James Bond is one of cinema’s most enduring franchises…and a huge moneymaker. For a series to last this long, it needs a steady supply of villains and other interesting characters. We plucked some character names that would also be an excellent choice for a cat, but omitted some of the more outlandish ones (like
Blofeld (full name: Ernst Stavro Blofeld; played by several actors): James Bond’s greatest enemy, he even killed 007’s wife; he’s usually holding a white Persian cat.
Bond (full name: James Bond; played by several actors): The suave super spy every woman loves; his MI6 codename is 007.
Boris (full name: Boris Grishenko; played by Alan Cumming in GoldenEye): Obnoxious, but brilliant, computer hacker and henchman of Alec Trevelyan.
Domino (full name: Dominique Derval; played by Claudine Auger in Thunderball): Bond’s female love interest.
Drax (full name: Hugo Drax; played by Michael Lonsdale in Moonraker): Bond villain who planned to kill all people with a poisonous substance dropped from space.
Elektra (full name: Elektra King; played by Sophie Marceau in The World is Not Enough): Kidnap victim who fell in love with her captor, Renard.
Felix (full name: Felix Leiter; played by different actors): Bond’s CIA contact who also works for the DEA.
GoldenEye: (GoldenEye): Satellite weapon system that uses an electromagnetic pulse (in the movie of the same name).
Goldfinger (full name: Auric Goldfinger; played by Gert Frobe in Goldfinger): Bond enemy who wanted to nuke the world’s gold supply in order to make his stash more valuable.
Jinx: (full name: Jinx Johnson; played by Halle Berry in Die Another Day): NSA agent and romantic interest for Bond.
Klebb (full name: Rosa Klebb; played by Lotte Lenya in From Russia with Love): Russian SPECTRE Bond nemesis; wears a shoe with a poisoned stiletto knife in the tip.
Largo (full name: Emilio Largo; played by Adolfo Celi in Thunderball): One-eyed SPECTRE big-shot who masterminded the theft of nuclear warheads.
M (played by different actors): James Bond’s boss and the head of MI6; briefs 007 on his missions.
May Day (played by Grace Jones in A View to a Kill): Max Zorin’s henchwoman who sleeps with 007.
Melina (full name: Melina Havelock; played by Carole Bouquet in For Your Eyes Only): Bond love interest seeking revenge for her murdered parents.
Moneypenny (full name: Miss Moneypenny; played by several actresses): Secretary of James Bond’s boss, M; flirts with 007 whenever he checks in.
Nick Nack (played by Herve Villechaize in The Man With the Golden Gun): Scaramanga’s pint-sized sidekick/henchman.
Octopussy (played by Maud Adams in Octopussy): Smuggler and Bond romantic interest; owns and operates a circus as cover for transferring contraband between countries.
Oddjob (played by Harold Sakata in Goldfinger): Goldfinger’s henchman; can crush golf balls with his bare hands and wears a bowler with a razor-blade rim.
Onatopp (full name: Xenia Onatopp; played by Famke Jansen in GoldenEye): Psychopathic Janus Syndicate assassin who likes to crush victims with her thighs.
Pussy Galore (played by Honor Blackman in Goldfinger): Pilot and leader of Pussy Galore’s Flying Circus, a group that assists Goldfinger’s “Operation Grand Slam.”
Q (played by different actors): Head of the special weapons and gadgets division at MI6.
Rider (full name: Honey Rider; played by Ursula Andress in Dr. No): Woman Bond teams-up with on Crab Key — the island of Dr. No.
Scaramanga (Francisco Scaramanga; played by Christopher Lee in The Man with the Golden Gun): Expert marksman and assassin who charges $1 million a hit.
Severine (played by Bérénice Lim Marlohe in Skyfall): Brief Bond love interest who is killed by Raoul Silva.
Sharkey (played by Frank McRae in Licence to Kill): Helps Bond mess with a drug dealer’s supply line.
Skyfall (Skyfall): Name of James Bond’s childhood residence where he was living when his parents were killed, leaving him an orphan; same title as the Oscar-winning title song by Adele.
Solitare (played by Jane Seymour in Live and Let Die): Bond love interest who can tell the future as long as she remains a virgin; long story short: she loses her power.
Stamper (played by Gotz Otto in Tomorrow Never Dies): Stereotypical East German steroid-infused henchman whose boss wanted to start a war between China and Great Britain.
Thunderball (full name: Operation: Thunderball in Thunderball): Codename of the MI6 operation to retrieve nuclear warheads stolen by SPECTRE from a NATO airbase.
Tiger (full name: Tiger Tanaka; played by Tetsuro Tanba in You Only Live Twice): Leader of Japan’s secret service; helps Bond thwart Blofeld and stop a nuclear war.
Vesper (full name: Vesper Lynd; played by Eva Green in Casino Royale): British Treasury agent and Bond love interest; blackmailed into stealing gambling winnings from 007 and dies as a result.
XXX (or Triple-X) (full name: Major Anya Amasova; played by Barbara Bach in The Spy Who Loved Me): KGB agent and Bond’s love interest; joins forces with 007 to defeat Stromberg.
Zorin (full name: Max Zornin; played by Christopher Walken in A View to a Kill): Bond nemesis who plans to flood Silicon Valley and corner the world’s microchip market.