- Atlantis: The Lost Empire has Doctor Joshua Strongbear Sweet. Also a Name To Trust Immediately.
- From Disney's The Aristocats, there's Abraham DeLacey Guiseppe Casey Thomas O'Malley Cat. You can call him Thomas.
- The Book of Life:
- Manolo Sanchez. His first name means "God is with us".
- Joaquin Mondragon. "Joaquin" is the abbreviation of the Hebrew name "Jehoichin" meaning 'Jehovah has established'. And of course Mondragon.
- Lightning McQueen as well as Finn McMissile and Leland Turbo in the sequel.
- Torque Redline. Well, technically his name's Rod and 'Torque' is only a nickname, but come on, Torque Redline.
- Cruz Ramirez and Jackson Storm from the threequel. A lot of the racers, both veteran and next-gen, have interesting names too (Bobby Swift, Chase Racelott, Danny Swervez, etc.).
- On the now defunct World of Cars Online RPG, there was a list of words you could put together for your car-actor's name, creating any awesome one from Axel Rocketfire to Storm Thunderwheel.
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: Flint Lockwood. Technically, this is left over from when his character was a suave, successful scientist.
- Frozen: Hans's last name is Westergard.
- The LEGO Movie: Wyldstyle and Vitruvius. Though Wyldstyle's real name is actually "Lucy".
- Rex Dangervest from The Lego Movie 2 The Second Part. "Rex" is actually an acronym for "Radical Emmet X-treme".
- His full name is Rex Machete Ninja-Star Dangervest.
- Lilo & Stitch: Cobra Bubbles.
- Vitani from The Lion King II: Simba's Pride with a little help of Bilingual Bonus. Her name is a melding of Suahilian "Vit" — "war" and "Shetani" - "demon".
- Minions has Scarlet Overkill.
- Something about Surf's Up's "Cody Maverick" exudes "extreme sports legend". It's youthful, has the word "maverick" in it, and sounds smooth off the tongue.
- Tangled: Flynn Rider. His real name is Eugene Fitzherbert, which still counts.
- Toy Story: Buzz Lightyear. Maybe Woody Pride, too.
- In Zootopia the mayor's name is Leodore Lionheart and the film's deuteragonist is Nicholas Piberius Wilde, acknowledged by Word of God as a direct homage to James Tiberius Kirk.
- In Storks, Tulip names the baby girl she accidentally creates with the baby-making machine "Diamond Destiny". Junior thinks the name is more than a little over-the-top.
During his brainstorming protagonist John Smith shortlists cool names like Valentine Bomb, Book Western, Smoke Hitman, and Wax Flower as well as punny names like Law Freeman, Sue Yu, and Humble Longing. Its ultimately subverted for laughs when he legally changes his name from John Smith to Cleveland Goatflap and meets the other protagonist who has already changed his name to Edwardo Saliva. The film ends with them discussing a trip to France as they brainstorm new names like Germaine Le Fromage
and Cosette Croissant.
- Idiocracy Heavyweight President of the World: President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho.
- Indiana Jones.
- Basil Underwood, the Shakespearean actor in It's Love I'm After.
- Most James Bond films have cool names, such as Jaws, Pussy Galore, and Goldfinger. Ironically, "James Bond" was chosen as a good spy name because it's so ordinary. Maybe once.
- Jubilee has a lot: Amyl Nitrate, Crabs, Mad, Bod, Chaos, Angel and Sphinx.
- Jupiter Ascending has Jupiter Jones, Caine Wise, and Stinger Apini.
- In Jurassic World, the name Indominus rex, which was chosen deliberately as something scary but easy to pronounce.
Claire: You should hear a four-year-old try to say "Archaeornithomimus".
- Kill Bill has several of them, like Elle Driver, Vernita Green, Sophie Fatale, and Beatrix Kiddo isn't shabby, either. Also, Go-Go Yubari.
- Trevor Reznick in The Machinist, an admitted riff on dark rock icon Trent Reznor.
- The eponymous protagonist of Major Payne. His full name is Benson Winifred Payne, which isn't too great at all, but once he's joined the Marine Corps and attained the rank of Major...
- Max Rockatansky from Mad Max, who was named such as a reference to physician and pathologist Carl von Rokitansky. As well as Imperator Furiosa and Immortan Joe from the most recent installment, Fury Road.
- La Résistance and the people of Zion from The Matrix tend toward this, mainly to separate themselves from their former identities in the Matrix; having presumably chosen the names themselves at least partially justifies the trope. Even some native-born residents of Zion sport handles for names, like Tank and Dozer.
- The titular Nemo Nobody in Mr. Nobody, who is the last mortal human after advances in medical technology have cured aging and decrepitude. "Nemo" also means nobody.
- Mystery Men:
- When Mr. Furious is asked his real name, he mumbles out "Phoenix... Dark... Dirk" before finally admitting it's really just "Roy."
- The villain's name is equal parts cool and silly: Casanova Frankenstein. This isn't a name he assumes after becoming evil either.
- Napoleon Dynamite.
- Almost everyone in Now You See Me but J. Daniel Atlas and Jack Wilder are particularly cool and epic, even if the former is possibly a stage name.
- In Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, character names such as Yancy Becket, Hermann Gotlieb, and Tendo Choi. Idris Elba plays Marshal Stacker Pentecost. Ron Perlman is Hannibal Chau (Invoked Trope; it's a mash-up of his favorite historical figure and his second favorite restaurant, he just picked the name because it sounded cool). Charlie Day is Newton Geizler. Charlie Hunnam is Raleigh Becket. The older Australian pilot is Hercules Hanson.
