* Timmy is either [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents an average kid that no one understands]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} the leader of the McNulty brothers]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} one half of the Tibble twins]], or [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark a kid in a wheelchair that can only say his name]].
* There is a turtle whose name is Sheldon in a ''[[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Powerpuff Girls]]'' episode but it's less violent than Sheldon, Stewie's domestic animal in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Let's not forget the lovable {{Robosexual}} Sheldon of ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' (though, he's not a turtle).
** The same series also once featured a monster clown that went by the name of [[{{Franchise/Pokemon}} Mr. Mime]].
* Roger is either [[WesternAnimation/{{Doug}} Doug's antagonist]], [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad Stan's domestic alien]], a talking dog in a pair of Al Brodax ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' cartoons, a SewerGator [[WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar who is a friend of the penguins]], [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians the owner of a dalmatian plantation]], or [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit a cartoon rabbit]].
* Barney Gumble is [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]]'s best friend while Barney Rubble is [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Fred Flintstone]]'s.
* Oddly enough, the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' franchise does this ''within itself''. Being named Prowl, Thrust, Snarl, Inferno, or one of any of the other most common names in the Cybertronian phone book, it doesn't mean you've got anything in common with anyone else with the same name.
** However, they're simply {{reboot}}ed shows' versions of the same character, no different from the [[Series/BattlestarGalactica1978 two]] ''[[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Battlestar Galactica]]'' shows each having Starbuck. It's just that [[AdaptationOverdosed there are waaaaay more than two retellings]] of the Transformers' story.
** The toyline, however, is another story. As is the way of these things, fans are a lot more concerned with continuity and such than the makers who just want you to buy it, so when two dissimilar toys are given the same name in the same toyline, or a toy with the name of a character it doesn't resemble comes out, the EpilepticTrees get planted as people try to figure out when the scant lines of bio "take place." Prowl the owl and Prowl the lion both released as WesternAnimation/BeastWars toys? Are they the same guy? Which one, if either, is the same guy as G1 Prowl? There are, in fact, a ''ton'' of toys named Prowl that don't exactly mimic any character named Prowl and are hard to place. Transformers Wiki has a page for each of them, and even some of those pages have a "this is what we think we know; even we can't be sure" section.
*** One weird case is Sky High, which was used for a Pretender one year and then a Micromaster the next, with no relation between the toys.
** In-fiction, there's the Unicron Trilogy, where some ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' Mini-cons have their names re-used for full-sized characters. Most of them don't get their names spoken onscreen, but a few do: The names Dirt Boss, Downshift, Mirage, and Blackout, we'll be hearing from again with characters who clearly cannot be the same ones. Also, the Mini-con helicopter Jolt may or may not be a case: despite both being Mini-con helicopters named Jolt, it's hard to reconcile the backstories of the ''Armada'' and ''[[Anime/TransformersCybertron Cybertron]]'' versions. Also, some ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' characters share the names of unrelated [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 Generation 1]] characters (while some, like Starscream and Ravage, ''are'' the G1 characters. The show is quite clear on who's who.)
** The movieverse has another version: non-movie material such as comics often movie-ify past characters and use them, and the ''next'' movie comes out and uses the same name with an unrelated character. Sometimes ArcWelding is used (we find out how Arcee becomes one 'bot with three bodies), sometimes not (there's ''no slagging way'' Movie 1 Comic Mudflap and Revenge of the Fallen bad racial stereotype Mudflap are the same guy.)
** Japan's got a different version: Most versions of Optimus Prime are called Convoy. Some get a prefix (Fire Convoy, Grand Convoy, etc.) but then, so do leaders who are not based on Optimus himself (as the ''rank'' Prime is also called Convoy.) Furthermore, what America considers a reboot and what Japan considers a reboot aren't always the same. Therefore, if a character looks like Optimus Prime and is called Convoy or Something Convoy it is ''impossible'' to know if he is intended to be (a) ''the same character as;'' (b) ''a rebooted show's version of; ''or (c) ''a completely different character who happens to be similar to'' any other given Convoy or Something Convoy.
** In a more standard example, the various Autobots named Sideswipe share their name with a character in ''TheIncredibleCrashDummies''.
*** And a [[Literature/AWrinkleInTime teenage girl]] shares a (nick)name with a Decepticon Leader.
** It's a running joke in ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' that the Transformers have run out of names; one guy changed his name ''from'' Prowl ''to'' Dent.
* RealLife instances were lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}!'' by a RunningGag where {{Squee}}ing fangirl Pepper Mills would hound a historical figure for an autograph, only to be disappointed that she'd gotten the wrong person. For instance, she mistook Leonardo Da Vinci and Vladimir Lenin (in separate skits) for Leonardo ''[=DiCaprio=]'' and ''John'' Lennon.
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', the Land of NegativeContinuity, had two PsychoForHire villains named Negaduck -- one, a one-shot EvilTwin created when some AppliedPhlebotinum split TheHero Kirk-like into his good and evil halves; the other, his recurring EvilCounterpart from a MirrorUniverse, no relation to the first except in inspiration.
** Also, [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Sarah Bellum.]]
* ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]'' is also the official international English name for ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger''.
* Fenton is the civilian first name of a PartTimeHero on ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' and the civilian last name of the PartTimeHero ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' and ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' both have an episode where a girl named Kitten blackmails TheHero into dating her to make her ex-boyfriend jealous.
* A variant on TheDanza, in which voice actress Creator/GreyDelisle has two feline characters named "Kitty." The first being on ''WesternAnimation/DangerRangers'' and the other on ''WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy''.
* Both ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' have a rabbit character who goes by the name of "Buster."
** Buster is also the name of [[WesternAnimation/{{Sing}} a koala that owns a local theatre]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} the second-born son of the Carmichael family]], [[Franchise/ToyStory Andy's pet dog]], or [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine a steamroller who works for Ms. Jenny Packard]].
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/StaticShock Static]]'' both have a GadgeteerGenius {{sidekick}} with the last name Foley.
* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' was the name of a Mutt & Jeff-type duo who appeared in a series of Van Beuren Studios cartoons in the early 1930s. Of course, the later Tom and Jerry are now far better-known.
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' and ''WesternAnimation/PlanetSheen'' both have characters named [[UnfortunateNames Dorkus]]. To elaborate, the former refers to a pint-sized bungling demon assistant ButtMonkey and the second is a sinister ex-advisor to an alien king who Is also the series ButtMonkey.
* In-universe example in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': in "The Perils of Polling", Hank, while giving his name to a reporter, makes mention of a "Hank P. Hill" who apparently doesn't pay his Discover card bills.
* Toby Tortoise is actually an animated character from one of two Disney cartoons: ''The Tortoise and the Hare'' or ''Disney/RobinHood''.
* Similarly, both ''[[WesternAnimation/MiscellaneousDisneyShorts Goliath II]]'' and ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' feature tigers named Rajah among the films' main cast.
