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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    Adrienne Hill

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  2. 49
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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

  3. 48
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    Daphne Ashbrook

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    Katherine Jenkins

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  5. 46
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    Michael Craze

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  6. 45
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    Peter Purves

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  7. 44
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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

  8. 43
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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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    Deborah Watling

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  10. 41
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    Maureen O'Brien

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  11. 40
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    Mark Strickson

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  12. 39
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    Matthew Waterhouse

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  13. 38
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    Anneke Wills

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  14. 37
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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

  15. 36
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    Ian Marter

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  16. 35
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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

  17. 34
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    Romanadvoratrelundar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time


    Romanadvoratrelundar Mary Tamm

  18. 33
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    Sarah Sutton

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    Janet Fielding

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  20. 31
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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

  21. 30
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    Kylie Minogue

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


    Jackie Tyler Camille Coduri

  24. 27
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    Penelope Wilton

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    Wendy Padbury

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    William Russell

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    Jacqueline Hill

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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

  29. 22
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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

  30. 21
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    Carey Mulligan

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  31. 20
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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

  32. 19
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    Susan Foreman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    Susan Foreman Carole Ann Ford

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    Frazer Hines

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    Sophie Aldred

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    Georgia Moffett

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    Mickey Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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    Mickey Smith Noel Clarke

  37. 14
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    Louise Jameson

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  38. 13
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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

  39. 12
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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

  40. 11
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    Jenna Coleman

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  41. 10
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    Bernard Cribbins

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  42. 9
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    John Leeson

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    Freema Agyeman

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


    River Song Alex Kingston

  45. 6
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    Arthur Darvill

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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

  47. 4
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    Catherine Tate

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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

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    Karen Gillan

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    John Barrowman

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