Star Wars: Funniest Names In The Galaxy
Star wars is not really the best property to exploit for baby names. While some names like Luke and Leia are quite common, other names like Han, Mace, Mon or Bail – and this is limited to one syllable – have become iconic in the franchise, but they would be an unusual choice for a name on Earth.
But these are far from the craziest names from a galaxy far, far away, and some of them can be quite humorous. Here are some of the funniest names of all Star wars franchise.
Biggs was Luke’s friend in New hope, and Luke admired him for doing something on his own and joining the Rebellion as a pilot. So it looks like he had a “Biggs” influence in Luke’s life as he brought light into a dark galaxy. Clever.
Jet was another rebel pilot in New hope. During the Battle of Yavin, everyone used each other’s call signs, but George Lucas must have loved the name Porkins so much that other pilots would call him by name on their ships’ communications devices.
Mart is the last pilot on the list. He appeared in the Star Wars Rebels series as a young member of the Iron Squadron on Mykapo. Mart’s name is a simple rearrangement of Star Wars Story Group member Matt Martin. We see what you did there, Matt.
This is not an individual name; it is the name of a species. The Mon Calamari were the big eyed fish that played a pivotal role in the rebellion of the original trilogy. Admiral Ackbar may have been a great leader, but unfortunately his species literally means “squid”.
There is no such thing as an indirect, bossy characterization to tell you that a guy cares about money. Greedo was a Rodian bounty hunter who didn’t make it past the first few minutes of New hope. He was the one Han Solo shot first – or not. Either way, his name says you need to know everything about him.
It turns out that the Tusken Raiders also have individual names. Of course, we can’t really tell them apart, however. It was the guy who tried to understand Luke in New hope, but it looks like someone was clearing their throat when they decided on her name.
Lobot was Lando Calrissian’s assistant and Cloud City’s IT liaison officer in The Empire Strikes Back. He is easily identified by the computer cybernetics attached to the back of his head. Maybe that’s what it was named because its name seems to mean “like a robot”.
Droopy McCool was the stage name of Snit who was the principal horn player of the Max Rebo Band at Jabba’s Palace. It might be different on Tatooine, but being called Droopy sounds more like an insult than a successful stage name.
Nute Gunray and Lott Dod
The Prequel trilogy also has its fair share of weird names. These two members of the Neimoid Trade Federation are characterized as greedy and viscous. Oh, and their names aren’t such subtle references to American politicians Newt Gingrich and Trent Lott.
Shu Mai was the president of the Trade Guild when the organization joined Count Dooku’s separatist movement, and she was the only one on the separatist council to share her slight doubts with Dooku’s movement. Mai shares a name with a type of traditional Chinese dumpling – a Shumai.
Elan was the death stick guy in Attack of the Clones that Obi-Wan convinced to “go home and rethink” his life. His name sort of speaks for itself. A way for writers to explain it all when they describe someone who clearly spends most of their time in a shady club pushing illegal drugs.
It’s clear that someone has given this one a lot of thought, too. Savage Opress was the brother of the night turned brother of Sith and Darth Maul. He was strong and brutal, so he got a suitable name. Now everyone will know that he is wild and oppressive but not very original.
Paodok’Draba’Takat Sap’De’Rekti Nik’Linke’Ti ‘Ki’Vef’Nik’NeSevef’Li’Kek (Pao)
Someone definitely closed their eyes and randomly pressed keys to find this guy’s name. So, don’t try to type it. Copy and paste is just the way to go, and don’t even think about trying to pronounce it. Pao was a member of the Rogue One Squadron that helped steal the Death Star blueprints from Scarif. However, at the very least, it gets the award for the longest name in Star wars.
Therm was a male Nephran who lived during the time of the Empire and appeared in Solo: A Star Wars Story. He loved to play cards on the planet Vader, but he was a particularly poor loser. So, he leaned on his creepy appearance and his, apparently, self-given Scissorpunch nickname. How to get the ball back on that one, Lucasfilm; pretend the character made it all up on his own.
Toht Ra was a security guard on the ship from Dryden Vos to Solo: A Star Wars Story. He confiscated the weapons of the guests as they entered the private yacht. Its name also refers to another Lucasfilm project. Gestapo agent Arnold Toht was looking for Ra’s staff in The Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Ello Asty and Slowen Lo
Ello Asty was a Resistance fighter who died attacking Starkiller Base, and Slowen Lo was a driftwood seller on Canto Bight. Both names, however, are references to the Beastie Boys songs “Hello Nasty” and “Slow and Low”. Ello’s helmet says “Born to Ill”, also referring to the band’s album, Licensed to sick.
Loatha Sommover only appeared in one deleted scene from The Last Jedi. It was an alien slug that climbed onto a hovering platform like Jabba the Hutt. Apparently whoever decided on his name thought the character was “hateful everywhere.”
Don’t think that funny names don’t apply to Jedi either. Sha’a Gi appeared in Genndy Tartakovsky Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV show. From his looks and green lightsaber to his fear, Sha’a Gi is an obvious nod to Shaggy from Scooby doo. Zoinks.
Zett was the brave Padawan in Revenge of the Sith which allowed Bail Organa to escape from the Jedi Temple. He was played by George Lucas’ son Jett Lucas, and the Young Jedi’s name is clearly a slightly edited version of his actor’s name.
Ima-Gun Di was a Kajain’sa’Nikto man and a Jedi general at the start of the Clone Wars. He sacrificed himself on the Ryloth Factory to enable the Republic to provide the inhabitants of the planet with essential supplies. Although he died a hero, he never had a chance. Take a closer look because Master Di’s name is a complete troll. He literally says “I’m going to die”. This one was a little cold.
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