* Both ''[[WesternAnimation/PlutoThePup Pluto's Kid Brother]]'' and ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' feature [[CatsAreMean mean cats]] named Lucifer.
** And speaking of ''Cinderella'', the title heroine's [[HeelFaceTurn ugly stepsister Anastasia]] actually falls in love with a baker named Dmitri in the DirectToVideo sequel, ''Cinderella II: Dreams Come True''. [[WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}} Sound familiar?]]
* Pablo the Penguin is either a penguin of an indeterminate species from ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans'' or a Galapagos penguin from ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros''.
* Is Rocko [[WesternAnimation/ThePebbleAndThePenguin a penguin]] or [[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife a wallaby]]?
* Creator/HannaBarbera was known for reusing names for its characters. To wit:
** Fred--[[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Flintstone]] and [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Jones]]
** Augie--Doggie (''WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw'') and Anderson (''WesternAnimation/TheFunkyPhantom'')
** Scooby--the Seal (''Moby Dick and the Mighty Mightor'') and Scooby-Doo. (The two Scoobys would finally meet in episode 37 of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''.)
** Dum-Dum--the dog (''Touché Turtle'') and the dimbulb of the [[WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop Ant Hill Mob]]
** Bubbles--the keyboardist for the [[WesternAnimation/{{Jabberjaw}} Neptunes]], the most joyful of WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls, and a MonsterClown on ''The Further Adventures of [=SuperTed=]''
** Wally--Gator and the drummer for the Sundance Kids (1973's ''Butch Cassidy'')
** Peter--Potamus, Puck and [[WesternAnimation/WackyRaces Perfect]]
** Two Sgt. Blasts--from ''Wacky Races'' and the ''Private Oyl'' segment of 1981's ''The ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} & Olive Comedy Show''
** Larry--a member of the WesternAnimation/ClueClub and one of WesternAnimation/TheRobonicStooges
** Clyde--the leader of the Ant Hill Mob from ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'', the orange ghost from ''WesternAnimation/PacMan'', and Rawhide Clyde from the ''Crazy Claws'' segment of ''WesternAnimation/TheKwickyKoalaShow''
** Dee Dee--Skyes from ''WesternAnimation/CaptainCavemanAndTheTeenAngels'', a friend of Popeye Jr. on ''WesternAnimation/PopeyeAndSon'' and [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dexter's dim-witted sister]]
** Penny--the chubette friend from ''WesternAnimation/ThePebblesAndBammBammShow'', Bubba [=McCoy's=] wife on ''WesternAnimation/WheresHuddles'', and the Chief's secretary on [[WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs Super Secret Secret Squirrel]]. Penelope Pitstop may also count, as Peter Perfect and Pvt. Meekley from ''Wacky Races'' call her Penny.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheHuckleberryHoundShow'' had permutations of the Dalton Brothers in a couple of episodes--they would be pared down to three (Dirty, Dastardly and Dinky) for ''Laff-a-Lympics''.
** The face is the same: The Gruesomes on season 6 of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' were retooled as the Creeplys for ''WesternAnimation/LaffALympics''.
** Dinky Dalton (''Huckleberry Hound'', ''Laff-a-Lympics'') and Dinky Dog (''The All-New Popeye Hour'')
** Two Ant Hill Mobs: A gang of insect bikers in the Atom Ant cartoon "Wild, Wild Ants", and the mobsters from ''Wacky Races'' and ''The Perils of Penelope Pitstop''.
** Two King Klongs: The giant gorilla Dick Dastardly hypnotizes in the ''Wacky Races'' episode "Real Gone Ape," and the wrestler Bananas the Gorilla becomes in the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch Help! It's The Hair Bear Bunch!]]'' episode "King Klong vs. the Masked Marvel."
** Blubber--Luke's bear on ''Wacky Races'' and the crybaby on ''[[WesternAnimation/CBBears Posse Impossible]]''.
** Tom--One of Moby Dick's young pals, [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan Chan]] and [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry Cat]] (ostensibly from the H-B 1975 reboot).
** Alan--the stud puppy from ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats'' and the groovy shades-wearing GadgeteerGenius of the Chan Clan.
** Scooter--the youngest of the Chan Clan, the leader of the Space Kidettes, the penguin on ''The Skatebirds'', and one of the [[WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots GoBots]][[note]]He's a "Guardian", who are the good guys, as opposed to the "Renegades" who are the bad guys.[[/note]].
** Henry--the janitor on ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons,'' Corry's pal on ''WesternAnimation/{{Jeannie}},'' and the eldest of the Chan Clan.
** Klunk--the assistant in the ''WesternAnimation/MagillaGorilla'' short "Mad Scientist" and the imperfect aircraft inventor of ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines''.
** Curly--Neal of ''WesternAnimation/TheHarlemGlobetrotters'' and Howard of ''WesternAnimation/TheRobonicStooges'', although it is most likely a case of both figures being actual people to start with.
** Two Bettys frequented the same show in the 1979/80 season on NBC's ''WesternAnimation/FredAndBarneyMeetTheThing'': Barney Rubble's wife, and Benji Grimm's friend in the ''Thing'' segments (based on the ''Fantastic Four'' character).
** Billy--the numbskull pal of Mandy on ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' and the numbskull member of the Gangreen Gang on ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''.
** Chopper--the dog who protects WesternAnimation/YakkyDoodle, and the main villain of ''WesternAnimation/WheelieAndTheChopperBunch''
** Episode Name's the Same: "Don't Fool With a Phantom" was the title of a ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' episode and an episode title on ''Scooby-Doo'' expy ''WesternAnimation/TheFunkyPhantom''.
** Agent 000--the code name of WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel, and the long-suffering boss of the Robonic Stooges.
** Squawky Talky was the name of a parrot in ''WesternAnimation/TheRuffAndReddyShow'' story arc "The Treasure of Skipper Kipper." Twelve years later, "Squawky Talkies" would be the name of an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePebblesAndBammBammShow''.
** A pair of chaps named Happy: The photographer in ''Around the World in 79 Days'' (segment of ''WesternAnimation/TheCattanoogaCats'') and Precocia Holiday's big brother on ''WesternAnimation/TheRomanHolidays''. The latter also serves as a StealthPun.
** Huckleberry Hound and their 1968 live action/animated take on Huckleberry Finn.
** Dastardly: [[WesternAnimation/WackyRaces Dick Dastardly]] or [[WesternAnimation/LaffALympics Dastardly Dalton]].
** If homonyms count, there was [[WesternAnimation/TopCat Choo-Choo]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan Chu-Chu]].
** Rufus: [[WesternAnimation/WackyRaces Ruffcut]] and [[WesternAnimation/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventures Bill and Ted's mentor]].
** Shag Rugg from ''The Hillbilly Bears'' and Shaggy from ''ScoobyDoo'' could count as the latter is called Shag in informal cases.
