Morey Amsterdam.
* On ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'', a GirlOfTheWeek named Sophie is revealed to be a "Series One Processor Hyper Intelligent Encryptor."
** From the same series, there's R.I.C, the Robotic Interactive Canine.
* S.A.M. ("Super Automated Machine") from ''Series/SesameStreet''.
* SELMA (Specified Encapsulated Limitless Memory Archive) from ''Series/TimeTrax''.

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* R.O.B, the Creator/{{Nintendo}} robot who has made cameos in several games. Stands for "Robotic Operating Buddy", since it helps you play games.
* KOS-MOS, in ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}''. Her name is not only a backronym, it's also a recursive acronym. Kosmos Obey Strategical Multiple Operation Systems.
** In the same series, MOMO is an acronym for Multiple Observation Mimetic Organicus.
* In the video game ''Song Summoner: the Unsung Heroes'', Z.E.R.O.'s name isn't actually an acronym; he's named after Ziggy's brother Zero, and as a reference to the fact that his serial number ([=SGNB00000000AA=]) contains many zeroes.
* The GDI tactical control AI throughout the ''CommandAndConquerTiberium'' series is the Electronic Virtual Assistant. Nod has the Computer-Assisted Biologically-Augmented Lifeform, as well as LEGION (known to be an acronym as well as another of Kane's self-indulgent Biblical references, but never expanded upon in the game).
* In ''VideoGame/InfiniteCrisis'' Mecha-Superman is a Kryptonian Artificial Lifeform, also known as K.A.L.

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* Parodied on ''DragonTails''. Bluey creates the '''C'''hristmas '''H'''olographic '''R'''efracting '''I'''llusion '''S'''ystem, and names it...Barry.

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* The [=CyborgName=] website bacronyms your name and sells T-shirts with the robot names on them. This wiki translates as "Transforming Versatile Technician Responsible for Observation, Peacekeeping and Efficient Sabotage".
** Efficient Sabotage? Uhhh...
*** Yes, [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife extremely efficient]] sabotage.
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* H.E.R.B.I.E. ("Humanoid Experimental Robot, B-type, Integrated Electronics") the robot from the Creator/DePatieFrelengEnterprises version of ''WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1978''.
** The comic also featured H.U.B.E.R.T., short for Hyper-Ultronic Brain Employing Randomized Tracings.
* Parodied with GIR on ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'':
--->'''Zim:''' "GIR"? What does the "G" stand for?
--->'''GIR:''' I ''don't'' know...
* [[OneSceneWonder MAR-10]] from ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''.
* All of the robot characters in ''WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}}'', including the main character ("Waste Allocation Load Lifter, Earth-class"), EVE ("Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator"), but
* E.A.R.L., short for "Electronic Automatic Robotic Lighthouse", from ''TheSimpsons''.
** There is also C.H.U.M., short for "Childlike-Humanoid-Urban-Muchacho."
* I.S.R.A.E.L., short for "Intelligent Smart Robot Animation Eraser Lady", from the ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' movie.
* B.E.N., short for "Bio-Electronic Navigator", from ''Disney/TreasurePlanet''.
* The B.A.T.s ("Battle Android Trooper") from ''GIJoe.''
* F.L.U.F.F.I. from ''WesternAnimation/BionicSix''.
* JANICE, from ''WesternAnimation/RobotechTheShadowChronicles'', stands for "'''J'''unctioned '''A'''rtificial '''N'''euro-'''I'''ntegrated '''C'''ybernetic '''E'''ntity".
* In Carmen's backstory in ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'', The Chief's name is revealed to be an acronym meaning "'''C'''omputerized '''H'''olographic '''I'''maging '''E'''ducational '''F'''acilitator." Back when he [[spoiler:worked with Carmen]], he was a robot.
* N.I.G.E.L. from ''WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries'' stands from '''N'''ext-millennium '''I'''ntelligence '''G'''athering '''E'''lectronic '''L'''iaison.

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!!A string of numbers and letters, often containing at least one hyphen.

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* Project 2501, aka. the Puppet Master, from ''Anime/GhostInTheShell''.

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* In Marvel Comics, Machine Man's official designation when he was built was X-51, but he much prefers the name his adoptive father gave him, Aaron. In fact, addressing him as "X-51" is probably the fastest way to make him angry at you.
* RRU-9-2 from TheDCU.
* [=MX39147=] from ''Alpha Flight''.
* [=SJ3RX=], better known as Red Ronin, from the MarvelUniverse.

