The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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List Criteria: Must be an official Doctor Who companion

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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    Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Jack Harkness John Barrowman

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    Amy Pond is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    most listed
    Amy Pond Karen Gillan

  3. 3
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    Rose Tyler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    the people's #1
    Rose Tyler Billie Piper

  4. 4
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    Donna Noble is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Donna Noble Catherine Tate

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    Sarah Jane Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Sarah Jane Smith Elisabeth Sladen

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    River Song is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    River Song Alex Kingston

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    Rory Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Rory Williams Arthur Darvill

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    Martha Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Martha Jones Freema Agyeman

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    K-9 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    K-9 John Leeson

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    Wilfred Mott is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Wilfred Mott Bernard Cribbins

  11. 11
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    Clara Oswin Oswald is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Clara Oswin Oswald Jenna Coleman

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    TARDIS is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    TARDIS

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    Romana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Romana Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

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    Leela is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Leela Louise Jameson

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    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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    Jenny is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Jenny Georgia Moffett

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    Ace is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Ace Sophie Aldred

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

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Susan Foreman Carole Ann Ford

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    Jo Grant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Jo Grant Katy Manning

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


    Sally Sparrow Carey Mulligan

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    Madame de Pompadour is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Madame de Pompadour Sophia Myles

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    Brigadier Alistair Gordon Leth... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart Nicholas Courtney

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


    Barbara Wright Jacqueline Hill

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    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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    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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    Harriet Jones is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    Harriet Jones Penelope Wilton

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    Jackie Tyler is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Jackie Tyler Camille Coduri

  29. 29
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    Stormageddon Dark Lord of All is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    Stormageddon Dark Lord of All

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    Astrid Peth is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    Astrid Peth Kylie Minogue

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    Brian (Williams) Pond is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    Brian (Williams) Pond Mark Williams

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


    Tegan Jovanka Janet Fielding

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    Nyssa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Nyssa Sarah Sutton

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    Romanadvoratrelundar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Romanadvoratrelundar Mary Tamm

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


    Peri Brown Nicola Bryant

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


    Harry Sullivan Ian Marter

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


    Liz Shaw Caroline John

  38. 38
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    Polly Wright is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Polly Wright Anneke Wills

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    Adric is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Adric Matthew Waterhouse

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    Vislor Turlough is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Vislor Turlough Mark Strickson

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    Vicki is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Vicki Maureen O'Brien

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    Victoria Waterfield is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Victoria Waterfield Deborah Watling

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    Sergeant John Benton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    Sergeant John Benton

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    Danny Pink is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    Danny Pink Samuel Anderson

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    Steven Taylor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Steven Taylor Peter Purves

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    Ben Jackson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Ben Jackson Michael Craze

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    Abigail is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    Abigail Katherine Jenkins

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    Grace Holloway is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Grace Holloway Daphne Ashbrook

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    Captain Mike Yates is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    Captain Mike Yates

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    Katarina is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Katarina Adrienne Hill

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