** Around 1971, Hanna-Barbera made a pilot for a proposed prime time show called ''Duffy's Dozen,'' about a couple who travel the country in their RV with twelve adopted children. Some of the kids' names would be repurposed for later shows: Alan (''TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan''), Anne (ditto), Corey (''WesternAnimation/{{Jeannie}}'') and Dotty (''ClueClub'').
* In addition to Hanna-Barbera's Wally Gator mentioned above, Wally is also [[WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker a walrus who hates a certain woodpecker]], [[Literature/WheresWally a very hard-to-find man known in USA and Canada as Waldo]], or [[WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor Numbuh Four]].
* The WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck short "Trick or Treat" features a character named [[PunnyName Witch Hazel]], as do several ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts. Although they were two different characters created by two different studios ([[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Disney]] and [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Warner Bros.]], respectively), Creator/JuneForay provided the voices for both witches.
** Yet another Witch Hazel character appeared in the ''ComicStrip/LittleLulu'' print comics.
* Brain - a name given to WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'s friend, [[WesternAnimation/TopCat a member of Top Cat's gang]], [[WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget Inspector Gadget's dog]] and a [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} mouse who tries]] [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain to take over the world.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' both had a Stinky Peterson. Somewhat awkward with the two shows being quite similar and even sharing a number of voice actors. And while it was live-action, ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'' also had a Stinky Peterson.
** Similarly, ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' and ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' featured nasty blond females named Helga.
** And speaking of the Football Head, both ''Hey Arnold!'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' had one-shot antagonists named The Sewer King, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin who lived in the sewers]] and had an aversion to light but that's where the similarities ended. ''Arnold's'' Sewer King is a crazy kook who refuses to return Grandpa's watch but is mostly harmless. ''BTAS's'' Sewer King on the other hand is a dangerous psychopath running his own sick version of [[Literature/OliverTwist Fagin's Gang.]]
* In addition to the Hanna-Barbera examples above, there's several other characters named '''Bubbles''': [[WesternAnimation/TheSuper6 Super Scuba's]] [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent Mermaid]] [[GirlFriday Friday]], a G1 My Little Pony, [[WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater a celestial dolphin known as the Protector of the Galaxy]], or [[WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter the Otter kids' pet fish]].
* In 1966, around the time the second incarnation of the Doctor on Creator/TheBBC's ''Series/DoctorWho'' was traveling about, Creator/RankinBassProductions' ''King Kong'' cartoon series on ABC Saturday mornings had a villain named Doctor Who.
* Two evil organizations called "M.A.D.": The agents on ''Tom of T.H.U.M.B.'' (segment of the 1966 ''King Kong'' cartoon--acronym meaning "'''M'''aladjusted, '''A'''nti-social and '''D'''arn mean") and the agents of ''InspectorGadget'' (acronym meaning[[note]]according to supplemental material, TheMerch or both[[/note]] either "'''M'''ean '''A'''nd '''D'''irty" or "'''M'''alevolent '''A'''gency of '''D'''estruction", not to mention Penny's derogatory version).
* The kingdom on ''WesternAnimation/KingLeonardoAndHisShortSubjects'' was Bongo Congo. In the 1990s ''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'', it was Congo Bongo.
** Leonardo himself is a namesake of the leader of the Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles.
* In an odd form of recycling, this time by a writer, Zagras the Wizard goes from being Keeper of the Comets (in the episode "The Cosmic Comet") in ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' to a wizard in ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo''.
** They had a writer in common, Tom Ruegger.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheodoreTugboat'', both shows about talking vehicles with a similar structure, had a few cases of this. One interesting case is that both have a regular character named Emily, one a friendly great ocean tug, the other a Scottish steam locomotive.
* Within the same series, ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' had two Smurf characters going by the name of Nosey: the real Smurf version who appeared in "The Lost City Of Yore", who was named simply because he was nosy, and the Gargamel-posing-as-a-Smurf version who appeared in "The Mr. Smurf Contest", who was named because of the nose.
** Speaking of ''The Smurfs'', both it and ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' had an episode called 'The Littlest Giant'. One giant runs away because he has trouble adjusting to a different civilisation, and the other because he is bullied by his own kind.
* Spike is either [[Franchise/MyLittlePony a dragon]], [[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime a dinosaur]], [[WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution one of the X-men]][[note]][[SpellMyNameWithAnS who spells his name with a Y]][[/note]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} Tommy Pickles' pet dog]], [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry a completely different dog whose annoyed by a cat also named Tom]], [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} another completely different dog who is one of Snoopy's brothers]], [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 a Transformers character]], or [[WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries a porcupine-like alien whose quills make people stupid.]]
** On that topic, people searching for "Spike the dog" are getting annoyed that Google is returning the dragon's [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]] form rather than any of the above-mentioned canines.
* In the Franchise/MyLittlePony franchise, ''Equestria Girls'' is both the name of a {{song parody}} of Music/KatyPerry's "California Gurls" and a HighSchoolAU [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls spinoff film]].
** Cloudchaser is a spiky-haired pegasus mare usually seen with Flitter, who has the same color as her. Cloud Chaser (two words) is a pegasus stallion who uses the same design as Thunderlane.
** Thunderlane's brother Rumble shares his name with one of [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers G1 Soundwave]]'s cassettes.[[note]]Which was likely an [[MythologyGag intentional reference]].[[/note]]
* Both ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePlagueDogs'' feature foxes named Tod, which is the proper term for an adult male fox.
* Is Mrs. Potts [[Disney/BeautyandtheBeast a teapot]] or WesternAnimation/BobTheBuilder's neighbor?
* Both the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts and Creator/FamousStudios feature ducklings named Huey.
* All the Pennys listed in the Hanna-Barbera tab above, plus: WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget's cute (and smart) little niece, the adorable peanut girl with antlers on whom [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball Gumball]] has a crush, Bessie's chubby pal on ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyB'', a member of ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'', Rudy's [[{{Meganekko}} bespectacled]] pal/love interest on ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'', the imperiled little girl in Disney's ''Disney/TheRescuers'', Sherman's girlfriend in the ''Mr. Peabody & Sherman'' movie, a literal one-cent-worth coin [[WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBobSquarePants}} SpongeBob]] befriends after deciding to spend the rest of his life indoors, and Disney/{{Bolt}}'s owner.
* Four with the name Mr. E: ''Mr. E From Tau Ceti'' (a Russian import from 1958 serialized under the Cartoon Classics umbrella title), the Ed Sullivan/Mister T hybrid from the Bakshi WesternAnimation/MightyMouse episode "Don't Touch That Dial," a teacher on ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', and original Mystery Inc. member and present ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' anti-hero.
* Binky the Clown from ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' has a namesake in ''Literature/ShakesTheClown''. Binky from ''Garfield'' came out first (starting in the comic strip version).