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* From ''Film/TheMatrix'''s expanded media, the first robot to intentionally kill a human was named [=BI66=]-ER.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'' has R2-D2 and C-3PO among innumerable others.
** It is interesting to note that in certain historical periods, some fans believed that this naming convention was ''not'' specific to robots, believing Kenobi's first name to be "OB-1"
*** Referenced in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': Lightsaber Duels for the Wii. If Kenobi fights himself,
--->'''Obi-Wan:'''If I'm Obi-Wan, does that make ''you'' Obi-Two?
** In the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse novel [[HandOfThrawn Vision of the Future]], there's a character named [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Daniels Entoo Needaan E-elz]], Entoo Nee for short. The characters who meet him find his name interesting, rather like a droid's designation. He smiles and tells them that people do sometimes mistake him for a droid.
* [[StarTrekNemesis B-4]], Data's idiot older brother.
---> Picard: "Dr. Soong's penchant for whimsical names seems to have no end."

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* ''BuckRogers'' gives us Twiki, from the robot's alphanumeric designation: TWKE-4
* The title character in Creator/EricFrankRussell's 1941 story "Jay Score" is revealed to be a model J.20 robot on the final page.
* Although not robots, Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold uses this for the names of several genetically engineered life forms. In ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Ethan of Athos]]'', Terrance's full product number includes Terran-C, and Janine's number includes J9. In "Labryinth", Miles meets Nine, the last survivor of ten prototypes. She is later renamed Taura. The Quaddies from ''Falling Free'' all have names derived from their serial numbers as well. The names vary from traditional (Tony) through unusual-but-not-unheard-of (Silver) to decidedly odd (Pramod).

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* If we allow Greek letters as well, the early ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' seasons have Alpha 5 and Alpha 6.
** From the Japanese source franchise, ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger'' attaches these sorts of strings to the names of the robotic Matrintis villain faction.
** The Series/DenshiSentaiDenziman had a real-looking robot dog called IC.
* On ''Series/RedDwarf'', Kryten (obviously) as a more "normal" first name, but his full name is Kryten 2X4B-523P.
** He's named after the title character in the J.M. Barrie play ''The Admirable Crichton'', about a butler who takes charge when he and the family he serves are shipwrecked on a desert island.
** In one episode, he claims that he shortens it to Kryten since he thinks "2X4B" is a dorky middle name. But not as bad as an acquaintance of his, called 2'''Q'''4B.

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* From ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', R-66Y AKA Robo.
* The W-Series in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'', despite coming up with normal sounding names, they have their own robot names, which ranges from W00 to W17, in order of the creation sequence.
* ν-13, the {{Yandere}} RobotGirl SNKBoss of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''.
** And that's not a V. That's the Greek letter "nu", which happens to be the 13th letter of that alphabet. (Looks identical in many fonts.)
* The E-Series robots from ''SonicTheHedgehog'' all have this style of name, with E followed by a number.
** E-102 Gamma, and E-123 Omega are the main examples.
* [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank Clank]] has at least three names; two of them are strings of numbers (one his serial number and the other his actual name, [=XJ0461=]) and the last-- well what do you ''think'' it is?


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* It seems that the standardized format for designating robots in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' is through single-letter model designations (H-Models for the [[MechanicalHorse horse robots]], HL-Models for the heavy lifting robots, S-Models for the "Seraph" robots, etc.). Individual robots get numbers appended to their model name: the robot that Annie built is S13, and the SuperPrototype of the S-Models is S1.
** Though there are multiple exceptions: see every other subsection of this page.

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* K-10, KIT-9, and COCKA-3 from the "Go God Go XVII" episode of WesternAnimation/SouthPark. They are supposed to be ''close'' to things you'd read as an actual word; if K-10 and KIT-9 switched numbers, they would be read like "canine" and "kitten," in reference to the species they are designed after. Similarly, if COCKA-3's number was one less, it'd be "cockatoo."
* X-J9 In ''MyLifeAsATeenageRobot''. She doesn't like the name much and prefers to be called Jenny.
* Robot X-1 from WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}.
* Elita-1 from {{Transformers}}

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!!A similar string of numbers or letters which resembles a word or name, either as written, or when read aloud.

