Names of Main Tintin Characters in Different Languages

Revised: 24 September 2013.
Latest change: corrected entries under Czech and Slovakian - thanks to Ivana for advising the correct names. Corrected Tintin's name in Basque - thanks to Gorka for the correction.

English Tintin Snowy Haddock Calculus Thomson Thompson
Afrikaans Kuifie Spokie Sardyn / Sardijn(?) Phosfatus Uys Buys
Alsatian Tintin Milou Haddock Tournesol Dupont Dupond
Arabic Tin Tin Milou Haddock Bergel Tik Tak
Asturian Tintin Milu Haddock Tornasol Dupont Dupond
Basque Tintin Milu Haddock Tornasol Dupont Dupond
Bengali Tintin Kuttus Haddock Calculus see Notes see Notes
Bernese German Tantan Milou Haddock   Hüber Grüber
Breton Tintin Milou Hadok Klaskkato Braz Bras
Catalan Tintin Milu Haddock Tornassol(?) Dupont Dupond
Chinese 丁丁 白雪 阿道克 卡爾庫魯斯 湯姆森 湯普森
Corsican Tintin Milu Haddock Girasole Dupont Dupond
Czech Tintin Filuta Haddock Hluchavka Tkadlec Kadlec
Danish Tintin Terry Haddock Tournesol Dupont Dupond
Dutch Kuifje Bobbie Haddock Zonnebloem Jansen Jansens
Esperanto Tincjo Miluo(?) Hadoko   Citserono Tsicerono
Farsi [Persian] - see Notes Tan Tan Barfy Hadok Calcooles Thomson Thompson
Feroese Tintin Terri Haddock   Duopnt Dupond
Finnish Tintti Milou Haddock Tuhatkauno Dupont Dupond
French Tintin Milou Haddock Tournesol Dupont Dupond
Frisian Tufke Bonne Haddock   Hepkema Tjepkema
Galician Tintin Milu Haddock Tornasol Hernandez Fernandez
Gallo Tintin Milou     Morand Morhan
German Tim Struppi Haddock Bienlein Schulze Schultze
Greek Tenten Milou Xantok Tournesol Ntupon Ntupont
Hebrew Tintin Zachi/Shil'gi Haddock Hashav'ya    
Hungarian Tintin Milu Haddock   Dupont Dupond
Icelandic Tinni Tobbi Kolbeinn Vandradur Skapti Skafti
Indonesian - see Notes Tintin Milo Haddock Lakmus Dupont Dupond
Italian Tintin Milu Haddock Girasole Dupont Dupond
Japanese タンタン スノーウィ ハドック船長 ビーカー教授 デュボン デュポン
Korean Ttangttang Millu Hadok Haebaragi    
Latin Titinus Milulus     Clodius Claudius
Luxembourgisch Tintin Milou Haddock Ditchen Biver Biwer
Malay Tintin Snowi Haddock Calculus Thomson Thompson
Norwegian Tintin Terry Haddock Tournesol Dupont Dupond
Occitan Tintin Milon(?) Adoc Tournasol Delpont Delpond
Picard Tantan Milou Hadok Tournesol Dupont Dupond
Polish Tintin Milus Barylka Lakmus Tajniak Jawniak
Portuguese [Brazil] Tintim Milu Haddock Girassol Dupont Dupond
Portuguese Tintim Milu Haddock Girassol Dupont Dupond
Rhaeto-Romance Tintin Milu Haddock   Stupan Stuppan
Russian Tantan Melok Haddok Trufon Lakmus Dupon Dupan
Serbo-Croatian Tintin Milu Hadok Turnesol Dipon Dipon
Slovakian - see Notes Tintin Filuta Haddock Hluchavka Tkadlec Kadlec
Spanish [Castilian] Tintin Milu Haddock Tornasol Hernandez Fernandez
Swedish Tintin Milou Haddock Karl Kalkyl Dupont Dupond
Turkish Tenten See Notes Hadok See Notes Dupont Dupond
Vietnamese Tin Tin Mi-Lu Hach Dich   Van Den Van Dên
Welsh     Hadog Penchwiban Johns Johnes

Notes

  1. Bengali: In Bengali, Thomson and Thompson are referred to as "Manikjor" (twins) as a team; individually, they are called "Johnson" and "Ronson". [AB] and [Sambeet]
  2. Farsi/Persian: A few years ago when the Persian/Farsi Tintin books were re-printed, some character names got changed to conform to the English translations. While Tintin is still Tan-Tan, Milou is now Barfy (which literally translates to snowy), Douponte and Doupone are now Thomson and Thompson ( they are pronounced in Persian the same as in English), and Professor Calculus is Calcooles (Persian transliteration of Calculus). [DP]
  3. Indonesian: Names of main Tintin characters in Indonesian albums published by Indira (pre April 2008): Tintin, Snowy, Haddock, Calculus, Thomson, Thompson. [MM]
  4. Slovakian: No official translation in Slovakian exists. According to reader Ivana: "We [Slovaks] have accepted the Czech translation, as we understand the language."
  5. Turkish: In some Turkish translations, Milou's name is Fındık, which roughly translates as nut. The name "Boncuk" (meaning 'bead') appears in translations from the 1980s and 1990s. Professor Tournesol's name mostly appears as "Turnesol", but "Turnösol" has also been used. [Başar Kocaoğlu]

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