* Mako is [[PlayingWithFire a Firebender]] and one of the lead character in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' . There's also a more obscure Mako ([[SharkMan think of a sharkman]]) in the ''WesternAnimation/DinoRiders'' series who serves as an underling for [[TheDragon Hammerhead]] and [[BigBad Krulos]]. He rides the [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs monoclonius]] in [[MerchandiseDriven the toyline]]. [[YouSayTomato Their names are pronounced differently, however.]]
* Three masked figures named Zero: the hero ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' relates as a bedtime story to Olive Oyl's niece Diesel, the identity of Bushwhack, Badlands Meeney's sidekick, in the ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Terrytoons}} Lariat Sam]]'' story arc "The Mark of Zero," and the villain who defaces buildings with zeros in the "Mucho Loma" ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' story arc.
* Goliath is the name of two talented dogs. One turns into a lion (ItMakesSenseInContext) whenever his owner, Samson, activates his magic bracelets; the other can talk, if only to his young owner, Davey.
* The ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' cartoon has a pig voiced by comedian Kevin Meaney named Aloysius, who is in charge of the television industry. In the 2012 film adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'', there is a man named Aloysius O'Hare, who is in charge of the air industry. Also, both are shorter than the other characters they are shown with.
** Aloysius Owl was a character in Terrytoons' ''Possible Possum'' shorts.
** Also, Roy Rooster shares the same name as a rooster in [[http://www.ebaumsworld.com/jokes/read/5180/ this joke]].
** Shelldon the Egg has a namesake on [[WesternAnimation/{{Shelldon}} a Saturday Morning cartoon on qubo]], but the character is a sea creature and not an egg with feet.
** Another ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'' example: The male protagonist, Ted, shares his name with [[Film/{{Ted}} a talking teddy bear.]]
* Lampy of ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'' and Lampy of ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales''.
** Not to be confused with Lambie of ''WesternAnimation/DocMcStuffins'', who is called Lampie in the Korean dub of the show.
* WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight and [[WesternAnimation/CrusaderRabbit Dudley Nightshade]], both attributed in some respect to Jay Ward.
** Don't forget [[WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy Dudley Puppy]]
* Scrappy--Columbia Pictures' mischievous little boy, Scooby-Doo's brash little nephew of dubious popularity, and WesternAnimation/MightyMouse's orphan pal (from the Bakshi series).
* The title's the same: "Now Museum, Now You Don't" was the title of an episode of ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'' and of a [=DiC=]-produced episode of ''WesternAnimation/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventures.''
* Lola is either [[WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow Bugs Bunny's girlfriend]], [[WesternAnimation/CharlieAndLola Charlie's little sister]], [[WesternAnimation/CatDog a Hispanic zoologist bird]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Robotboy}} Tommy Turnbull's pal]], or [[WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse the Loud family's token spoiled princess]].
* The ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'' episode "[[Recap/MrBogusS1E6BeachBlanketBogus Beach Blanket Bogus]]" also became the title of an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Action''.
* Mole is either [[WesternAnimation/MrBogus Ratty's sidekick]], [[WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers one of Fat Cat's lackeys]], or [[Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire a dirt-obsessed geologist]].
* Nigel is either [[WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor the leader of Sector V]], [[WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys the patriarch of the Thornberry family]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Rio}} a sadistically malevolent cockatoo]], or [[WesternAnimation/{{FindingNemo}} a pelican who likes to visit dentist's office.]]
** The ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode, "One if by Clam, Two if by Sea" features a one-off father/daughter pair named Nigel and Eliza. [[WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys Sound familiar?]]
*** It may or may not have been a coincidence since the episode was made at the time ''Thornberrys'' was popular.
* Leonardo was either [[WesternAnimation/KingLeonardoAndHisShortSubjects the king of Bongo Congo]], [[WesternAnimation/TheAlvinShow Clyde Crashcup's mute assistant]], or [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles a sewer-dwelling terrapin superhero]].
* Alvin is either [[WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks a member of one of the chipmunks]] or [[ComicStrip/LittleLulu the annoying little boy who often pesters Lulu]].
* Don Coyote: Hanna-Barbera's take on [[Literature/ManOfLaMancha Don Quixote]] for American television or the misguided protagonist of a 1991 episode of ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse''.
* Snoopy: [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown's dog]] or one of Hanna-Barbera's ''Space Kidettes.''
* Linus: [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Lucy Van Pelt's little brother]] or the Lionhearted (mascot of Post Crispy Critters cereal and star of a 1964 CBS cartoon show).
* Warner Bros. had four Ralphs: Ralph Phillips (a daydreaming little boy), Ralph Crumden (a mouse avatar of Jackie Gleason's character from ''Series/TheHoneymooners''), Ralph Wolf (a Wile E. Coyote lookalike in [[WesternAnimation/RalphWolfAndSamSheepdog Chuck Jones' sheepdog-wolf series]]), and Ralph Theodore Guard, the incompetent security guard from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''.
** Two Claudes as well: Claude Cat (from the early 1950s) and the gangster from the 1968 "Bunny and Claude" cartoons.
** And two Eggheads. The Elmer Fudd prototype and Miss Prissy's prodigy son that was more than a match for Foghorn Leghorn.
* In addition to the aforementioned '''Ralph''' examples, there's also [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Chief Wiggum's son]], [[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife Ed and Bev Bighead's son]], and the PunchClockVillain of ''[[WesternAnimation/WreckItRalph Fix-it Felix Jr.]]''
* ''Gruesome Twosome'' was the title of a Tweety cartoon from 1945; the Gruesome Twosome were the macabre participants in ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' with their Creepy Coupe.
* Felix is either [[WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat a cat from a classic cartoon series]], [[WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries an alien who can clean things]], or a video-game handyman from ''Disney/WreckItRalph''. The third example also has Vanellope Von Schweetz, who was probably partly named for [[WesternAnimation/WackyRaces Penelope Pitstop]].
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' featured a one-shot character named Charlotte Pickles, the name of Angelica's mom on ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''.
* "Supervista" is the [[DubNameChange Italian name]] for either [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers Perceptor]] or [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants Barnacle Boy]].
* Both ''WesternAnimation/OnceUponAForest'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012 Littlest Pet Shop]]'' (2012) feature a hedgehog character named Russell.
* ''Turbo'' is either [[Disney/WreckItRalph the main character of an old racing game gone rogue]] or [[WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}} a garden snail who acquires super speed]].
** Or his last name could be [[WesternAnimation/{{TheFairlyOddParents}} Thunder]].
* Ren was either [[WesternAnimation/PiratesOfDarkWater a young prince battling evil forces on the planet Mer]] or [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow a dysfunctional Chihuahua]].
* Terrytoons had two cats under the name Pinhead Schlabotka. The first was a hulking lamebrain in the ''Mighty Mouse'' cartoon "Law and Order," and the other was a sharpie criminal in "Police Dogged" (with one-shot character Clancy the Bull).