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* ''TrinityBlood'': HC-IIIX, usually known as Father ''Tres Iqus''

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* L-Ron from ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueInternational''.
** Also Hein-9, K-Dikk and J-Lo.

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* Done as an ActorAllusion in the ''TransformersAnimated'' fanfic ''Return to Cybertron'', where Sari is told by Perceptor that her original protoform designation was [[TaraStrong T4R4-5RT0N6]].
* ''FanFic/NobodyDies'' has the Reego, who have taken names from their Roman Numeral designations -- Ⅰ is Una, Ⅱ is Due, Ⅲ is Tres, and Ⅳ is, well, Ivy. The Ree, though a clone/bioroid line instead of robots, probably also count, as they are also named after numbers (from Rei=0 on up), and three of the Evangelions (or their [=AIs=]) have nicknames based on their unit numbers: Ichi, Zwei, and Go-kun.
* The writers of a number of AI:ArtificialIntelligence fanfics have decided to go with this theme when it comes to Mechas, for example Joe is usually given a serial number that starts with JO and the mass produced Davids and Darlenes are referred to as DA models. Mecha OCs include Danny (DY), Drew (DR), Ralphie (RP) and Kurt (KR).

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* B-4 from ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' (giving hell of a work for translators...)

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* Probably invented by Creator/IsaacAsimov with his US Robotics stories: NDR = Andrew, LNE = Lenny, etc.
* The Literature/{{Bolo}}s created by Creator/KeithLaumer usually have three-letter designations (sometimes with numbers) and nicknames derived from those designations: Unit LNE (Lenny), JSN (Jason), SPQR (Senator), DAK (''Das Afrika Korps''), and RML-1138 (Rommel) are typical examples. The last two appear in unrelated stories.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'''s K-9
* VICI on ''SmallWonder''.
* Plex from ''Series/YoGabbaGabba''.
* TAC from ''Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger''
* The android main character in AlmostHuman is a DRN model known as Dorian.

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* T-ELOS, also from ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}''.
* The [=CL4P-TP=] General Purpose Robots in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' are normally referred to as "Claptraps".
** Or "Intergalactic Ninja Assassin"
* O2-JOY, from ''NoituLove''.
* Ma3a (Mathreea) from ''[[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh Tron 2.0]]''.
* ''[[JakAndDaxter Jak X: Combat Racing]]'' has UR-86, a robot designed to takes out its opponents. UR is obviously "you are" and "to 86" means to get rid something. The death bots in ''Jak3Wastelander'' are referred to as UB-86 (never stated in-game, but mentioned in the strategy guide).
* Mecha Wonder Woman in ''VideoGame/InfiniteCrisis'' has the designation [=D1A=]-NA.

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* Princess Voluptua's valet, W-2: 9000 from ''TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' is a reference to the W2 tax form.
* In ''BobAndGeorge'', the original robot characters named [=N4-T3 and C1-14D-L1N6=], which ''just happen'' to look like Nate and Chadling, respectively.
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' has some [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2006-04-19 fun with this one]]. For those not sufficiently familiar with Roman numerals, the other names mentioned are, in order: "Gavin", "Xavier", "Algernon", "Kacey", "Victor", "Allen", "Michael", "David" and "Michelle".
* Genetically engineered life forms, actually, but SequentialArt gives us 5C4RL37, V10L37, 4M83R, and J4D3

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* Not actually a robot, but worth mentioning: [=XLR8=] of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' fame.
* NOS-4A2 From ''BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand''. It's an energy vampire, and its model name when spoken aloud sounds like Nosferatu.
* [=GICU2=] the short-lived transforming security robot from ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''.
* The ''MightyOrbots'', Tor, Bort, Bo, Boo, Krunch and Ono had names that reflected their personalities.
** Tor was the strongman.
** Bort was the shapeshifter with an identity crisis, and his name is a partial anagram of the word robot.
*** Actually, except from Ono and Krunch, ''all'' of the Orbots' names are partial anagrams of "robot."
** Bo and Boo were mischievous twins.
** Ono was the babysitter figure, who tended to preface every scolding of the others [including their human leader] with "Oh, no!"
* SPRX-77 from ''SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperForceGo'' is mostly pronounced as simply Sparx.
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!!Slightly mutated terms related to math, machinery or electronics.

