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The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters

Updated October 30, 2018 22.8k votes 2.6k voters 16.1k views28 items

List RulesAll minor and major characters from How I Met Your Mother. Vote for your personal favorite characters from the show, regardless of how beloved they are by others.

 

List of the best How I Met Your Mother characters, with pictures and character bios when available. With so many funny How I Met Your Mother characters, it's tough to say who the greatest really is without everybody weighing in on the discussion. Vote for your favorite How I Met Your Mother characters and help make this list the ultimate source for who the best characters of the show are. How I Met Your Mother character roles from every season are included, along with the names of the actors who play them.

This list of all How I Met Your Mother characters includes fan favorites like Barney Stinson and Robin Scherbatsky, but also funny side characters like Punchy, Brad Morris, and Stella Zinman. You can click each image for a larger picture of the character, and in some cases you can click the character's name for a more detailed description.

Who is the fan favorite character of How I Met Your Mother? Scroll down so you can find out once and for all.

 

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  • 1
    Barney Stinson
    2,466
    302

    Barney Stinson

    Neil Patrick Harris
  • 2
    Marshall Eriksen
    2,032
    356

    Marshall Eriksen

    Jason Segel
  • 3
    Ranjit Singh
    866
    285

    Ranjit Singh

    Marshall Manesh
  • 4
    Ted Mosby
    1,443
    807

    Ted Mosby

    Josh Radnor
  • 5
    James Stinson
    662
    239

    James Stinson

    Wayne Brady
  • 6
    Robin Scherbatsky
    1,399
    790

    Robin Scherbatsky

    Cobie Smulders
  • 7
    Lily Aldrin
    1,396
    797

    Lily Aldrin

    Alyson Hannigan
  • 8
    Nora
    539
    304

    Nora

    Nazanin Boniadi
  • 9
    Quinn Garvey
    499
    309

    Quinn Garvey

    Becki Newton
  • 10
    Victoria
    587
    388

    Victoria

    Ashley Williams
  • 11
    Carl
    483
    257

    Carl

    Joe Nieves
  • 12
    The Captain
    420
    274

    The Captain

    Kyle MacLachlan
  • 13
    Wendy the Waitress
    412
    256

    Wendy the Waitress

    Charlene Amoia
  • 14
    Kevin Venkataraghavan
    348
    307

    Kevin Venkataraghavan

    Kal Penn
  • 15
    Ted's Daughter and Son
    328
    325

    Ted's Daughter and Son

    Lyndsy Fonseca; David Henrie
  • 16
    Brad Morris
    319
    295

    Brad Morris

    Joe Manganiello
  • 17
    Jerome Whittaker
    243
    249

    Jerome Whittaker

    John Lithgow
  • 18
    Mickey Aldrin
    256
    286

    Mickey Aldrin

    Chris Elliott
  • 19
    Honey
    275
    269

    Honey

    Katy Perry
  • 20
    Loretta Stinson
    228
    250

    Loretta Stinson

    Frances Conroy
  • 21
    Judy Eriksen
    160
    245

    Judy Eriksen

    Suzie Plakson
  • 22
    Stella Zinman
    197
    438

    Stella Zinman

    Sarah Chalke
  • 23
    Abby
    206
    237

    Abby

    Britney Spears
  • 24
    Punchy
    204
    254

    Punchy

    Chris Romano
  • 25
    Zoey Pierson
    208
    362

    Zoey Pierson

    Jennifer Morrison