* There's an ant named '''Fu Fu''' in ''WesternAnimation/NiHaoKaiLan''. There's a bat named '''Fu-Fu''' in ''WesternAnimation/SagwaTheChineseSiameseCat''. The latter is mostly forgotten, though, since it hasn't aired in ages.
* Brutus is either the retooled version of Bluto in the Al Brodax ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' cartoons or the pet lion on Hanna-Barbera's 1972 show ''WesternAnimation/TheRomanHolidays''.
* In the ''Franchise/LittlestPetShop'' franchise, Delilah is either the antagonistic monitor lizard from the [[WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop1995 1995 series]] or the world famous cat from the [[WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012 2012 reboot]].
* Two creatures named Crazy Legs: a [[WesternAnimation/CBBears desert snake trying to avoid a hungry buzzard]], and [[Franchise/ThePinkPanther a hungry crane pursuing a dragonfly]].
* Cool Cat was a hip tiger from the "Dork Age" of WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoons, or a member of the puppet band on ''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse''.
* Oona can refer to a mermaid with either [[WesternAnimation/BubbleGuppies purple hair and a purple tail]] or [[WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst blond hair and a blue tail]].
* Two Gastons: Gaston Le Crayon was an obscure WesternAnimation/{{Terrytoons}} character, an impoverished French artist with a GenreSavvy paintbrush; the other Gaston was the chiseled anti-hero of Disney's ''Beauty and the Beast''.
* Three named Swifty: the con-man half of the Shorty & Swifty shorts from Paramount in the mid-1960s, Oil Can Harry's henchman in the Filmation reboot of ''WesternAnimation/MightyMouse'', and [[WesternAnimation/SonicBoom a green shrew that briefly stole Sonic's thunder]].
* Butch is either [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry a black alley cat who is Tom's rival]], [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine a tow truck who works at the Sodor Search and Rescue Center]], [[WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur A T-rex who helps Arlo find his way home]], [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius Retroville's resident bully]], [[WesternAnimation/TheLittleRascals Greenpoint's resident bully]], Bozo the Clown's young sidekick, or one of [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls the Rowdyruff Boys]].
* Hustle Bear was the leader of the WesternAnimation/CBBears. Four years earlier, ''WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch'' comic book used a bear named Hustle in "The Hibernation Bit" (issue #8, November 1973).
* The G1 ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' series had two different characters named Twilight. The first was a Unicorn from the original [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials TV special]], who was the inspiration for Twilight Sparkle in ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship Is Magic]]''; the second was a Pegasus in the episode "Flight to Cloud Castle".
* Velma could either be [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo America's favorite mystery-solving meganekko]] or a one-shot spider queen in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. Aside from this, there aren't really many other animated Velmas.
* Two sexy young women named April: [[WesternAnimation/TheFunkyPhantom Stewart]] and [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles O'Neill]].
* Three little girls named Darla: [[WesternAnimation/TheLittleRascals Hood]], [[WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance Dimple]] and [[WesternAnimation/FindingNemo Sherman]]. The second was named as a shout-out to the first.
* Alfalfa was either a harried farmer from the early days of WesternAnimation/{{Terrytoons}} (actually spelled out as Al Falfa) or the cowlicked dweeb from ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleRascals''.
* Ruff is either a [[WesternAnimation/TheRuffAndReddyShow smart kitten who has misadventures with a dim dog]], the pet dog of ''WesternAnimation/DennisTheMenace'', or the animated canine host of the PBS kids' quiz show ''Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman.''.
* Sylvester: [[WesternAnimation/SylvesterTheCatAndTweetyBird Tweety's pursuer]] or [[WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop Sneekly]].
* [[WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker Woody and Buzz]], and decades later, [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Woody and Buzz]]. And that's just a coincidence.
** An additional Woody is one of Buford's human friends from Hanna-Barbera's ''WesternAnimation/TheBufordFilesAndTheGallopingGhost''.
* Is Arnold [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnold secretly loved by a bully?]] [[WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus Or does he really hate going on field trips?]] Or maybe he's [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures a pit bull caricature of]] [[TheAhnold a famous movie star]]?
* A pair of Popeyes: [[WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}} the heroic sailor man]] or [[WesternAnimation/{{Archer}} a villainous loan shark.]]
* Babs: [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Bunny]], [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Seed]], [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Blight]], or [[WesternAnimation/{{FamilyGuy}} Pewterschmidt]].
* Daisy is either [[WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck Donald Duck's girlfriend]], [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine a diesel railcar]], or [[Film/ToyStory3 Lotso's former owner]].
* Eustace: the first name of [[WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch zookeeper Mr. Peevly]] or WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog's {{Jerkass}} owner.
* Benny is either [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit a taxi cab]], [[WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer a bull]], [[WesternAnimation/BobTheBuilder an excavator]], one of TopCat's gang, or [[WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie a 1980-something space guy]].
* [[PunnyName Pat Pending]] was either the inventor who drove the Convert-A-Car on ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' or a scientist in the 2003 ''Rescue Heroes'' movie.
* Theodore is either [[Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks a chipmunk]] or [[WesternAnimation/TheodoreTugboat a tugboat]].
* Belle is either [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Snoopy's sister]], [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast an inventor's daughter who is also the Beast's true love]], [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine a fire-fighting tank engine]], [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons the owner of the Springfield Burlesque House]], or [[WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries an alien who screams loudly.]]
* Freight Train is either a teammate of [[WesternAnimation/WheresHuddles Ed Huddles]] or [[WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow Cleveland's]] father.
* Henry is either [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine a green tender engine]], [[WesternAnimation/HorridHenry A horrid young boy]], [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes a short-tempered father bear]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} Tommy Pickles' stuffed lion]], [[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc a Crab/Spider-like monster who owns and runs a power plant]] (best known by his last name), a green-haired boy who is one of the co-hosts of WesternAnimation/{{Kablam}}, or [[WesternAnimation/HenryHugglemonster a monster kid.]]
* Bobs are everywhere! Among many others, Bob is either:
** [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill A preteen boy living in Arlen, Texas]]...
** [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles A superhero raising a family]]...
** [[WesternAnimation/VeggieTales A talking tomato]]...
** [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants An energetic and happy-go-lucky living sponge]]...
** [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons A man known for harassing Bart Simpson and other characters]]...
** [[WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers The owner of a burger restaurant]]...
** [[WesternAnimation/BobTheBuilder A construction worker who can build anything]]...
** [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe A minion of Gru with]] MismatchedEyes...
** [[WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar King Julien's pinata horse]]...
** [[WesternAnimation/TazMania The irritable owner of the hotel Taz works at]]...
** [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnold Helga Pataki's father who is the owner of a beeper company]]...