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* Mekano from ''Wonder Comics''.
** Similarly, there is a Mechano in the MarvelUniverse.
* Mekanique from TheDCU.
* Computo from TheDCU.
* Electro and Elektro from the MarvelUniverse.

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* Dot Matrix from ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''.

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* Tik-Tok from the [[Literature/LandOfOz Oz books]].

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* Gadget from ''Series/DoctorWho''.
* Circuit of ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce''.
** Metal Alice of ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger'' and ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce''.
** Datas, also from ''Goseiger''.
** Mag from ''Series/ChoushinseiFlashman''
** Colon from ''Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman''
* Data of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''

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* Clanky from ''BackyardSports''
* And, on that note, [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank Clank]].
* Curly Brace and protagonist [[spoiler:Quote]], the robots from ''VideoGame/CaveStory'', are named after punctuation marks.

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* Mecha-Nicole from ''EverydayHeroes''
* The [[MechanicalLifeforms TicTocs]] from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' (though this name has only appeared in {{paratext}} so far) are named for the sound they make.
* Qwerty and Dvorak from ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', named after different keyboard setups.

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* Calculon from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
* Also Dot Matrix from ''ReBoot''.
* Cynthia, the synthoid from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''.
* Arcee, the first female character from {{Transformers}}. Her name is RC (Remote Controlled) phonetically.

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!!''Robo''-something

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* As a ShoutOut to Asimov, robots in ''Anime/TheBigO'' also preface their names with the initial R. The one most often encountered was R. Dorothy Wayneright.

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* The titular character of ''AtomicRobo'', a robot built by UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla in the 1920s.

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* [=RoboGadget=] from the 1999 film version of ''InspectorGadget''
* ''Franchise/{{RoboCop}}'''s titular character, although he was technically a cyborg.
* Ro-Man from the infamous BMovie ''Film/RobotMonster''.

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* The robots in Creator/IsaacAsimov's robot novels all had the first initial R. [[CaptainObvious (for robot)]] in front of what appeared to be near-human first name/last name name builds.

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* Robot from ''Series/LostInSpace''
* Robogog from ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger''. As part of the series' sci-fi-movie ShoutOutThemeNaming, his is based on ''Franchise/{{RoboCop}}''.
** Robo Knight from ''Goseiger'''s adaptation ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'', a completely separate homage to Franchise/{{RoboCop}}.

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* Again from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', Robo AKA R-66Y
* Robo-Ky from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear XX'' is a robot designed to resemble Ky Kiske.
* When Annie builds a robot in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', she simply names it Robot, and he answers to this from then on. It's later revealed that his original name was S13.
** Also, Robox. Who is basically a box on legs.
*** Not to mention Boxbot, who has arms but no legs at all. [[RunningGag He's like Robox's]] [[TheWoobie lame twin]].
* Robo Drilldigger from VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam. Not to be confused with the real world 'Drilldigger' machine, which just breaks rocks.

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* Robot Redshirt from the ''LeagueOfIntergalacticCosmicChampions''.
* [[SCPFoundation SCP]]-846, also known as [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-846 Robo-Dude]].

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* [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} The Robot Devil]], of all robots. And Robo-Puppy.
* Robot Jones from ''Whatever Happened to Robot Jones?''.

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!! Something-tron or Something-bot

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* Biotron from the MarvelUniverse.
* The Cybertrons, also from the MarvelUniverse.
* Victor von Doom, from ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'', has several Doombots.
** Doom also had an android called the Robotron at one point.

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[[folder: Film - Live ]]

* The Orgasmatron in ''Barbarella'', invented by Duran Duran

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[[folder: Live-Action TV ]]

* The Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}bot from...does it have to be said?
* Polyphase Avitron from ''Series/DoctorWho''.
* [[MysteryScienceTheater3000 Cambot]].

