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These are the greatest Doctor Who companions in this history of the sci-fi series, as voted on by a rabid group of Who fans.  Doctor Who is one of the most popular series of all time, and fans have become obsessed with ranking the best Doctor Who companions. Popular Dr. Who companions like Jack Harkness and others are included. Add your choices to the list of the best Doctor companions of all time and vote on your favorites. Many of the top Doctor Who companions are women (like Rose Tyler and Donna Noble) but some men also make the cut. 

Who are the best Doctor Who companions? Community lists on Ranker update when a new list is added or changed to bring you a statistically accurate wisdom of crowds representation of the best companions of the Doctor in history. Who do you think is the best Doctor Who companion? Don't just argue from the sidelines on who any of the Doctors could have chosen ... vote up your favorites, add any companions we may have missed, and if you're a true Whovian, rerank the whole list!
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5,025 2,314
Amy Pond is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Amy Pond Karen Gillan

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2
4,621 1,589
Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jack Harkness John Barrowman

3
6,000 2,357
Rose Tyler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Rose Tyler Billie Piper

4
5,127 1,841
Donna Noble is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Donna Noble Catherine Tate

5
3,919 1,327
Sarah Jane Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sarah Jane Smith Elisabeth Sladen

6
3,925 1,576
River Song is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
River Song Alex Kingston

7
3,577 1,423
Rory Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Rory Williams Arthur Darvill

8
3,200 1,962
Martha Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Martha Jones Freema Agyeman

9
2,713 1,298
K-9 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
K-9 John Leeson

10
2,214 707
Wilfred Mott is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Wilfred Mott Bernard Cribbins

11
2,907 1,168
Clara Oswin Oswald is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Clara Oswin Oswald Jenna Coleman

12
1,134 108
TARDIS is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
morgan-bell added TARDIS

13
1,538 1,042
Romana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Romana Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

14
1,426 894
Leela is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Leela Louise Jameson

15
1,473 1,476
Mickey Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Mickey Smith Noel Clarke

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1,614 1,186
Jenny is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jenny Georgia Moffett

17
1,143 967
Ace is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Ace Sophie Aldred

18
1,072 861
Jamie McCrimmon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jamie McCrimmon Frazer Hines

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904 843
Susan Foreman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Susan Foreman Carole Ann Ford

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546 244
Brigadier Alistair Gordon Leth... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
dtoborg2 added Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart Nicholas Courtney

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674 416
Sally Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sally Sparrow Carey Mulligan

22
842 661
Jo Grant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jo Grant Katy Manning

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1,150 1,007
Madame de Pompadour is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Madame de Pompadour Sophia Myles

24
637 664
Barbara Wright is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Barbara Wright Jacqueline Hill

25
658 680
Ian Chesterton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Ian Chesterton William Russell

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735 739
Zoe Heriot is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Zoe Heriot Wendy Padbury

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461 277
Stormageddon Dark Lord of All is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
dtoborg2 added Stormageddon Dark Lord of All

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631 670
Harriet Jones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
physcod added Harriet Jones Penelope Wilton

29
723 829
Jackie Tyler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jackie Tyler Camille Coduri

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560 491
Brian (Williams) Pond is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
acrosstheflame added Brian (Williams) Pond Mark Williams

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762 898
Astrid Peth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Astrid Peth Kylie Minogue

32
558 594
Tegan Jovanka is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Tegan Jovanka Janet Fielding

33
371 304
Romanadvoratrelundar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Romanadvoratrelundar Mary Tamm

34
539 547
Nyssa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Nyssa Sarah Sutton

35
479 648
Peri Brown is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Peri Brown Nicola Bryant

36
439 565
Harry Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Harry Sullivan Ian Marter

37
371 524
Liz Shaw is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Liz Shaw Caroline John

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239 92
Petronella Osgood is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Petronella Osgood

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280 165
Clara Oswald is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Clara Oswald Jenna Coleman

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286 525
Polly is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Polly Wright Anneke Wills

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237 157
Bill is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Frederick Hussey added Bill Pearl Mackie

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390 695
Adric is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Adric Matthew Waterhouse

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158 79
Vincent Van Goph is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Vincent Van Goph

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141 160
Sergeant John Benton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sergeant John Benton

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271 631
Vislor Turlough is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Vislor Turlough Mark Strickson

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264 508
Victoria Waterfield is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Victoria Waterfield Deborah Watling

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240 377
Danny Pink is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
ashadjareh added Danny Pink Samuel Anderson

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257 501
Vicki is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Vicki Maureen O'Brien

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205 467
Steven Taylor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Steven Taylor Peter Purves

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135 214
Abigail is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Abigail Katherine Jenkins