** [[WesternAnimation/{{Recess}} King of the playground...]]
** [[WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens A blob monster...]]
** [[WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse Lori's boyfriend]]...
* An inter franchise example: the character "Sour Grapes"[[note]]One of two sisters; the other is named "Sweet".[[/note]] from the 2009 version of WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake is NOT the same character as the villainess from the previous two versions. The only thing they have in common is the name, nothing else.
* Cecil: [[WesternAnimation/BeanyAndCecil The seasick sea serpent]], [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Sideshow Bob's younger brother]], or [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes the laconic, snarky turtle who was always one up on Bugs Bunny]].
* Given how similarly they're pronounced, it's possible (although probably unliklely) for [[WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth "Jedda"]] (ComicStrip/ThePhantom's daughter) to be confused with [[WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} "Jetta"]] (the fourth member of The Misfits).
* Phineas: [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb a triangle-headed boy who wants to make the most of his summer]], [[WesternAnimation/TennesseeTuxedoAndHisTales J. Whoopee]] or [[WesternAnimation/TheCattanoogaCats Fogg]], the nephew of Jules Verne's globe-trekking hero Phileas Fogg.
* Jenny is either [[WesternAnimation/TheCattanoogaCats Phineas Fogg's traveling companion]], [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Candace's hippie friend]], [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine the owner of The Pack]], or [[WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot a teenage robot]].
* Dotty: The 13-year old troubleshooter of ''WesternAnimation/ClueClub'' or a member of ''The Get Along Gang''.
* Two bad guys named Mojo: Jojo of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' and the other from ''WesternAnimation/XMen''.
* Dave is either [[Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks the owner of the chipmunks]], [[WesternAnimation/CampLazlo Ping-pong's twin brother]], [[WesternAnimation/SonicBoom the manager of Meh Burger]], or [[WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar a former zoo octopus who was upstaged by penguins]].
* Kevin is either [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy a bully who specializes in calling the Eds "Dorks"]], [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine a clumsy crane who works at the Sodor Steamworks]], [[WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster a teenage boy transported into a video game dimension]], [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants a nerdy sea cucumber who is the leader of the Jellyspotters]], [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe one of Gru's many minions]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Up}} a rare and exotic flightless bird who lives in South America]], [[WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins a fat ignorant anthropomorphic alien penguin]], or [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Mr. Crocker's nephew]].
* Sally is either [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown's younger sister]], [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM a chipmunk princess]], [[WesternAnimation/{{TUGS}} a seaplane]], [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas a Frankenstein-esque ragdoll]], or [[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} a light blue Volkswagen]].
* Buttercup: [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls The toughest fighter]], [[Franchise/ToyStory a stuffed unicorn]], or [[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010 a Pound Puppy]].
* James is either [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine a boastful red tender engine]], [[WesternAnimation/JamesAndTheGiantPeach an orphan boy who befriends insects that live in an oversized peach]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} Molly's younger brother]], [[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc a blue monster who works at a power plant]] [[note]][[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname best known by his nickname, "Sulley"]][[/note]], or [[WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst Sofia's older brother]].
* Rocky is either [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle a grey flying squirrel]], [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes a gangster]], [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine a breakdown crane who works at the Sodor Search and Rescue Center]], [[Franchise/ToyStory a muscular action figure]], [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Patrick Star's pet "snail"]], [[WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse Rusty's younger brother whom Lucy has a crush on]], or [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball the Muppet-like janitor of Elmore Junior High]].
* Rosie is either [[WesternAnimation/ABugsLife a black widow spider]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}} Caillou's younger sister]], [[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons a robot maid]], or [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine a pink tank engine who idolizes Thomas]].
* Samson is either [[WesternAnimation/CampLazlo an unlucky guinea pig]] or [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine a boastful open-cab engine who has a hard time admitting his mistakes]].
* Sidney is either [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine a forgetful diesel engine]], [[WesternAnimation/SidneyTheElephant an immature elephant]], or [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends a T-rex who tried to enslave mankind by painting himself pink and singing sappy hypnotic songs]].
* Stanley is either [[WesternAnimation/{{Stanley}} a little boy who loves learning about animals in the]] GreatBigBookOfEverything, [[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} the deceased founder of Radiator Springs]], [[TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan the second eldest of a renowned Occidental detective]], [[spoiler:[[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls the real name of Dipper and Mabel's great-uncle]]]], [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine a white tank engine whom Thomas was briefly jealous of]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} Arthur's teddy bear]], WesternAnimation/ATrollInCentralPark, or one of the kids in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.
** A one-shot character on ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' was "Sappy Stanley", a take on WesternAnimation/SidneyTheElephant who kidnapped Bugs Bunny and framed Daffy Duck for the crime.
** Stan Smith of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'''s first name is left ambiguous and is constantly changed as a running joke to confuse the audience. Two of the names he was called were [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Stanford and Stanley]].
* WesternAnimation/SpeedBuggy and Manga/SpeedRacer. The former could also dovetail with [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Speedy Gonzales]] as he's also referred to informally as Speedy.
* Princess Ariel is either [[WesternAnimation/ThundarrTheBarbarian a sorceress who is obsessed with ancient history]] or [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid a mermaid who is obsessed with the surface world]].
* Crumden: either Ralph Crumden (a [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Warner Bros. cartoon]] mouse avatar of Jackie Gleason's "Honeymooners" character) or Phileas Fogg's former gentleman's gentleman-turned-antagonist in Hanna-Barbera's ''[[WesternAnimation/TheCattanoogaCats Around The World In 79 Days]]''.
* Blossom: The leader of WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls or [[WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone a resident of the Land of Dreams]].
* Penelope had [[WesternAnimation/WackyRaces Pitstop]], Pitiful Penelope (star of a one-shot Terrytoons spoof of soap operas), and Penelope Brewster (the given name for PunkyBrewster, whose cartoon show and live-action prime time show ran concurrently).
* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' shares his name with Prince Gumball from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. Coincidentally, they're both aired on the same network at the same time!
* Chowder: A [[WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}} gluttonous cat-bear-rabbit boy]], [[WesternAnimation/MonsterHouse the nickname of [=DJ=]'s pal]], or [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} Susie Carmichael's pet cat]]?
* Was Creator/CartoonNetwork's Jake [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime a dog]] or [[WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey a monkey]]?
** How many [[OneSteveLimit Eds]] are there on Cartoon Network? We've got WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy (a ComicTrio of misfit boys), [[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends Eduardo (a Hispanic imaginary friend)]], [[WesternAnimation/CampLazlo Edward (an angry platypus boy scout)]], and [[ClassOf3000 Eddie Lawrence III (a rich clarinet player)]].
** There were also three Johnnys: [[WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo Bravo]], [[WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest Quest]], and [[WesternAnimation/EdEddnEddy 2X4]][[note]][[Main/SpellMyNameWithAnS the last two spelled without the "H"]][[/note]].