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[[folder: Video Games ]]
* The Flaming Antasmatons found in Neo Bowser Castle in VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam
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[[folder: Web Comics ]]
* From the webcomic ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'', [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Killer Evil Death Spybot 5000]]. Who's with the protagonists.
* Doorbot (a robot porter who is literally bolted to his door) and [[ButtMonkey Boxbot]] (a box on wheels) from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''.
* Gofotron from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''
* Lie-Bot from ''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}''
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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'s'' "Hedonism-bot".
** And Reverend Preacher-bot, Beelze-bot, Kwanzaa-bot, and dozens more!
* Bunnie Rabbot of ''SonicTheHedgehog'' is another cyborg example of this naming convention.
** In an unpublished story for the Archie Sonic continuity, it was to be revealed that her actual name was "[[GoneWithTheWind Scarlett]] [[PunnyName O']][[DeepSouth Hare]]".
* Megatron (who later becomes Galvatron) of ''{{Transformers}}''
** Lots of ''Transformers'' characters or places have the "-tron" or "-bot" naming convention: Autobot, Transbot, Cybertron, Banzai-tron, Velocitron...
* Subverted with [[TeamUmizoomi Team Umizoomi's]] Bot. His name is simply [[CaptainObvious Robot]] for short.

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!! References to other pop culture, or actual human names.

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* Chachamaru Karakuri in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': her name is written with the Kanji for "tea", while "Karakuri" are a spring-powered, tea-serving doll mainly used in Japan's Meiji period. MeaningfulName indeed.
* Most robots from ''Manga/YokohamaKaidashiKikou'' choose their own, usually human-sounding, name. Kokone is one such example.

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* Skeets from ''BoosterGold'', he's a small yellow flying security bot with a laser, you figure out why he's called Skeets.
** Which is to say the flying targets at shooting ranges, which resemble him. Not the hip-hop slang kind of skeet. (Also a kind of target shooting, but not the kind you're thinking of.)

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[[folder: Film ]]

* David from Steven Spielberg's ''AIArtificialIntelligence''.
* All of the replicants in ''Film/BladeRunner'' have human-sounding names, although some are unusual (eg. [[AerithAndBob Roy, Leon, Pris, Zhora]].
* Robbie the Robot from ''ForbiddenPlanet''

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* Zane Gort from ''The Silver Eggheads'' by Creator/FritzLeiber, a robot author (creator of the popular Dr. Tungsten series), whose name is an homage to ZaneGray and to Gort, the alien robot of ''Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951''. Also, his lady-love, the government-built censor-robix, Miss Phyllis Blushes. (She's plated in pink anodized aluminum. Zane, on the other hand, is blued steel.) (And "robix" is that setting's term for a female robot. Robot sexuality is one of the amusing features of the setting.)
* Marvin, the Paranoid Android, from ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''.

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[[folder: Live-Action TV ]]

* Crow T. Robot, Tom Servo and Gypsy from ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]''
* Kryten from ''Series/RedDwarf'' is a reference to the head butler in the J.M. Barrie play ''The Admirable Crichton'', but with XtremeKoolLetterz. His replacement in "The Last Day" is Hudzen, presumably after Hudson the butler in ''UpstairsDownstairs''.
* ''Series/GetSmart - Hymie. His ''father's'' name was Hymie!
* ''TheLateLateShow'' - Geoff Peterson
* Tensou from ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce''.
** In its source, ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger'', the Matrintis robot villains all have names based on sci-fi movies - for instance, the above-mentioned Robogog and Metal Alice are respectively named after ''Franchise/{{RoboCop}}'' and ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' (the other villain factions are named for alien and monster sci-fi movies).
** Murphy from ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger''

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' hat trick: Prometheus AKA R-66Y AKA Robo.
* Legion in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', named after the bible passage for it's MindHive nature.
** Eva Core, Cerberus's successor to/replacement for EDI in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', is named for an actual human in the game's background who was once affiliated with Cerberus. As the robot Eva was designed as an infiltrator, basing it on a real person (albeit one who had been dead for some time) may have helped with fabricating identification and so forth.

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[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* Lincoln from ''CogaSuro''. Later robot names follow a Greek mythology theme [Styx, Persephone, Hades].
** Speaking of Styx, there's also ''Mr. Roboto''.
* The robot cows from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' are all named Elsie with a number (for example, Elsie [[AuthorCatchPhrase 113]]). This was apparently chosen because "Elsie" sounds just like "L.C.", which stands for Laser Cow.
** Also a reference to the Borden Company's cartoon mascot, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elsie_the_Cow Elsie the Cow]].
* Winslow and [[GratuitousJapanese Momo]] from ''QuestionableContent''

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* HannaBarbera's ''{{Frankenstein}} Jr.''
* Rosey and Mac from ''TheJetsons'' were not given names that meant anything if broken down into acronyms.

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