TV The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters  

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List Rules All 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 such a great cast of 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.

Examples include Barney Stinson and Robin Scherbatsky. 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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Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Barney Stinson Neil Patrick Harris

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2
648 135
Marshall Eriksen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Marshall Eriksen Jason Segel

3
495 280
Ted Mosby is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Ted Mosby Josh Radnor

4
484 267
Robin Scherbatsky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Robin Scherbatsky Cobie Smulders

5
491 263
Lily Aldrin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Lily Aldrin Alyson Hannigan

6
244 66
Ranjit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Ranjit Singh Marshall Manesh

7
184 72
James Stinson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
James Stinson Wayne Brady

8
123 73
Carl is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Carl Joe Nieves

9
143 99
Victoria is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Victoria Ashley Williams

10
155 87
Quinn Garvey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Quinn Garvey Becki Newton

11
134 78
Nora is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Nora Nazanin Boniadi

12
95 74
Wendy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Wendy the Waitress Charlene Amoia

13
94 78
Ted's Daughter and Son is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Ted's Daughter and Son Lyndsy Fonseca; David Henrie

14
90 72
Brad Morris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Brad Morris Joe Manganiello

15
96 79
The Captain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
The Captain Kyle MacLachlan

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56 69
Jerome Whittaker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Jerome Whittaker John Lithgow

17
49 84
Scooter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
klubibar added Scooter David Burtka

18
70 72
Honey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Honey Katy Perry

19
58 107
Stella Zinman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Stella Zinman Sarah Chalke

20
64 66
Punchy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Punchy Chris Romano

21
83 93
Kevin Venkataraghavan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Kevin Venkataraghavan Kal Penn

22
62 87
Mickey Aldrin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Mickey Aldrin Chris Elliott

23
65 88
Zoey Pierson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Zoey Pierson Jennifer Morrison

24
45 57
Judy Eriksen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Judy Eriksen Suzie Plakson

25
51 74
Loretta Stinson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Loretta Stinson Frances Conroy

26
46 76
Abby is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Abby Britney Spears

27
16 70
Claudia and Stuart Bowers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Claudia and Stuart Bowers Virginia Williams; Matt Boren

28
15 94
Don Frank is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Don Frank Benjamin Koldyke