* Ember: [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom Rockstar ghost]], [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends baby pony]], or [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic dragon princess]]?
* Opal: [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra A blind earthbender's granddaughter]], [[WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter the mother of the Otter kids]], [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse a fusion of two polymorphic sentient rocks]] or [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic a unicorn fashionista's cat]]?
* Who is Dr. Nick? That depends if you're talking about [[WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries Tatopulos]], the adopted father of Godzilla, or [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Riviera]], Springfield's local quack.
* Molly: Moo Cow (a Van Buren character from the 1930s), [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball a very boring sauropod]], [[WesternAnimation/TaleSpin Rebecca Cunningham's daughter]], [[WesternAnimation/TazMania Taz's younger sister]], [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Andy's younger sister]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} a Tough Customer]], [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine a yellow tender engine]], and [[WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight Coddle]].
* Is Zazu a [[WesternAnimation/BanjotheWoodpileCat female cat]] or a [[Disney/TheLionKing male hornbill]]?
* Phillip is either [[Disney/SleepingBeauty King Hubert's son]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} Lillian's twin brother]], [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark one half of a Canadian comedy duo]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} a slacker delivery boy who becomes cryogenically frozen and reawakens in the 30th century]][[note]]Better known by his surname, Fry[[/note]], [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents Cosmo's girl nickel]], [[WesternAnimation/{{TheNutshack}} the protagonist of a crappy series people only know due to]] Music/GiIvaSunner or WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter, or [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine an energetic diesel boxcab]].
* Itchy: [[WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow A blue mouse who often attacks his cat partner unprovoked]], [[WesternAnimation/KingLeonardoAndHisShortSubjects King Leonardo's ne'er-do-well twin brother]] or [[WesternAnimation/TheDickTracyShow one of Dick Tracy's rogue's gallery of villains]]. All, as their name implies, have a physical tic of needing to itch.
* Dick: [[WesternAnimation/TheDickTracyShow Tracy]] or [[WesternAnimation/WackyRaces Dastardly]].
** Or...[[WesternAnimation/TheNutshack Tito]].
* Harold is either [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine a helicopter]], [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnold an overweight bully who is one of Arnold's friends]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} A red-headed preschooler who is one of Susie and Angelica's friends]], [[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy Billy's dad]], [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls the supervillain dad of the Smith family]], or [[WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse one of Clyde's two fathers]].
* While a single letter separates them, Sy-Klone, a good guy character from the Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse franchise, should not be confused with "Sky Clone", the [[BigBad main villain]] of WesternAnimation/SkyDancers.
* Riff-Raff: A villain on ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'' or the head of the Catillac Cats on the DiC edition of ''WesternAnimation/{{Heathcliff}}''.
* The Cluster: [[WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot A race of insect-like alien robots who regularly try to entice a certain teenage robot into joining their conquests]] [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse or a gigantic fusion of untold numbers of gem shards hidden in the Earth's core until ready for planetary destruction?]]
* Lisa is a ChildProdigy, but is her last name [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpson]] or [[WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse Loud]]?
* The American ''ComicStrip/{{Dennis The Menace|US}}'' and the UK ''ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK'' character. The two are not related but coincidentally debuted the same month. Both works change their names subtly in each other's respective home bases to avoid confusion.
* Hiro is either [[WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp Kimi's biological father]], [[Disney/BigHero6 the younger brother of Tadashi Hamada]], or [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine an old but wise steam engine whom Thomas saves from scrap]].
* Tomania: the name of a country in ''WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch'' episode "Gobs Of Gobaloons" and the country Charlie Chaplin runs in the 1940 movie "The Great Dictator."
* There are two male seal characters who share the name Robby. The first is the blue/grey colored seal who is best friends with Pingu the Penguin in the stop-motion series ''WesternAnimation/{{Pingu}}''. The second is from the German series ''The Little Polar Bear'': he becomes friends with Lars the polar bear.
* Fart may be either [[WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty a sentient gas cloud]] or [[WesternAnimation/SecretMountainFortAwesome a humanoid made out of butts]].
* Dot is either [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} the Warner Sister]] or [[WesternAnimation/{{ABugsLife}} a queen ant princess]].
** Other, lesser-known animated Dots include [[WesternAnimation/LeapFrog a female puppy]] and [[WesternAnimation/DotAndTheKangaroo an Australian girl who befriends a kangaroo]].
* Mr. Small is either [[WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow a small orange circle wearing a top hat]] or [[WesternAnimation/{{TheAmazingWorldOfGumball}} a hippie school counselor]].
* Milo is a character on an animated Disney show introduced in the 2010s. But is he [[WesternAnimation/{{FishHooks}} a fish]] or [[WesternAnimation/{{MiloMurphysLaw}} a boy whose mere presence causes disasters to happen]]?
** And what about [[WesternAnimation/PepperAnn that other Milo]]?
* The 2010s have this fascination with the name Chloe: [[WesternAnimation/{{WeBareBears}} a prodigal college student generally liked by fans]], [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents an overachieving fifth-grader generally hated by fans]], the Main/AlphaBitch from ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'', or a cat from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets''.
** The second example shares her surname Carmichael with [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} Susie]].
* Gogo is either a [[WesternAnimation/{{TinyToonAdventures}} wacky male dodo]] or a [[Disney/{{BigHero6}} tomboyish female mechanical engineer.]]
* Mindy is [[WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie a mermaid]], [[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy Mandy's rival]], or [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} a little girl who's always getting chased by her dog to avoid getting into trouble]].
* Lucy is either [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Linus's older sister]] or [[WesternAnimation/{{TheLoudHouse}} the token goth of the Loud family]]. One episode of the latter series had a parody of the former series' famous football gag, and the latter Lucy took the place of the former.
** Lucy is also [[spoiler:[[WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie WyldStyle's real name]]]], [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2 Gru's partner-turned-wife]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} the mother of the Carmichael kids]], or [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball Miss Simian's first name]].
* "I, Brobot" is an episode of either ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' or ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' and ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' both have the family name '''Smith''', as do the supervillain family of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''.
* "Beach Blanket Babies" is an episode of either ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'' or ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''.
* Francis is either [[WesternAnimation/WishKid the real name of Nick McClary's bully]] ([[DoNotCallMePaul who does not like being called by it]]), [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents Timmy Turner's bully]], [[WesternAnimation/TazMania the son of the Chief of the Mudpeople]], [[WesternAnimation/ABugsLife a male ladybug who does not like being mistaken for a girl]], [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Major Monogram's first name]], or [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Peter Griffin's overly-religious deceased stepfather]].
* '''Blue''' is [[WesternAnimation/{{BluesClues}} a dog]]. '''Bloo''' is [[WesternAnimation/{{FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends}} an imaginary friend]]. '''Blu''' is [[WesternAnimation/{{Rio}} a macaw]].
