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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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4,699 1,648
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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2
5,128 2,371
Amy Pond is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Amy Pond Karen Gillan

3
6,095 2,412
Rose Tyler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Rose Tyler Billie Piper

4
5,237 1,873
Donna Noble is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Donna Noble Catherine Tate

5
3,992 1,359
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
4,025 1,604
River Song is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
River Song Alex Kingston

7
3,643 1,458
Rory Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Rory Williams Arthur Darvill

8
3,260 2,018
Martha Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Martha Jones Freema Agyeman

9
2,762 1,328
K-9 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
K-9 John Leeson

10
2,278 728
Wilfred Mott is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Wilfred Mott Bernard Cribbins

11
2,985 1,212
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
1,212 118
TARDIS is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
morgan-bell added TARDIS

13
1,567 1,060
Romana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Romana Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

14
1,457 909
Leela is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Leela Louise Jameson

15
1,499 1,513
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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16
1,639 1,221
Jenny is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jenny Georgia Moffett

17
1,170 983
Ace is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Ace Sophie Aldred

18
582 253
Brigadier Alistair Gordon Leth... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
dtoborg2 added Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart Nicholas Courtney

19
1,095 874
Jamie McCrimmon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jamie McCrimmon Frazer Hines

20
923 863
Susan Foreman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Susan Foreman Carole Ann Ford

21
863 674
Jo Grant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jo Grant Katy Manning

22
700 435
Sally Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sally Sparrow Carey Mulligan

23
1,175 1,032
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
652 677
Barbara Wright is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Barbara Wright Jacqueline Hill

25
677 691
Ian Chesterton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Ian Chesterton William Russell

26
743 753
Zoe Heriot is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Zoe Heriot Wendy Padbury

27
485 295
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

28
651 692
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
741 854
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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30
577 509
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

31
779 918
Astrid Peth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Astrid Peth Kylie Minogue

32
572 606
Tegan Jovanka is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Tegan Jovanka Janet Fielding

33
392 311
Romanadvoratrelundar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Romanadvoratrelundar Mary Tamm

34
549 561
Nyssa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Nyssa Sarah Sutton

35
269 107
Petronella Osgood is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Petronella Osgood

36
488 665
Peri Brown is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Peri Brown Nicola Bryant

37
450 581
Harry Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Harry Sullivan Ian Marter

38
265 180
Bill is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Frederick Hussey added Bill Pearl Mackie

39
384 532
Liz Shaw is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Liz Shaw Caroline John

40
321 186
Clara Oswald is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Clara Oswald Jenna Coleman

41
150 170
Sergeant John Benton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sergeant John Benton

42
400 710
Adric is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Adric Matthew Waterhouse

43
292 540
Polly is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Polly Wright Anneke Wills

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44
284 642
Vislor Turlough is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Vislor Turlough Mark Strickson

45
172 91
Vincent Van Goph is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Vincent Van Goph

46
272 519
Victoria Waterfield is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Victoria Waterfield Deborah Watling

47
262 514
Vicki is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Vicki Maureen O'Brien

48
248 404
Danny Pink is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
ashadjareh added Danny Pink Samuel Anderson

49
214 479
Steven Taylor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Steven Taylor Peter Purves

50
145 228
Abigail is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Abigail Katherine Jenkins