- And then there are the robots: Gypsy Danger, Striker Eureka, Cherno Alpha, Crimson Typhoon, Coyote Tango, Romeo Blue, to name a few.
- Jackie Chan's character in both Project A movies is named "Dragon" Ma.
- Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean.
- Say it out loud: John. RAMBO. This name oozes pure testosterone and has been widely adapted as a synonym for raging badass. It also helps that in Japanese (乱暴, rambou) it means violent, rough, lawless.. The character was named after a breed of apple which was, in turn, named after a Swedish-American immigrant.
- The Rocky series is lousy with awesome names for his opponents. They include "Spider" Rico, Apollo Creed, Clubber Lang, Ivan Drago, Tommy "The Machine" Gunn, and Mason "The Line" Dixon.
- RiffRaff and Rocky Horror from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
- R.O.T.O.R. has Barrett Coldyron, Detective Glorioso, Dr. Steele, and of course Detective Mango.
: 'Detective Mango?!
Is this a Jimmy Buffett
- John Shaft, the eponymous private detective of Shaft.
- In She Devil is a character, an overly developed, and quite healthy woman named Olivia Honey.
- One of the main characters from Smoke Signals whose surname is Build-A-Fire. His grandmother is known as Grandma Builds-A-Fire.
- Parodied in Southland Tales when The Rock (whose character is named "Boxer Santaros", as it happens) is describing a film role he wrote for himself, ending with, "His name... is Jericho Cain."
- MST3K's riff on Space Mutiny has an absolute firestorm of these as nicknames for the hero, such as Gristle McThornbody and Big McLargeHuge. So many that a few of the others on this page are direct Shout Outs. The funniest is the last one; Bob Johnson.
- During the Thanksgiving Day marathon youtube live broadcast of that episode, the chat room spent the entire episode coming up with even more of these.
- Leslie Nielsen's secret agent parody Spy Hard had Agent WD-40: Dick Steele.
- Junito Rocket Racer Rebel Cortez or Juni for short, from Spy Kids. Also, his sister, Carmen Elizabeth Juanita Costa-Brava Cortez.
- In Star Wars: Luke's original surname was "Starkiller", but after a reworking of the character it was changed to Skywalker, which most people think is still pretty cool. Starkiller was later given to the player's character in the Force Unleashed video game (and, in canon, to the First Order base in The Force Awakens). Many other characters have made-up names that some people find cool. Mace Windu, Han Solo, Lando Calrissian and Darth Vader are a few of the most popular examples, along with "Death Star", "Star Destroyer", "Lightsaber". Lastly, Jabba's musician Snit (played by Deep Roy) literally performs under the stage name of Droopy McCool, as revealed All There in the Manual.
- Stroker Ace. Stockracing champion. Womanizer. Formerly known as The Bandit.
- In Superbad, Fogell gives himself the name "McLovin" on his fake ID because he thinks it's cool. One of the cops says it "sounds like a sexy cheeseburger", and Seth chews him out for choosing something that no one would believe is his real name:
Evan: It's up to you, Fogell. This guy is either gonna think "Here's another kid with a fake ID", or "Here's McLovin, the 25-year-old Hawaiian organ donor". So what's it gonna be?
Fogell: ...I am McLovin!
Seth: No, you're not! No one's McLovin! McLovin's never existed because it's a MADE-UP DUMB FUCKING FAIRY TALE NAME, YOU FUCK!!!!
- Inverted with Terminator Salvation, in which an actress with the badass name of Korinna Moon Bloodgood plays an A-10 Warthog pilot with the boring name of Blair Williams.
- Han Solo Berger in That's My Boy. No one can figure out why he uses the name Todd Peterson for his profession.
- The B-scifi movie Trancers, and its many sequels, revolve around a time-traveling future cop by the name of Jack Deth. In a subversion, everyone he meets outside of his own time period mocks his name relentlessly.
- The quarterback in Varsity Blues, Lance Harbor.
- Witchboard: Carlos Malfeitor, the Big Bad
- While many Germanic names sound this way to the English-speaking ear, Wolf Helius from Fritz Lang's film The Woman in the Moon probably qualifies.
- Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Zack: What's your name?
Lester: Lester... Lester the Molester Cockenschtuff.
Zack: Wow. That's a great porn name.
Lester: I get to pick a porn name?... Then I want to be called... Pete Jones.
- Derek Zoolander. Whose name is infact a parody of real-life male model Mark Vanderloo. The original title for the film was actually Zanderloo, before flipping it around. Vanderloo is incidentally the facial model for the default male Commander Shepard from Mass Effect.
- In the Hong Kong action movie Yellow Faced Tiger, Chuck Norris plays a villain named Chuck Slaughter.
- Imperium: white supremacist author Dallas Wolf changed his name from Randy something to sound more cool.
- The title character of the movie Johnny Tsunami is a surfer and a grandpa (variation in that he's not the protagonist of the film's main story, his grandson is, who is also Johnny, who uses their surname, Kapahala).
- Johnny Dangerously, a former gangster.
- Johnny Cool, a 1963 crime film. Not to mention the title song performed by Sammy Davis Jr..
- In The Facts in the Case of Mister Hollow, the eponymous Johnny Hollow is the mysterious benefactor of an unseen Occult Detective, who has provided said detective with a Spooky Photograph that may confirm the sinister activities of a Mystery Cult.
- The eponymous character of the film Johnny Handsome (although, before the facially deformed John Sedley receives extensive reconstructive surgery that makes him look like a young Mickey Rourke, it's a mocking Ironic Nickname).
- Lampshaded in The Predator where a bunch of scientists and men in black held a vote on what to call the alien chasing them and they voted on "Predator" despite someone pointing out that it's more of a sports hunter.