* Mort is either [[WesternAnimation/{{FamilyGuy}} the owner of Goldman's Pharmacy]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}} a cute mouse-lemur]], [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends one of Orson Pig's three mean older brothers]], or [[WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw one of Milo's classmates]].
* Clyde can be [[WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries an experiment who steals things]], [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Bugs Bunny's nephew]], [[WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse Lincoln Loud's best friend]], [[WesternAnimation/TheAlvinShow Crashcup]], or any of the aforementioned Hanna-Barbera examples.
* Yin and Yang: [[WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries two experiments who shoot water and fire, respectively]] or [[WesternAnimation/YinYangYo two rabbits who practice the art of Woo-Foo]]? Either way, they're both characters on animated Disney shows, and they were both introduced in the 2000s.
* Darwin: [[WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys talking monkey]] or [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball talking goldfish]]?
* Tina is either [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball a Tyrannosaurus rex]] or [[WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers the eldest daugter of the Belcher family]].
* Yo is either [[WesternAnimation/YinYangYo a panda sensei]] or [[WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum a weird girl obsessed with digital pets]].
* Rusty is either [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine a narrow-gauge diesel engine]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} a rusty car]], [[WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse one of Lincoln's classmates]], or a [[WesternAnimation/HandyManny cowardly monkey wrench.]]
* Fanboy: Biggest fan of WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} or [[WesternAnimation/{{FanboyAndChumChum}} weird kid from some weird Nicktoon]].
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' had the name of the show's eventual successor, ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''.
* Sarah is either [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Ed's irritable younger sister]], [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball a media-savvy ice cream cone]], or [[WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw Milo's media-savvy sister]][[note]]Spelled "Sara"[[/note]].
* Is Chip [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts a black-nosed]] [[WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers chipmunk]], [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Mrs. Potts's son]], [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents a teen singing sensation]], [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants a literal potato chip]], or [[WesternAnimation/CampLazlo a dung beetle]]?
** Skip is Chip's counterpart, but...[[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents which]] [[WesternAnimation/CampLazlo one]]?
* Jerry can be either [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry a little mouse]], [[WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty Morty's father]], or [[WesternAnimation/VeggieTales a sentient gourd]].
* Minerva can be either [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} an incredibly sexy mink]] or [[spoiler:[[WesternAnimation/{{AdventureTime}} Finn's biological mother]]]].
** A source confirmed that Minerva is also [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname the real name of]] WesternAnimation/MinnieMouse.
* "Spring Break-Up" is an episode of either ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' or ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''.
* Wheezy is either [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit a weasel who smokes too many cigarettes]], [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory2 a toy penguin with a broken squeaker]], or one of the conjoined twins from ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales''[[note]][[Main/SpellMyNameWithAnS spelled "Weezie"]][[/note]].
* Jane is either [[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons George's wife]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} Arthur's mother]], [[Disney/ReturnToNeverLand Wendy's daughter]], [[Disney/{{Tarzan}} Tarzan's love interest]], or [[WesternAnimation/CampLazlo the scoutmistress of Acorn Flats]].
* Is Norm [[WetsernAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents a genie]], [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb a giant robot]], or [[WesternAnimation/NormOfTheNorth a polar bear]], among others?
* Mavis is either [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine a diesel engine who works for the Ffarqhuar Quarry Company]] or [[WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania Count Dracula's daughter]].
* Gabby: [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes a goat with an attitude problem]], [[WesternAnimation/GulliversTravels a dyspeptic Lilliputian]], or [[WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker a southern alligator with an appetite for woodpeckers.]]
* "Birth of a Salesman" is an episode of either ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', or ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow''.
* Bill and Ben are either [[WesternAnimation/BillAndBenTheFlowerPotMen a pair of flower pot men]] or [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine twin saddle tank engines who work at the Sodor China Clay pits]].
* Remy is either [[WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}} a culinary rat]], [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents a rich boy]], or [[WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries an experiment who causes nightmares]][[note]]spelled "Remmy"[[/note]].
* Francine: [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad Stan's wife]] or [[WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} Arthur's friend]].
* Crimson: [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Chin]] or [[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace a goth girl]].
* [[Main/SpellMyNameWithAnS Spelled various ways]], Terry/Terri/Teri could be either [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad one half of a pair of homosexual news reporters]][[note]]He left in the later seasons[[/note]], [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball a hypochondriac paper bear]], [[WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity two monsters that share a body]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} one of the McNulty brothers]], [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons one of a pair of twins attending Springfield Elementary]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} a cryogenics scientist with a flair for drama]], or [[WesternAnimation/ChalkZone a different news reporter with luscious red hair]].
* Liberty "Libby" is either [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius Cindy's best friend]] or [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad Greg and Terry's surrogate daughter]].
* Duchess can be [[WesternAnimation/{{FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends}} a snobby, stuck-up Imaginary Friend]] or one of Disney/TheAristocats.
* Are the Robinsons [[Disney/MeetTheRobinsons the titular futuristic family]] or [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball grouchy Muppet-like next-door neighbors]]?
* Does Experiment 210 [[WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries revert things back to their most primitive state]] or [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls shape shift]]?
* Two Randalls in the Disney universe: [[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc a chameleon-like monster]] and [[WesternAnimation/{{Recess}} Miss Finster's snitch]].
* There's Binky, who is [[WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} big and strong]], and Binky, who is [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents small and weak]].
* Is Jelly [[WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter an otter]] or [[WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}} a frog]]?
* Is Stuart [[Main/OnlyKnownByTheirNickname commonly known by]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} Stu]] or [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Stewie]][[note]]The latter's future self was referred to as the former[[/note]]?
** Or [[WesternAnimation/StuartLittle Little]].
** Stuart could also be [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe one of Gru's many minions]] or [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine the original name of Peter Sam]].
* Ursa is either the leader of [[WesternAnimation/GummiBears the Barbic Gummi Bears]] or [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Zuko's mother]].
* The Pixies are magical creatures, but are they [[WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil adorable beings who run Interdimensional Mirror services]] or [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents corporate businessmen who are all voiced by Ben Stein]]?
* [[Main/SpellMyNameWithAnS Spelled differently]] but [[Main/ItsPronouncedTroPAY pronounced similarly]], there's [[WesternAnimation/FishHooks Piranhica]] and [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Pyronica]], which are both plays on the female given name Veronica[[note]]the former is mixed with "piranha" and the latter is mixed with "pyro", the French word for "fire"[[/note]].
* Creator/KathSoucie voices two diaper-wearing characters named Lil: [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Sneezer]] and [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} DeVille]][[note]]however the former is actually an abbreviation for "little" and is usually referred to as "Sneezer", and the latter is short for "Lillian"[[/note]].
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